Euro Optimism

The leaders of Europe say they have agreed a plan to help Greece overcome its crippling financial crisis and safeguard Europe's embattled common currency, the euro. But how this will be achieved is still not clear.

How worried should Europe be? Lesley Curwen speaks to someone who should know, Romano Prodi, who twice served as Italy's Prime Minister, and was President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004.

He rejects suggestions that the Euro might collapse. And he argues Europe will be able to help Greece out of its debt crisis, without needing any assistance from the International Monetary Fund.

Plus, we hear pre-launch nerves from entrepreneur Gordon Guthrie as he is about to start his latest internet venture.

And military economist Professor Ron Smith of Birkbeck College London explains why some countries might want to take the radical step of abolishing their armies.

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Thu 18 Mar 2010 02:40 GMT

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