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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.


FOOC: 21 JULY 12. Austerity or not?

July 21st, 2012

Episode 258 of 807 episodes

Pascale Harter's testing the mood in Spain in the week hundreds of thousands made clear their disapproval of the Madrid government's austerity measures. In France the new administration of President Francois Hollande wants to restore prosperity without applying too much austerity. But David Chazan says the difficulties are piling up for the new man in the Elysee Palace. The Nigerian economy is leaking millions. Will Ross has been to the Niger Delta to find out how people are helping themselves to the country's most valuable resource, oil. Linda Pressley tells the extraordinary tale of the travels of the corpse of Argentina's most famous First Lady, Eva Peron. While eight thousand miles from Buenos Aires, Mark Bosworth finds a hundred thousand Finns dancing the tango under the midnight sun.