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Live crossover: EU efforts to boost Greek economy

03-01-2012 19:15 BJT

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A day after the ECB's second LTRO offering, leaders of the European Union’s 27 member countries will meet in Brussels later today. Despite increasing pressure from the IMF, the bloc’s national leaders have already ruled out discussing an expansion of the permanent bailout fund that will begin operation this year. Full Story >>

For more on the EU Summit, let’s go to our correspondents, Jack Barton in Brussels, and Eirini Zarkadoula in Athens.

Q1: (Jack) As the summit this time is scheduled to boost Europe’s growth potential, can you tell us more of the agenda? And what are the pressing tasks now?

Q2: (Eirini) European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Wednesday, they feel confident about Greece, because they are laying the conditions to increase the country’s growth potential. Can you tell us more about that?

Q3: (Jack) Expanding the permanent bailout fund was supposed to be the central topic of the two-day meeting. But despite pressure from the IMF and countries like China and the US, European officials have delayed the debate on this topic until later this month. Why is this?

Q4: (Eirini) Can you tell us the latest on Greece’s economic performance? And In what ways will the summit contribute to improving its economy?

Thanks to you both. That’s our CCTV’s correspondents, Jack Barton in Brussels, and Eirini Zarkadoula in Athens.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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