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Russia's long way westwards

Russia's long way westwards
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After more than 18 years of negotiations Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organisation. What does that mean for the Russian economy and for the EU? And will investors now put aside their concerns about alleged corruption and legal uncertainty?

Maarten-Jan Bakkum from ING Investment Management in The Hague is our expert guest this week to discuss that.

Also in the programme, Greece’s Prime minister Antonis Samaras has been on a charm offensive in Europe, meeting leaders and asking them to give Athens more time implement reforms.

At the same time petrol prices in recession blighted Europe have climbed to record highs – and the French government said it will act to help drivers.