French President Francois Hollande speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Eurozone crisis solution consensus strained

The split between Europe's leaders on whether to spend or cut their way out of debt appears to be widening ahead of a high level meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.

French and Greek left wing politicians want to abandon spending cuts and embrace growth, but Germany is staunchly defending austerity.

This comes as the International Labour Organisation warns youth unemployment in Europe remains at crisis levels, with no sign of improvement for at least another four years.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 22 May 2012
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