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Russia: Cold War Tactics with Europe's Green Movements?

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 June 2014

Nato Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is claiming that Russia is infiltrating environmental groups in Europe to bolster the campaign against fracking for natural gas. We ask whether there is real evidence that the Kremlin is using Cold War tactics to keep Europe reliant on its energy exports. Greenpeace's fracking specialist, Simon Clydesdale, tells us the idea is somewhat fanciful. The French economist, Thomas Piketty, is being described as the new 'rock star' of economics - we look ahead to a special programme on BBC World Service this weekend in which he discusses his theories with a live audience at the Universite Paris-Dauphine. And here is an an idea to kick about - do results at this year's football World Cup actually have a direct effect on global stock markets? Presenter Jon Bithrey is joined throughout the programme by Colin Peacock, presenter of Mediawatch at Radio New Zealand.

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