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Russia and Corruption

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 September 2013

Russia is this week hosting the G20, in the latest edition of the gathering of leading industrial nations. On the agenda, President Putin is pushing for greater efforts to fight corruption and transparency in business. But with Russia itself ranked by Transparency International as the most corrupt of all the G20 nations, what kind of a lead can Russia seriously hope to take? We get the views of James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Brook Horowitz of the International Business Leaders Forum. Also in the programme, Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who's currently fighting for re-election, has said on the campaign trail that Greece should never have been allowed into the eurozone in the first place. Right or wrong, do comments like this help a struggling nation that's about to ask Germany and others for yet more bailout money? We ask the CEO of the Athens Stock Exchange, Socrates Laziridis.


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