September 22nd, 2015
Episode 498 of 1091 episodes
As EU ministers force a deal on migrant quotas, we hear why some Eastern European countries oppose the idea. We talk to Hungarian journalist Denes Albert, Milan Nic from the Bratislava-based think tank the Central European Policy Institute, and Polish MEP and former foreign affairs minister Anna Fortyga give us her views. Also in the programme, the Volkswagen emissions scandal is revving up. VW says 11m diesel vehicles worldwide are fitted with software to cheat tests. David Bailey at Aston Business School fills us in on the latest. Plus, could going cashless help an economy to grow? We discuss the idea with our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle. And with Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in London to promote a course on how to be happy, Emily Thomas brings us a special report on happiness at work.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.