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Today: Monday 10th May

The EU have announced a 750bn euro support package to protect the single currency. Conservative and Liberal Democrat negotiators will meet again after second round of talks between David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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Have European finance ministers done enough to stop financial markets going into meltdown over the future of the euro? Evan Davis reports from the City of London.

The power sharing negotiations between David Cameron and Nick Clegg following the election result continue. Chief political correspondent Norman Smith analyses how party loyalists are reacting and how much compromise will be needed to seal a deal.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The UN will formally acknowledge that the world has failed to stem the decline of global biodiversity. Science correspondent Tom Feilden analyses the implications of the failure for the future of life on earth.

A number of primary schools in England are to boycott SATs tests. The National Union of Head Teachers and the the NUT are urging all their members to boycott the national tests for eleven-year-olds in English and maths. Francis Gilbert, a secondary school teacher and head teacher Tom Gittens debate the boycott.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The EU have agreed a £650bn bail out plan for eurozone countries that get into financial trouble after a 10-hour emergency meeting. Chancellor Alistair Darling discuss the prospects for the EU economies.

The ballot boxes have been emptied and votes counted, although we still do not have a new government. To mark the event the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, reads her poem, Democracy.

The paper review.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, Religious Commentator.

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel has said that a deal between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats is "not impossible" despite deep disagreement over Europe and electoral reform.

How far should the Conservatives go in trying to produce stable government? David Cameron has decided to offer the Liberal Democrats some concessions in return for their support. Sir John Major, former conservative Prime Minister, offers his insight into what might be on the table. Political editor Nick Robinson analyses Nick Clegg's difficult decision.

The London markets are now open, but what do they make of events over the weekend - both in sorting out economies in Europe and trying to form a government here? HSBC's Steven Major and business editor Robert Peston explain Britain's economic outlook.

On Saturday's programme, Professor David Spiegelhalter, statistician at Cambridge University, predicted Premiership results on the basis of statistical research. How did he do? Not well at all. Dr Spiegelhalter returns to explain why of the eight games, he got the result right in four - but not a single score was correct.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

What do Liberal Democrat members make of the negotiations with the Conservatives to form a coalition? Justin Webb reports from St Albans, where the battle for the parliamentary seat saw the Lib Dems jumping Labour to take second place.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Can Conservatives learn how to negotiate a deal with Lib Dems from the Scottish experience? Liberal Democrats and Labour governed in Scottish coalition for two terms until 1997. Jack McConnell, former Labour First Minister, explains how it could work.

A new version of Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, gets its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. It is the latest of film and television adaptations of the classic English legend. Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones finds how the depiction of the hero has changed.

Governments around the world were meant to have substantially reversed the loss of different plants and animals by this year. They made the commitment in 2002 at the Global Convention on Biological Diversity. But according to a UN report they have not met their targets. The RSPB's Conservation Director Mark Avery and environmentalist Professor Chris Baines debate the future of our planet's species.



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