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Fresh update on "angela merkel" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Hello, Jonathan. How are yet? I'm great, cute How you doing? Good. You're covering a story that very few people are covering. Many Trump supporters always pointed out that while he was accused of being soft on Russia, he and Rick Grenell and Mike Pompeo were actually very hard on aspects, including North Stream to the gas pipeline. That Germany wanted to build with Russia, and we kept trying to get Angela Merkel not to build it. What's the word on team Biden and this pipeline? Jonathan's one Well, this is this is gonna be one of the first major test for Joe Biden of whether you know he's just uses very tough rhetoric against Russia, but where there is actually willing to back it up with action and the early signs. Not good. The first report that the state by the State Department sent to Congress singled out only one entity for potential traveling percentage. It was an entity was the ship that Trump had already sanctioned. And so what? We reported what we broke Alexis's Ukrainians and the polls are very, very concerned that Biden is going to basically bend to Germany. And not be willing to Cross angle umber, who in the way that Trump wants and what they want to hear from Biden is a really clear declaration that he's going to be willing to use all the tools of American power, including potentially sanctioning the German utility companies will ultimately be receiving this energy in order to stop the pipeline. They haven't heard those assurances yet, and it's been very testy. Behind the scenes. That's about 90% a complete according to your reporting, Jonathan. I was amused and somewhat surprised to see President Zelinski. Famous two Americans because of his cameo in impeachment. One point now, eyes missing Donald Trump. It seems because he disappointed in Biden on North Stream, too. Well might be a stretch to say he's missing. Donald Trump. I was in Ukraine interviewed him, Belinsky, you know, three weeks ago, and I can tell you he's not missing Donald Trump. But in this particular respect, he's certainly missing. Donald Trump resolved because As you point out accurately in your intro on certain aspects of the relationship, particularly North stream to the Trump Administration made very clear that they were not going to lie down and allow it and construction halted. During the Trump administration halted and it resumed after Biden took office. So it's pretty clear that you know the buying. People are saying, you know, it's a bad deal. We don't support it well, it's pretty clear that the people involved in doing the pipeline. The Russians are not taking that rhetoric, particularly seriously because construction resumed very promptly after Biden took office. What will the effects of the completed pipeline beyond Ukraine? Jonathan Song? It's all right. It's horrendous. So just just so you understand how the Ukrainian Ukraine the gas passes through Ukraine right now, right, which means two things. Number one. Ukraine a very vulnerable democracy, which Russia has bean trying to force into its orbit and Gloss. They get revenue about $33 billion a year, but they also get leverage from this. It's really important in terms of them that they can have some control in the energy coming towards Europe. Russia is trying to cut them out and isolate them. It's part of their campaign to isolate Ukraine from Europe in the West. Ukraine desperately wants to be part of NATO desperately wants to be closer to Europe. Russia by going straight to Germany. Cutting this deal with Germany is cutting out Ukraine and just just you instead how galling it is. Ukraine's to hear this sort of happy or not happy talk, but sort of tough talk from the Germans like you see at the U. N. They're saying condemning Russia for annexing parts of eastern Ukraine. Well, That rhetoric is so empty when when Russia is active in Germany's actively doing a deal with Russia to completely screw Ukraine out of leverage and revenue. Jonathan on What about the lethal aid Because President Obama sent blankets President Trump sent anti tank weapons. What is President Biden sending or not sending to Ukraine? Well, I don't know that we that that's been established yet, and it's sort of I'm not gonna say it's it's meaningless because it's not important signal, but it hasn't I mean, Yeah, Biden Trump sent javelins. He didn't change the dynamics on the ground. It's an important signal. This is really important North stream to right now. They have an opportunity right now to sanction the whole fleet to lay down a red line and to say we're not going to accept this being built, and that's what the Ukranians air really focused on right now. Obviously, they want the legal aid. It's important, important signal of support. I don't know where that's actually quite easy thing that the Trump administration to do. Then open a annoyed Germany. I'm sorry. Goodbye, Demonstration, Doctor annoy Uncle A miracle by sending some javelins to Ukraine. This is the real test because It would be. If they do fold on this and really not follow through. It would. It would be a sign that they're not willing to upset Uncle Americal in the service of pushing back on Russia. And helping this very vulnerable democracy in eastern Europe. I want to make sure people understand. If Nord Stream to gets built, Ukraine gets hurt big time. It's being pushed forward by the lame duck angle. A Merkel, who is what you had six months left his chancellor Jonathan's one. Something like that. And does her successor, the new head of the CTU, the the union, the Bavarian Union, the CD. It does that person that guy opposed North Stream is this Merkel's last relevant? Cute. It's a relevant huge This thing will be built by the spring. If they don't I mean, we don't have time. I mean, this is this is like right now. You know it is people. I talked to who follow this very, very closely this party to be finished by the summer by July. If this is not a thesis, not because you're really strong intervention right now. Are you know what? What's interesting to me? 90% belt didn't It's just so interesting. They stopped the Keystone pipeline, but they're not stopping the North Stream pipeline. So this is not consistent. Where's John Kerry?.
"America is back," Biden tells Munich Security Conference
"By video link at the Munich Security Conference. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke NPR's Rob Schmitz was watching from Berlin. Welcome, Rob. Hey, Howdy President Biden emphasized today that he is reaffirming America's commitment to the transatlantic relationship. What else did he have to say? He had a lot to say. First off. He really hit home that Europe is a cornerstone of America's approach to the rest of the world, and that the transatlantic alliance is more important than ever, he pointed out. The West faces a new set of challenges. He mentioned the strategic threat of China as well as Russia and, of course, the Corona virus pandemic. But he said one of the biggest challenges the West faces now is that as we gradually come out of this pandemic, he said, many people in the world are wondering if autocracy Has emerged as a better system for governance. And he said the U. S and Europe need to work together to show the world that democracy will prevail. Here's what he said Democracy doesn't happen by accident. We have to defend it. Fight for it, Strengthening renew it. We have to prove Our model is in a relic of history. It's a single best way to revitalize the promise of our future. And the response from Germany or France. You know, Merkel and the crone got right down to business. Both of them reacted with the kind of a laundry list of items that have built up over the past four years that need to be done multilateral approach to vaccinations for the developing world, reinvigorating The Iran nuclear deal. The Paris climate accord Afghanistan, you name it, these air all issues that from the European perspective have suffered from neglect under the Trump administration. And have been festering over the past four years. I spoke to Sudha David will of the German Marshall Fund after the event, and she told me it's clear. Both Merkel and McCrone are thrilled that Biden has reaffirmed the transatlantic alliance. Europe needs a strong U. S. And buying, I should say, because Merkel is now a lame duck. She's going to be inward looking as she looks to preserve her legacy, which has taken some knocks lately because Germany has not done a great job dealing with the second phase of pandemic. And Micron is going to be busy with an election in 2022. But are the French president? Macron did say that the EU needs to be more involved with its own security going forward, and we've been hearing that for the last couple of years. That was a complaint from former President Trump that that you needed to spend more on its own defense. Are they actually doing that? They are And as you mentioned, your former president, Trump spend years badgering them about this. And in today's speeches, both Merkel and McCrone pointed out there spending more than ever on defense and Grown even went so far to say that Europe should spend even more in the future because, he said, the U. S is clearly focused on China and in the Pacific region more than ever. And that means that Europe needs to step up its own defense to better manage threats in its own neighborhood. That's NPR's Rob Schmitz. Joining us from Berlin. Rob, Thanks for your reporting. Thank you. What is the point of buying something now? If you can't
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution
"Now where the government is expected to put the country's largest right wing opposition party under surveillance. This means several dozen politicians in Germany's parliament may soon be monitored for racist and other unconstitutional behaviors that threatened Germany's political system. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports in German. It's called the For fasting shits. If you translate the name literally, it's called agency for the protection of the Constitution. Melania Moniz Berlin bureau chief of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, She says the fall fashion shoots is on the lookout for potential threats to Germany's democratic constitutional system. This agency has the power and not only to do surveillance on fringe groups, domestic terrorists threats, but also to keep an eye on any Political institution like a political party. The driving force behind the creation of the agency and its surveillance powers were the American led allied forces who after World War two helped write a new German constitution with an eye towards preventing the return of Nazi ideology. That's why the very first article of the Constitution guarantees the right to human dignity. And now the fall fashion shoots is on the verge of making an unprecedented move, placing Germany's largest right wing opposition party, the alternative fur Deutschland, or a F D. Under surveillance for violating that very article of the Constitution. This comes nearly a year after a far right faction of the F D, known as their flu eagle was put under surveillance by the for fashion shoots for the same reasons. A man who has written a book about the FD says In its report, The agency provided examples of politicians denigrating Muslim migrants to Germany, for example, they were all treated as potential terrorists. They were the humanized the speeches they were compared to animals. A hefty politicians also trivialized Germany's Nazi past. You know it. Because I'm sick of flip of age. Speaking at an FD event in 2017, the leader of the feudal faction beyond Hecker, called the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. A monument of shame, I believe a finder. It was a year later, a FD parliamentary leader Alexander Gallant, like in Germany's Nazi era to a speck of bird droppings, and more than 1000 years of what he called successful German history. Women. I'm sure really, I ft off wonders of all off. If you look at how the FDA has been behaving for some time Now it's clear. It's acting against our democracy and our constitution. Social Democrat parliamentarian Thomas Hitler is a member of the committee that keeps checks on Germany's intelligence agencies. He says. The for fashion shoots has spent two years gathering evidence that'll inform their decision to put the FT under watch but FT politician New York that Starsky says the agency is run by Angela Merkel's government staffed with members of her CDU party. He says the CTU is worried about how fast the FDA has become a presence in Germany's parliament. The party now has 88 members in the Bundestag. If you have no opposition party, which is very successful within very short time, and we become a danger for the ruling party's, especially for the conservative CTU, and this is the reason by they are trying to stigmatize us. Really to put us in the Nancy corner and also to spread wrong rumors. But Social Democrat Hitler says the process is not political, and its findings must withstand legal scrutiny. You got Bestwick states. There are 50, often under different conditions, Wife reported decision must be so watertight legally that it will stand up in the courts. The FT have legal recourse to contest the decision. And the agency isn't about to lose face in court with the poor case. A hefty politician Hans Meyer, already under surveillance for being part of the far right, Floegel Wing, told NPR by email. He's worried that civil servants like police officers will cancel their membership out of fear of losing their jobs. Well the for fashion shoots is able to tap phones and use informants to gather information on whomever it monitors. Meyer says he hasn't noticed the surveillance whenever Germany announces its decision. The FDA is expected to file lawsuit challenging it and that may take years to resolve. Rob
Pragmatic German Governor Elected To Lead Merkel's Party
"Chancellor Angela Merkel has a new leader The Christian Democrats have elected are meaningless shatters chairman putting him first in line to succeed Miracle as Germany's leader She's planning to step down after federal elections of September. I'm jail. Snyder NPR news
Hackers have leaked the COVID-19 vaccine data they stole in a cyberattack
"Hackers leaked stolen pfizer covid nineteen vaccine data online the european medicines agency e. And a today revealed that some of the pfizer bio and tech covid nineteen vaccine data stolen from its service in december was leaked online. Ema is a decentralized agency responsible for reviewing and approving covid nineteen vaccines as well as for evaluating monitoring and supervising any new medicines introduced to the european union on december. Thirty first there were media reports of threat actors leaking. What they claimed was the stolen. Ema data on several hacker forums. Ema also said that the european medicines regulatory network is fully functional and covid covid nineteen evaluation and approval. Timelines are not affected by the incident. Social media's big terrible week. Facebook staff are being warned to avoid wearing company branded apparel for their safety house. Democrats are planning to look into the role of social media as a source of this information relating to events proceeding and including the january six riot german chancellor angela merkel as well as a minister for the government of france have publicly objected to the ban on president. Trump's accounts and alternative private chat apps such as signal telegram on our topping app store downloads. For the first time go fund me has banned trump. rally travel fundraisers although not appearing strictly cybersecurity issues. These stories all have a great deal to do with privacy and they also have to do with security as the media in question have been outed as a means to incite groups to do militias. it's parlor archived. Due to quote mind numbing mistake as we reported here yesterday. A hacker succeeded in archiving ninety nine point nine percent of partners contents before it went off. Line analysis of what made this possible shows. That partner lacked the most basic security measures to prevent scraping and even ordered its posts by number in the sites. You are else which helped in pro grammatically downloading. It's millions of posts. Kenneth white a security engineer for mungo. Db refers to this as an insecure direct object reference parlor also did not use any sort of rate limiting to cut off anyone accessing to many posts too quickly making it. Easy for the hacker to write a script download everything in the order that they were posted. White calls this quote mind-numbing like a computer science one bad homework assignment sunspot. Malware used to insert back door into solar winds supply chain attack. Crowd strike has shared details about another piece of the solar winds orion puzzle. A piece of malware named sunspot was used to inject the previously analyzed. Sun burst back door into the orion product without being detected crowd. Strike reveal that the hackers deployed sunspot on solar winds systems. Sunspot is designed to check every second for the presence of processes associated with the compilation of the orion product on the compromised system if such a process is detected sunspot replaces a single source code file to include the sunburst back door
Trump’s social media bans are raising new questions on tech regulation
"We've all heard the news This week, Some of Silicon Valley's social media giants have given President Trump the boot the moves by the likes of Twitter and Facebook and sparked a global conversation about who has the right to regulate speech and what role the big tech platforms should play in policing the Web. Rose. Lydia Manta leader covers technology for the show and joins me to talk through all this little you've been following some of the reactions to the trump banned by several social media platforms. What are you saying? Yes. Oh, Marco's you might imagine there's been a wide range of reactions to this. Some people are applauding the social media platforms for banning Trump, even though they say this should have happened long ago and then others have some reservations. So, for example, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the span problematic that it should be up to legislators of a country to decide how speech is regulated. This is a critique that we heard from officials in the UK as well as France, this idea that In a democracy. There should be clear laws and regulations around acceptable speech online and that these decisions should not be left up to tech CEOs. I mean, even here in the U. S air our conceptual limits to free speech, the classic formula of not shouting fire in a crowded theater, for example, But it is really complicated. How do other democracies regulate? What ends up on social media in the U. S. Because of US laws, social media platforms air basically immune from being held legally responsible for what users post online. But that's not the case in other parts of the world, like in Europe and Germany, in particular, leads the way on legislation that cracks down on certain types of online speech. So in 2017, they passed this law that basically says That social media companies have 24 hours to remove hate speech or face huge fines. And now lawmakers in Germany are looking at what happened in the U. S on Capitol Hill last week and saying This is a reason why we need to strengthen this law. How would they strengthen it? Basically, they want social media companies to be required to when they see cases of hate speech and other criminal activity on their platforms to take that straight to the federal police in Germany so they can investigate. This is something German lawmakers were debating, adding to the law last year. It didn't pass because of privacy concerns. But it's interesting that now because of what Happened in the U. S. Some lawmakers in Germany are saying look clearly more needs to be done to deal with online speech before it escalates to real world physical violence. So going back of that German law you mentioned the one that was passed in 2017. What is deemed illegal denying the Holocaust hate speech against minorities. And these are things that Germany outlawed after World War two. And since 2017. They've applied these rules online to France. Also tried to pass a similar law last year, cracking down on some of the same things, but that was overturned by the courts there, interestingly enough because of free speech concerns, So that's one criticism of this kind of legislation. And then another criticism is that it deals with very narrowly defined hate speech, and not with things like disinformation, conspiracy theories, all the kind of problematic stuff that experts say helped lead to the capital Riot. Last week, right? That kind of disinformation conspiracy there. So what our country's doing to tackle that that seems to be really fundamental. Just last month, the European Commission came out with what's been described as a landmark set of proposals to require social media companies not just to do more to address hate speech and disinformation, but also to be much more transparent about what they're actually doing to deal with some of that in their platforms. Now they're years away from actually becoming law and being enforced. And until then, Ah, lot of this policing is going to be left up to the private companies themselves to do even in Europe, which again is considered to be well ahead of the U. S. Clearly something the U. S is going to have to take a lot more seriously. The world's Lydia Manta leader. Thank you very much. You're welcome, Marco.
Germany's Merkel hits out at Twitter over 'problematic' Trump ban
"Leader Angela Merkel, is said to be a nisi. But Twitter's decision to ban President Trump from its platform. Spokesperson says Chancellor Merkel considers the move problematic because freedom of expression is a fundamental right. She does support Twitter's previous approach, applying warning labels too inaccurate or misleading presidential tweets. But the spokesperson says any curbs on free speech should be decided by lawmakers
Germany To Extend Lockdown As COVID-19 Deaths Continue To Rise
"Being extended three weeks until January, 31st as officials remain uncertain of how holiday gatherings will affect the current surge. New coronavirus cases and deaths there. Ah German Chancellor Chancellor Angela Merkel says that state governors are in agreement and they're tightening social interactions in line with measures in post the beginning of the pandemic back in March. And they call for new restrictions on movement for people living in areas with particularly high infection rates. The Germany launched a nationwide partial shutdown on November 2nd closing restaurants, bars, leisure and sports facilities.
Germany set to extend hard lockdown as daily deaths mount
"Germany's a disease control center who's announced well over nine hundred more because the nineteen deaths fueling expectations the chancellor Angela Merkel would extend the country's locked down until the end of the month at least Germany's latest lockdown took effect on December sixteenth off to a partial shutdown starting in early November failed to reduce the number of daily new coronavirus infections it was initially set to expire on January ten Merkel's meeting with federal governors would decide how long the lockdown should go on for another topic high on the agenda will be addressing criticism of the country's vaccination program amid frustrations over its gradual stopped the Robert Koch institute says in a nation of eighty three million two hundred to sixty five thousand vaccinations have been reported by Monday I'm Charles the last month
French President Macron tests positive for COVID-19
"The presidential Elysee palace has announced French president Emmanuel macron has tested positive for Kobe nineteen it said the president took a test as soon as the first symptoms appeared the brief statement did not say what symptoms micron experienced it said he would isolate himself was seven days it was not immediately clear what contact tracing efforts were in progress makan attended a European Union summit at the end of last week when he notably had a bilateral meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel he met Wednesday with the prime minister of Portugal I'm is area Sheckley
German government backs bill requiring 5G security pledge
"Germany approves use of alway five g gear. Chancellor angela merkel's cabinet approved a bill that would allow for the continued use and expansion of five commitment from alway. The bill requires vendors to give assurances that network equipment is safe to use with the ability to issue stiff fines for any breaches. The bill also requires network vendors and operators to give german security agencies technical and legal means to monitor network integrity. The bill now requires parliamentary approval. China is germany's largest trading partner and china's ambassador in germany has previously warned of trade consequences. If while we received an outright ban in the country.
Netherlands enters second strict 5-week lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases
"Loosening some of its coronavirus lockdown measures today the decision comes as neighbouring germany and the netherlands tighten restrictions. Npr's eleanor beardsley reports. Europe is in the midst of a powerful second wave of the pandemic cases continued to rise. The netherlands begins introducing sweeping new corona virus restrictions. Tuesday closing shops and schools in a lockdown. That will remain in place until the middle of january dutch prime minister mark route to made the announcement in a televised address. Monday officials say the lockdown is being introduced swiftly to avoid buying in the shops. The number of daily cases has surged almost ten thousand a day in the small country of seventeen million in germany chancellor. Angela merkel convinced federal leaders of the dire need for a lockdown. As daily cases have soared above twenty thousand somedays stores and schools remain open in france where the infection rate was cut in half by a month. Long lot down. The restrictions are lifting tuesday while a nationwide overnight. Curfew is being introduced starting at eight pm.
Netherlands enters second strict 5-week lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases
"Begins introducing sweeping new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday, closing shops and schools in a lockdown that will remain in place until the middle of January. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Ruta made the announcement in a televised address Monday. Officials say the lockdown is being introduced swiftly to avoid panic buying in the shops. Number of daily cases has surged almost 10,000 day in the small country of 17 million in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel convinced federal leaders of the dire need for a lot down ist daily cases have soared above 20,000. Some days, stores and schools remain open in France, where the infection rate was cut in half by a months long lockdown. Restrictions are lifting Tuesday while in nationwide overnight curfew is being introduced. Starting at 8 P.m..
So long, and were keeping all the fish: Brexit
"There should have been something of a resolution at last to the brexit drama. This morning ursula von der line the president of the european commission and boris johnson. Britain's prime minister and said yesterday as an extended deadline to work out the fine print on britain's divorce papers yesterday came and despite the exhaust soon after almost one year of negotiations. And despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over. We both think that it is responsible at this point. In time to go the extra mile mr johnson used similar language to ms vonda. Lions having repeatedly warned that no deal was a very likely outcome. Where there's life there's hope we're going to keep talking to see what we can do. The uk certainly would be a will key away from the talks. I think people would expect us to to go the extra mile. Neither side wants the regulatory and logistical chaos of a no deal scenario but neither side seems willing to make much in the way of concessions and now an immovable deadline looms december thirty first. We are very much convinced. The end of the year. When the transition period finishes john peet is brexit editor. So the risk of nato is still high but the mood between the sides is probably better after the extension of the deadline than it was last week and what are. The main areas of disagreement still the main areas of disagreement being the same almost all year. There is a quarrel about fisheries giving european votes access to british waters. And there's a quarrel about what's called a level playing field which the rules for competition to make sure britain does not undercut european companies insatiable environmental labor and state. Subsidy rules the eu. On britain to stick to most of the rules it follows now. Britain wants the right to diverge from these rules and some way of settling that bigger argument fisheries will be needed. If there's going to be a trade deal but as you say these have been the points of disagreement. Better part of the year i mean What room for compromise left. Well they all talking. As i understand it about possible dispute mechanisms for settling quarrels about measures that be taken by britain or indeed by the eu. After the first january that deemed to be anti competitive. And i think that's the focus where you might find some way of agreeing what the europeans want is a dispute mechanism that would allow them to retaliate. If they deem britain to be behaving in an uncompetitive way. Retaliate by imposing tariffs or withdrawing trade preferences. The british could do the same to the eu. And i think in that area there is still scope for agreement and all this is about rules and regulations but what the personalities involved here. How does that play into. what's happening. The european union negotiator is michelle bonnier. he's french and he obviously has relationship with french president. Boris johnson has been trying several times to go round michelle bonnier and negotiate with others but the europeans are very strict on saying. This is the job of the european commission. Michelle baez negotiator. His bosses are london. I on the president of the european commission. I think boris johnson gets on reasonably with all of these people but none of them quite trust him. And i think that's one of the reasons why they want to have a very clear sort of legal framework that includes dispute settlement mechanisms and the right to retaliate. Because they never quite trust. Boris johnson not to go off and do something that will damage them. And how much do you think that issue of trust has has helped things up so far in yet still i. Trust has been very important in this negotiation. And i think the behavior of boris johnson has not made it easy a. He refused to consider extending the deadline for the negotiations earlier in the year when the europeans wanted him to and he then suggested a couple of times that he was going to rewrite the withdrawal treaty. Which is the agreement reached last year under which britain formerly left the european union. Even though that's an international treaty that would be a breach of international law. And i think if you put those things together. There is every reason why the europeans feel. They shouldn't trust will rely on the british government. Under boris johnson. Not to babe in a way that they think might be bad for the european union its members so the us official negotiator is michel barnier but that the national leaders are playing something of a roll here to national league is obviously critical. I mean Michelle bonnier as the negotiator. Us on the line. As the president of the european commission are operating under a mandate as they call it which they've been given by national leaders for these trade talks the mandate is quite a tough one. The toughest person in this mandate of toughest of bits of the mandate have been insisted on by the french president last week. Emmanuel macron said. I've consistent. So now i don't want to have my cake and eat it but i do want the pieces cut. He could it. Because i'm not giving my peace away. Michelle demander busy discussion janardan pam. I'd meanwhile angela merkel the other key european leader the chancellor germany. she's regarded as a bit more of a soft cup than emmanuel macron. She's very keen that there should be a deal beneath them. Dusty dusty. alice gibney super communists. I say funds and she's also quite strict and she has recently said. I think we should do everything together. Result goes saying and the threat to both sides. All along has been the chance that this should end without a deal or are both sides ready for that. I think no deal would be highly disruptive for both the and the uk. The impact would be worse but britain because it is more. Reliant on trade across the channel and largest sheriff's exports go to the european union. If there is no deal that will be intensive customs checks and problems at ports and trading across between britain and the uk and then also be tariffs which are quite low. But they're high for certain sectors ten percent for cars forty percent for sheep metex bullets about the same for beef exports and that would certainly cost people and be very disruptive of a very big trade relationship. The europeans think it will be worse for britain but britain also thinks that it would be disruptive for the eu particularly for ireland. Most of his trade goes through the united kingdom and say both sides want to avoid new deal and so does that mean that. This may go right down to the wire that there may be negotiations. Happening on new year's eve at some point people will have to say look. If we can't strike an agreement we are just going to turn deal. I mean what. The negotiators come up with has to be approved by national parliaments by the british parliament by the european parliament. That's the surprises. That sometimes takes weeks or months. You can tell escape it. But i think if we get to the thirty first of december they haven't reached an agreement that it will mean. No deal really have settled before christmas. Have any chance of ratification for january-august john. Thank you very much for your time. Once more. thank you.
Germany closing stores, tightening restrictions
"Germany is tightening its restrictions to deal with a surgeon coronavirus cases. Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and the governors of Germany 16 States agreed Sunday to expand its measures. Because the existing restrictions imposed last month failed to stop an exponential rise and infections starting Wednesday. Schools nationwide will be closed as well as non essential stores until January, 10th at the
Germany steps up lockdown measures over winter holidays
"Germany has announced tough new lockdown measures because of another rise in Corona virus infections in the country. NPR's Rob Schmitz has details from Berlin starting Wednesday. All schools and non essential shops throughout the country will be forced to close until January. 10th at the earliest. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she alongside the heads of Germany states have been forced to act after a lighter lockdown since early November failed to curb new infections and deaths in Germany. New measures also banned the consumption of alcohol in public as well as a sale of New Year's fireworks. The government said Germany's emergency rooms would no longer have room to treat people with fireworks injuries, a common occurrence on New Year's Eve. As before. Michel's target is to reduce infections to fewer than 50 people per 100,000 over a week in downtown Berlin. That number currently exceeds 200.
Brexit talks continue
"Let's get started with. Brexit talks in brussels with jim sam. Jim was speaking on friday morning after a marathon summit session last night. I hope you've had a coffee. What if anything's happened so far on subjects of brexit summit and to be honest not a lot so the you leaders spent all night. He said up debating something quite different actually rather than discussing tariffs with the uk on fish. Quotas they were discussing coal mines and emission targets with poland's is wool sores objecting or has been objecting to some new environmental missions so dot swell emmanuel macron amoco and their colleagues spent all. Doing that was a very very brief point. On brexit's warning us live on july in the european commission. President debrief them on had dinner with boris. Johnson elliott is week. it was understandably very downbeat. She said she didn't want to put a percentage on it but at the moment it looks like there's a higher probability of a no deal outcome and the deal but the negotiations would continue to day in over the weekend and of you would be taken on sunday so that's where we are. No leaders intervened forty. 'cause it wasn't planned that they would but it was. Maybe they were to knock it to you to be on this by this point but it is telling actually how little brexit was summit nita. Angela merkel no emmanuel macron nor sponge prime minister pedro sanchez mentioned brexit. All when they arrived at summit yesterday when they listed all the topics that we're going to be discussed and sean michelle also made a point of saying that there will be no long discussion on brexit. And michelle is european council president. He's the one chairing the meeting. So brexit very deliberately pushed to the margins is not a good thing from boris. Johnson's puerto rico. The leaders didn't seem to discuss it much. I think it's a sign that at dinner. Didn't yield a breakthrough and it's a sign. The moment leaders all happening to continue living in the hands. The negotiators dating the eu is resigned to a no deal yet and i think the ease wed no deal would have serious consequences for both sides but also sense on the east side that the brits always obsessed with summits that was obsessed with getting beyond brussels in some way i think dream. Uk scenario is just hammering out directly with mr. macron. Mrs michael and i think the eu is basically denying the uk dots. The was saying we are not going to let this topic common and take over gender. We have other stuff to worry about
Forbes releases its list of the world's most powerful women of 2020
"Forbes is out with its 17th annual list of the world's most powerful women. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is number one for the 10th year in a row. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, was number two on the list. Vice president elect Pamela Harris was third.
"angela merkel" Discussed on WRVA
"Government, not on today's agenda funding for the border wall. The president wants after pulling the measure before a vote on Monday, British Prime Minister, Theresa may. We'll be trying to get the European Union to agree to changes in Britain's exit from the EU. I stop a morning meeting with the Dutch prime Minister, Mark Rutter in the Hague then in the afternoon, Berlin. And the German Chancellor Angela Merkel more meetings around the continent are expected before she attends the European leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday Sky News reporter, Tom Rayner in London and. E you official says there's no room whatsoever for renegotiation despite tension over the assets or the arrest, I should say of a Chinese tech official trade negotiations with China may be moving forward. China's government says its economic czar and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have discussed plans for the next round of trade talks, the current uncertainty spurred a four and a half percent loss in the Dow last week for investors thousand dollars into stocks at the start of the year you'd have at the peak of the market in September has made about one hundred dollars. But given the last couple of weeks of dramatic sell offs that investment of a thousand dollars has now lost about fifteen dollars. ABC news chief business and economics correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis Kansas. Authorities have charged three carnival workers with capital murder in the killings this past July of a couple and a county fair their bodies found days later in shallow graves stated. You're listening to ABC News. Yeah. Would I in express wants to let you in on a little secret?.
"angela merkel" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Germany's Angela Merkel says she will step down as chancellor in twenty twenty one following recent election setbacks, she also says she will not seek reelection as leader of the centre-right CD you party in December. She was held the post since two thousand of whom that these child and via talks with us decision. I am trying to make a contribution which enables the German government to finally count. Synthroid is efforts on good governance, something people demand. And rightly so this DEP is also based on the clear intention of the German government to carry out and evaluation work at MIDEM, which is a CD you the CS you and SPD agreed on in their collision deal the city. You was severely weakened in Sunday's poor in the state of Hess. Most the city you and as national coalition partner social Democrats were ten percentage points down from earlier pool. The election comes just weeks after MRs miracles Bavarian sister party, the see us you suffered huge losses in a state parliamentary vote for more on this earlier had a talk with Dr Hans Peder Berkoff professor and chair of the banking and funds department at the university of home hind in Germany. What is your reaction to the announcement that miracle is going to step down as chancellor in? Tony twenty one. Well, I mean started at six, but I think it will happen and many people think it's overdue that my females will not for Europe where Mark Mackel still plays a very important and constructive role. But for Germany where we need to change at the moment. Well, Merckel has always insisted that if she's going to lead Germany, she must also lead her party. But why has she changed her mind? While she not really has changed mind tapping down without losing your face. And this way, she might win more time to sign the way how he changes houses steps down. But it's clear. This is the first step towards stepping down. Totally but who is likely to to succeed her as party leader? Well, who knows it's really opened at the moment. There many candidates. He has a special county that Trump card bar, and I think she won't hurt to follow her. But I'm not sure if this will happen because you have already trained herself very much from the conservative party's ever too, many things didn't run well in the past few well past one and a half two years three years. And so it's absolutely opened the racist is on don't know he will who will win. Actually, some would say that Markel as is paying the price for her refusal to shut Germany spotters to refugees from the Middle East back in two thousand fifteen so Joosten Kerr immigration policy should be blamed for the rise of the far-right party in in in his country. Plays a big role for the rise of the far right party. But maybe not so much for her stepping down. Now, I think the crucial point was really when she was not able to form on and not willing to form a new coalition consisting of the green part is liberal party in her own party conservative after the last election, you had to step down and govern again with social Democrats will what everybody said, okay, we had enough of that. We won't something you well, actually, one of these Logan to foreign party, the AFC is Merckel Musco. So can we call this a victory of the F D? I well, obviously, they will do this. But it's not. I mean, it's typical for populist party. Them to to to try to formulate popular slogans and with these popular slogans try to get more interest by the public, but many other people fall to same thing. Mirka my find way out of her actor position. Sooner the better without having any relationship with with these populist parties. So do you mean that they are now losing the this miracle in targeted as Merckel isn't there might be bit harder because things conservative party, pending who will be the head of party will be still more compare conservatives. They will try to attract citizens type of who has similar opinions and some people in the eye of the that doesn't mean that become after better might become a more attorney of Merckel for some political reasons, and maybe call her opinion, she leads a conservative party much more to the middle. And there was no three left so much room on the right side of the party spectrum that it was really an easy game for the after the past..
"angela merkel" Discussed on AP News
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will not run again for office with plans to serve for the rest of the coming parliamentary term, which ends in twenty twenty one. She also confirms that she plans to step down as leader of a conservative party after eighteen years saying she sees many more opportunities than risks in plan to hand over the leadership of the party at a December. Congress local said, she ultimately bears responsibility for a fourth term government's pushed start and they need to be changes. She said Monday that it's time to start. A new chapter Hulu is making its subscription streaming service. More accessible to visually impaired customers. Disability rights advocate sued who last year accusing it of violating the Americans with disabilities. Act. According to a settlement agreement Hulu will now provide a separate audio. Track. That gives descriptions of seems and facial expressions where possible Hulu, we'll also update its website and software apps to ensure people can use screen readers. If they need them. A Japanese rocket has taken the United Arab Emirates, I satellite into orbit from space centre in southern Japan. The Khalifa sat earth observation satellite was launched by the Japan. Aerospace exploration agency Mitsubishi. Heavy industries from the tonic Ashim space center. The H two A rockets also carrying an Buki to greenhouse gas observations satellite for Japan the launch marks progress in the Gulf nation's fledgling space program. It aims to send its first two astronauts to the international space station in two thousand nineteen the UAE also hopes to send a probe on its way to Mars in twenty twenty and build a science city.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Dot school only Bloomberg terminal that is a Bloomberg business flash now he's been Clark with more of anyone, around the world and thank you the Pentagon warns that China could add a nuclear. Element to the disputed South China Sea and you. Report says China plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants near reefs and islands in the region. Beijing claims more than eighty percent of the. South China Sea which leads clashes over energy exploration and fishing rights With the other countries in the area the jury in the pool Manafort trial. Resumes deliberations today near Washington jurors ended the day by asking the judge the question that's at the heart. Of every criminal trial what is reasonable doubt President Trump's former, campaign chairman is accused of financial and tax fraud Tributes flowing in memory of Aretha Franklin who died at the age of seventy six Mariah Carey's cool through the greatest. Singer of a. Lifetime and former US. President Barrack Obama says. Her music was a gift which remains to inspire us all global news twenty four hours a day on your and take talk on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred. Twenty countries I'm Ben Clarke this is Bloomberg Markus that's very much Ben now. Angela Merkel meets Vladimir Putin this weekend in a surprise move. That analysts say shows how foes, and allies of the US are shifting Syria violence in eastern Ukraine and a joint. Natural gas pipeline are to be discussed the meeting comes, before America imposes new sanctions on Russia next week for more let's go live now to Moscow where Bloomberg's Russia. Government editor Tony Halpin is standing by Tony what's driving Merkel and Putin to meet now Donald Trump or his attacks on, a pipeline projects being planned between, Russia and Germany to deliver Russian gas Germany Certainly put stress on the relationship with Angela Merkel, and Palim Putin in Moscow season opportunity to repair. Some of his relationship with that was sentenced to crisis also the Crimean annexation in twenty fourteen So they see a marriage of convenience if you like in meeting on Saturday and they'll be discussing questions including Syria. Ukraine on which they have great differences But also issues of trade in relation to the pipeline project where they have a common interest Do they have a common, interest in these gas supply what is pretty in hoping to gain from these talks anything tangible or is this about his him being reacted, into certain circles after President Trump called fame to come back to the g seven g eight Yes I think it's mostly the latter Scientology this is the first meeting in Germany says major bilateral meeting in Germany between Twenty thirteen before the annexation of Crimea and Russia's. Very, much being out in the cold with. The European Union since that time and Angela Merkel has been leading the criticism All over his annexation of and support for separatist rebels in eastern, Ukraine now his years suddenly with a surprise invitation for Putin to visit, Germany and I think the Kremlin generally regards this as an opportunity for. Them to as you say coming, from the cold be seen once again in polite society in Europe and that will play well back at home and. We'll make, it easier I think for supporters. Of Putin, and there are some in Europe to advocate an easing is not a removal of sanctions. Against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine I was just gonna ask you I mean we've seen this? Deep freeze, ever? Since the annexation of Crimea back in two thousand fourteen how close are we towards this becoming an actual thaw in relations between the European Union and Russia I mean what what are the different hoops to jump through Well Germany's position all along the position that Michael is also of the European Union to adopt the sanctions won't be, removed until Russia hands back Crimea to Ukraine and. Just, resolution of the crisis in eastern Ukraine But there's a growing body of opinion within other European countries that it is time to ease the sanctions on, Italy for example is one country. That thinks idea There, are others too so this will strengthen their hand when teacher discussions come up in the EU about whether it's renewed, the sanctions, because people say well look you We invited boot into Germany. Why are we still treating Russia's enemy when. We. Could be doing with Russia there's been a lot of damage on both sides, in the sanctions that have been impacted a lot of countries would like these now okay. Thank you very, much for joining, us live from Moscow Bloomberg's Russia government editor Tony Halpin with the latest on, what we should look for from that meeting Merckel Putin actually in Germany full that meeting then. In fascinating to see how much is reaching out to Putin, and Russia and also to urge one as she perhaps isn't, on the best, of terms President. Trump. Of and, I was talking to senior cups in our Bloomberg TV and he was making the point that. For her political survival she needs, gas she needs Putin absolutely I mean Angela Merkel doesn't. Want to see instability. On her boarders or the borders of the European Union straight ahead on Bloomberg daybreak Europe Maersk shares rallying on the niece that, the, shipping, giant Will spin off its drilling units and listed. On. The NASDAQ we're going to hear from the CEO sarin scholar, that's coming up, next day you'll soon be in the office be sure to check out more great entities. On Bloomberg television, by going to, go on your Bloomberg terminal just looking at the stock six hundred at the, moment higher but only marginally higher by almost a.
"angela merkel" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"In the world you can get it from us why are you getting it from putin and why are you getting a direct pipeline that is skirting all of the other member member nato nations your allies now if trump is really castigating angela merkel for doing what she's doing because it's benefiting putin than heroin why wouldn't you want that but he was in bed with putin so democrats and the media kill their arguments themselves they started out by claiming that trump's in bed with putin trump's got special relation with putin you've heard all the stuff that stupid allegations that they've made jonathan chait had a piece in new york magazine it basically said what if trump has been a sleeper agent for the russian since one thousand nine hundred eighty seven had that on wednesday mentioned it to you in passing on wednesday so they're they're still out pushing the idea that trump and putin our buddy buddy and that an at trump does potent because of what putin did for him in the election even though there's no evidence it didn't happen so then they said nato up as as as trump buddy buddy with with putin why in the world if that's the case is trump chastising anglo merckel for helping putin for working with putin trump undermined the allegation he's in bed with putin by virtue of his behavior and demands at nato i know you in this audience are smart enough to see it you're informed educated you pay attention everyday but imagine.
"angela merkel" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The common defense capabilities why s voting you budgeted coco's we used to commission we have proposed to increase defense spending but twenty two times spring total defense spending to seventeen to twenty seven point five billion you from two thousand twenty one to two thousand twenty in canada should not increase the fans spending to please mistakes they are increasing defense spending because it is in their own security interest to do so the president trump america does not and will not have a better than europe and the u s presence in europe is of course good for you to pinson could it but it's also good for the united states i will therefore have to remark here first of all america appreciate your life after all you don't have the money is important about genuine solidarity even more important so that was nato leaders i had of the summit by the way we're getting word this morning at the white house says president trump will meet one on one with german chancellor angela merkel at that nato summit now at a breakfast this morning with nato secretary general jens stoltenberg president trump took issue with the u s protecting germany when the european nation is making energy deals with russia i'm sure president trump will bring this up when he talks to ongo merckel on the sidelines of that germany makes massive oil and gas deal was russia we're supposed to be dollars a year protecting germany france these countries go out with billions of dollars guess russia russia chancellor.
"angela merkel" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Does all right okay glad you called and i'm not kidding i really am john in libertyville illinois hi i was listening to you talking about how immoral it was for angela merkel to taken in syrian refugees and people fleeing a violent dangerous regime a civil war death destruction and i'm wondering you said that they should have refused those people entering on the grounds of their national identity would you say the same thing about nations that refused to allow jews into their country during a realm of hitler if there had been down there have been cast chambers for muslims i would have the united states be the first to take in the people who were now they're not say okay this is dead when angela merkel when angela merkel took them in isis was essentially dead oh that's great there's no more muslim extremity anymore there's no more more listen to you want do you wanna talk seriously or do you want to exaggerate while i said i'm waiting i furious i gave serious you said isis was killing them i said isis was essentially dead and then you make up is it your position that jerry refugees are not fleeing violence they are everybody so rick watermelon show hondurans so everybody's fleeing violence but the organized genocide of the jews is not parallel if you're you're a hypocrite you're a hypocrite right okay i'm a hypocrite because i think there's a difference between okay i don't blame the for hanging up it's just know folks if you ever call and you differ with me and hang up everybody thinks you have nothing more to say just though that it's it's a silly thing on your part to do everything is nazi see everything this is for the left everything is a reread play of the holocaust in these in these infantile minds that say these things everything they they were fleeing syria which is having a civil war it's the same thing as rounding up every jewish man woman and child and sending them to gas chambers or to pitch where they're stripped naked and shot everything everything's the holocaust you know what that caller does like the left in general they just cheap in the holocaust there's no difference between the ju situation and the syrian situation so they go so you see the holocaust wasn't that bad after all thanks guys the dennis prager show from the relief factor painfree studio.
"angela merkel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Angela merkel the german chancellor has led her country for nearly thirteen years she has navigated and so far survived a euro crisis a massive influx of migrants from the middle eastern africa and a global populist wave now her tenure might might be coming to an end she is facing a rebellion sparked by the migration issue her interior minister horst seehofer has threatened to resign he wants to see migrants turned back at the german border if they've already registered in another european union country merckel supports a different plan she wants to work in coordination with those other countries they are meeting to try to iron out a compromise a compromise on which miracles future depends i'm here to talk about miracles fate and what it could mean for the rest of the world if she falls is consensus chiltern muehler she is with the brookings institution and we have found her today in berlin hey there either so remind us how we got here why is migration the issue that after all these years might topple angela merkel well this isn't really about migration at least not in the sense that this is a current ongoing critical problem for germany numbers of immigrants to germany from crisis regions in northern africa or the middle east have gone down massively so you're saying the migration issue in and of itself is while still a challenge not as urgent as it was a few years ago so why are we at crisis point today i think it's fair to say that a lot of people in germany think it's still a big problem and this has been fueled by the alternative for germany extremeright party in germany is running hot on an antiimmigration ticket but what this is really about for political partner is i think a generational regime change so what they're trying to do is ask her to do something impossible for her that would break her coalition and would make her violate european law and thereby force her to resign that's the plan do you see a path for angela merkel to survive i actually do i don't think that her resignation or a vote of nonconfidence is a given she has managed to gather much of the christian democratic party our own party behind her just this could still endanger angela merkel's position but right now she is i think looking to a lot of germany like the safe pair of hands occurred she has played for a long time aside from her role as chancellor of germany on the broader stage she has been seen as pillar of nato rock of european unity defender of the liberal world order can she continue to play those rules when she faces political crisis at home well i travel in the rest of europe and i think the picture is more mixed than new suggest she has a lot of friends but there is now a highly visible and very confident coalition of rightwing governments in italy and poland and hungary who are very open ferocious critics of hers and the italian interior ministers vini has even suggested that italy ought to build an altright coalition across the continent so you're making my point in a way if angela merkel doesn't serve as the rockin unifier of the european union with so many forces that would like to see it torn apart who does play that role murray's i don't think there is anybody to replace her and i will say this to you though right now different narratives of europe one that says the european union is a lesson from the horrors of world war two in the holocaust it is an attempt to create a space in which we are all safer more stable and more prosperous and that requires us to interact with the world then there is another version of out of the populist and of the alternative right governments in europe which says no the only way to survive in a world that is full of strange is to turn ourselves into a fortress europe and i still think in many europeans still think that angela merkel represents a system of a faced europe and open europe's and i say that despite all the justifiable criticism that one can have of some policies that's constanza stilton muehler with the brookings institution speaking to us via skype from berlin thank you very welcome it was a pleasure to be on and an update to that story just moments ago the german interior minister announced that the cabinet has reached a compromise on migration more details on that and what may happen next in germany as they become available.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Here & Now
"At this hour german chancellor angela merkel is holding crisis talks with her interior minister trying to save her government from collapse over the issue of migration the number of migrants and refugees entering germany has declined sharply in the last few years but the german interior minister whose party governs in coalition with chancellor miracles wants her to take a harder line on asylum seekers yesterday the minister horst say hoffer offered to resign over the issue if he and his party pulled out of the coalition chancellor merkel will likely fall from power with big repercussions for all of europe and beyond joining us now for the latest is npr berlin correspondent psoriasis are haughty nelson thrive this has been a real nail biter ever since chancellor merkel return from last week's european union summit with new proposals on migration remind us what she brought back from brussels in why this doesn't seem to be enough for her interior minister well she was able to get the eu to agree and this is really these days is very difficult because there are so many different governments on all kinds of political ends of the political spectrum but she got them to agree on a basically the intention to crack down on migration to basically stop asylum seekers who don't really have a claim or from going into these countries and within the u and staying there she managed to get consensus on creating these centers anchor centers where people who are filing claims would be kept and they wouldn't necessarily be able to do that in the eu but it just wasn't enough for for host hoffa because he feels that it doesn't while talks about intention there are no concrete actions or dates and that was his concern he really wants to pack a punch now and if he does hold that line would his party unite behind him and his demands for a harder line on migrants well it sort of there's a there's a german word jain which is yes and no combined i mean there definitely very divided right now because a lot of people within the cs you are nervous they don the christian social union that's the party that mister zeh hoffa is in charge of and they're concerned that there are political power would be a lot less if they're not in fact united with makul's a christian democrats so there's there are mixed feelings but then again when mr will said that he would resign and he would also resign his post as head of the the party the other party leaders talked him out of it within his party early this morning so is there any chance that mirko will just pick another politician to serve as interior ministry and then the party would stay in the coalition well it's it's unclear although there were some signs are i should say hints from the interior minister himself about what his fate might be in his utah should sign tone or the doctor a paper the daily newspaper in the in the bavaria area and he said that he will not let the chancellor who he brags he put into power fire him so he's giving himself until a sixty ninth birthday which is independence day to have his fate decided whether he quits or whether he's fired just a few seconds left here but chancellor merkel is not just the leader of germany she's one of the leaders of europe i if she is able to hold onto power she going to be pretty weakened by this she says it herself she said it yesterday she hasn't talked to the press today but yes she's very concerned about this she's like how can i go in even face the eu or anybody else with this sort of chaos going on in germany so this puts her in a bad position and certainly within the eu there will be a leaders who will try to take advantage of this weekend state npr's psoriasis are how do you nelson joining us from berlin seraya thank you you're welcome jeremy.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Glittering flourish of trumpets clarinets even the old piccolo band practice and spoke isn't enthusiastic but it's normal music to angela merkel is the varia it's preparing for regional elections and threes off to the refugee crisis one issue still drowns out all the others i am exuberant welcome enthusiast germans greeted exhausted migrants as they arrived at munich railway station in september two thousand fifteen but but dunkel i'm amac gonna markle's decision then to accept thousands of asylum seekers trapped in budapest in effect we've been germany's doors and one man has never forgiven her integrates your from frickley in some lund jose hoffa her interior minister and the leader of her bavarian sister party insists he'll unilaterally toughen border controls initi delivers a long promised european solution mrs markle's bavarian alliance indeed her fragile coalition government now hang in the balance is common vicky over overthrow teams in these murals on the on the it's true there are fewer rivals but we've had eighty thousand already this year who we now have to house and that's in addition to the many who came before nothing no mir looks out of his wooden shuttered windows onto a town square busy with bunting and drinking tourists he's a town councillor from jose office bavarian csu party the shaw from vinit minutes feel was middleman common if more people come across the mediterranean now how are we supposed to manage we need a national solution we can't wait for europeans open but out here on the outskirts at ogdensburg there's a strong wind rippling through the cornfields uncle america of course insists that germany will remain open country but already she's hardened her own asylum policy and she's under significant pressure to go further and closed the doors this is a region which nights to make it self hood the german chancellor may yet have to don's to bavaria's chin that was jenny hill reporting from something germany north korea is rapidly improving a key nuclear research facility that despite declaring its longterm commitment to de nuclearization that's according to a us based think tank mo from our asia pacific editor celia hatton this is a group called thirty eight north that's connected with johns hopkins university in the united states they're probably the most well respected think tank when it comes to satellite imagery and they've released the relates report focusing on korea's only known nuclear reactor north korea's only know nuclear reactor and it shows that activity is continuing and furthermore improvements are continuing at a rapid pace thirty eight north says so they've released seven quite detailed satellite images to show new buildings that have been constructed and in recent months to show improvements that have been done to north korea's plutonium reactor to show a new driveway that's been built trucks on the side and even more construction equipment on those sites so really quite concerning when you consider that the north korean leader has recently made to very public commitments to denuclearization will yes i suppose some people might say he made those commitments but they will rather vague no timeframe was given so perhaps it's not surprising if indeed these pictures are correct but he's pursuing it at the moment that's right and thirty eight north does take pains to point out that really under the north korean system these nuclear officials would be expected to continue with their work to continue with plans to to keep this facility intact and going along as normal until they get express orders to stop an unclearly they haven't received those orders yet but yes you're right i'm jenny town has one of the the founders of thirty eight north of very well respected north korea analysts she wrote on twitter to say that this underscores this activity underscores why we need a very clear decision we need a very clear timeline on north is a denuclearization not just lofty goals stated that was city hatton when reports about deforestation come out they made depressing reading the latest from the campaign group global forest watch is no different last year the loss of tree cover around the world was nearly equivalent to the surface area of italy only fractionally less than the record set in two thousand sixteen but amongst the gloom is one positive story in indonesia deforestation dropped by sixty percent so what's behind that full and what can other nations meeting at deforestation conference in norway today learn i've been finding out more from our.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"But we start today's 'lobbyist in berlin currently enjoying summer weather but the heat upon angela merkel's looking more uncomfortable than as any point in her long political career conservative insurgents within her delicate coalition are demanding concessions on her migrant policy seeking changes that would turn away anyone that's already landed in another eu country that has created a new impetus for the german chancellor to encourage her reluctance european peers to come up with a new solution to the migrant crisis but business leaders in germany are becoming impatient with her inability to convince populace at home and overseas that it's time to do something different joining me to analyze the precarious situation which the chance defined yourself at quainton peel and associate fellow for the europe program at chatham house and also a one time berlin correspondent and stephanie bolton the london correspondent for developed newspaper and let me start by coming to us stephanie and the voices that are coming from the business community how much more of a precarious position does this leave the chancellor in now but obviously leaves in a difficult position the lot of uncertainty now is they're going to always the coalition government going to break down would that then mean a new election germany only had elections of back in september twenty eighteen in many months to form a government saying all these the news that are coming in since yesterday i don't think really the situation is that dramatic the home secretary halsey will for who's the interior minister who kind of started the rial with angela merkel has actually sent out some counting messages some messages self kind of reconciliation that is the sense that the c see issues varian branch if they risk bringing down the coalition government they bill be blamed for it as well and if that then will be good for them winning the next regional election after the summer is a big question mark all of this is obviously been framed in a head of that election regional election in bavaria coming up i think it's around october time and you know supporters conservatives in in bavaria seemingly more hard line migration policy than elsewhere in germany and i and this could all be kind of summarize as a game of chicken between horst seehofer angela merkel it seems like you're saying he's blinking i well the question is whether at the end of the day they will find a solution that is facesaving foot both parties of i'm gonna obviously has been under lots of pressure and not only because of our seehofer because also we have seen the change of government in italy there is now a very right wing anti immigrant party in power and we are seeing now everyday from rome and head of the council tomorrow and on friday that they are coming out with more and more radical manse about what to do with migrants they have as everybody knows have rejected now a migrant boots lending on italian coasts so the whole atmosphere is is is very toxic currently in europe at angela merkel head to move and she then met last sunday a kind of emergency council in in brussels and the have been some not much but some agreements on strengthening frontex the eu border control agency putting more money into this and also putting more money possibly into the countries outside europe to make sure that asylum requests in the future might be a soft outside europe's definitely do stay with us on the line i want to bring in quentin peel from chatham house for a little bit more of the kind of the perspective from the rest of europe because while this is a domestic crisis wrangler merckel she's kind of pinning her hopes for a solution unconvincing recalcitrant you leaders to comply to finally find a viable solution to the to the to the migrant crisis in terms of sharing the burden across the issue but they're looking even more of a council trent than the last time as solution was sought these it's like sort of nightmare rubik's cube really in europe because it's it's plenty sensually three ways between the nova in countries like germany at its heart who very keen to restrain the flow of migrants coming their way the southern countries like italy who want to get rid of the system where migrants is supposed to stay in the country where they land and the east central and east europeans who don't want to have any migrants at all coming to.
"angela merkel" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"A european descent let's ask the average german angela merkel's about the loser job over this threat what about let's ask some folks in england seriously all of these countries have taken it more people than they can wait for it assimilate was represented a stringer unwise and the way he said these things oh maybe maybe is a racist well if you want them to be the irony about the tax on a representative stringer said that he's been working with democrats on prison reform so i guess he is a threat to very people who want to lock lockup low level criminals mostly drug addicts and not throw away the key he he's is he is a threat two very people who wanna keep a young people of color out of the prison color you know blacks and browns could we say that out of the prison system for for for petty crimes if he wants to do that then yes he is a central threat now i i will freely admit the representative stringer did put a target on his back and some would say his reckless words a gave his enemies bullets last week we had our dod del quite toe on vice president of the national border control council who also happens to be an american of mexican descent right and he said that our borders are more porous now than ever people were pouring over the border and the democrats wanted to be a crisis republicans need to come to terms with the fact that they they can't talk about it they can never win by speaking never gonna win racists president trump is in office for a reason the people who know that they cannot talk about this reasonably they know that they need to just shut up and vote and because that has happened happening we're we are now witnessing we're we're now in a time where somebody could say hey you know what can honestly say whole this whole desegregation thing we have too many american the european to sit there taking their kids and putting them in charter schools and private schools and because of the dc orders we don't have enough white folks to keep these schools open too many of the public schools are are represented you got little brown children's is spanish descent black kids that's not diverse enough we need more white people and oh my god you're a racist i believe democrats democrats brought in all this the democrats are making a racial distinctions democrats have the policies that dc policies the forced busing all that kind of stuff was ushered in by democrats who thought a little black kids could do better if they're sitting by little white kids in suburban schools i'm sorry and now you have a representative singer who speaking on educational issues did you catch that who was mayor wing a echoing the same thing that a very left the school board or candidates said in tucson and a very congenial republican moderate republican governor said the same thing so the same damn thing but it's the way that representative stringer senate that has people saying he's racist sorry i'm not buying it meanwhile we get to look at the television said here we get to see what is his name zelina zelina maxwell maxwell sheikh flam tori statements like this cut twenty one this is intentional cruelty it's something that they are doing deliberately it they're making a choice to separate babies from their mothers they're doing that too as an inhumane policy on because the people are brown we also have to talk about the fact that this is a racist policy if these children were white we would not be doing this kids everybody if these children were white we would not be doing this this is coming from an american of african descent as she saying that this is a racist policy why because let's keep it real president trump is white and republicans are white so even though to say damn thing was better under barack obama racist because he's half black and if you have one ounce of what would you are.
"angela merkel" Discussed on KQED Radio
"German chancellor angela merkel now says europe can no longer rely on the united states to protect europe must take its destiny in its own hands as she put it you have commanded nato do you think this is a common view among nato allies i know it is a common view among nato allies i'm in close consultation with many political leaders and senior military leaders in europe and air dismayed with the way that this administration seems to hold europe in such low regard i was the sixteenth supreme allied commander of nato the i was general dwight david eisenhower and he said quite correctly that america's greatest asset globally is our alliance with europe i think we walk away from that at great peril that's admiral james have rita's he's retired us navy admiral and nato's former supreme allied commander iraqis went to the polls today to elect a new parliament it's a particularly important election the first since usbacked iraqi forces drove isis out of a third of iraqi territory election officials say voting took place with no major attacks but a lot of rockies still stayed away from the polls npr's jane raff was there for the voting this was one of the safest election since the rankings went to the polls after saddam hussein was toppled a vehicle to prevent car bombs meant that voters had to walk it was safe enough that security ficials lifted that ban a few hours later election officials were hoping that more people would vote if they could drive there but even that didn't work.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Quest Means Business
"The secret service and the us as a woman is in custody after called in newport destroyed a security checkpoint in the white house the driver was media jeopardy hendrick emergency services now on the sea well leaders are under increasing pressure to stop the killing in syria the french president emmanuel macron the german chancellor angela merkel urging the russians to support un resolution for 30day ceasefire four people have died in the past and five days human rights groups say hospitals ob gyn deliberately talk state department to set the trump administration plans to move the us embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem in may that would coincide with israel seventy percent of us the move is likely a preliminary step it's a part of a broader relocations efforts which the secretary of state says it will take us listen i'm here as a businessman not representing anyone the words of donald trump jr as he capped off his trip to india with an appearance at a conference for business leaders is talk was rebranded as a fireside chat after an outcry of a potential conflicts of interest to terry it's got a few words with him in new delhi donald trump juniors appearance here was interesting for what he didn't say what was originally billed as a keynote speech on indopacific relations and you as india relations was actually a fireside chat something much more casual fare steered completely clear of us policy i'm here is a businessman i'm here happy not representing anyone i'm just i'm here and i've been coming to.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"I'll drooled any new coalition with angela merkel because they said it had them so much but when another coalition and proposed coalition between other parties fell through in a way they felt obliged somehow they need its to come back to the negotiation table otherwise they would probably be renewed elections so they were very sceptical from the very beginning the spd party and now after this first agreement was struck which is a preliminary agreement which now the spd party conference next week in the weeks time can decide on whether that's a good basis in their view to continue negotiations when that agreement was struck m several spd members and leaders over the weekend came out and said well this is not a deal that we should face a future coalition on so now there's a lot of talk with especially the spd whether they should agree on that is facing deal and then progress from there or whether they should out ruled that will stop it m just basically except that they're going to have to be new elections that is going to be a eight vegan rather unsettling issue for at least anybody who's wishing to see some stability in the euro zone i think it said last september that the french president emmanuel macro and laid out his vision for wide reform of the european union and yet everything break so putin pick is the one country that he needed to try and get these reforms through was gemini and a stable one at that with a strong chancellor now if we have anything that de stabilizes any kind of reform of the european union does not going to play very very well hand very well la into the the the the value of the euro which used meeting rather well since these coalition and not since a made that's true that story.
"angela merkel" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The search for an argentine naval submarine that went missing with forty four crew on board is being hampered by bad weather conditions officials say teenage several countries have intensified their efforts and the south atlantic to find the ara sand one submarine which vanished on wednesday and the us navy have sent a second ship with special tracking equipped and deep sea rescue modules to in the search the vessel disappeared two hundred sixty seven miles off the argentine coast and saturday flight signals thought to have come from the sob were detected near the dez peninsula a nasa research plane was used in an attempt to trace location but was unsuccessful nato weather in the area of operations continues to be very difficult naval admiral gabriel gomez said on sunday lee argentine navy says the missing dieselelectric submarine has enough oxygen food and water to last at least two weeks germany chancellor angela merkel set us that her efforts to form a threeway coalition government had failed frosting germany into a political crisis and pushing europe's largest economy yasser to a possible new election talks to form germany's next government collapsed yesterday as the four parties and talks fail to bridge the gap over immigration policy migrants and refugees have been germany's toughest political issue since a mass influx from two thousand fifteen brought roughly one point two million asylumseekers sparking backlash that is seeing the far right afd party enter parliament merkel's cdu and csu allies are pushing to limit germany's amazon intake two two hundred thousand the greens who have long promoted migrant rights and the multicultural society finally appear ready to accept the bought they will not budge on their demands for a resumption of family reunions for those who have been granted temporary refuge.
"angela merkel" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Congressman john walsh wednesday eight five five six four to fifty six 100 fake you foolish seamless wednesday hope you've had a good day you're germany's toast for that matter all of europe is toast german chancellor angela merkel we jack did any refuge g limit for germany she's running for reelection and she told the german people in a tv interview that she does not want to place a limit a moslem refugees coming in germany well over a million here a million came in germany last year alone germany in many ways is blowing up you can't deny it right you can't deny it all of these moslems they are changing europe you can't deny it they're change in life on the street they're changing the financial status of these countries you can't deny it there are rape epidemics all throughout europe there are crime epidemics all throughout europe open public acts of muslim terror increasing all throughout europe the very nature of these countries are changing as germany and the others take in muslims by the truckload who have no interest in assimilating and they're angle a miracle sets and she refuses to bend nope keep homecoming i love this position by the way uh places her very very much in conflict with the christian democratic union um from her conservative bavarian sister party that has said we they they need to place a limit moving forward on the number of moslem refugees you get to a point where you can't help him and i'll be honest with you when when i saw that merkel's said this again after after everything germany's experience just in the last year alone you've seen the pictures you've seen the video we know the stories and by the way the media throughout europe they perc bisley try to hide and put a lid on any story that might make moslems look bad that's what they do all the time so you've got to go to alternative sources if you want to know the truth as to what is going on in europe.