Day visits Central Europe looking at working life in the Czech Republic,
Hungary and Poland.
He assesses how well prepared the countries and their businesses
are for joining the 370 million people already contained within
the European Union.
Day presents a series of three programmes.
1: Czech Republic
Peter Day talks to a panel of Czech businessmen about the changes they’ve
seen since Communism crumbled and why it matters that the nation
should be part of Europe once again.
High levels of foreign investment and a marked change in business
culture point to a country ready for Europe.
His guests include the Chairman of the Stock
Exchange, a prominent Trade Unionist, Hungary’s leading internet
content provider and one of the country’s top wine exporters.
A country of 40 million where economic
growth is tiny, unemployment is about 18% and with agriculture at
And with such a huge reliance on the farming sector any changes
in Poland brought about by the planned European expansion will have
big knock on implications for agricultural support policy in Europe
as a whole.