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Last Updated: Friday, 19 May 2006, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
Tuesday, 16 May, 2006
By Robie Gibb
Programme producer, BBC Newsnight

What are the implications of continued EU expansion?
Presented by Jeremy Paxman

D-Day for Europe? The European Commission has delayed a final recommendation on whether Bulgaria and Romania should join the EU next year until the autumn.

The Commission's report said their entry into the EU could still be delayed until 2008 if they don't show progress on tackling corruption and organised crime. Critics are warning the twenty five member state EU is already stretched too far and the door to membership must be closed to new entrants.

Should Romania and Bulgaria be allowed to join and what difference will it make to Britain if they do? Tim Whewell investigates. And we speak to Geoff Hoon in his first television interview as Minister for Europe.

On Yer Bike

Another D-Day has finally come. Newsnight's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt, continues his 12 month experiment into ethical living by waving goodbye to his car.

We debate whether there is any point in people making this kind of personal sacrifice, with car enthusiast Richard Bacon, environmental campaigner George Monbiot and Professor Tom Burke, advocate of technical development.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

We'll be reporting on the amazing story of the high profile Somali born Islamic politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, after a Dutch documentary revealed she had lied about her name, age and background. Steve Smith tries to find out who she really is.

Hold the front page

What's the most memorable newspaper front page of the past one hundred years?

As regular viewers will know, Newsnight's teamed up with The British Library to carry out a poll to find the answer.

Tonight, for the fifth on the shortlist, Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of the Sun argues that the Independent's treatment of last years statement by the IRA that the war was over, reflects a vitality more typical of the tabloids. Who'll get your vote?

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