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The Record: Europe

1 May edition
Laura Shields
Producer

Riots over Greek debt crisis

With the fear of financial collapse hanging over Greece, Eurozone leaders are trying to make sure the sovereign debt crisis doesn't spread across the continent.

The EU's Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner is proposing an imminent rescue package, and the European Parliament's Special Committee on the Economic Crisis has been holding a series of meetings.

MEPs debate bailout plans

Shrin Wheeler takes a look at what action the EU could take and speaks to four MEPs at the heart of the debate:

Wolf Klinz, the German Liberal Chair of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis,

Derk Jan Eppink, the Belgian Conservative,

Gay Mitchell, the Irish Centre Right MEP and

Vital Moreira, the Portuguese Socialist.

Passenger rights

Europe's consumer groups, MEPs and the European Commission talk tough when it comes to airlines upholding passenger rights.

Calls for better passenger rights

In the wake of the volcanic ash cloud which grounded thousands of flights and left passengers stranded Shirin investigates how Europe can ensure airlines fulfill their passenger commitments.

She speaks to Dave McCullough from the European Consumers Organisation and Brian Simpson, the Labour MEP who chairs the Transport Committee

The Record: Europe examines the key moments in the political week in Brussels and Strasbourg and focuses on the work of the European Parliament and European Commission.

It is broadcast on BBC Parliament on Saturdays at 2300 GMT, Sundays at 1700 GMT and Mondays at 1000 GMT, on BBC World on Saturdays and Sundays at 0630 CET and on the BBC News channel on Sundays at 0530 GMT and Mondays at 0330 GMT.



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