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Archive Thursday, 26 October, 2000, 12:38 GMT 13:38 UK
Sunday November 07/99
BBC 2 18.40

Sunday November 07/99, BBC 2 18.40

Torn Curtain Ten years ago this week, the Berlin Wall was breached. Suddenly, as the Iron Curtain was torn open, Europe was transformed. New capitalist economies were born, nations vanished while others emerged, and whole populations were given hope, opportunity - and uncertainty.

A decade on from the fall of the Wall, The Money Programme takes stock of the dramatic consequences. A sudden and colossal shift of power has taken place.

From Russia, Europe's superpower only a decade ago, Jonathan Charles reports on how crime and corruption is destroying attempts to create a working economy.

And from Germany, now in many ways the hub of the new Europe, Michael Robinson investigates whether the immense investment in the former East Germany has enfeebled the reunified country, or built the foundations of an economic superpower .
More....
Torn Curtain Ten years ago this week, the Berlin Wall was breached. Suddenly, as the Iron Curtain was torn open, Europe was transformed. New capitalist economies were born, nations vanished while others emerged, and whole populations were given hope, opportunity - and uncertainty.

A decade on from the fall of the Wall, The Money Programme takes stock of the dramatic consequences. A sudden and colossal shift of power has taken place.

From Russia, Europe's superpower only a decade ago, Jonathan Charles reports on how crime and corruption is destroying attempts to create a working economy.

And from Germany, now in many ways the hub of the new Europe, Michael Robinson investigates whether the immense investment in the former East Germany has enfeebled the reunified country, or built the foundations of an economic superpower .
More....


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