March 12th, 2015
Episode 184 of 642 episodes
The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains why the euro has weakened against the dollar and what it means for the eurozone. Also, Slavoj Zizek, a cultural theorist, Marxist philosopher and international director at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in London, looks at what the eurozone crisis has done to the European economic model, which has the social welfare state at its heart. And Andy Martin reports from Ireland where resentment at years of austerity is fuelling a rise in the popularity of Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group.