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Protesters hold a banner depicting a mock Euro banknote during a protest in Athens marking the 24-hours civil servants' strike on April 7, 2016. 
Greece's largest public sector union ADEDY called for the strike to protest against the government's planned pension reforms.  (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters hold a banner depicting a mock Euro banknote during a protest in Athens marking the 24-hours civil servants' strike on April 7, 2016. Greece's largest public sector union ADEDY called for the strike to protest against the government's planned pension reforms. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 19 countries that use the Euro showed modest growth in the first quarter, according to new data out Friday. It’s encouraging for a continent that has struggled with a debt and migrant crisis in the past year. But economists say the European Union still faces tremendous economic challenges. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks to the BBC's economics correspondent, Andrew Walker.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on April 29, 2016.

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