August 31st, 2015
Episode 476 of 1091 episodes
Strong words have been flying across Europe this weekend, as countries are grapple with how to resolve the escalating migrant crisis. European Union ministers have announced they will hold an emergency meeting in two weeks time to try and deal with the issue. Hungary has emerged as a key point for migrants entering the EU - we speak to our our correspondent Nick Thorpe who is in the country. A major energy discovery is announced off the Egyptian coast - we ask oil expert James Jukwey how significant this could be for Egypt's future. As the movers and shakers from the central banking world meet in the US mountain resort of Jackson Hole, independent economist Michael Hughes examines the latest pronouncements on interest rate rises by the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. And a study by the United Nations and Interpol has found that only 35 percent of the European Union's electronic waste in 2012 was recycled properly. We hear from the report's author. (Picture: The new fence on Hungary's border. Credit: Getty Images.)
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