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Despite Similarities To Greece, Slovenia Takes Tough Stance On Debt Crisis

From the outside, it might look like Slovenia should be sympathetic to Greece's debt crisis. It's another small European country that's had economic difficulties. (Simon Bramwell/Flickr)
From the outside, it might look like Slovenia should be sympathetic to Greece's debt crisis. It's another small European country that's had economic difficulties. (Simon Bramwell/Flickr)

From the outside, it might look like Slovenia should be sympathetic to Greece’s debt crisis, as another small European country that’s had economic difficulties. A few years ago, European finance ministers were discussing what to do about Slovenia, and Slovenians were forced to endure austerity measures.

But despite these parallels, Slovenia’s government – like Germany – is taking a hard line on Greece, calling for a serious structural reform plan. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Solvenian economics professor Davorin Kracun about how Slovenians feel about the crisis.

Guest

  • Davorin Kracun, economics professor at the University of Maribor in Slovenia.

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