Though Italy and it's banking crisis (specifically Monte Dei Paschi) has been the central focus of concerns over the stability of Eurozone financial institutions recently, Portugal is also facing serious issues, as what some are calling an ongoing banking 'crisis' — not quite equal to the one in Italy, but significant nonetheless, dominate people's thinking in the Iberian state. Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates.
There is less than a month to go before the EU referendum and voters face an onslaught of claims, counter-claims, arguments and warnings over whether staying or leaving is the best option.
Britain's relationship and role within Europe has been a matter of debate for centuries, more intensely since the war and continuously since membership of the EEC, now the EU, 43 years ago.
Former Secretary of State for Trade, Peter Lilley, cabinet member under Margaret Thatcher and John Major has experienced that debate at some crucial stages, particularly the Maastricht treaty. He joins Ed Mitchell, host of Investment Perspectives, in studio.
Oz katerji, a journalist based in Turkey and Lesbos project Coordinator for Help Refugees, joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives for analysis on the European Migration scheme, which will see refugees and migrants being sent back to Turkey to prevent them from coming to islands such as Lesbos. which is set to begin today.
This Friday the people of Ireland will head to the polls to choose their next government. Sinn Fein, for decades known as the political wing of the IRA, is rising in the polls with its anti-austerity campaign. The party could even become the official opposition.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on a country divided by austerity and an unequal economic recovery.
Michel Martinez, Chief Euro Economist at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, joins us in studio to discuss Societe Generale's recent study showing that the Eurozone is not at risk of imminent deflation, though further deflation remains a possibility down the line