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Joaquin Almunia – EU Competition Commissioner

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 January 2013

EU officials in Brussels insist the worst of the Eurozone crisis is over; but is that relief premature? Europe's debt mountain still casts a long shadow. Rising unemployment is fuelling anger on the streets. And Europe's biggest nations are divided on the basic question – where next for the EU? Amid this uncertainty, big practical challenges remain – not least for the EU's Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. Short term or long term, is there reason to be confident about the EU?

(Image: Joaquin Almunia – EU Competition Commissioner, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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