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Today: Monday 7th May

Evan Davis in Paris and John Humphrys in Athens report on the outcome of the elections in France and Greece. Lord Mandelson discusses what the results mean for the future of Europe.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business news with Tanya Beckett, on how last night's news from France and Greece is likely to play out in the financial world.


Greek columnist Stefanos Kassimatis gives his analysis of the Greek election results.

John Redwood MP is one of a group of senior Tory backbenchers who will contribute to an alternative Queen's Speech published on the Conservative Home website.

Business news with Tanya Beckett

The French have elected the socialist Francois Hollande as their new president. Chris Morris reports.


John Humphrys in Athens reports on the unfolding story of the Greek elections. New Democracy politician May Zanni and Nikos Pappas, of the Syriza party (a coalition of the radical left), discuss the results.

The paper review.

The BBC's Europe editor, Gavin Hewitt, gives his analysis of the French presidential election result.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Dr Giles Fraser.


The NHS could save £84m a year by using a cheaper drug to treat a leading cause of blindness, research suggests. Aaron Osborne, global medical director of Novartis, explains why they are fighting the move.


Evan Davis reports from Paris where he was at the Bastille the moment the result from the French elections came in. Goldman Sachs economist Natacha Valla give her thoughts on the result.


What is Greece's future relationship with Europe? John Humphrys sits down with half a dozen unemployed young people to discuss what happens next.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet


Lord Mandelson gives his reaction to the Greek and French election results and what they mean for Europe's future.

Former advisor to the socialist President Francois Mitterand, Jacques Attali, and businessman Maurice Levy discuss what the result of the French election will mean for the country.


Charity The Fostering Network has warned that the UK needs an estimated 8,750 more foster carers to head off a foster care crisis. Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, and Clare Marshall, who went through the foster care system, discuss the issue.

World affairs editor John Simpson gives a round-up of the elections in France and Greece and what they mean for the future of Europe.

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