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Today: Monday 14th June

The new Office for Budget Responsibility is expected to declare that the country's finances are in a worse state than previously thought. And we will be exploring the sinister outcomes of previous World Cups.

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The new Office for Budget Responsibility will publish its first forecasts of what is going on in the economy today. Our economics editor Stephanie Flanders sums up the report.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy meet today in Berlin to discuss Greece and the euro. Christine Lagarde, French finance minister, analyses the eurozone's prospects.

Israel is to set up an independent public commission to investigate its raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza two weeks ago. Middle East correspondent Tim Franks reports on Israel's relations with the international community in the aftermath of the raid.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

If you do not use screen wash in your car you are more likely to get Legionnaires disease than someone who does, according to a research by the Health Protection Agency. Bacteriology expert Prof Hugh Pennington explains the correlation between the disease and the use of windscreen wipers.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

John Humphrys reports on how the eurozone countries are coping with the financial crisis. He is concentrating mainly at Germany and Greece, the strongest and one of the poorest countries of the EU.

The paper review.

Violence is southern Kyrgyzstan is escalating, according to witnesses who are reporting attacks on members of the ethnic Uzbek minority and bodies lying in the streets. Our correspondent Rayhan Demytrie assesses the situation from the country's capital.

Thought for the day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.

Tony Blair will be telling EU foreign ministers in Brussels today about his hopes that Israel will lift its blockade of Gaza. He explains to the Today programme why he thinks supplies might be getting through to Gaza soon.

The leaders of France and Germany are meeting today ahead of the regular EU summit to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the eurozone. John Humphrys analyses the effect of the crisis on two countries, Germany and Greece.

Following England's less than smooth start to the World Cup, author Jon Spurling and Ed Smith, former England cricketer, reflect on events at the World Cup finals.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Welfare minister Lord Freud is launching a new scheme today to get older people to mentor teenagers. He outlines how the scheme works.

The Mo Ibrahim Prize committee has decided not to award its annual prize this year. The prize recognises and celebrates excellence in African leadership. Founder Mo Ibrahim explains why the committee decided against making an award.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

Radio 3 is searching for the nation's favourite aria. One of the top ten arias is Ruhe Sanft from Mozart's Zaide. Rebecca Jones reports on why this musical piece is so popular, considering the opera was never finished and is rarely performed.

The former Chancellor Norman Lamont and diplomat Lord Hannay discuss the euro's future.



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