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Europe Tries to Choose its New President

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 09 June 2014

Today, why a row between several European heads of state over who should be president of the European Commission matters for Europe's economy.

It's a year since the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the scale of US cyber monitoring. We're told it's had a big impact on US technology companies trying to sell their software abroad, as potential customers are wary of the risk of their data being monitored.

In the UK, construction is under way of the first new metal mine in the country for more than 40 years. When completed it's expected to be one of the world's top five nickel production facilities and we hear why opposition in the local area to the plans has been muted.

Plus we're in Los Angeles at the E3 conference to find out what the world's biggest technology companies have planned. And as Tesla Motors' founder Elon Musk hints at a patent giveaway, we examine the arguments for and against 'open source' licensing.



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