Europe’s economic crisis and the future of the euro

April 24, 2012

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A victim of economic downturn, Italy is plagued by shops, like this one in Milan, that have gone out of business.

As economic uncertainty continues to spread across Europe, it remains to be seen whether the euro can withstand the challenge. The economy has already taken a very public toll on the continent’s political leaders. Martin Wolf is the chief economics commentator and the associate editor for The Financial Times. He says although there has been popular opposition to the current policies, it’s important not to exaggerate the significance of the political changes. Martin joins Worldview to make sense of Europe's financial crisis and offer his take on reasonable solutions for the region's economy.