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Greece Counts Cost of Migrant Crisis

February 25th, 2016

Episode 653 of 899 episodes

Greece has recalled its ambassador to Austria amid sharp divisions among EU states over the migrant crisis. It came after Austria hosted a meeting with Balkan states on the migrant issue, a meeting to which Greece was not invited. Meanwhile, EU and Balkan interior ministers have met in Brussels to try to heal rifts over the migrant issue. We speak to Constantine Michalos, president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, about the effect the deepening migrant crisis is having on his country's economy. Migration is also a huge issue at the heart of the debate over whether Britain should leave the European Union. There's been plenty of speculation about what the UK's future outside the EU would look like. One country right in the heart of Europe could provide a few clues: Switzerland has never joined the EU club, but it does have a complex, and controversial, relationship with its 28 members. The BBC's Geneva correspondent Imogen Foulkes finds out more. He's already a property billionaire and reality TV show host. But the man known to many as simply "The Donald" is hoping to add US President to his CV before the year is out. Donald Trump is riding a wave of support in his campaign to win the Republican nomination, and is tipped to perform strongly again in voting across 11 states on so-called "Super Tuesday" next week. So why is Donald Trump proving so popular - when in some quarters he's been condemned as racist, sexist and anti-Muslim? Our regular commentator Irwin Stelzer offers his view from Washington. And finally, a special report from the BBC's Rahul Tandon, who has has been looking at the Indian entertainment industry in Mumbai.

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