Hello, Lucy from Europe Today here. We’re going to be looking at the European countries that have been worst hit by the economic crisis, the unflatteringly named PIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. Portugal votes on whether to accept the government’s proposed austerity measures. It’s the latest country expected to adopt spending cuts, tax hikes and wage freezes for civil servants.
Our presenter Jamie Coomarasamy will be testing the temperature in Lisbon and our business presenter Tim Jenkins will be in Barcelona – and we’ll find out what it means for people all over Europe who’ve seen their wages slashed. Just how do you pay the bills at the end of the month – if you’re out of a job? And how much is there a growing sense of anger that goverments are doing too little too late. Just some of the questions we’ll be posing. That’s on tomorrow’s Europe Today …..