Friday 21 May 2010
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Tonight we are focussing on the future of the eurozone, and Britain's relationship to it.
David Cameron has held talks in Berlin today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the second leg of his first European trip since becoming prime minister.
The meeting took place against against a backdrop of financial turmoil across Europe and calls for tighter regulation of markets to support the troubled euro.
However, after the talks Mr Cameron insisted that there was "no question" of him backing any treaty giving the EU more powers to shore up the eurozone.
Peter Marshall is in Berlin tonight to bring us the latest on that. And Stephanie Flanders will be reporting from Brussels where EU finance ministers have started laying out new, tougher rules for their public finances.
Will their actions be enough to win back market confidence and get a handle on the debt crisis that is threatening the euro?
Gavin Esler will be talking to eminent economists including Joseph Stiglitz and Irwin Stelzer.
Plus, as the Lib-Con coalition settles in to the business of running the country we ask if we are seeing a realignment of the Liberal centre right and the redrawing of the party political map for a generation or more.
Two leading newspaper columnists - Andrew Rawnsley and Anne McElvoy - will be giving us their view.
ENTRY FROM 1120BST:
The German parliament is to vote on its contribution to a 750bn euro ($938bn, £651bn) rescue deal for the eurozone today and David Cameron will be meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel later.
Peter Marshall is in Berlin and will bring us the latest on the day's events and we hope to speak to some leading economists about the future of the euro.
And at the end of week one of the coalition, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives seem to have worked well together - so tonight we will be asking if we are seeing a realignment of the Liberal centre right and the redrawing of the party political map for a generation or more.
More details later.