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Experts slash Germany’s economic-growth forecasts

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2 April 2024

Episode 3266

35 minutes

Europe’s largest economy, Germany, is hit by new inflation figures. We examine what this means for the continent and the path of interest rates. Plus: The Hague hosts a conference on holding Russia to account for war crimes in Ukraine and Poland’s government investigates its predecessor’s use of Pegasus software to spy on its citizens. Also in the programme: what the closure of a small bookshop in Hong Kong means for the city and the latest entertainment news.

2 April 2024

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Poland launches Pegasus spyware probe

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When Poland voted last year for the party of prime minister Donald Tusk, many did so with the understanding that the outgoing Law and Justice Party was, to varying degrees, seeking to undermine the rule of law and democracy in their country. This week, Tusk’s government began digging deeper into one aspect of that plan by announcing a parliamentary investigation into the previous government’s use of Pegasus spyware software. Those targeted will be notified as the investigation unfolds and charges against former political officials could be on the cards.

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