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Fresh update on "european council" discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

00:43 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "european council" discussed on BBC Newshour

"Tune in today at noon or 93.9 FM am a 20 or ask your Smart speaker to play W N Y. C. Going up to a high today of just 51 degrees. Right now It's 40 and plenty of sunshine. This is W N. Y. C on Earth Day 2021. This is Raza Iqbal with news our life from the BBC in London. Just talk about Chad now which, if you were listening earlier this week, has been undergoing convulsive change after the death of President Idriss Deby Thea Army said he died on the battlefield after being wounded by rebels trying to advance on the capital in Janina. Idriss Deby son Mohammed has been named president by Military Council and the constitution has been suspended. Reactions to the news have been mixed. The U. S. State Department spokesman, Ned Price expressed concern Violence in Chad that we've spoken to is gravely disturbing, but we're watching closely as the political situation evolves. The situation is fluid. We want to see a peaceful, democratic transition of power to a civilian led government. We would be concerned by anything that would stand in the way of that. But today that suspension appears to have been defended by France. Let's speak to Andrew Leibovich E is policy fellow with the think tank, the European Council on Foreign Relations. Welcome to the program. The French foreign minister has said today that the military council needs to stabilize the country on do they don't appear to be condemning what amounts to a coup. Does that surprise you? No, it's not entirely support. The surprising the French government has, of course, back Stadion. Successive French governments have backed it be for his entire reign in power. And they remain deeply concerned about stability, that sort of it all costumes and help So no, it's not surprising that they would do this, but it's still the show. Thanks. So the inconsistency even in their own initial messaging, for instance, about the importance Of maintaining democratic processes of Shows that this language will always take a backseat to this. The search for a short storms a short term stability on Two days later about the current security situation. I mean, have is the fighting Continuing? Is there is there calm in in in the country elsewhere? Like that. It seems like there's still quite a bit of unease. I think the initial security threat seems to have stalled for the moment. But at the same time, the fact the rebel forces are still present. And have reiterated their desire to continue their offensive toward the capital N'Djamena. So no, certainly this is not. This is not over, not even by a long shot. The rebels that he went to support the Chadian army toe fight are based in Libya. Some of them were fighting alongside a general Haftar in Libya. It's been said that these rebels were well armed. Where where did their arms come from? How did that happen? It seems that not only if they come from just the general proliferation of weapons and Livia, but that at least some of them have come from their proximity. Uh, and their support for General hot. Our report. This is also supported by the United Arab Emirates. It's hard to establish a direct correlation without further evidence on some of these things, weapons transfers, but certainly they've benefited from their ongoing role. In supporting Haftar's efforts and for the support that after himself has received and one of the one of the critical issues in terms of the French support for Idriss Deby, and now his son is to do with dealing with tackling the Islamists and the jihadists in the Suhel area. What impact do you think this is going to make on on all of that? It's difficult to say for right now, you know, the Chadian government just recently deployed after several years of pressure contingent of about 1200 soldiers to the taco Korma the tri border area. Molly Shannon, Burkina Fasso, So they haven't bean actually deployed for that long ago long enough to have Much of an impact. It is possible that some of those forces will be withdrawn. If there's ongoing instability and Chad. It's also possible that it could impact Chadian contributions to mini spotted. The French government has said that they don't think this is the case. But the longer the rebellion drags on. And if they continue to encroach on injury, nor encroaching Angelina in the future, That could certainly promptly some shift in the composition of the deployment of Chadian forces, which would At least upset some of the balance that exists right now. But as I said the Chadian deployment to the chief finds the help. Hasn't really been in the field long enough to have had much of an impact yet, but it would still be a disruption to these efforts. And just briefly given that it was the rebels that killed Ed Reese, Debbie, they must be feeling that they are that they are on the march in some way. Certainly that's what they've claimed. Of course, there's AH, There's quite a bit of speculation otherwise, within chatting outside of chat about what actually happened. There's quite a bit of Confusion surrounding the actual circumstances of his death, whether he was killed by by the rebels or by someone else, But yes, As I said, they've indicated that they intend to, um to continue pursuing this offensive. Other rebel groups in opposition groups have expressed their support for the factory billion when there is a visit. They've said that they do not want Chad to be a monarchy ruled on Lee by Debbie's family, and so By all indications this is going to continue. Andrew Leibovich policy fellow with the think tank, the European Council on Foreign Relations. Thanks for joining us. Let's return to our main story now is a major climate summit is currently underway hosted by President Biden. He opened the meeting by committing the US to an ambitious target..

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Turkey Rejects Claims of Sexist Snub Towards Von Der Leyen

AP 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | Last week

Turkey Rejects Claims of Sexist Snub Towards Von Der Leyen

"Union's most powerful leaders because of her gender. AP is Jackie Quinn has more. Earlier this week At a meeting at Turkey's presidential palace, Ursula von Dir lion, the European Commission president, found herself without a chair to sit on during a meeting with Turkey's president Ray helped type Erdogan and European Council chief Charlotte Michelle. The two men took the two chairs in the room, leaving Bonder Lion to gesture her disappointment and take a seat on a sofa away from the men in the room. It caused uproar on social media now, too. He says that it followed protocol requests made by the European Union, which the EU denies. Saying that it never got access to the room where the meeting took place. Italy's premier has jumped into the fray, denouncing what he called the humiliation that President von Dir lion had to suffer. I'm Jackie Quinn, I'm Tim McGuire EP

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Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | Last week

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

"Turkish officials are denying accusations that a leader of the European Union was snubbed because she is a woman earlier this week at a meeting at Turkey's presidential palace Ursula von der Leyen the European Commission president found herself without a chair to sit on during a meeting with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council chief Charlo Machel the two men took the two chairs in the room leaving Vandor Lyon to gesture her disappointment and take a seat on the sofa away from the men in the room it caused uproar on social media now Turkey says that it followed protocol requests made by the European Union which the E. U. denies saying that it never got access to the room where the meeting took place Italy's premier has jumped into the fray denouncing what he called the humiliation that president Vandor Lyon had to suffer I'm Jackie Quinn

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Estonia's first female PM sworn in as new government takes power

Monocle 24: Midori House

06:39 min | 3 months ago

Estonia's first female PM sworn in as new government takes power

"Let's then continue to estonia. That has become the only country in the world with women serving both fest prime minister and president. The country's new government was sworn in earlier today. Officially making connel's the country's first female prime minister the previous government had to resign due to a corruption scandal. God relief cassini policy fellow at the european council on foreign relations wasn't to surprise that estonia goes new female leader. Let's hear what she had to say. Stone years to wherever always has been gender equality. Women have always worked as hard as men things with worried. People have always been such things but the united states men and women rob divide. I mean when i grow up increase of soviet was the big thing and dealing with that men and women were same. So i didn't see. That's a such a big breakthrough but of course i mean normally it is because it hasn't had that sort of thing earlier but i think it happened naturally because many of resumed women on the top of reform party. They are close associates of of kaya colossus. So it wasn't like set thick just because they were. We mean the patriots. Your pirates places. Politics code released mr union herself there denny on what does it tell us about a country if it has a female leader. I take what Qadri leak said there in that clip to heart where she talked about the fact that it's for people in estonia. They met understand a little something about equality or might look at their society where we there is a bit more equality but i think the symbol of having the leader being a woman is very important for any country and for the rest of the world to see. It does mark a step forward. I think calvi say looking at good press from different countries around the world from from new zealand. And beyond what's happened in the united states last week with comma harris. It's an important step. And i think it's it's good especially in this time where i worry about a little bit of backsliding on on equality and things really good Newspaper reports in the global mail in canada over the weekend illustrating What sort of The not the political sphere. But what the business sphere has looked like and and what has changed throughout the pandemic. and the there's really been some backsliding on equality in boardrooms and the c. suite level for businesses across the country. Where it's even more male dominated. So i think in the political sphere is quite important as well to see this and i think it is a step forward. It's it's it's real simple to not only the eu partners but people around the world that especially Miskelly she's a young woman as well so i think that is important for For the country and for the projects that they'll want to work on in the u. It's knowing that estonian. I was to female leader still does change the way you see the country. Can i just say great pronunciation. I take outs from the proximity between estonia and finland. You're probably the only person on the show getting that right The language is very similar. Quick question for you. Marcus to turn on you they are. We can't quite understand each other. Words have different meanings because those two languages separated thousands of years ago. But you can get a clue what i'm reading estonian. Newspapers don't always need many translate sometimes make sense in phoenix too. I mean i mean talking about estonia. I think it's just interesting. Look it's tiny nation of about one point three million people of course paul of the soviet union in the post. I think it will. It will make people turn their heads a little bit and wanted to know About a year. And it's you know it's been a country that perhaps people didn't not about until fairly recently but it's been doing a very interesting things it's oversee really tried to give it up to be open to Entrepreneurship of recent kind of quoting itself. the digital nation and and pioneering. This this thing could e residency which is basically allowing people easy access online. Things like banking and payment processing and taxation. So it's been very forward looking in that regard also in terms of Mobility in public transport. And things like that. So i think this will cement ready the fact that you do now have both the prime minister president who women just really We'll be good for for the. Brian will be good for. So powell will go online but those things i mentioned as well thinking. This is a progressive interesting european nation a. And maybe make people onto no more done not agree with us to this can be a boost. I soft power. You work with our business program the entrepreneurs and it mentioned residency for example. How estonia's trying to attract new talent do think this this indeed. The that's people read news at lies about estonian having to female leaders and they kind of want to know more about that country one hundred percent i think people will be watching this closely and thinking about what it means for their next move or opportunity perhaps a thinking of talon perhaps as a as a new berlin of course you create a welcoming environments and wait to see if people will arrive. I think back actually to a good conversation. I had with the founder of a company called your baticle which is based out of estonia and we had this exact conversation about how sort of a small nation like that can make itself attractive on the world stage for people to come. Obviously you pointed out the e passport there and the potential to to have people on there is it would be very attractive for someone working remotely of course for for perhaps a bigger multinational company based somewhere else For its quality of life. Great capital Close to a lot of other places and it's looking like a very vibrant startup scene. So i think you know you show people that there is a welcoming environment in a social sense. And it can do wonders marcus. I really think until a really help. The country selling itself abroad

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Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

Newscast - Africa

01:04 min | 4 months ago

Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

"Britain. You signed a post. Brexit trade deal wednesday. That drought the bulls in the pros and hours. Definitely ends its european experiment. The lion and charles the heads off commission and european council black televised thirty names on one thousand to expand trade and cooperation agreement. In brazil's bounced argument was then flown by the royal air force the number for prime minister. Boris johnson to odd his signature as you can find him. Held a find deal the inkling jumps in now it is the beginning of what will be a one ship between an austrian. Cotton is in the prison to leave the european single market costas union as eleven hundred peel and thursday the end of a post brexit period amongst by told his trade season which culminated the christmas deal.

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British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

WBZ Morning News

00:28 sec | 4 months ago

British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

"The European Union's top officials have formally signed on to a post Brexit trade deal with United Kingdom. Lawmakers in London's are set to vote. On the agreement. European Commission president and also the European Council president put pen to paper this morning during a brief signature in Brussels. Documents are being flown across the channel to London. On a plane. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to sign them later in Parliament, Johnson urging lawmakers to support the 1200 page

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Brexit negotiations extended

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:50 min | 4 months ago

Brexit negotiations extended

"The brexit negotiations have been extended. It's been a tense weekend of talks which ended without a resolution except that the teams will continue to bargain. Darn mccaffrey's urine news political editor. Ann joins me now. Darna blustery man and a crumpled face and impeccably turned out an utterly composed woman libertine and lutheran images of boris johnson's meeting with usher underlying dominated the front pages and it seemed to me at least pretty much characterize the tone of the brexit negotiations. So can you tell us what happened over the weekend will in many ways. Of course the talks restarted. Again as you say. After that meeting with vonda line and boris johnson in brussels on wednesday nights they did seem not make an awful awful lot of extra progress. They inched forward to a large degree editor. Tina particularly in this area of the level playing field dot es britain would have to adhere to many of the rules and regulations of the european union for years to come that wants to have access to the single market particularly on this idea of divergence. Oh britain wants to forge. Don't power in the world committee regards. That's what brexit is. All rexiti is all about was the european union since she says well. If you do that that means consequences. It means. We may well the limit your access to the single market and the have been suggestions that it britain diverged. Too far the cop. Some of those rules and regulations that brussels could put on what a cold kind of like tariffs taxes on some of its goods to try and keep it into line. And that's been the really controversial area on that point. Europe seems to be conceding some ground that may be britain might be able to reciprocate by doing exactly the same to the eu all that the independent all between posts deciding if britain is undercut those regulations. That in the end that process is a bit more complicated and drawn out and then the eu it initially anticipated all although that's an awful lot of detail on what is a minor point there are still these inefficient gaps but there is a sign of progress and the reason that the talks continued. Go beyond yesterday is done to kind of to simple reasons. A neither side wants to be seen to walk away from these talks. Georgina no wants to collapse them. Because ultimately they'll always be a blame game about who brought about the no deal brexit and second of all you know it may well bore us all to death and there's no home and carry on talking no one loses so why not talk until the cows come home or indeed the. We're not allowed fireworks in us even till they're crackers get pulled. Whatever happens on new year's eve this year. So i mean the talks could actually go on until the deadline which is the thirty first of december. We'll in practical terms not really. Id so that the front pages of today's daily telegraph suggests that talks could carry on until new years. That's the headline. at least though. It doesn't suggest what year which is likely distancing. No i in theory. And i think we all kind of i keep saying this into the last week. I was told last week by an eu diplomat that were looking at the eighteenth around the as well as the last days to secure agreement because then we really all pushing the envelope in terms of actually just having time at all for both the european parliament and the british folder to ratify this agreement. Because it will have to be. There is a deal will need to be ratified by both parliaments. Not there is talk and with the eu everything is flexible that potentially it could be agreed by e you leaders and ratified provisionally in the new year. So almost in retrospect. I'm not entirely sure that can happen with the uk parliament but you know talks will continue at some stage. Somebody's gonna have to make a decision though. I mean they cannot continue indefinitely. And as you've said as the telegraph suggested they definitely cannot continue beyond news because of the legal deadline that is in place. But i mean there are also things like for instance tax systems need more than a fortnight to boot up to change various things. We're also being told that supermarkets have been ordered to stock up the goods. In event of a no deal will cost twenty percent more that there are interim measures to keep planes flying and so on. I mean there's so much detail that needs to be worked out the things that are really interesting about this first of all even if there is a deal it's only really covering about twenty cents of the existing rules and normality. That's already in place which means that's eighty. Percents is either having to be made up by changes that businesses are having to make stuff that you and i won't see but will cost them time and money and additionally the will be disruption because of course will be extra checks at borders particular over in calais and that means that we will see many more pictures of those lorries cues them for after aftermarket after mile. And you're right. We all still likely to see an increase in food prices to a degree. If there is no deal that gets worse because the tariffs potentially william place will be in place sterling will potentially fall even further on those two factors will mean that food prices will likely increase the destruction means that supermarkets already ordering goods talk about destruction to medical supplies and also in the amended. No deal as you rightly dives there will still have to be many deals. Don't breakneck speed to ensure that you know planes continue to be able to fly into european espace. That lorries are able to even enter the opinion so even if there is no overall trade agreements that will still have to be some deals just to make sure that things carry on beyond the. I generally in a relatively normal way now. What about the navy. The royal navy has been told that it should patrol to police channel waters To to stop illegal fishing as it may well be by then Charles michel the president of the european council referring to that said the britain was not lose. Its cooling. Go overboard he said. I'm trying to be serious on the european side. At least we keep our sang for. Yeah i think we'll see what happens with the role now. I mean even in the event of not we'll see what happens with the law. Maybe i'm sure they will patrol and all we're going to get into fish wars that we saw. I think it was back in the nineteen seventies involving iceland's when it really did get a bit nasty and ships were sunk certainly pretty badly damaged in wars over fishing there. You have to remember the european union in its deal contingency. Planning junior suggested that. If britain bolts these breakneck speeds kind of temporary deals. That i was talking about when it comes to the ability to move call goran or indeed planes that they would have to concede that the current agreement on fishing would continue for at least another year. Which makes me think that in the ends. That probably was likely to happen. Not least of all as well because we have to remember no deal. I deal on. Fishing may be banned from both sides and fishing but no deal is also bad. And i'm not entirely sure that the fishing communities of the east coast of england or northern france. Want no deal either. Because that may mean they don't have access to each other's waters but given the acrimony were to see in the nastiness in no deal. Brexit may will also mean that those uk fishermen for example will not be able to sell the fish to the european market.

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Brexit talks continue

FT Politics

02:17 min | 4 months ago

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

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EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

"European Council president shall Michelle is highlighted certain convict nineteen vaccine deployment issues including dealing with fake news it also means if it is all too as an older woman the Michelle suppose you conference finalized the vaccination plans amid rising concern and distrust in some citizens he said leaders face a transparency battle do not allow fake news multiple tub will make even more complicated nation's capacity to deploy vaccines I'm protected citizens Michelle insisted on the importance of having good communication strategies based on science knowledge and the transparency I'm Charles the last month

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After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'

Morning Edition

04:00 min | 5 months ago

After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'

"Trump on his way out of office. Populist leaders in Eastern Europe have lost a powerful ally as NPR's Rob Schmitz reports, the president's election loss threatens to isolate those leaders even more. On the day after the U. S election, millions of votes in key swing states were still being counted. And there wasn't a clear winner yet. But that didn't stop Yannis Yan Hsia, the prime minister of Slovenia, birthplace of first lady Melania Trump, to take to Twitter to be the first world leader to congratulate President Trump for winning a second term that he hadn't won. After the election was called for Biden. Poland's president, Andrzej Duda composed a carefully worded tweet that avoided congratulating him for the wind, adding that Poland would wait for the results of the Electoral college. Eastern Europe's populist strongman leaders are having a hard time accepting Trump has lost. I'm not so sure it's a big loss for the populations. I think it's a big loss for the individual leaders. Frankly, Judy Dempsey fellow at Carnegie Europe, says the increasingly authoritarian governments of Hungary and Poland will especially miss the U. S president, who seemed to share their world view. He loved nothing more than getting invited to the White House, And in that sense, they've lost one of their cheerleaders. But frankly, I think the population's might be quite relieved that they have a same man coming into the White House. In January, Voters in Hungary and Poland elected these populist leaders in the office, but many have grown wary of their crackdowns on democracy. So has the European Union. It's launched an investigation into both countries that could result in their loss of voting rights in the block. The post government bet on the wrong horse. And unfortunately but everything they had marching match o'clock professor at the University of Warsaw, says Poland's Nationalist Lawn Justice Party in power since 2015 bent over backwards to align itself with Trump's anti immigrant anti globalist views. Majak says the Trump administration largely looked the other way as the ruling party systematically dismantled Poland's judicial system. And crack down on its free press. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Poles spurred by leaders who came to tighten restrictions on abortion. Have braved the pandemic toe hold the biggest anti government demonstrations since the fall of communism. Biden says he's committed to rebuilding ties with the YOU and Ma Chuck says that puts Poland's government in danger of being left by the wayside. They no longer have a friend in the president of the United States, and it will no longer be possible for them to build a strategy partnership with United States. With the politics they have in Poland, so I think it is going to be a huge problem for them, not Jack says Poland is left with only two potential friends in the region, The UK, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson has jettisoned his country from the EU and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has consolidated power in himself and his Nationalist Party. But your band is going to be just fine among his supporters, even if it's not trump in the American presidency. That's because, says two's on a vague of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Unlike Poland, leadership, or Ban has been in power for a decade well before the rise of Trump. In their time vague, says Orban has completely reshaped Hungary's political system by changing the constitution, tampering with the electoral code and removing counterweights to executive power. Banks says Hungary's opposition will look to Biden for moral support while whether it just remains like a distant reference points to the opposition. That okay, we can Look at the Westin See that change is possible. Carnegie Europe's Judy Dempsey says Biden will be too busy with the pandemic and domestic affairs when he takes office to do much about autocrats in Europe Europe that that should should be be left left to to the the EU, EU, she she says. says. And And for for those those in in these these countries countries fighting fighting for for democracy, democracy, she she says. says. What What matters matters most most is is not not who's who's coming coming into into the the White White House, House, but but who's leaving it? Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin

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EU: Europe is battling virus and 'virus fatigue'

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 6 months ago

EU: Europe is battling virus and 'virus fatigue'

"The top E. U. official urged the twenty seven member states to introduce common rules to test for the disease and track it spread with tough a coronavirus restrictions likely European Council president Charles Michel who will chair an upcoming summit of leaders has underlined the G. Stickle challenges likely to plague the rollout too many vaccines likely early next year given the wheels because trading bloc relies on free movement between its member states Michelle says nations must coordinate their approach of new coronavirus tests and tracing systems into the whole thing the virus spread Michelle tells France radio RTL will in the storm we are all in the same boat and in the storm we must keep cool heads I'm Charles the late this month

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Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call

Mike Gallagher

00:21 sec | 6 months ago

Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call

"Union, Taking a defiant stance, a standoff over resuming post Brexit trade talks with the United Kingdom intensified, telling London that you can't have your cake and eat it too. European Council president refusing to bow to British insistence for the you to fundamentally change its negotiating position and CDM or to UK demands.

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TheLatest Brexit News

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:39 min | 6 months ago

TheLatest Brexit News

"Older listeners may recall a time when October fifteenth was last ditch do-or-die deadline by which agreement between the UK and the EU had to be reached else the UK would sail full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes towards a no deal brexit on December thirty first that deadline yesterday and almost as if the UK government is desperately bluffing negotiations appear to be very much ongoing after a you leaders conclude a meeting in Brussels UK Prime Minister. Boris. Johnson will speak on this subject later today one join with more on this by Stephanie, Boston UK and Ireland correspondent for developed. Stephanie How Does the EU take the UK's deadlines at this point the. Statement suggested that it's now up to the UK to quote. Mike necessary moves. I think the the European Union never took that deadline series at all I. Mean after all as you just set a new introduction. To have been so many deadlines I admit I'm also old I forget. deadlines that Boris Johnson has been giving thirty to thirty. First, of January, thirty first of December now, it's the fifteenth Tober. Never took it seriously because if you talk to the people who really understand the? Material Challenges in drafting legal texts they were saying First of all, there were two big gaps in really crucial issues and the second is even if you then can fill gaps politically, you have to then do the precision work of legal wording and that can't be done. In the Metro for night and so there was always an expectation that this European Council will come and go, and then they will sit down again and by early November conclude hopefully. So what are those gaps as things stand such sticking points as there are what other? where the main thing is state aid or what would with the would of other term state aid is meant which is well the Europeans rather call it playing seal that is something that has been written into the mandate from the very beginning back in twenty seventeen. And that means that because the United Kingdom is not a member of the European Union anymore. But is so close. It's a neighbor and should have free access to the European market. The British government needs to follow also the rules of competition. So for example, state eight, I remember in the summer I was in Berlin and someone in the German government made the point to me that. What the Europeans cannot accept for example, the British government giving millions and millions to Japanese carmaker. Attracts them to come to say Sunderland Create fifteen thousand jobs not fulfill the standards that the European Union expects for this kind of production and then be able to. Export freely into the European market. So basically dumping wages dumping competition that's something that is not not on the cards. For the Europeans, we would be deeply cynical view for the EU to take but then this is politics. Do they feel like the pandemic and the associated economic damage caused by might actually have strengthened the E. US hand in these negotiations, which is to say the UK will be much much less keen to risk the further disruption and expense no deal brexit. Yeah I think I mean you might say that's a bit cynical but of course, they looking at the situation in their own countries and of course, at the situation, the economic situation in the United Kingdom, which is very, very dire expected to be many many job losses in the months to come already we had. An economic downturn of almost twenty percents of GDP, of course. If there wasn't the pandemic, it would be easier for Boris. Johnson to walk away also had in mind when he won the election year ago December twenty nineteen, he campaigned on the platform saying I have a deal. So people believed him and he they voted him because he had an oven ready deal now, not even twelve months later he comes back and says, oh, by the way, I don't have a deal and that means that will be tariffs that will be used on the border. They will be higher prices they will be again problems to have everything in the supermarkets to the towards the end of the year early twenty twenty one. So that doesn't really go down well with his new voters in the north who were expected to not only brexit but sunlit landscapes. I mean from your point of view covering all this for a a German readership how hard is it to keep them interested in this especially given the the pandemic, which is much greater priority for all countries to do you get the sense that not necessarily European leaders but European public still paying any attention to this at all. They do a little bit of attention but to be honest yes, I mean in Germany because of rising number SOC new infections and new rules coming in and quite a lot of tensions now between Democrats and the the region's a difficult to to get attention I'm I think there is also an image problem for the United Kingdom now because all the news that are coming out whether it's with German TV radio or even pay person. Is Rather say not very complimentary of the British government in how they manage covet in how they manage. Brexit. But I must say when I read David tweet class. WHO's the chief negotiator for Britain and he said he was very disappointed and then set the prime minister said something on September nine, which was if there's nothing we can work with on October fifteen we will walk away. I think is a slight chance. He might walk away because they have been reckless if you remember the internal market bill with which they brought. Have Broken International Law I. Think There's a certain recklessness in this government so I don't completely exclude that in two or three hours whenever he announces stays, he might walk away. So on that from, there's been a lot of talk in British press. This week of those aerial photographs of sections of Kent being turned into a lorry parked does it strike you that perhaps those are actual serious preparations rather than more theatrical bluffing. No of course, these are serious preparations you have to be prepared and not only even in the case of a deal. If there is if there's no deal will be catastrophic even if it's the deal, still the fact is the United Kingdom has left the European single market, and therefore they have to be checks on the border whether it's from Franz coming into job. I think it's around ten thousand lorries a day in maximum times that have to cross go back and forth in this tiny little place pulled off Dover. And therefore you have to expect massive queues and they they already started with these preparations I remember like almost two summers ago when you drove down to what Folkston, you would see these additional catch that we're building. Now they're building the parking spaces. So obviously we have to expect. Destruction and maybe severe disruption Stephanie. Balls and. He's joining us.

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Boris Johnson will delay decision on quitting Brexit trade talks

Monocle 24: The Globalist

09:04 min | 6 months ago

Boris Johnson will delay decision on quitting Brexit trade talks

"The brexit transition period is due to expire on the thirty first of December at which point the UK will leave the single market without a deal unless an agreement with the EU is reached in the next few weeks British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted the broad outlines of the deal to be in place by the time the European Council Summit begins, today. The McCaffrey is your news political editor. He joins me on the line from Brussels could money cheat today it's the deadline. So why aren't we walking away? In this process is brexit process. We're very very used to deadlines coming and going out we gene and two large degree. At today he's GonNa come and go again and what we're expecting is no deal at the end of today when. Leaders meet in Brussels who were also not expecting Britain at top walk away either in fact we're expecting. Probably weeks of negotiations. Why is that I? Think because progress has been made though it is interesting last night the Boris Johnson spoke to US London line the EU Commission, Presidents and chose Michelle the EU council president in a joint to call and he. Exposure of his disappointment that the had not being a substantial or not progress. But clearly think that there is still an opportunity to get a deal. Hence why these talks will continue. We have to remember at the end of all of this book Britain and the e You have repeatedly said, they do wolves future trade deal I. Think both of them are willing to give it another shot of you like a bit more time So what are the underlying issues that holding up this process? Will listen to you though kind of three key areas in all of this at first of all is the so-called level playing fields or state AIDS, which is essentially the e you wanting you to adhere to the same rules and regulations to a large degree that and they already do as a former member of the European Union and things like environmental protections, food standards, for example, so that Britain can't undercut those in a more competitive way and join to that is this issue of state AIDS. The idea that the state can subsidize heavily industries to keep them afloat if you like, and again the EU is king the Britain essentially really can do that because it could convey. Could gain a competitive edge. Undercut the E. U., two degree now Britain would point out and rightly so some would say that actually if there is any part of the two sides who are used to subsidizing their industries, it's more likely to be countries like France and Italy than it needs to be the UK or indeed Germany for example, who just failed out Lufthansa to the tune of ten billion euros I mean the UK hasn't yet bailed out any of Big Airlines then disease you have governance How to settle speech future future disputes in essence the EU, has conceded that it's no longer going to be the European Court of Justice and they're trying to work out to kind of independent tradition if you like. And then finally, there's this kind of issue of fishing which economically is not important either to the EU or the UK in the sense it doesn't really make much of any countries economies to large degree, but it is politically symbolic. Ephraim. Brexit. As it will is what Brexit was all of out retaining sheesh water and also some European countries. It's incredibly symbolic importance at French fishermen, for example, or at pretty significant force in France and Emmanuel macron is staring down election in the not too distant future. So that is an issue. That actually is always the most difficult of issues because as as a Britain wants to gain back control of its waters, the EU still wants to be allowed to fish in those waters and it suggesting that if it cannot will. Then Britain is not going to be able to sell its fish to the rest of Europe and that is by far the largest markets. So shortly, collapse the whole deal on fishing. Think not though there are genuine concerns that it could be at the key issue. In the trade talks over the next couple of weeks, not least of all, because as become this to the issue in from both sides that for Britain. It's very symbolic as I say what Brexit is, they are absolutely determined. That they can have you know European fishermen essentially in the seas for years and years to come. Katrina to the fish they just think that is fundamentally unacceptable. It is not in essence taking back control. For the EU are equally determined. That if Britain wants to gain access to it single market by selling fish and eighty I, think it's eighty percent of British Fisher exploited in sixty percents. In, total those to the rest of the EU then. You're. Not, GONNA be able to sell your fish and you can have all your efficient chips he wants, but they'll have to be British people are going to eat them and not the EU, and they would also point that actually half of the so-called Bush's boats that fish in fresh waters at the moment are actually forward. So in practical terms, would it make that much difference I think the compromise, the them at may well come, and with this idea of quotas every year that potentially will start where we all now and year after year decrease. On a negotiated faces a bit like Norway has dumb but for Emmanuel macron fishing is a key key factor in all of this. Simply because you know French, fishermen are a potent political force but for the countries like Germany. In essence fishing's not very important and they would be very, very disappointed when push on for the deal to collapse on that single issue. So I mean what happens next and is a no deal Nella a probability rather than A. So. When you talk to people here and is being a whole range of MVP's and official yesterday, they were putting it at a probability of sixty percents. Gene essentially, that will be no deal, which is point stalk in many ways given the fact that we are getting into the game and we really all because time is to Michelle Volley ticking in this process I think what will happen next though is that they will conclude. Leaders at tomorrow that enough progress has been made and the talk should continue. I expect the British will accept that and talks will continue for the next couple of weeks. up until. Either the end of this month or the start of next. But then a deal is going to have to be done or essentially both sides have to accept the will be no deal because ultimately if there is to be a deal, it is a massive. Weighty Hefty document that has to be translated into all the official languages of the EU. EU Paul, we'll have to vote on the British parliament, some national parliaments to and so that decision will have to be pretty soon at the start of the next month because ultimately, they'll only have up until the end of to send the. It's because Boris Johnson his always all. And that he will not extend beyond December thirty. First, we've heard of course that before I think this time that really is a hard deadline and so at the Mo- wind, you'd have to conclude or less things substantially change that you know no deal. Is a real. Possibility, but probability, how is the British parliament reacting to this brinkmanship? Well, there's this. Thing is when we kind of what? It's not weird actually, it's probably not surprising the tool. But, it's not really consuming European on British national politics. At the moment clearly, we're in the middle of a pandemic. Clearly everyone's focusing on not just the fact that there is a second surge affecting almost every corner of Europe and deed every corner of the British isles. And Other increasing restrictions, talks about lockdown. So not not anyone's really talking about Brexit I think. Boris. Johnson's going to take enough majority that no deal is not good to trouble him like it. It was last year when there was a possibility that the government collapse on the issue I don't think that's GonNa happen this time round for the genuine concerns in Britain about what this will mean. Already, the government is already having to spend millions and millions of pounds to get a border posts. Customs checks to employ people essentially to work on that border from the first of January and no matter what the trade will be there will be extra checks a respectable. What happens

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West African regional bloc lifts sanctions against Mali

BBC World Service

04:43 min | 7 months ago

West African regional bloc lifts sanctions against Mali

"Molly and the transition government that has taken over a mixture of military and civilian personnel taking over after the coo of a few weeks back now to express their disapproval for the coup, the West African regional block Echo s imposed economic sanctions. It's now lifted. Those sanctions because of the appointment of a mixed civilian and military transition government. But the political crisis carries on particularly as regards the growing jihadist threat as well. There's all sorts of rumors back and forth about the release of militants and other people from prison. In return, it's hoped for two hostages. One of whom is a French humanitarian, the other whom a senior opposition figure, actually it's not quite clear whether that's happened or not. Andrew Levitch is watching the situation. He is a Mani watch it with the European Council on Foreign Relations asked him first off how the sanctions which have just being lifted, have bean affecting ordinary people in Mali. Phyllis ordinary people. It really depends on what sector you were, and there are many people who commented during son that they weren't particularly affected by sanctions. So it was a bit of a mixed bag for the impact on Mullins. But certainly it does mean that for many people, I think the process of the transitional government can move forward. And there's the less confusion and less back in port between Nikolas and Molly and then course also between the international community in Mali. And what do you think of the end of the set up as it is? Echo have Bean satisfied that there are sort of civilians in government positions, But there's still many, many military people in government positions as well. In terms of the transition government. Do you think they've done a good job? I mean, good figurehead. Is there a mechanism for the handover? Which everyone agrees on? All the truth is that we don't know. Right now. It is still very early on DH as I've written. This transitional process has been steered by the military wanted from the beginning. Embattled change their very song represented in some of the key ministries of transitional government. Of course, the head of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People is still the vice president of the tradition, and the president and prime minister really seem to have been hand cooked by the CNST. That doesn't necessarily mean That the transition won't go smoothly. It's just that what we're seeing now is that the military and the military junta has kept their hand very firmly on this process. And so we're going to have to see what unfolds over the next 18 months. There's a very ambitious set of reforms that have been laid out and the transition government. There are some people in a government very well regarded. But at the same time, apparently some cause to be concerned by how predominantly the winter is featured in this transitional government. Do the military have an incentive to cede power? They say they're going to go do they have an incentive to go? Well, so this is part of the competition because there have been a number of allegations of corruption within the security services wasn't she is? Of course, there have been some reports that The members were very unhappy at this corruption they've promised to fight. Some of the corruption that was alleged against the son of the former president, of course, was in the National Assembly but also was the chair of the National Assembly's Commission on Defense and Security, the transitional president promised in his opening speech as president after he's Forbes oath of office. To combat this corruption, but we're going to have to see if it actually happens in practice. That's when you did the hard part also about the kind of the reports and they are conflicting reports. We should say of the possible release by extremists of two figures, a French aid worker and the leader of the opposition as well, who was taken while campaigning in the Timbuktu area. Would this indicate on opening of relations between the hunter on DH militant forces in the north? What do we read into that? Because that would seem on the face of it to be good news. Certainly thank everyone is hoping that these reports are true and that the two hostages will be released soon. There's been a lot of conflicting information just today and yesterday about What was actually happening. This does seem to mark very significant concession on the part of the government. Of course, these negotiations have been ongoing for years off and on to start and then, of course, policy say they've been going on again off and on since he was kidnapped, So this isn't just something from the hunter. I think we can safely conclude that this wouldn't have gone forward without their approval.

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European Union endorses sanctions over Belarus election

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:22 sec | 8 months ago

European Union endorses sanctions over Belarus election

"The European Union says it will not recognize the results of the August 9th election in Belarus, demanding a full investigation. Instead. European Council President Charles Michelle today people off Valorous deserve better. They deserve the Democratic try to choose their leaders and ship the future. EU also threatening substantial sanctions

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EU leaders seek to ramp up pressure on Belarus president

Morning Edition

03:32 min | 8 months ago

EU leaders seek to ramp up pressure on Belarus president

"In Belarus? The pressure is growing on the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko to step down after nearly three decades in power protesters. Say the recent presidential election he won was rigged. Neighboring countries are watching this very closely. The European Union held an emergency session today. NPR's Lucien Kim is in Moscow in another country watching this especially closely. Hi, Lucien. Morning, so President Lukashenko says he's now mobilized the army on the country's western borders. I mean, we've seen massive protests. We've seen the crackdown. Is this even more escalation in all this? Well, I mean, he's escalating the situation. President Lukashenko is because he's refusing to talk with the opposition. He's basically said over my dead body. The opposition has formed what they're calling a coordination council to facilitate dialogue. But Lukashenko says this is just a front and he's already threatened to deal with members of this council. Appropriately. Today, he ordered his internal security officials to bring calm back to the country. And he's also playing up this idea of a foreign threat What you were asking about since Belarus borders three NATO member states. This, of course, could be one way for him to draw in his only ally. Which is Russia, Huh? Ok, So you say that obviously there there three European countries on the border here. European leaders held this meeting today T sort of address this whole tense situation. What action is coming from that? The EU leaders decided not to recognize the results of the August 9th presidential election, and they also said they would sanction Belarussian officials who are responsible for vote rigging, but also the violent repression of demonstrators. Charlie Michelle, who is the head of the European Council, said the yew stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus and their right to elect their own leaders, he said this is not about geopolitics, and that seems like a direct response to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who earlier said Europeans were playing geopolitics. I think it is important to mention here that Bela Rose, Belarus inhabits this. Kind of gray zone between the European Union and Russia and has never really expressed any interest in joining the European Union. Well, I mean, we saw another country sort of caught in the Middle Ukraine and how Russia addressed that after there was political political protest there, talk about what the Kremlin is doing reacting as they figure out what to do with Belarus on on its on its border. Well. Belarus and Russia have very close political, economic and military two ties. And a Russian President Vladimir Putin. Very much views Belarus as being in his sphere of influence. So far, he's been keeping his cards very close to his chest. But today his spokesman finally broke the Kremlin silence on Belarus. He said international pressure on Lukashenko's unacceptable but he also said an interesting thing, he said Russia does not see the need to send troops into Belarus. That's something that Lukashenko had hinted at over the weekend. And what about what about the United States? Or are we seeing any reaction from from the US at this point? Well, the U. S has been pretty absent in Thiss whole discussion. Even though Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was traveling in Europe last week. He did say the US is working with European partners on some kind of response. And it does look like the Trump administration is letting the European Union take the lead here. All right. NPR's Moscow correspondent. Lucien Kim, Lucien, Thanks so much.

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European Union endorses sanctions over Belarus election

Bloomberg Markets

00:28 sec | 8 months ago

European Union endorses sanctions over Belarus election

"Lukashenko is mourning the European Union not to interfere in his country's post election crisis. But European Council president Charl Michelle says the you does not accept the result of the August 9th vote. The European Union stent in solidarity with the people off batteries and we don't accept impunity. Michelle says the you will impose substantial sanctions on those responsible for the brutal crackdown on opposition protests after the election. President Trump is

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Insults, flaring tempers mark marathon EU summit on budget

Pacifica Evening News

01:23 min | 9 months ago

Insults, flaring tempers mark marathon EU summit on budget

"Weary European Union leaders expressed cautious optimism that a deal is inside on their fourth day of wrangling over an unprecedented to $0.1 trillion budget and Corona Virus Recovery Fund. That follows a weekend of walkouts, flaring tempers and insults. It took an emotional dinner speech by European Council president shown Michelle about leaders not failing their union. French President Manuel McColl. Expressing his frustration and a new set of numbers to send the marathon summit onward. McCall said these were extremely tense moments but that things were progressing. Mythical community these compromises and I say this very clearly will not be made the cost of the European gold not out of principle, but will be made because we are facing unprecedented health, economic and social crisis and because our countries needed European unity needs it. Of the two day summit was supposed to end Saturday but has been forced into overtime by deep ideological differences among the 27 leaders. All nations agree in principle they need to band together. But five richer countries in the northern part of Europe wants strict controls on spending while struggling southern nations like Spain and Italy Say those conditions should be kept to a

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"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"So we've been waiting to find out whether the hard Brexit is and the DP we're gonna come aboard at which point the whole thing should have sailed through. And she's very much been thinking will the point the crisis. They will come around to this deal because I may be no dealer told the person the have been shifted shifts in the Tory position that's been some gently softening the DP position. But the person we've all been waiting to find out what he's going to say is the former foreign secretary the f f s Boris Johnson. And he has funnier his column fee at the day. Daily. Telegraph week has paid over a quarter million a year by declaring that he would not back May's deal under any circumstances. Now, I was I've always thought that the moment the bars don't came out as being a Brexit tale was the moment that Brexit was. Well, I'm there is this going to be the same thing. I think if you against be conspiratorially would say that Boris this point seized the opportunity to a four scenario by the end of this month. And Secondly sees possibility forcing Theresa May out office because has had a hacker is looking bit trimmer when he's claiming that the he'd he'd lost concentration when the the women in parliament was cutting his hair, and he was surely didn't really mean to be that show, but he certainly has lost some weight. He's been he's he's looking the pulse of the moment. And I suppose this is kind of lost at, but is also if you have positioned yourself, so firmly against trees may steal. If in fact, you have resigned over it. What do you do? Now last week David Davis who does resigned ivory at she voted with the prime minister. But I think Boris is got a little bit more to gain from Taito chaos in the conservative party. What's he saying Riley Telera? We'll basically he's saying that the data's absurd. He says that not since the Norman conquest have we handed over power to a foreign state. And that what we should do is next week during the European Council meeting. We should go back and ask for a better deal. Now, why is he been you may have? No, nobody's mentioned this idea. Let's get back for better deal before extrordinary kind of moten fresh idea or not. So that's what he thinks. He's going to be on the agenda next week. And I think he might be rather solely disappointed when he finds the Europeans to say, Debbie, so ridiculous. Meanwhile, the European leaders are I think the time just go story about his day that will basically talking about the length of the extinct extension, and it's looking like they will tip towards a twenty one month extension. If nobody writes again, I had a lovely fact every weekend which made me smile at. Apparently, the unit has an algorithm that determines at what point the British population makeup changes. So that as the older people who would traditionally have voted for Brexit die off and a younger electorate replaces them guess day. The younger remain a- electorate section replaces the older is it March the twenty eight challenge seventy nine I had west one four. What about this? Somebody stood up in a meeting in Wales. In fact, I was at about Brexit and claimed that we were being run by an Nick Crecy, I e democracy of the date because only fighters were dying off brilliant. It's it's filling world, join useless tax. And it's not getting any closer to coming together as an extra. It is not. The next door. I won't mention was in fact, what the European Council and European parliament might be slightly more interested in because I think nineteen may be very very bored of Brexit by now, which is Hungary, and Victor all van. So this question about whether Fidesz gets thrown out of the European thirty two EP which it's been a member of its that's kind of Christian Democrat broad parliamentary grouping, which has things like the CD you in it and in Atlanta lights such as how colour in. This is always been the proof the almost pro federalists. But it's been such a majority very, very pro European grid. Yeah. And lovely Maura. You know, middle ground and the trouble is Victorian keeps putting up these posters..

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"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"LA, plus the top stories across Australia little music from Sweden all the head of the local daily live from London starting now. Welcome to tonight's monocle Dany, dozens of political leaders around the world or in Munich this weekend from major security conference for more than fifty years, this gatherings been a vital Pacino for them to assess the big security challenges that face the world. It is fair to say they meet this year in pretty low spirits facing warnings of a global crisis and politicians that either aren't up to the job or unwilling to even try what we're going to explore some of the key issues now with Dr Rica, Franken his policy fellow at the European Council farm relations and is also part of its new European security initiative. Thank you very much joining us this evening insurance. The mood of this conference seems to be that political leaders are failing to confront or even some cases attempt to confront the series of major crises that face the world. Yeah. I think that that impression is rather. Correct. I mean, the Munich security report this year was entitled the great puzzle. Will will pick up the pieces and honestly after this first day of this conference. No one has stepped forward to even offer that they would try to pick up the pieces the conference is gonna loss two more days. We'll see. But overall, it's been quite striking. That is it has been very difficult to find anyone knew who has answers at this point in large Paul Paul, obviously seems to be about Donald Trump. He was not not just what Donald Trump is doing himself and the impact that's having on US policy. But also the impact is having on the US position as a global leader. Yeah. I mean that being said in in the way, the United States and Donald Trump wasn't such a big point of discussion today, actually, the United States has been represented here in Munich with the largest ellegation ever. So we have US vice President Mike Pence here. Many many senators congressmen congresswomen so in a way the United States or some people in the United States really trying to show that the transit lead. Transatlantic relationship is is still you know up there and fighting so I don't I don't really think that all of this is due to Donald Trump. It's just that. There are many crises of moment. Yes. The United States kind of application those role of a of a global leader. And no one else seems to be seems to be stepping forward. And especially here in eunuch in unique is always focused on European security and the transatlantic relationship and. Yeah, that at the moment, isn't particular. Early. Good shoot. Good looking for you mentioned that Mike Pence is is at the head of that significant US delegation. He's there he's going to hear all of these people talk about the need for global leadership the need politicians to step up an implicit criticisms of the United States and its position since Donald Trump became president. But it's not very likely to make any difference. Is it really, no? And that's the thing that this is what I really quite striking today. We'll see what the discontinues tomorrow. But so it's it is well known that at the Munich security conference a lot of important things happen outside of the conference, right and these local electoral ballot Rome meetings. But that being said this year, I found it, particularly striking just hell. Mt. The conference room was during most of the sessions. I mean, you have really really high level politicians sitting up there on panels talking about things and the room is two thirds empty and the reason for that is. Not that people are staying way from the conference on the contrary. There doesn't have never been that many high level leaders at the conference, but basically people are outside in the hallway talking among each other trying to find solutions there. So I don't think that the kind of the big the big outcomes of these of this conference will come from the panel from the speeches from the the official part, but more outside. That's where the the delegations the people on the representatives are going to try to find solutions the agenda for the conference for those discussions of having outside presumably sort of set, partly in this big report gets published before everyone arrives in Munich, and it highlights all sorts of issues..

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"european council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The European Council has some very harsh words for Brexit ears without a plan. Ed Baxter has global news from Bloomberg nine sixty San Francisco newsroom. Ed. Yeah. Brian whether UK's Theresa May headed to Brussels tomorrow, the landscape did not get any easier today. Donald tux. Donald tusk council. President says the e u needs to prepare now for a fiasco, by the way. Ring what the special place? Looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry safely met with reaction from some pro Brexit Tories that tusks arrogance serves no purpose, so Bloomberg's Alex. Morales says things become very very difficult key worried about this Brexit here wing of the party, which is the one tough colluded to. And he thinks that they just don't have a credible solution to Brexit and meetings tomorrow in public and the behind closed doors, China's national medical products administration demanding Shanghai regulators. Check products in plasma at Xinjiang medicine after reports of plasma testing positive for H I V antibodies. A national health commission has ordered a halt the use of the companies related products criticism today of US President Donald Trump saying and taking credit for Kim Jong on not firing any missile since the first Trump Chem summit democratic Senator Ben Cardin, says it's only because Kim doesn't need to do any testing Kim Jong.

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"european council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Conway is counselor to president with reporters today in the White House driveway. The press secretary at the White House. Sarah Sanders will be holding a briefing. Our live coverage is at one PM eastern. Another issue that may come up during that briefing is the state of Brexit Britain's exit from the European Union. President Trump was asked about that yesterday. And on Sunday, the European Union approved the deal with the United Kingdom after the vote. The presidents of the European Council and European Commission and the chief Brexit negotiator spoke with reporters. British parliament will be voting on the agreement in December this runs about ten minutes begins with European Council. President Donald tusk. Today. The council endorsed the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from Japan union and the European Atomic Energy community. On this basis. The European Council invited the commission the European parliament and the council to take the necessary steps to ensure that the agreement can enter into false on the thirtieth of March twenty nineteen so is to provide for utterly through withdrawal. The council approved the political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and United Kingdom of Great Britain than island. The council restated the Union's determination. To have s close as facilitator partnership with say lettuce kingdom in the future. I quote this facet of today's conclusions contains DSS afoul meeting. Ahead of us. It's the difficult process of ratification as well as further negotiations. But regardless of how it will all end. Lansing. We will remain friends. Of days we. Yes. Indeed, it.

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"european council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"These. Yes. European council. President Donald tusk vowed that the friendship among nations would never end, regardless of how it will all end think of certain we will remain friends under the end of days and one day longer in the UK, the leader of Britain's main opposition party promised vigorous opposition to the Brexit deal. When it comes before parliament labor party leader. Jeremy Corbyn said it was a bad deal for the country. A senior spokesman for Mexico's incoming government says there's no deal to host migrants in Mexico as they await word on US asylum requests, more from James Blair's, Mexican minister of the interior. Designate Olga Sanchez was quoted by the Washington Post is saying Mexico had agreed to a remain in Mexico policy for the migrants, while the cases were being considered by US officials. She's now saying this isn't so the senior spokesman has confirmed the bilateral immigration talks are ongoing stress. Guessing, but nothing has been agreed an any claim otherwise is inaccurate and false. He says the Central American caravan migrants who've reached Tijuana receiving some assistance for the current Mexican government in general public President Trump has issued tweets advising the migrants to go home and even saying he'll close the entire US Mexican border. If this Ariss the control will be lost from NPR news on chains. Please in Mexico City. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm David I Senator Cory Booker says he will consider running for president in twenty twenty in an interview with nj advanced media, the Senator from New Jersey says people across the country have been talking to him about running and that he expects.

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"european council" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Negotiations at the special European Council will be called for Sunday, the twenty fifth of November. This is close to a Brexit deal. Some members of May's conservative government think the plan is too generous toward the EU. Other lawmakers don't want the UK to leave the European Union at all vice President Mike Pence had a brief conversation today in Singapore with Russian President Vladimir Putin. They're attending an economic summit Pence's office says the conversation between the two leaders was informal and lasted a few minutes. They were accompanied by national security adviser, John Bolton, you're listening to. NPR news from Washington from K Q E D news in San Francisco. Good morning. I'm Brian watt. The list of universities and racing events in the bay areas that are closing because of unhealthy air due to smoke from the massive Butte county campfire is growing San Francisco state canceled its evening classes yesterday in plans to remain closed for the next two days. San Jose State is closed today and tomorrow because of unhealthy air UC Davis is closed through at least tomorrow in the bio freeze Berkeley half-marathon set for Sunday has been cancelled and the north face endurance challenge. Championships in San Francisco and Marin this weekend also cancelled but the unhealthy air is giving some high school students in San Francisco a chance to run their own air quality tests. He Qaeda's Monica, summa, yo has more. Petri dishes smeared with vaseline were left outside for the past five days to determine just how bad the air quality is near Burton high school eleventh grader Juliana Butler was shocked when she discovered her dish was filled with black and yellow specs. Honestly, I I was not expecting to see the yellow, but I mean, I guess I'll expecting the particles, but not as many health science teacher. Evan Mundell says the class was learning about the respiratory system. When the campfire broke out now,.

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"european council" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:57 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I think Merkel's a great friend of of the UK and going back to the sort of the. The slow motion. Car crashes I see which led to the referendum in the UK. All through that period. Where David Cameron was trying to negotiate some sort of compromise. Some sort of deal that could work for the UK would allow him to go back and have this referendum. But but convince voters to to stay in Merckel held joint competent meetings with the British government ministers were I mean, there was huge intensity in that relationship. So she is. I mean, I I genuinely can say I think they're probably nobody around the table and European Council. Ajaria she is to to see what has unfolded. But to to interpret a willingness to compromise on the fundamental pillars of the European Union. The four freedoms I think is to grossly misunderstand her. She is totally wedded to the free movement of people, and she is totally committed to maintaining the integrity of the single market and the customs union, so that is not just a French position that is fundamentally German position. I've listened for the last two years two people in London sang I yeah. But the German car manufacturers, you know, they're going to they're going to lean on the German government. Under is going to be some sort of a compromise last minute dealer end around this. And I think that that's completely wrong. And I think it's been proven to be wrong. And frankly, Markle has face them down at every state and has made it clear, I mean has effectively issued communicates to two German industry to say, you know, the single Mark. Is non-negotiable, and it is a fundamental principle on Germany really sees itself as the custodian of those ideals, those European ideals. So if anything the risk of fragmentation makes commitment stronger from German point of view. So no is the answer. I don't see any wavering on that. And I don't see pressure coming us has been -ticipant. It'd in London at the beginning of the process pressure coming from Germany and Paris on Dublin to to somehow watered down the line which around the backstop and the border. That's not going to happen. I think people are really misunderstanding. What the European project wanted means to to France and Germany if they think that's going to happen because discussing lunch, but even if Michael were paying that role that some in Britain hope hope she would be guarantee, she'll even have a government will be in government by twenty. Twenty. This is a problem for Europe as a whole, which is the definition of her influence on power and her weakened physician in Germany. There's no question about thought. And also, I mean Macron in a sense emboldened has a strong mandate a big majority and parliament put, but is really really struggling opinion polls. And now there's this test case in terms of what they're going to do for the European elections in this sort of liberal alliance that he that he's pulling together. There are a lot of variables. But I think the one thing that is certain is the European the existing twenty-seven, including some countries that have had pretty controversial disputes at European Council level, hungry Poland. And I mean, they have all pretty fundamentally been unified around the four freedoms. I think that that is set to continue. So yes, I mean Merckel is a pragmatic. Yes. She wanted to deal with the UK, but it will be a deal on at the terms of the basic fundamental principles. Of the European Union. Let's get to the other extreme scenario. Possibly for most types of people in this room, benign extreme scenario, which is much less today does bathroom is the largest much in recent history. Although it's worth pointing out that the last largest match was against the Iraq war, and that and that didn't work, but nevertheless, this is seven hundred thousand people. In order to get that disease in REO of a second referendum. You're going to need one of the leaders of the two main parties to support it on yoga need. Jeremy Corbyn have a road to Damascus moment or else in some sort of scenario to be ousted and replaced by somebody else, which I think is probably even less likely at this point than having a second referendum. What are the chances in your view that pro European members of labor party like you're picking in politics component to Copenhagen say look three out of four? Labour voters want Britain to remain in Europe. These your people..

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"european council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

17:05 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Would just say if you look at the leading members of the other party. In the campaign. And when they talk about policy, which is very rare. They will tell you. They want to overturn the tax cut from signed earlier this year or late last year that would be the personal tax cut that would be the family child tax credit that would be the business tax cut. All these things have spurred confidence and giving us a growth rate of the economy of three to four percent, which everybody said was impossible. I didn't speak a story two thousand eighteen and be honest with you. Larry cudlow is the director of the White House. National Economic Council part of his give and take with reporters in the White House driveway earlier today as we mentioned we're gonna head Leiden at the Brookings Institution. Discussion about Brexit live coverage the ambassador you at British ambassador to the US among the panelists comes right from Brookings. Doing the introductions Kim Derek is the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States and bachelor. Thank you very much for joining us here today. Amanda, slowed is our whenever boss senior fellows here at Brookings, and author of the new report that I mentioned divided kingdom. Have Brexit is remaking the United Kingdom's constitutional order. Lucinda Creighton is CEO Bookham consulting and served in the Irish government as Europe minister for European affairs and took us Alexander is a senior fellow at Harvard University's Belfer center for science, and international affairs. And he formerly served as minister for Europe and secretary of state for Scotland in in the British government. I would also like to recognize Steinman hole and the Irish who's here with us today. And just it just remains to say, please feel free to use your phones. If you're tweeting today's events the hashtag is TI that Brookings boss transatlantic initiative head over to you. Thank you, very much Tom Edward loose financial times columnist always to be kings. And to see so many familiar faces. So thank you for for having me. It's a pleasure to have such a well-qualified panel diverse panel to discuss this imminent on the brink issue facing just just to remind you of those were not. Okay. We've got Halloween approaching next week. And sure enough to resume at the same time. It's very close to midnight late night sessions in Brussels. Trying to negotiate something approximating her checkers deal Europeans to accept her. Check deal for Britain's divorce agreement which has to happen by maps to twenty nine. Under article fifty which includes three things one what happens to your papers in Britain in Britain sitting in Europe, which is pretty much being resolved to the money. And which is also pretty much being resolved and three which is unresolved in which we're going to focus on a lot today is not wrecking the Good Friday agreement in in keeping the Irish Republic's border open with with Northern Ireland. And we're going to focus on that nowadays today that that's the key thing here, though is Britain's trick or treating is not going to result in Britain getting any candy. It's going to be giving county to Brussels. The question is how much and with what degree in bad? Well, so we've got a very very diverse range of scenarios on off people talk about radical uncertainty nowadays in geopolitics, which is very much true globally. But the radical uncertainty in the next in the coming months and weeks of what's going to happen with Brexit is really very very acute. It's as plausible that Britain crashes out in a no deal recipe. Next much Theresa May having failed to secure a double. This agreement having succeeded and parliament having voted it there. As it is. I think after last Saturday's seven hundred thousand strong March in London for people's vote, and that there is a second referendum and then the third. Ordinarily mainstream scenario that Theresa May get deal degrees. And then we go to a Brexit on March twenty ninth after which the real negotiations begin. This is just the threat clearing. Post Brexit Britain and Europe looks like so let's start with the radical uncertainty. Can you? Thank you know, because not not not to persecute. But because you've been Britain's ambassador to the EU EU and national security advisor to the prime minister. And you're now, of course, Britain's ambassador here in the United States, you have deep experience representing the British government speaking on its behalf. What is your prognosis of these three scenarios the slightly apocalyptic, no deal scenario? The makes it all down and squeaks at through parliament scenario, and the until recently fantastical people's vote scenario, but have slightly less fantastical. Now, what what what are you looking at as the probability here? Well it. Thanks. What colorful intellectual? Thanks for coming to me. I. And you have presented what feels rather like one of those foreign office submissions with three options for ministers where we wouldn't choose the middle and pitches middle one, but let me explain why. The withdrawal agreement which is. You in the twenty seven which covers all of our Levy arrangements is the premise. In the house of Commons yesterday Monte five percents done, and we have provisional agreements all money on the. The rights of us in the UK and the rights of UK citizens living in Europe and most of the rest of leaving arrangements. Hottest spot was always going to be around the the the deal all what happens only English border and suicide is proving, but let's we have gotten ninety five percent of the way that if we get the free trade deal. That's. Body to the checkers proposal. Of course, there's many issue over the Irish border that get solved, and that is so there's a beach is about a backstop arrangement if that negotiation should not be completed in the in the implementation period, the transfer payments runs until the end of December twenty twenty and that's not where we expect to be wanted to be. So we're talking about contingency that. We hope never happens. Now, we still have some time. There's no European Council in December still possible that could be an extra European Council someplace in December. We both. We all of us want same objective, the commission rich government the Irish government and the the other Member States, which is new hold border between the public. I am confident that we can get there and get a deal then you also need to a political revolt about the future. I did maybe four. Forty big European decisions in my time doing what my fifteen years during this what I'm comfortable that is achievable with the usual creativity. That the specialist technicians bring to drafting political reasons, so I'm relatively confident about about getting the deal with our European partners. I would accept that. It looks quite a tight vote in the house of Commons. When you bring agreement to us. But I think there's a little talk now the newspapers mutually unnamed MP's was saying they will be able to vote for. Whether it's a text one to look at what they consider the alternatives that minds. I think that has the whips office machinery and could encourage peace to support a canoe deals with with other groups. So my money is all despite all the predictions at the moment getting the deal through. I'm getting to that place. Thank you, just very briefly. Because I want to move to listen we have the best, but we prepare for the west took to what degree is contingency. No deal planning. Coming in British government because the government said there is planning going on in Whitehall. I new colleagues wanted to look at all of this. We're also trying to find a way through involves Ideo new deal. So. Title. But yes, we are planning for that. That. But he's absolutely not the expectation and not plan the planet is that we get to European plagues in the next in the next month and a half. And that we then within deals with us is the British ambassador to the US Kim, Derek. But it's called career has been very very much engaged with Europe. Of course, Ireland and it spans the integration of Europe islands minister for Europe. You a member of the European parliament you've dealt with the Irish presidency of the European Union steeped in this stuff that same time period is also in the entrenchment. And the success of the Good Friday agreement that is achieved peace in Ireland. How fearful are you that? That is now in jeopardy to what degree is your no deal contingency planning in Ireland at now, it's live activity. So I think. The the the risks surrounding this final phase of the negotiations are very high Lucinda Creighton degree of concern in Dublin hand in Belfast and across the island around the prospect of a deal not been concluded. I think it probably will I spent a lot of my time in Brussels. And I think there's a real desire to spend a lot of my time in London. And I think there is a desire on both parts and to to do a deal as I agreed with Kaunda's. But I think the arithmetic has Commons that I'm sure told us to talk about this for his direct experience of being a member of a member of parliament Westminster. I think it's it's highly risky scenarios. So there there is a lot of planning across parts in Dublin. It's a difficult thing to plan for. So there's a lot of theoretical planning underway. I think the implementation of that is is is very unclear. And I think that there is a legitimate and a really deep. Emotional concern in Ireland around the political future on the island. You know, it's a very sensitive topic in London and those who advocate for for breakfast and even possibly for new deal. Really don't like the issue of the peace process in northern to be raised at all. They think it's scaremongering and fearmongering and there were really angry when the radcow are t-shirt prime minister raised this at the European Council last week, but he was right to raise us because pieces is hard one. And it's very fragile and it's very easily last. And you know, I consider my high school exams believing search in one thousand nine hundred eighty s and and so I said I come from that generation which through childhood witnessed on our televisions every single evening bombs, not just by the way, but also in in Britain, and which devastated people's lives thousands of people killed and that is something that the people across the island of Ireland are deeply concerned about maintaining and preserving the peace process. And we don't take it for granted. And we are really concerned about fos and odeal scenario could potentially unleash if there isn't a agreements by by before March and probably by the end of this year. So this is a real risk real thrash on something that that that are really concerned about Douglas your. Steve, Jim, British politics minister for Europe labor. The last labour government. He was sexually state for Scotland. Which of course, we're going to bring into this conversation to opposition spokesman shadows bikes fortifies. Given your parliamentary. You're now, of course, which is not where most left behind. Ada PO position to observe and with your experience judge the prospects here giving you a parliamentary experience and given the leadership of your party, Jeremy Corbyn as at best lukewarm pro-european, but somebody didn't turn up to the match last Saturday. What are the chances? Something could go wrong in this boat. And we could crash into a no deal. No deal situation. Well, I think the risks are very real in the jeopardy is very great. That is of course, negotiating risk can the two saints find common ground on the issue of the backstop. There was agreement on that at the December Council in two thousand seventeen but the smartest minds in London. And Dublin in Brussels so far have not managed to find the formulation. But in classic negotiation theory, both sides want to find that common. Ground on the consequences of not finding that common ground for all the reasons which just served from Lucinda extremely severe. So my hope would be that in the immediate days and weeks ahead. We will see progress in relation to the negotiations. But in December of two thousand seventeen there wasn't simply agreement reached on the Irish, Mike stop. There was also an undertaking. Given by Theresa May under pressure from her own backbenchers in the house of Commons. That would be a meaningful vote on the outcome of negotiations. Douglas Alexander we need to countenance not just the negotiation risk, but a ratification risk. And the reason that there is such Phibro speculation across the United. Kingdom at the moment. Is there is no majority in parliament for any of the negotiation outcomes that are under contemplation, and why live admire Kim's characteristic British understatement. Under fire in suggesting that this will all be resolved. I have to say as we see in Scotland. Do I have my note says because it seems to me that the Democratic Unionist Party may well, not support their partners in the conservative party. When it comes to this issue of the character relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic, there are a whole number of conservative MP's have already declared. They're not prepared to support the deal as it's under contemplation. And so the working assumption in dating street right now seems to be that the labor party will step in and save Theresa me. And I have to say I am deeply deeply skeptical that you will see anything like the number of libra MP's, the conservative whip's office are presuming would support tourism in those circumstances actually tripping through the division lobbies. And in that sense. I think even if we were to see a breakthrough in the negotiations between the United Kingdom in Brussels in the coming weeks, then the drama moves to hustle Commons. And at the moment, I don't see that. There is a parliamentary majority for any of the proposals that actually on the table, and we should mention I should add on. Your compliment to Kim's. Wonderful diplomatic poker face. Trump was elected. He tweeted that Nigel Farage should be the new ambassador, but. London. Even had this read this week. Novelist. Hang. I want to get into the constitutional and devolution of the questions are implied by this. But let's just start on the immediate what the UP the democrat Unionist Party which props up the Theresa May government without them. There's no majority what their concerns are with jackets planned and with the border agreement with the -cations for keeping an open border implied by the jackets plan. What is the UP concern them? Why is this such a theological issue for conservative? Brexit is. I really has been a perfect storm of of events. I mean, you remember that that? 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"european council" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"european council" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"British Prime Minister Theresa may has had enough. She wants the EU to treat her with more respect. And she said, so publicly earlier today after what has been characterized as a quote humiliating couple of days for her and her country's negotiations to leave the EU at a summit yesterday she was unpleasantly surprised when European Council president, Donald tusk, said parts of her plan. We're just not gonna work in her address today. MS may respond it at this late stage in the negotiations, it is not acceptable to simply reject the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals. So we now need to hear from the EU what the real issues all and what their alternative is so that we can discuss them. Until we do, we don't make progress. In the meantime, we must and will continue the work of preparing ourselves for not ill. In particular, I want to clarify our approach to issues I the over three million EU citizens living in the UK who will be understandably worried about what the outcome of yesterday's summit means for their future. I want to be clear with you, but even in the event of no deal, your rights will be protected. You are friends on neighbors colleagues. We want you to stay. Second, I want to reassure the people of Northern Ireland that in the event of no deal, we will do everything in our power to prevent a return to a heart border. British Prime Minister Theresa May's speaking earlier today. Jonathan lists is the deputy director of the pro e you think tank and campaign group British influence. We reach Mr. lists in London. This this, it seems that Theresa May is pretty angry about how the EU has responded to her proposal. Does she have a right to be angry?.

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"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"The european council president donald tusk as being spending a lot of time in the western balkans over the past week or so i he was visiting the countries which are hoping to join the european union in the coming years and he has just polished off his trip with a stay in slovenia calling it a success story that other parts of what used to be yugoslavia should aim to emulate let's go live to slovenia's capital lubiana monaco's correspondent there guide aloni guy we often hear mr task moaning about the state of europe but this time he was full of brace for one of the e u's smallest member states i mean we've heard about the the supposed bromance between trump and macron haven't way but when in fact behind his back mr macron later you know went on to say everything at to the opposite of what mr trump beans saying but it's very different with mr tusk and the slovenian prime minister mr to score when absolutely overboard in his praise of middle set all he said he was making slovenia stronger and europe more united he said your efforts show the toting both national and european interests deer does not have to be in contradiction called him an extremely demanding but constructive partner trust me in today's politics this is a unique combination indeed under your leadership slovenia has become a success story as a stable and reliable countries so it's a high praise indeed and i think a couple of things going on here one of which is basically saying that in february times throughout europe within the european union slovenia has been a nice steady country within the the european union at that time but another one definitely what's going on subliminally there is saying look this is an ex yugoslav country it was the first one of the parts of the former yugoslavia to join the european union which it did back in twenty four learn under.

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"european council" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

03:09 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"To expel more than one hundred russian diplomats they accused of being spies punishing moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex spy in britain the president of the european council donald tusk said several members were expelling russian diplomats and there are more to come who'd like to make a special announcement follow the european council decisions last week on this whole attack to recall last week the council condemn in the strongest possible towns the recent attack european council agreed to the united kingdom government's assessment that is highly likely that the russian federation responsible and snow plausible alternative explanation decided to recall the ambassador to russia focused on for consultations as a direct follow up to last week's european council decision to react russia within a common framework already today teen members staged decided to expel russell diplomats additional measures including further expulsions within the common eu framework to be excluded in the coming days and weeks we remain critical of the actions of the russian government meanwhile the us ambassador to russia says the expulsion of russian diplomats makes the us a safer place ambassador jon huntsman says punishing moscow for the alleged poisoning of the axe intelligence officer strengthens the us national security today president trump announced the expulsion of dozens of russian intelligence officers from the united states along with the closure of its consulate in seattle washington this is the largest expulsion of russian intelligence officers in the united states history the united states takes this action in conjunction with our allies and partners around the world in response to a military grade chemical weapon attack on the soil of the united kingdom by russia and yet the latest in a pattern of destabilizing activities around the world today's actions make the united states is safer place by limiting the ability of russia to spy on americans and conduct covert activities that threaten america's national security with these actions the united states along with its allies and partners make clear to russia that its actions have consequences the bonds between our people remain strong the united states is ready to cooperate and forge a better relationship between our two countries but that will only be possible when russia chooses to become a more responsible partner so out of the more than one hundred russian diplomats booted worldwide the us led the.

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"european council" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:09 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"To expel more than one hundred russian diplomats they accused of being spies punishing moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex spy in britain the president of the european council donald tusk said several members were expelling russian diplomats and there are more to come i would like to make a special alone the european council decisions last week on the salisbury after recall last week fu possible talking filagree the united kingdom government assessment that it is highly likely that the russian federation was also move snow plausible alternative explanation for decided to recall you russia focused on for concentration as a direct follow up to last week council decision to react with russia within the common framework already today fourteen member states have decided speaks russell diplomats additional measures including further within the framework not to be excluded in the coming days and we we we remain critical of the actions of the russian government meanwhile the us ambassador to russia says the expulsion of russian diplomats makes the us a safer place embassador jon huntsman says punishing moscow for the alleged poisoning of the axe intelligence officer strengthens the us national security today president trump announced the expulsion of dozens of russian intelligence officers from the united states along with the closure of its consulate in seattle washington this is the largest expulsion of russian intelligence officers in the united states history the united states takes this action in conjunction with our nato allies and partners around the world in response to a military grade chemical weapon attack on the soil of the united kingdom by russia and yet the latest in a pattern of stabilizing activities around the world today's actions make the united states and safer place by limiting the ability of russia to spy on them americans and conduct covert activities that threaten america's national security with these actions the united states along with its allies and partners make clear to russia that its actions have consequences the bonds between our people remain strong the united states is ready to cooperate and forge a better relationship between our two countries but that will only be possible when russia chooses to become a more responsible partner so out of the more than one hundred russian diplomats booted worldwide the us led the.

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"european council" Discussed on FT News

FT News

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on FT News

"There are many people in this building at the european council he wants it to deal with theresa may they liked the fact that she is sympathetic moderates they liked the fact that she is better than the possible alternatives to he could be running the conservative policy including eurosceptics like poorest johnson and frankly they caught the fact that she's quite weak because you're a cool backing june 3's may have a general election by she said she just have a strong mandate to negotiate brexit if not just the opposite of a week mandates nothing that rather seats twenty seven other leaders this european summit look why with a seat and wound they coming to with more hard questions about what's going to happen domestically ways being present in the press is that she is now been even further weakens by what happened in parliament the fact that an amendment was still since to the eu withdrew bill is is a blow to her with thirty said wild animals can tough questions saying you've what's the point because seats immediately to know that you're going to be able to cost that russia going through the out your inbox well think there was a meeting the european council type it what they sat round discussing exactly this question about whether to resume could survive i'm sticky rather she could as leader if they made life difficult uh in these brexit's negotiations there wasn't a the some of the council i may have look over the edge and they michael actions we won't brexit sabine cessation meet you need some more chaos in uk sloshing moved to anyone's benefit and so i think the european council has sought they won't keep series of may going and interestingly enough back in the uk this a similar count jason be made by conservative mps rather that play brexit's oronte brexit considering empties the sufficiently to this theresa may went the could serve possibly plunged into a civil war europe chaos couldn't see and you could be forced to have a general election which might end up with jeremy corbyn a labor leader that many of them regattas and somewhat marxist in demeanor running the country so everyone whether it's conservative eurosceptics who angela merkel in berlin seems to have an interest in keeping to resume going right through to brexit twenty ninety says seems there's no alternative twos theresa for the time being but we all going to be.

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"european council" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Decision of the british people to leave at the end of march two thousand nine t the president of the european council donald tusk credited mrs may with reaching the deal the monologue i received the confirmation from our negotiators that sufficient progress has been made the fill out meet due to them the draft guidelines for the december european council which i have just sent to the us white being satisfied with today's agreement which is obviously the birth of success of prime minister theresa may let us remember that the most difficult challenge is still ahead so what exactly was achieved and question from brussels correspondent kevin conley this is the moment the british government has been waiting for for months the moment when the european union sat down and reviewed the brexit negociation so far and decided that the uk had made enough progress on the three firstphase issues that is the rights of eu citizens in the uk the size of the uk financial settlement the bill it has to pay to leave the european union and the future of the irish border had done enough on those three issues together to allow the processed move onto trade talks and what does that progress looked like on the northern ireland border on the rights of eu citizens on on the financial settlement what will it mean well on the rights of eu citizens in the uk for example and also of course pretty citizens living in the european union member states it means a degree of certainty about the right to remain it means a degree of certainty about legal rights will colts they would use if they found themselves in a dispute the authorities over their status over their rights a family unification so that is a solid deal which is meant to reassure ordinary people effectively caught up in the brexit process on the financial settlement we don't know nobody knows what the bill will ultimately be but the two sides have agreed a way in which the bill will be paid naughton enormous check from the uk government next year but a process of meeting liabilities as they arise including things like pension payments stretching into the future on the irish border.

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"european council" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Decision of the british people to leave at the end of march two thousand nine t the president of the european council donald tusk credited mrs may with reaching the deal the monologue i received the confirmation from our negotiators that sufficient progress has been made the fill out meet due to them the draft guidelines for the december european council which i have just sent to the us white being satisfied with today's agreement which is obviously the birth of success of prime minister theresa may let us remember that the most difficult challenge is still ahead so what exactly was achieved and question from brussels correspondent kevin conley this is the moment the british government has been waiting for for months the moment when the european union sat down and reviewed the brexit negociation so far and decided that the uk had made enough progress on the three firstphase issues that is the rights of eu citizens in the uk the size of the uk financial settlement the bill it has to pay to leave the european union and the future of the irish border had done enough on those three issues together to allow the processed move onto trade talks and what does that progress looked like on the northern ireland border on the rights of eu citizens on on the financial settlement what will it mean well on the rights of eu citizens in the uk for example and also of course pretty citizens living in the european union member states it means a degree of certainty about the right to remain it means a degree of certainty about legal rights will colts they would use if they found themselves in a dispute the authorities over their status over their rights a family unification so that is a solid deal which is meant to reassure ordinary people effectively caught up in the brexit process on the financial settlement we don't know nobody knows what the bill will ultimately be but the two sides have agreed a way in which the bill will be paid naughton enormous check from the uk government next year but a process of meeting liabilities as they arise including things like pension payments stretching into the future on the irish border.

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"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Go on to the eu suing at eastern member states so what's happening here is that the european commission the eu's executive body is moving to sue poland hungary and the czech republic at the european court of justice for refusing to take asylum seekers now this goes back to the relocation plan of two thousand fifteen doesn't it that's right and that really was the beginning of this dispute between germany and some eastern european countries in particular with eu right in the middle of it because as we all remember angela merkel agreed to take in a thousands of of refugees from syria and at the time that she did that she was hoping that there would be solidarity from other eu members and as it turned out that that wasn't the case despite the fact that there was an agreement at the eu level at the level of the european council uh to share some of this burton and these countries decided then even though they voted initially for this agreement agreed to it uh they decided that they weren't going to honor that agreement so this is really a continuation of that but it really is more about this broader question of solidarity within the european union and what the responsibilities what the of obligations of of membership in the eu are and can countries just willy nilly basically a back out of promises that they've made in it really gets right into this other debate that's going on right now about whether there should be deeper integration of the eu we had uh the the the german social democrat leader martin schulz yesterday calling for a united states of europe and this is exactly the kind of thing that eastern europe paeans in particular don't want that much more about national sovereignty the much more about using the eu morressy a trade bloc and not going further in terms of political integration so this case really revolves around many of these same issues that has passions really running high on both sides and can they be forced to do it and look for punishment if they did.

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"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"european council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Just ridi leaves the rest of the european union with effectively sort of prussia and shaming now the former president the european council is a former polish prime minister so what's he been saying about this well done autos coup your listeners may or may not remember the polish government agitronics full force out of office in and failed in not in that endeavour because all the other uh european countries backed a backed his uh nomination will wreak renomination for the for the position of european council president uh he has said that the this this is a very critical situation in that he stands ready to work with the polish president who is now the only person who committed stop this by by vetoing the legislation however all those present a supposed to be above party politics he does originally come from the lord justice party he was a he was a member of the european parliament for them so it looks very unlikely that the that he will do that nonetheless i think uh donald tusk in in issuing this this had been led to his where he tried to appeal not just as better nature but to really put him under under the greatest degree of of of prussia internationally now the he said the president comes from the same party but does seem to be doing things to discuss low the passage of the law will he some unexpected lee demanded an amendment to one of the laws because there were three separate turn laws that a through three separate bills that sir makeup this this package of judicial.

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