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Voters in France and Germany voted decisively against the EU austerity measures last week, electing a socialist in France and ending a four-decade-old two-party system in Greece. NPR reporters Eleanor Beardsley, Sylvia Poggioli and Eric Westervelt join host Scott Simon to talk about Europe's political and economic landscape one week later.
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