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The Record: Europe

26 June edition
Heidi Van De Welde
Producer

What future for EU enlargement?

The EU is being accused of scaling down its ambitions to enlarge the European "club"

In the middle of a deep economic and financial crisis, there are fears that the Union is becoming overly inward looking.

It's not clear what impact the current crisis will have on the accession aspirations of Turkey and the Balkan nations.

MEPs debate EU expansion

Joining Shirin Wheeler on The Record Europe are:

• Michael Cashman, British Labour

• Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party

• Jelko Kacin, Slovene Liberal

• Andreas Schwab, German Christian Democrat

Estonia and the EU

Estonia to join the Euro

The European Parliament has given Estonia the green light to join the Eurozone in 2011.

But questions are being raised as to why the Baltic nation wants to join a currency that is in deep crisis.

The BBC World Service's Oana Lungescu speaks to the country's Prime Minister Andrus Ansip

The Record: Europe examines the key moments in the political week in Brussels and Strasbourg and focuses on the work of the European Parliament and European Commission.

It is broadcast on BBC Parliament on Saturdays at 2300 GMT, Sundays at 1700 GMT and Mondays at 1000 GMT, on BBC World on Saturdays and Sundays at 0630 CET and on the BBC News channel on Sundays at 0530 GMT and Mondays at 0330 GMT.



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