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Europe's PIGS countries: Send us your experiences

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The euro has been under real strain due to the problems of the PIGS countries

Are you in one of Europe's so-called PIGS countries? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The unflattering acronym is used to refer to the eurozone's most financially troubled and debt-laden countries - Portugal, the Irish Republic, Greece and Spain.

This week, Greece announced an austerity package worth 4.8bn euros ($6.5bn; £4.4bn) in an effort to cut its huge debts.

There is talk of a possible EU rescue deal for Greece, as the eurozone tries to bolster confidence in the single currency.

Both the Irish Republic and Spain have been hit hard by the collapse of their property bubbles and soaring unemployment.

Portugal has also been battered by the financial crisis.

Do you live in Portugal, Ireland, Greece or Spain? How bad is the economic situation in your country? How has it affected you and your family? What measures have you taken to cope with the economic crisis? Send us your comments and some information about yourself - age, occupation etc - using the form below.

You can also send us your views in video. Send your video clips to or text them to +44 7725 100 100. If you have a large file you can upload here.

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