In Europe, the popular backlash against austerity is gathering strength. Greek voters have rejected the bail-out deal imposed from Brussels. France's new president Francois Hollande wants to rewrite the Eurozone's fiscal rules to prioritise growth. Suddenly Germany's plans for tackling the crisis affecting some Eurozone countries seems under threat.
HARDtalk speaks to three guests - Greece's energy minister, a former economic adviser to President elect Francois Hollande, and from Germany, a finance spokesman for the governing CDU party. Europe seems destined for a summer of economic and political crisis - is there any way out?
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