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Spain in Deadlock

January 13th, 2016

Episode 612 of 899 episodes

Spain in Deadlock Spain’s new parliament begins today, but the country is still without a government. Mike Johnson talks to Begoña Villacis, a senior member of the country’s Ciudadanos party, about the fundamental disagreements between policy makers about the direction of the Spanish economy. And the UK boss Volkswagen, is brought before the UK Parliament’s environment committee over the company’s emissions cheating scandal. Rebecca Pow and Angela Smith, who serve on the committee, explains their thoughts on what Europe's biggest car maker had to say. Plus the European Commission opens an inquiry into whether new media laws in Poland break democracy rules- which could ultimately cast doubt on the country’s participation in the Eurovision song contest. And, Michelle Fleury talks to Mary Barra, the CEO of American carmaker General Motors, about the company’s controversial decision to manufacture one of its latest models in China.

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