12 May edition
The EU has been marking Europe Day this week, but the elections in France and Greece have done little to improve stability in the eurozone.
That's the view from MEPs participating in a discussion on the BBC's Record Europe programme on how the change of direction in France and the uncertainty in Greece could impact on the wider EU.
MEPs also look at the rise of "anti-austerity" parties and whether the European Commission needs to change course, despite a warning from President Jose Manuel Barroso that countries receiving bailouts need to keep on with austerity measures.
The BBC's Shirin Wheeler is joined by French Liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard, whose party leader eventually backed Mr Hollande, and former Greek foreign minister Dimitrios Droutsas, whose socialist party suffered badly in the country's recent election.
The programme also hears the view from Germany and the UK - with comments from British Conservative Geoffrey Van Orden, and German CDU MEP Elmar Brok, who is politically close to the country's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Plus a look at what else has been going on in the European Parliament this week, including the continued row over the involvement of some EU countries in so-called "rendition flights", and the vote to cap roaming charges on using mobile phones abroad.
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, 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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