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Finland and Netherlands threaten to block eurozone deal

Finland and the Netherlands are threatening to block the use of eurozone funds to buy government bonds, putting at risk the deal struck by eurozone countries to bail out struggling member states.

This comes as new figures from Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, show there were 17.6 million people out of work in the eurozone in May, the highest since the single currency was launched in 1999.

Wendy Urquhart reports.

  • 03 Jul 2012
  • From the section World