30 June edition
It was a defeat on the football pitch for Germany - but was it also a defeat for the country's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, at the summit of EU leaders?
In late night talks in Brussels, the European Council agreed a new deal to provide aid to struggling banks in the eurozone.
Under heavy pressure from Spain and Italy, Mrs Merkel appeared to give ground - which some say marks a change of direction for the euro crisis.
To discuss what impact the Brussels summit could have on the fate of the eurozone, The Record Europe's Shirin Wheeler was joined by three EU-watchers, The Daily Telegraph's Bruno Waterfield,Geoff Meade from the Press Association, and Vanessa Mock from the Wall Street Journal.
As the EU's economic crisis has deepened, there have been growing calls for more to be done to tackle tax avoidance and fraud.
This week the Taxation Commissioner Algirdas Semeta announced new proposals, including minimum sanctions for business convicted of tax fraud, and a greater effort to clamp down on tax havens.
But what role should the EU be playing in tax affairs?
Shirin Wheeler spoke to three MEPs - Swedish Liberal Olle Schmidt, Roger Helmer from the UK Independence Party, and German Green, Sven Giegold.
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