Evening: Dinner at the Guildhall, hosted by the Lord Mayor to celebrate the accession of the ten new EU member states.
The benefit of the directive will be greater following the accession of 10 new Member States in May 2004.
accession states is around 80 %, vastly higher than in the existing 15 Member States.
accession of 10 new member states to the European Union.
The recommendations will feed into the broader policy agenda being developed by the EU and its member states.