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The BBC's Europe and Us week invites audiences and online users to think about the UK's relationship with the European Union. During the week there is a range of coverage on all outlets including national and local radio, TV and BBC News Online. The reports and debates will shed light on a subject which arouses passions both from those who feel that the UK's membership of the EU has brought a host of problems, and those who believe the country's future can only be served by a continued commitment to the EU.

To watch or listen to a selection of the programme highlights visit Audio/Video at BBC News Online.


Programme Highlights
 Sunday   Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday 

TV

Referendum Street, BBC ONE, 10.15-11.00pm
Whether or not Britain joins the Euro remains the most important decision to face this country for a generation - the consequences will outlast any one government or Prime Minister. It seems likely that the crucial decision will be made by the British people via a referendum. Referendum Street, with Nicky Campbell, aims to expose a representative group of people to the arguments on either side and chart how they make their minds up on the issues. The residents of a North London street are intensively canvassed by campaigners - including politicians, journalists and business people - representing opposing views on Britain's membership of the single currency. The campaigners include the pro euro Will Hutton, Lembit ÷pik MP, Marcelle D'Argy Smith and businesswoman Julia Gash. The anti euro campaigners include David Mellor, Simon Heffer and Austin Mitchell MP. At the end of the weekend the outcome will be decided by a residents' vote.

ONLINE

Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners voting in an online euro poll and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street

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Web users can take part in a live webcast on Monday at 1500GMT with Labour MP and anti-euro campaigner Austin Mitchell.

 Forum with Austin Mitchell

TV

Newsround: BBC ONE Monday to Friday 5.25pm
Newsround reports on how children in the UK view our relationship with Europe, backed up by special features and a poll on their web-site

RADIO

Nicky Campell: Radio Five, Live Monday 9.00am-12.00noon
Following from Sunday's Referendum Street, Nicky joined by Euronews presenter Paul Henley will invite callers to phone in with their views on Britain and the EU.

Euronews: Radio Five Live, Monday and Tuesday
Euronews reports from Sweden which currently holds the European Presidency. Paul Henley will investigate issues such as youth and alcohol in Sweden and the country's moves to ban advertising on children's TV Europe-wide, as well as looking into the innovative ways in which the Swedish government and Swedish companies are dealing with high levels of stress in the workplace.

Churchill The European: Radio Four 8.00-8.30pm
In the years immediately following 1945, Winston Churchill made several visionary speeches and led crucial meetings in cities around Europe which resounded around the continent. The programme recalls Churchill's contribution and its impact within Britain and Europe, using archive recordings of his speeches, accounts of his activities in the post-war years, and reflections on how he has influenced the European debate.

Wild Europe: Radio Four Monday 9.00-9.30pm
A new series on Europe's wildlife looks beyond the boundaries of the EU to the struggles and successes of those who live with, study and conserve Europe's wildlife.

Farming Today: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 5.45-6.00am
Farming Today will include special reports looking at farmers who live and work in Britain as well as other parts of Europe - in the EU and in the former Soviet bloc countries who are queuing up to join. The programme will feature British farmers who've emigrated to France and follow in the footsteps of one man who divides his time between farms in Herefordshire and Poland. The programme will ask what Britain could learn from the European Union (where farmers often get more support from their governments) and from Eastern Europe (where subsidies are non-existent) and will investigate what expanding the EU will mean for the land, wildlife, consumers and the farmers.

Citizens: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 3.45-4.00pm
Citizens profiles European individuals whose actions or creativity have made a difference to the people of their country - and sometimes beyond. Those featured include Bernard Pivot, a near institution in his native France and a man who has championed literature on television in the country for nearly 30 years, internationally renowned Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, photographer, Letizia Battaglia, who awakened awareness of Mafia atrocities through her work, and one of the leading modernizers of the Czech Republic, Oldrich Cerny - a former children's book writer who was appointed the country's first head of intelligence.

NATIONS

Scotland
Throughout the week Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and Politics Tonight will feature special reports on how the EU impacts on Scotland.

Wales
The daily television news programmes Wales Today and Newyddion will be carrying special reports while current affairs output on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will feature a range of items during Europe and Us week.

ONLINE
Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners voting in an online euro poll, and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street
 Newsround
 Five Live
 Radio Four
 BBC Languages

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TV

Newsround: BBC ONE 5.25pm
Newsround reports on how children in the UK view our relationship with Europe, backed up by special features and a poll on their website.

RADIO

Euronews: Radio Five Live, Monday and Tuesday
Euronews will report from Sweden which currently holds the European Presidency. Paul Henley will investigate issues such as youth and alcohol in Sweden and the country's moves to ban advertising on children's TV Europe wide, as well as looking into the innovative ways in which the Swedish government and Swedish companies are dealing with high levels of stress in the workplace.

Citizens: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 3.45-4.00pm
Citizens profiles European individuals whose actions or creativity have made a difference to the people of their country and further afield.

Farming Today: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 5.45-6.00am
Farming Today will include special reports looking at farmers who live and work in Britain as well as other parts of Europe. The programme will ask what Britain could learn from the EU (where farmers often get more support from their governments) and from Eastern Europe (where subsidies are non-existent) and will investigate what expanding the EU will mean for the land, wildlife, consumers and the farmers.

NATIONS

Scotland
Throughout the week Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and Politics Tonight will feature special reports on how the EU impacts on Scotland.

Wales
The daily television news programmes Wales Today and Newyddion will be carrying special reports while current affairs output on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will feature a range of items during Europe and Us week.

ONLINE
Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners, voting in an online euro poll and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street
 Newsround
 Five Live
 Radio Four
 BBC Languages

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TV

Newsnight: BBC TWO 1030 pm
Newsnight will include a flim looking at this yearís European happiness indicators. The Danes are likely, as before to come out top. But what makes Denmark officially the happiest place in Europe? And indeed what is it that contributes to a nationís happiness - the economy, culture, social welfare?

Food Wars BBC ONE, 10.35-11.15pm
Ever since Britain joined the Common Market nearly 30 years ago food has been fought over - from the apple wars of the late 1970s, the chocolate fudge war that lasted 27 years and the case of the metric martyrs. In Food Wars, Adrian Chiles looks at some of the battles sceptics use as examples of why they think Britain gets a raw deal and asks if that scepticism is justified. He also canvasses opinion from a number of chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, to see if they think that the EU has been good or bad for Britain when it comes to food.

Newsround: BBC ONE 5.25pm
Newsround reports on how children in the UK view our relationship with Europe, backed up by special features and a poll on their website.

RADIO

Citizens: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 3.45-4.00pm
Citizens profiles European individuals whose actions or creativity have made a difference to the people of their country - and sometimes beyond.

Farming Today: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 5.45-6.00am
Farming Today will include special reports looking at farmers who live and work in Britain as well as other parts of Europe. The programme will ask what Britain could learn from the EU (where farmers often get more support from their governments) and from Eastern Europe (where subsidies are non-existent) and will investigate what expanding the EU will mean for the land, wildlife, consumers and the farmers.

NATIONS

Scotland
Throughout the week Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and Politics Tonight will feature special reports on how the EU impacts on Scotland.

Wales
The daily television news programmes Wales Today and Newyddion will be carrying special reports while current affairs output on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will feature a range of items during Europe and Us week.

ONLINE
Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners, voting in an online euro poll and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street
 Newsround
 Radio Four
 BBC Languages
 Newsnight

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TV
Question Time BBC ONE 10.35-11.15pm
David Dimbleby hosts an edition of the panel discussion programme in which members of the public get to put their questions on Europe to leading politicians.

Newsround: BBC ONE 5.25pm
Newsround reports on how children in the UK view our relationship with Europe, backed up by special features and a poll on their web-site.

RADIO
Citizens: Radio Four Monday-Friday 3.45-4.00pm
Citizens profiles European individuals whose actions or creativity have made a difference to the people of their country - and sometimes beyond.

Farming Today: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 5.45-6.00am
Farming Today will include special reports looking at farmers who live and work in Britain as well as other parts of Europe. The programme will ask what Britain could learn from the EU (where farmers often get more support from their governments) and from Eastern Europe (where subsidies are non-existent) and will investigate what expanding the EU will mean for the land, wildlife, consumers and the farmers.

NATIONS

Scotland
Throughout the week Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and Politics Tonight will feature special reports on how the EU impacts on Scotland.

Wales
The daily television news programmes Wales Today and Newyddion will be carrying special reports while current affairs output on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will feature a range of items during Europe and Us week.

ONLINE
Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners voting in an online euro poll and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street
 Newsround
 Radio Four
 Question Time
 BBC Languages

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TV

Newsround: BBC ONE 5.25pm
Newsround reports on how children in the UK view our relationship with Europe, backed up by special features and a poll on their web-site.

RADIO

Farming Today: Radio Four, Monday-Friday 5.45-6.00am
Farming Today will include special reports looking at farmers who live and work in Britain as well as other parts of Europe. The programme will ask what Britain could learn from the EU (where farmers often get more support from their governments) and from Eastern Europe (where subsidies are non-existent) and will investigate what expanding the EU will mean for the land, wildlife, consumers and the farmers.

Citizens: Radio Four Monday-Friday 3.45-4.00pm
Citizens profiles European individuals whose actions or creativity have made a difference to the people of their country - and sometimes beyond.

NATIONS

Scotland
Throughout the week Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and Politics Tonight will feature special reports on how the EU impacts on Scotland.

Wales
The daily television news programmes Wales Today and Newyddion will be carrying special reports while current affairs output on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will feature a range of items during Europe and Us week.

ONLINE

Web users can meet Referendum Street's residents, as well as taking part online by quizzing the pro and anti euro campaigners, voting in an online euro poll and e-mailing the website with comments.

Internet links:
 Referendum Street
 Newsround
 Radio Four
 BBC Knowledge
 BBC Languages

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