Category : World
Date : 21.04.2004
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern will answer questions on the European Union
in a special edition of the multimedia programme, Talking Point,
to be broadcast on BBC World Service on Sunday (25 April 2004).
His country currently holds the presidency of the European
On 1 May ten new countries will join the European Union.
A draft constitution was drawn up last year but so far European Union
leaders have failed to agree on the details.
What does Bertie Ahern hope to achieve at this crucial
time before the end of his EU presidency in June?
Can the EU become a cohesive political force? Will there
be agreement over the draft constitution? And with most EU countries
imposing restrictions on migrants from new member states, what effect
will expansion have?
The Irish prime Minister will face these and other
questions in the global phone-in programme which will be presented by
Talking Point will be broadcast at 2.06pm (UK time)
on BBC World Service on Sunday.
A transcript will be available at www.bbcnews.com/talkingpoint