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Fresh update on "european union" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"Expecting the UK to put forward its plan on the Brexit deal over the Northern Ireland arrangements is absolutely crucial it could cause a trade war That is a big focus but also those comments on the Bank of England governor yesterday apocalyptic is how he talked about food costs We get UK unemployment data at 7 a.m. the EU GDP data later on this morning So lots of economists are going to be on the program this morning including Bloomberg's Lizzie burden and May for cousin Yeah plenty of there to watch in coming up to of course we'll be on picking to the consequences of virus Johnson's visit to Northern Ireland met with political leaders there but was also jeered by people protesting during the prime minister's visit to Northern Ireland Also coming up later we'll be discussing the latest on the sanctions effort from the European Union and how exactly they're expecting companies to be able to continue buying Russian natural gas without breaching sanctions will be getting the rates from Bloomberg's Alessandro speciale on that as well Another piece that we're watching today a great piece from Bloomberg opinions Tyler Cohen on the terminal about what's the best question to ask in a job interview and it's about your Internet usage Yeah absolutely We'll have that for you in interesting stories this morning Yeah as well as sort of the latest in terms of economic data Let's go to markets then give you an update there S&P futures inching a little bit higher three tenths of 1% European stock futures gaining 7 tenths this morning European equities ended the day unchanged yesterday China tech leading the Asian equity gains for a third day in a row You've got pretty much everything in the green the kospi air 6 200 in Australia the hang saying tech index also rally more than 4% In terms of bond markets then treasure yields nudging up about three basis points to two 91 a couple of interesting comments JPMorgan say that equity markets are pricing in a 70% chance of recession and that seems too high to them UBS says that market pricing of 40% risk of recession and that if the recession actually doesn't materialize that then that could put a wind into stocks and they could climb 12% in the next year So that from UBS are quite interesting commentary around this recession risk that is really on our risk radar blue big dollar spot index is softer a tenth of 1% That's the data For more on the markets now let's bring in Bloomberg's cross asset editor Joanna azinger good morning Joanna talk us through them what's happening with Chinese tech stocks Why are they faring so well today Hey Stephen yeah so China's top political advisory body is hosting a symposium related to the digital economy And that's expected to include executives from firms like Baidu So it's going to be really scrutinized by investors who are looking for clues as to the direction of the crackdown on tech where things might go with China U.S. relations And that's in addition to JPMorgan analysts yesterday upgrading a number of tech firms like Alibaba and Tencent to overweight from underweight and that was just two months after they said the sector was uninvestable Yeah a whiplash from those comments yeah perhaps that will raise some eyebrows but interesting What has been the broader fallout though from the meltdown in terror USD stablecoin this is cryptocurrencies of course we've been watching this story closely Right Caroline I mean it's still reverberating really the crypto industry is on edge and regulators are really watching it carefully So we do have bitcoins they stuck around 30,000 in ether around 2000 And they're really unable to just gain momentum and this is part of it of course the fed and rate hikes is another part but this really shook confidence in the industry And then Goldman Sachs said in a note overnight that they see regulation as a likely outcome would even potential for some sort of government backed medium to replace stablecoins So that might be the last thing the industry wants to see but regulators are really looking at this because this is a sector that has been unregulated but when you have a name like stablecoins people might have had more confidence than they've possibly should have It certainly might have okay do you want to ask and draw a cross asset editor Thank you very much For that for real-time market commentary and analysis check out markets live That's ML ivy on your Bloomberg terminal And now we mentioned post Johnson's visit in the Northern Ireland Let's get the latest in our top stories this morning His Buddhism guarantees good morning Liam Caroline good morning yes and we'll start right there the UK is to lay out its plan to amend the post of Brexit trade deal covering Northern Ireland today in a direct challenge to the European Union Boris Johnson says he is ready to act but he would rather negotiate We would love this to be done in a consensual way with our friends and partners RNA out the problems stopping some of these barriers east west but to get that done to have the insurance we need to proceed with a legislative solution at the same time Meanwhile the foreign secretary Liz truss will tell the House of Commons how the government proposes to override parts of the Northern Ireland protocol of negotiations do fail to make headway The EU insists the UK must honor the agreement It did sign Now the governor of the Bank of England says the possibility of more rises in food prices is a major worry for the UK and the.
The EU to Provide Financial Aid to Ukraine Military
"The European Union agreed Sunday to provide some 500 million Euros in arms and other aid to the Ukrainian military. From Politico, so there are two ways of looking at it. Why are we giving $40 billion in their giving $600 million? So if I can round it down a little bit and it makes it easier. They're giving half a billion and we're giving 40 billion. That's 80 times more. That's easy. Why? On the other hand, to be fair, the EU's treaties bar the block from using its normal budget to fund operations with military or defense implications. So this is a first for the European Union. For the first time ever the EU will finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to a country that is under attack,
G7 foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine war, impacts
"Top top top top diplomats diplomats diplomats diplomats from from from from the the the the group group group group of of of of seven seven seven seven wealthy wealthy wealthy wealthy nations nations nations nations are are are are gathering gathering gathering gathering in in in in northern northern northern northern Germany Germany Germany Germany to to to to discuss discuss discuss discuss several several several several issues issues issues issues including including including including the the the the war war war war in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and and and and energy energy energy energy and and and and food food food food security security security security the the the the meeting meeting meeting meeting at at at at the the the the Baltic Baltic Baltic Baltic Sea Sea Sea Sea resorts resorts resorts resorts of of of of vice vice vice vice and and and and house house house house located located located located northeast northeast northeast northeast of of of of Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg takes takes takes takes place place place place amid amid amid amid tight tight tight tight security security security security with with with with about about about about three three three three thousand thousand thousand thousand five five five five hundred hundred hundred hundred police police police police officers officers officers officers deployed deployed deployed deployed at at at at the the the the event event event event sites sites sites sites the the the the foreign foreign foreign foreign ministers ministers ministers ministers of of of of Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and and and and Moldova Moldova Moldova Moldova have have have have been been been been invited invited invited invited as as as as guests guests guests guests speaking speaking speaking speaking in in in in Berlin Berlin Berlin Berlin Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian foreign foreign foreign foreign minister minister minister minister Dimitrov Dimitrov Dimitrov Dimitrov collabo collabo collabo collabo welcomed welcomed welcomed welcomed the the the the German German German German government's government's government's government's recent recent recent recent decisions decisions decisions decisions to to to to step step step step up up up up military military military military support support support support for for for for his his his his country country country country whether whether whether whether I I I I take take take take the the the the supply supply supply supply of of of of weapons weapons weapons weapons all all all all of of of of these these these these sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions that that that that need need need need to to to to be be be be imposed imposed imposed imposed against against against against against against against against Russia Russia Russia Russia we we we we see see see see that that that that the the the the positive positive positive positive positive positive positive positive dynamic dynamic dynamic dynamic he he he he also also also also expressed expressed expressed expressed hope hope hope hope that that that that the the the the European European European European Union Union Union Union would would would would soon soon soon soon approve approve approve approve he he he he cranes cranes cranes cranes application application application application to to to to start start start start the the the the process process process process of of of of joining joining joining joining the the the the bloc bloc bloc bloc saying saying saying saying his his his his country country country country would would would would also also also also be be be be an an an an asset asset asset asset to to to to the the the the European European European European Union Union Union Union needs needs needs needs Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine as as as as much much much much as as as as you you you you can can can can use use use use the the the the European European European European Union Union Union Union I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
Live updates | Hungary's Orban rejects EU ban on Russian oil
"Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister has has has has said said said said his his his his government government government government would would would would not not not not supported supported supported supported new new new new wave wave wave wave of of of of European European European European Union Union Union Union sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions on on on on Russia Russia Russia Russia if if if if they they they they include include include include a a a a ban ban ban ban on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian we'll we'll we'll we'll speaking speaking speaking speaking on on on on state state state state radio radio radio radio Hungarian Hungarian Hungarian Hungarian prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister Viktor Viktor Viktor Viktor Orban Orban Orban Orban said said said said in in in in E. E. E. E. U. U. U. U. embargo embargo embargo embargo on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil would would would would be be be be like like like like dropping dropping dropping dropping an an an an atomic atomic atomic atomic bomb bomb bomb bomb on on on on Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's economy economy economy economy the the the the nationalist nationalist nationalist nationalist prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister said said said said the the the the country's country's country's country's geography geography geography geography an an an an existing existing existing existing energy energy energy energy infrastructure infrastructure infrastructure infrastructure makers makers makers makers shots shots shots shots out out out out of of of of Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil unfeasible unfeasible unfeasible unfeasible Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's government government government government has has has has family family family family a a a a pasty pasty pasty pasty plans plans plans plans to to to to include include include include a a a a ban ban ban ban on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian energy energy energy energy exports exports exports exports as as as as eighty eighty eighty eighty five five five five percent percent percent percent of of of of Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's Hungary's gas gas gas gas and and and and more more more more than than than than sixty sixty sixty sixty percent percent percent percent of of of of its its its its oil oil oil oil comes comes comes comes from from from from Russia Russia Russia Russia I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
EU leader calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions
"The the the the top top top top official official official official in in in in the the the the European European European European Union Union Union Union has has has has called called called called on on on on the the the the block block block block to to to to ban ban ban ban oil oil oil oil imports imports imports imports from from from from Russia Russia Russia Russia alongside alongside alongside alongside other other other other restrictions restrictions restrictions restrictions and and and and a a a a new new new new wave wave wave wave of of of of sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions against against against against Russia Russia Russia Russia for for for for its its its its war war war war in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine today today today today we we we we will will will will propose propose propose propose to to to to ban ban ban ban all all all all Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil from from from from you you you you wrote wrote wrote wrote the the the the announcement announcement announcement announcement was was was was welcomed welcomed welcomed welcomed with with with with around around around around the the the the pools pools pools pools by by by by officials officials officials officials in in in in the the the the European European European European parliament's parliament's parliament's parliament's as as as as European European European European Commission Commission Commission Commission president president president president was was was was that that that that I I I I wanted wanted wanted wanted and and and and explained explained explained explained the the the the move move move move would would would would not not not not be be be be an an an an easy easy easy easy one one one one Wonderland Wonderland Wonderland Wonderland understood understood understood understood that that that that many many many many countries countries countries countries with with with with dependence dependence dependence dependence on on on on Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil and and and and explain explain explain explain the the the the plan plan plan plan that that that that would would would would help help help help them them them them to to to to we we we we know know know know if if if if it it it it will will will will make make make make sure sure sure sure that that that that we we we we phase phase phase phase out out out out Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil in in in in an an an an orderly orderly orderly orderly fashion fashion fashion fashion so so so in in in a a a way way way that that that allows allows allows us us us and and and our our our partners partners partners to to to secure secure secure alternative alternative alternative supply supply supply routes routes routes and and and at at at the the the same same same time time time be be be very very very careful careful careful that that that we we we minimize minimize minimize the the the impact impact impact on on on the the the global global global market market market alongside alongside alongside the the the ban ban ban on on on oil oil oil comes comes comes a a a proposal proposal proposal to to to target target target high high high ranking ranking ranking military military military officers officers officers this this this sends sends sends another another another important important important signal signal signal to to to all all all perpetrators perpetrators perpetrators of of of the the the Kremlin Kremlin Kremlin we we we know know know who who who you you you are are are we we we will will will hold hold hold you you you accountable accountable accountable you're you're you're not not not getting getting getting away away away with with with this this this I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas
Russia hits eastern towns amid hopes for more evacuations
"The the the the Russian Russian Russian Russian military military military military has has has has unleashed unleashed unleashed unleashed artillery artillery artillery artillery fire fire fire fire on on on on towns towns towns towns in in in in eastern eastern eastern eastern Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine leaving leaving leaving leaving thousands thousands thousands thousands of of of of civilians civilians civilians civilians dead dead dead dead and and and and wounded wounded wounded wounded Russian Russian Russian Russian forces forces forces forces also also also also began began began began storming storming storming storming the the the the apple apple apple apple style style style style steel steel steel steel plants plants plants plants in in in in the the the the besieged besieged besieged besieged town town town town of of of of merry merry merry merry you you you you pull pull pull pull the the the the plant plant plant plant was was was was harboring harboring harboring harboring the the the the last last last last pockets pockets pockets pockets of of of of Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian resistance resistance resistance resistance where where where where an an an an estimated estimated estimated estimated two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian soldiers soldiers soldiers soldiers will will will will hold hold hold hold up up up up well well well well thirties thirties thirties thirties in in in in the the the the eastern eastern eastern eastern Donetsk Donetsk Donetsk Donetsk region region region region accounted accounted accounted accounted the the the the death death death death toll toll toll toll is is is is over over over over twenty twenty twenty twenty people people people people the the the the highest highest highest highest number number number number of of of of nine nine nine nine fraternities fraternities fraternities fraternities since since since since an an an an attack attack attack attack on on on on a a a a local local local local train train train train station station station station killed killed killed killed at at at at least least least least fifty fifty fifty fifty nine nine nine nine people people people people in in in in ninety ninety ninety ninety April April April April adding adding adding adding pressure pressure pressure pressure Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow the the the the European European European European union's union's union's union's leader leader leader leader called called called called on on on on the the the the block block block block to to to to ban ban ban ban Russian Russian Russian Russian oil oil oil oil imports imports imports imports and and and and anyway anyway anyway anyway sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
Zelenskyy answers EU member questionnaire
"Your your your your grains grains grains grains president president president president has has has has formally formally formally formally submitted submitted submitted submitted the the the the country's country's country's country's answers answers answers answers to to to to a a a a questionnaire questionnaire questionnaire questionnaire from from from from the the the the European European European European Union Union Union Union on on on on joining joining joining joining the the the the bloc bloc bloc bloc I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with the the the the latest latest latest latest on on on on the the the the bustle bustle bustle bustle president president president president Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Lensky Lensky Lensky Lensky handed handed handed handed over over over over to to to to heavy heavy heavy heavy volumes volumes volumes volumes to to to to the the the the European European European European union's union's union's union's ambassador ambassador ambassador ambassador to to to to Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine thanking thanking thanking thanking him him him him for for for for being being being being present present present present in in in in Kiev Kiev Kiev Kiev despite despite despite despite ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing Russian Russian Russian Russian strikes strikes strikes strikes across across across across the the the the country country country country the the the the completed completed completed completed questionnaire questionnaire questionnaire questionnaire marks marks marks marks the the the the first first first first step step step step in in in in the the the the lunch lunch lunch lunch he's he's he's he's campaign campaign campaign campaign to to to to obtain obtain obtain obtain xcelerated xcelerated xcelerated xcelerated use use use use membership membership membership membership does does does does it it it it mean mean mean mean the the the the show show show show told told told told the the the the ambassador ambassador ambassador ambassador the the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian people people people people have have have have been been been been mentally mentally mentally mentally in in in in Europe Europe Europe Europe for for for for a a a a long long long long time time time time and and and and are are are are United United United United by by by by the the the the goal goal goal goal of of of of joining joining joining joining the the the the user user user user to to to to quote quote quote quote feel feel feel feel they they they they are are are are equal equal equal equal partners partners partners partners in in in in Europe Europe Europe Europe E. E. E. E. U. U. U. U. membership membership membership membership for for for for Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine has has has has been been been been a a a a provocative provocative provocative provocative issue issue issue issue with with with with Russia Russia Russia Russia for for for for years years years years I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
EU ministers assessing bloc's response to war
"European European European European Union Union Union Union foreign foreign foreign foreign ministers ministers ministers ministers a a a a weighing weighing weighing weighing up up up up of of of of the the the the effectiveness effectiveness effectiveness effectiveness of of of of the the the the bloc's bloc's bloc's bloc's response response response response to to to to the the the the Russian Russian Russian Russian invasion invasion invasion invasion of of of of Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine amid amid amid amid concerns concerns concerns concerns about about about about Moscow's Moscow's Moscow's Moscow's preparations preparations preparations preparations for for for for a a a a major major major major attack attack attack attack in in in in the the the the east east east east foreign foreign foreign foreign policy policy policy policy chief chief chief chief Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph Burrell Burrell Burrell Burrell who's who's who's who's chairing chairing chairing chairing the the the the meeting meeting meeting meeting in in in in Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg deplores deplores deplores deplores what what what what he he he he calls calls calls calls the the the the brutal brutal brutal brutal brutal brutal brutal brutal aggression aggression aggression aggression of of of of Russian Russian Russian Russian troops troops troops troops following following following following a a a a visit visit visit visit to to to to Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine over over over over the the the the weekend weekend weekend weekend Brill Brill Brill Brill says says says says the the the the next next next next phase phase phase phase of of of of the the the the war war war war has has has has begun begun begun begun I I I I am am am am afraid afraid afraid afraid of of of of Russian Russian Russian Russian troops troops troops troops are are are are massing massing massing massing on on on on the the the the east east east east the the the launcher launcher launcher that that that that that that interest interest interest overseas overseas overseas trainings trainings trainings are are are very very very much much much aware aware aware of of of that that that show show show in in in my my my faith faith faith in in in the the the next next next day day day this this this war war war will will will increase increase increase on on on the the the drums drums drums the the the ministers ministers ministers will will will hold hold hold talks talks talks with with with the the the international international international criminal criminal criminal court court court prosecutor prosecutor prosecutor general general general Karim Karim Karim Khan Khan Khan as as as western western western pressure pressure pressure mounts mounts mounts to to to hold hold hold to to to account account account those those those responsible responsible responsible for for for any any any war war war crimes crimes crimes in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine grill grill grill says says says sanctions sanctions sanctions are are are always always always on on on the the the table table table I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles the the the last last last month month month
Andrew Roberts: Now Is the Time to Fully Support of Ukraine & Zelensky
"Folks I want to finish this piece It goes Andrew Roberts is a very important figure Who knows Churchill as well as anybody else And he said sometimes I feel that there are some in the conservative movement who enjoy being contrary for its own sake At a perversity or a desire for attention regardless of the cost of the wider movement and how it looks to ordinary people They felt that he the enormous damage done to the right and denouncing mister zelensky in the favorable opinion that is strongly held by many millions Perhaps billions of people around the world have been profoundly moved by Ukraine's plight Consider David stockman Ronald Reagan's budget director who last month wrote that quote we were already getting sick and tired of this zelensky clown that zelensky should resign and make way for a collaborationist government that will sue for peace And the Ukraine's government is made up of anti Russian fascists and oligarchs Lisey didn't mention drug addicts Mister Stockton went on to argue that Ukraine isn't a real country and has no genuine sovereign independence Day after day in their cities suburbs and forests ordinary Ukrainians are showing that it is a real country They wouldn't be fighting and dying if they didn't believe that The European Union is in a real country Knowing what fight and die for its flag and anthem and leaders The Ukraine has proved that it is one The martyrdom of Ukraine and the chair trillion leadership of mister zelensky and his people Are showing has changed the political landscape We believe in uniting the right and especially if you want to do it when the left is so disunited Now is the time for open hearted and full throated support Ukraine in its leader Mister zelensky was a comedian in an earlier career In the one for which history will remember him he is the kind of freedom fighter that conservatives should applaud
"european union" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW
"Crypto using three factor authentication, providing a simpler, safer and smarter way to store, buy, swap, send and receive crypto. Arculus is offline cold storage. Your private keys are encrypted on the Oculus keycard and are never online. Stay safe from hackers with no cords, no charging, no Bluetooth. Just crypto security made simple. By arculus on Amazon today. The breakdown is sponsored by FTX U.S.. FTX U.S. is the safe regulated way to buy and sell Bitcoin and other digital assets. With up to 85% lower fees than competitors. There are no fixed minimum fees, no ACH transaction fees, and no withdrawal fees. One of the largest exchanges in the U.S., FTX U.S. is also the only leading exchange that supports both Ethereum and Solana NFTs. When you trade NFTs on FTX, you pay no gas fees. Download the FTX app today and use referral code breakdown to support the show. So to wrap our heads around a little bit of what this means, we turn once again to Patrick or patty Hansen. He's the head of strategy and biz dev it unstoppable DeFi and has become the interlocutor of European Union politics for the crypto industry during these proceedings. He wrote last week, I hate to ring the alarm bell again, but the EU parliament leaves us no choice. First red flag, different from the initial proposal that only required to collect not verify personal data from transfers made from slash two and un hosted wallet, the draft now requires to quote verify the accuracy of information with respect to the originator or beneficiary behind the un hosted wallet. But it doesn't say exactly how a crypto service provider should be able to verify the un hosted counterparty. The consequence of this, in my opinion, is that most crypto companies won't be able or willing to transact with un hosted wallets anymore in order to stay compliant. Second for every crypto transfer from an un hosted wallet over one K Euro, companies are obliged to inform the quote competent AML authorities. For all these transactions, even if there is no sign or suspicion of money laundering, this is an absolute violation of privacy rights. Third red flag, one year after entry into application, the EU commission will assess the need of quote additional specific measures to mitigate the risks posed by transfers from or to un hosted wallets, including the introduction of possible restrictions. This means that the EU commission might be prohibiting transfers from and to un hosted wallets entirely, as was already suggested by some members of the parliament in an earlier draft. Fourth, while the financial action task force travel rule only requires these measures for transactions over a certain amount, one K USD, and the TFR for Fiat only requires the information sharing for transfers over one K Euro, the draft sets no minimum thresholds for crypto transfers. That means that soon every single satoshi transaction that is not purely P2P will have to be accompanied by the sharing of personal information. This is a totally unjustifiable double standard. If anything the AML requirements for cryptocurrency should be lower, since blockchain based transfers offer new and additional ways to track and monitor. There are more problematic passages in the text, but these are the main ones to focus on. This proposal cracks down on a hosted wallets and creates huge data honeypots for hackers. What's concerning is that this time different from the proof of work ban in the Mika regulation, the council or member states seem to be on the same page with the EU parliament on these issues. No threshold for crypto transfers and crackdown on un hosted wallets. Now to this thread Paul Tang, who's a member of the progressive alliance of socialists and Democrats for the Netherlands, responded, and Tang has made himself the chief provocateur on Twitter as it comes to this legislation. He writes, another week, another social media storm by crypto Bros. Now about the transfer of funds regulation. Just like bank transfers transferring crypto like Bitcoin should be accompanied with information about the person sending and receiving the funds. Now the European Parliament wants to cover also transfers to and from un hosted wallets. These are wallets where crypto assets are stored on your PC without the involvement or knowledge of anyone else. Similar to holding cash in your pocket. But cryptos are extremely mobile and operate in a borderless world. This means that funds from un hosted wallets often come from unknown sources. And money going to un hosted wallets may end up in the wrong place, for example, with terrorist groups. So the identity of unhosted wallet holders needs identification, just like you need to identify yourself when you deposit money at the bank. And we want authorities to be notified in case anyone person receives a total of €1000 plus from un hosted wallets. This is a red flag. The parliament also covers all crypto transfers regardless of their monetary value. The unstable value of crypto assets makes a threshold in Euros difficult to enforce. And smurfing allows for many small transfers to be coordinated so as to escape any threshold. These are important tools to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. Some crypto lobbyists won't like the extra work, but being part of our society comes with obligations. Banks already fight criminal money. Crypto Bros should step up to the plate and do so too. And so here in a single tweet and a quote tweet response, you have the gist of this argument. The great debate is about financial freedom and sovereignty on the one hand versus the boogeyman of crime and societal obligations on the other. On the side of the state or MPs like Tang and aurora le Luc, who said we are talking here about a serious subject. The fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism crime, keto crime, a subject that deserves no controversy, no buzz. Avoiding new victims, defending the general interest, these are our values. On the other side are those who view these rules as overly strict, more strict in fact than the banks. More its corner from the liberal free Democratic Party representing Germany says, if we impose stricter rules on the crypto economy than on the traditional financial sector, we risk once again over regulating and innovative economic sector that will, as a result, thrive in markets outside the EU. Michael Hugh Gavin, a member of the European conservatives and reformists for the Netherlands says, the greatest asset of blockchains are traceability and transparency. The amendments to the transfer of funds regulation make transfers to a wallet unnecessarily complicated. Come with privacy risk and will hinder innovation. I will vote against it. Pure person again, though not in the EU parliament also articulated the position of many. Regulating the uses of crypto requires a good understanding of how it works. We can not transpose banking and financial regulation applied to a centralized ecosystem to a brand new ecosystem. We have to invent a whole new KYC AML model adapt to this new technology. This leads us to the determination of political objectives by the regulator. To date, the Fatah has not been able to adapt its recommendations to the new technological dimension. It needs to use tools enabled by this technology to work on a new framework based on the risk approach. To date, the presumption of guilt weighs on the centralized actors and users. The prohibitive approach seems to dominate in Europe. These choices will condemn these nations and financial competition. The nations that have the courage to work to learn without dogma will be the winning nation in this international competition. Not because they will be the lowest bidder, but because they will have known how to regulate intelligently. So there are obviously a lot of specifics to this debate. While at company ledger wrote a blog post, for example, pointing out using figures from chain analysis compared to figures from the UN that Fiat currency money laundering is 232 times as large as crypto money laundering. Another starker way to put it is that the amount of money the UN estimates was laundered last year through traditional means, it's around the same size as the total crypto market cap. These are the types of details that should be debated with more time. But I don't think those specifics are really why this issue gets so hot. I think why these debates are so triggering is that there are a microcosm of the great and central conceit of really all modern politics. The rights of individuals versus the obligations of participation in a society. I point that out as a way of saying that it is not only fair but good to have those debates. Especially when they are had in good faith. This is a precarious balance that is constantly shifting. New threats and new circumstances do require new evaluations, but so too do threats to individual sovereignty. If we really decide as a society that we have zero tolerance for any financial crime, then yes, we can also put human financial surveillance to 100 and financial sovereignty to zero. But that would also necessarily mean the end to cash, among other things. What it seems strange as it admittedly outside observer is the way in which two major issues now of dramatic importance to the cryptocurrency industry have been pushed into legislation at the last minute without a lot of time for the industry to comment and engage. Now I will admit I could have the wrong of that. It could be partially on the industry that we haven't been paying enough attention or engaging enough. But it's still feels strange and hurried. This sentiment was sort of validated by silk Noah, a lawyer at gnosis, who pointed to Russia's invasion of the Ukraine as an accelerating force for, well, everything. She writes, since 2021, negotiations have been ongoing to extend the scope of the TFR to crypto. IE virtual asset service providers must collect and make accessible info about the sender and beneficiary of crypto transfers. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the drafting of amendments has been speeded such that it now represents a masterclass in how to kill the EU's most promising industry. Whatever the case, unlike the Mika proof of work ban, this one did not go our way. At ten 21 a.m. this morning, east coast time, Patti Hansen writes, breaking the econ and lead committees of the EU parliament voted in favor of the FTR compromises D and E that cracked down on quote unquote un hosted wallets. The entire regulation draft to be voted on later today, but will certainly go through. So what happens from here? Well, one, I will not pretend to understand the EU legislative process at all. But again, here's what Patrick Hansen had to say about it. After the vote today, the econ proposal will be announced in the plenary session probably sometime in April. If no one challenges that by requesting a plenary vote, the between the EU parliament commission and council will start shortly after. The trial usually takes a couple of months and offers the last chance to introduce changes. Individual voices from the council and commission make me optimistic that we can still achieve changes. But the situation is undoubtedly more difficult than with the proof of work ban. Now, what about partisanship? Obviously I talk about that a lot in the U.S., monitoring, if and how crypto is becoming more or less partisan. And I've described how I believe that it is to crypto's benefit, how it seems to be bucking the tide of rampant partisanship. In the EU, it would be tempting to look at these results and see it as a left alliance for this identity verification and a right alliance against it. But even here, that's not fully true. If a Cali is the vice president of the Euro parliament and is from the progressive alliance of socialists and Democrats and a member for Greece, she wrote on March 29th, head of the vote for AML, it seems necessary to not put EU in the backseat of DeFi and innovation, but to support the initial approach of TFR. Proportionality and smart regulation for innovation friendly principle should be the spirit. Hopefully EU will make the right decision. Ever kept up for tweeting this morning, she retweeted Cameron winklevoss from Gemini who said when it comes to AML efforts, the inherent attributes of the blockchain, traceability, auditability, and transparency, allow it to be an effective tool to combat illegitimate activity. Subject to protecting privacy and other individual rights. She also added transfer of funds from un hosted wallets to EU crypto asset service providers should be possible in a proportionate way, otherwise EU risks circumvention of EU infrastructure via non EU providers to fight crime and corruption while remaining tech neutral and innovation friendly. And finally, no matter what happens today, there is a need to discuss further in the European Parliament. We will host workshops with experts and work with colleagues that have the best intentions for a proportionate responsibility of European Union, crypto asset service providers. So there will be a lot more ink spilled on this. There will be debates in the EU around the specifics of wallets around the practicality and legality of requiring parties to provide KYC of third parties of crypto's relevance to the EU economy and more. There will be a temptation by many in the crypto industry to say screw them all to believe firmly that this means that the regulators in the European Union do not have the best interest of this industry anywhere near their priorities. But I think that it would be a mistake. It may be late in the game, but the process isn't over, and what's more, even if it's a slim chance, changing laws before they're made is a hell of a lot easier than changing laws after they become laws. I will, of course, be keeping track of this and sharing resources where I can. For now I want to say thanks again to my sponsors, nexo IO, arculus, and FTX, and thanks to you guys for listening. Until tomorrow be safe and take care of each other. Peace. Hey breakdown listeners come join coin desks consensus 2022. The festival for the decentralized world this June 9th through the 12th in Austin, Texas. 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US, EU announce new partnership to undercut Russian energy
"The United states and the European Union have just announced a new partnership to reduce Europe's reliance on Russian energy president Biden before leaving Brussels announces a deal with the European Commission to increase the U. S. supplies of liquefied natural gas fifty one five fifteen billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas LNG for Europe this year it's part of the effort to take away energy profits from Russia but also the catalyst will drive the investments we need to double down on our clean energy goals and accelerate progress toward a net zero emissions future helping Europe switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources I'm Jackie Quinn
Myron Ebell on the EU's Oil Predicament With Russia
"So let's take this and bit pieces here for a second. You might an interesting point about Russian oil exports. And especially the one thing we do know is it Russia is an energy based economy, okay? That's where they get most of their money. That's where that's where Putin's war machine, everything else. That's how he does it. Us pulling out of this affects him some more symbolic than probably most, but in the real issue now coming into like Germany, UK, others in Europe, if they joined this, would that not be a bigger impact on his finances, even though he has seemingly an out with China right now. Yes, it would. And I think Britain has already joined. I think the problem is Germany gets most of its natural gas from Russia and Russia can cut that off. And if they do that before the end of the winter, there could be some very cold people in Germany. So I think I don't think the European Union has said that they banned they certainly haven't banned Russian gas. But Russia gets more revenue from oil than it does from gas. So the other thing is you said that Russia is an oil oil based economy. It's not only oil and gas. It's also mining. There are one of the major world suppliers for a number of metals.
US slashes Russia trade status, bans its alcohol and seafood
"The U. S. is set to dramatically slash its trade status with Russia as further punishment for the Ukraine invasion president Biden says the move to revoke Moscow's most favored nation status will make it harder for Russia to do business with the US the European Union and the G. seven nations are doing the same in unison with other nations that make up half of the global economy will be another crushing blow to the Russian economy charge suffered very badly from our sanctions the president's also banning imports of Russian seafood alcohol indictments and restricting exports of luxury goods to Russia a move the treasury department says before today had only ever been made against North Korea the president says it's aimed at hurting Russian oligarchs who back Vladimir Putin Sager made Ghani Washington
Twitter Thread Lists Concerns Over Concessions by Robert Malley
"Gabriel Noran ha Worked at national security and diplomacy And he posted a thread on Twitter that was provided to me And in this thread reveals a number of things that are gravely serious Gravely troublesome He says number one my former career civil servants at the State Department the National Security Council my colleagues at the European Union Are so concerned with the concessions being made by rob malley Rob malley Robert malley is the point man for negotiating with the Islamist regime in Tehran on this Iran deal That they've allowed me to publish some details of the coming deal in the hopes that Congress will act to stop the capitulation Because Biden is trying to get around them now Biden is trying to get around them now
Rep. Steve Scalise: Pres. Biden Needs to Stop Financing Putin's War
"To Steve scalise good man the number two Republican in the House of Representatives Cut ten go Today between the United States the UK and the European Union every single day we are sending $700 million a day to Putin by buying his oil $700 million a day going to Putin that we could reverse Take that money out of his pockets President Biden needs to stop financing Putin's war with Russian oil because he shut off the spigots of American energy It's having devastating impacts on the people of Ukraine But it's putting billions of dollars in Putin's pocket Think about the number again $700 million a day between the United States European Union and UK are going to Russia Every single day President Biden these failed energy policies are having devastating impacts on Americans but also on the people of Ukraine because those policies are financing the war So why is he doing it Because this is a priority of the American Marxist movement in this country And he embraces it Phony climate change Global cooling global warming not climate change It's part of the degrowth movement and they're not going to give it up Because his war is a war it's an internal war on our economic system and our constitutional system And that's what his party is all about
Fmr. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine Needs More
"Petro Poroshenko is the former Ukrainian president He was on the morning schmo show so nobody saw him or heard him So I want to give this a little bit of attention So many more people can hear this And here's what he said Again the former Ukrainian president cut 5 go We are very much appreciate the javelin supply We definitely need more anti aircraft weapons Demonstrating that Ukrainian people and European soldiers heating the Russian aggressives stopping the Russian troops We do our best And today Ukrainian people demonstrate a unique unit check and important solidarity with the our American partners our European Union and NATO partners What do you need more We definitely need to increase the anti tank anti aircraft communications system on jacket and definitely we need to find out the way how we as a sovereign and independent state can close the airspace Ukrainian airspace because this is extremely dangerous for us when Russia has an bomb back through its missile It's converted missile against the peaceful Ukraine and cities
Germany Does 180 on Defense Spending
"Now, I am not a psychiatrist psychologist and I don't project my impressions of leaders onto the media. Because I'm not in a position to judge Putin's state of mind. I just know what he's doing and what he's doing is reverting to Chechnya and Syrian tactics. In terms of what you've seen, I can judge the state of the mind of the German public because all of a sudden nearly 90% of them support massive hikes and defense spending as a former NATO allied supreme commander. That's got a surprise you and encourage you. It's been quite amazing to watch something I've been personally lobbying for and advocating for, along with the entire U.S. government for three decades. And in my case, four years is supreme allied commander literally buttonhole in Chancellor Merkel and then minister of defense, Ursula von der leyen, who's now the head of the European Union, personally button holing them and begging them to increase defense spending and all of a sudden in 48 hours Vladimir Putin has shown he's a much better persuader than admiral Jim staff read us. So I'm highly encouraged by this. I think it's been a wake-up call for Europe. And by the way, watch Sweden and Finland. If you woke up and Stockholm and Helsinki and you're outside the NATO alliance, I think this is the week when you start demanding a NATO membership card out of your government and boy, that's got to be part of Vladimir Putin's worst nightmare.
Is Russia Giving This Everything They Have? Adam Korzenewski Explains
"I guess let me ask you just some very simple questions. How is it that the Russians allegedly have the most sophisticated missile technology on the planet and Ukrainians still have access to the air? Why is it that Ukrainian power is still on? These are very simple questions that I'm not as, you know, I guess qualified to be able to answer, but they're just simple. Why is this the case? Does it seem like Russia is not giving everything they have towards this? So I don't believe that Russia is not giving everything it has. I think if they're trying to stagger out supplies. So recently, they brush or declare that they believe that they have air supremacy. And this is kind of forced the European Union to start talking about sending aircraft. Selling aircraft to the Ukrainian government. But it's just that there's a industrial capacity limitation to the Russian military. Russia's ability to produce missiles is greatly diminished since the Soviet Union era. And this is kind of been the proof that's been proven with us that Russia has been kind of limited in its desire to launch a short range ballistic missiles at things like airports and more relying on air to air and surface to air missiles. But even with the surface to air missiles, they've not been effectively deployed. And it really shows a definitive weakening of the Russian military since the collapse of the Soviet
Ukraine's Zelenskiy Tells EU: 'Prove That You Are With Us'
"About the video call by zelensky. Two European leaders is a big article about it in The Washington Post, which I read so you don't have to. Headline historic sanctions on Russia had roots. In emotional appeal from zelensky. Sub headline, a video call by the Ukrainian wartime leader, prompted jaded European leaders to act. And the article talks about how there were a handful of important leaders most notably Germany, reluctant to proceed with the harshest of sanctions. The Chancellor told reporters that he wanted to focus on, implementing sanctions that were already approved before enacting, knew more severe ones. Had a little debate they decided not to do much of anything. Until zelensky called him. Via a teleconference, and in 5 minutes, speaking from the battlefield in Kyiv. He pleaded with these European leaders. For an honest assessment of its country of its country's ambition to join the European Union,
Adam Schiff Rewrites History of When Trump Built up NATO
"Then we have Adam Schiff lists on MS LSD yesterday These people are as I said sick cut 7 go Talk about how important it is to have the United States the European Union and NATO in lockstep in pushing back against Russia because then when Donald Trump was president that was not assured Hey dummy This is Jonathan capehart Nobody's ever heard of him before He's just another moron On MSL SD It's Donald Trump who built up NATO It's Donald Trump who sanctioned Russia It's Donald Trump who gave tank killing missiles To the Ukrainians you clowns Stop rewriting history but then of course they bring on shiftless Go No it wasn't at all He was you know Donald Trump was busy during his four years denigrating NATO isolating us It's not what happened Did he denigrate NATO Yes in order to build it up You see the Germans weren't paying their fair share And neither were half of the other NATO countries Most of the Eastern Bloc countries the smaller countries that were newly freed as a result of Reagan not clowns like you They were paying up But the big countries weren't France Italy Germany so Trump took him to task And they poured more into their military than they had before But still not enough To meet their requirement of 2% of GDP Go ahead Allies It would have been a very different world if the United States right now wasn't able to rally You shouldn't even have a law license That should have been yanked a long time ago Hey California Ethics committee Supreme Court What do you all sleeping
"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
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"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
"It's banned travel list for a total of thirteen harm that it has done to the reputation of the country and to the people and community. That's impacted it is so natural. Max wilson is a lawyer with the national immigration law center in washington. Dc which sued to end the travel ban. He says the impact goes way beyond the more than forty one thousand visa requests. The night from people in blocked countries and wilson says that total doesn't include the thousands of other requests. That might have been put on hold or people to discouraged to apply every child that you keep separate from their parent every person who misses a wedding and then every person who misses a job opportunity. Those don't just hurt the person involved or they hurt the people that would benefit from being reunited with their family members. They hurt the the places that these people would end up. Working biden could undo the travel ban. Just the way trump started with an executive order that would trigger a reversal at the state department customs and border protection and other federal agencies abbott. A ube with the american arab anti-discrimination committee says if biden ends the travel ban has promised it would signal a new start on how the us streets immigrants including protecting young immigrants brought to the country as children and reuniting separated migrant families by overturning the ban which is the lowest hanging fruit but he can signal to the communities that you know what i take immigration. Seriously i take your concerns. Seriously i'm dairy. Whose father still in iran came to the us more than a decade ago to work in clinical trials and do a residency at a prestigious clinic in ohio but the travel ban made him feel like he wasn't welcome in the us and he says getting rid of it would lift a weight off his family and many others. It's going to be a huge relief for people affected by this injust and discriminative act. It means a lot for us. Darrow's dad has recovered from cove. It now he hopes he can finally come live with his son in california for the world and fatty that double romeo. We may not hear about the much. But more than seven hundred. Us troops are currently stationed in somalia. In the coming days trump administration is planning to remove most if not all of them. It's time to come home. The quick draw down could be devastating for somalia. Us troops there have been propping up somalia's faltering government after years of war and strife. They've been training and equipping an elite somali fighting force. That's kept the al qaeda linked al-shabaab at bay. Omar mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia at the international crisis group in joins us from nairobi. Omar what is likely to be the most immediate impact of us troop drawdown. A unit at the us has been training. Got an high marks or it's operations and its ability to really engage al-shabaab in so any sort of sudden withdrawal immediately calls that training into question. Somalia's government collapsed in nineteen ninety-one and it's been struggling ever since what exactly have the seven hundred. Us troops been doing there. Yeah so the. Us is focused on building these somali national army from the bottom up in so to do that. They've taken this approach where they're trying to build an elite unit. So right now you have. Various components of the national armies not very coherent. There's no command and control structure and so rather what the. Us did was focused on his particular unit and tried to build that up in a manner where it can start to take over primary security force responsibility where can start to engage militants. Us forces we should mention are also stationed in neighboring djibouti and kenya. Where you are. What's happening to them. As far as you know will they take on any of the role left by the departing american troops in somalia into guti in kenya. I mean they are very much. We'll probably still pick up the slack but you can't really make up by not having ground troops there so You know even if there is still some support given to the somali. National army coming out of kenya. Coming out of. Djibouti won't really make up for the lack of on the ground presence. The lack of in person training. What about the trump administration's argument that. Us troops cannot stay in places like somalia forever. I mean. I think everyone agrees that. In long-term foreign troops should go home in and we'll go home at the question is just when and honestly the timing for this might be particularly complicated as somalia's also headed into elections an election season in in somalia elections. Aren't your typical election. Rather they take place in certain parts of the country only better get some extra attention in some extra security in this time. They're going to actually add some new locations to that so there's a bit of a security pressure there right now but i think in the long run everyone agrees. That troops need to go home. But there's some conditions on the ground that everyone wants to see. I in and those are the the to mention before in terms of leading somali security forces in degrading all. I just want to mention to the fighting in ethiopia because neighboring ethiopia had deployed thousands of peacekeeping troops to somalia but some of the soldiers have now been pulled out others have been disarmed as ethopia has own fighting in its northern tigray region. What will that unrest in ethiopia. Mean for somalia has been another key security guarantor in somalia in. So what happened is is if you'll be has troops both within african union mission and then outside of that and so they pulled their troops outside of the mission. Most of a minute now. It was never quite clear what agreement those troops were operating under. But the main point is that again. A sudden pull-out opens up a bit of a vacuum and create security vulnerabilities which a group like al-shabaab could very much step into omar. Mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia the international crisis group. he's been speaking with us from nairobi. Omar thanks very much for talking us through this. Glad to be your with the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world since the late eighteen. Hundreds global sea levels have risen about eight inches in recent years rate of rise has more than doubled. We know that largely from a series of satellites deployed in the early nineteen nineties that measure the level of the world's oceans from space. The next member of that family of satellites will launch on saturday. As the world's karen. Bela reports it's expected to give scientists the clearest picture yet of local variations in sea level rise. The news sentinel fix. Satellite will eight hundred miles above earth but be able to capture the height of the global oceans below within a few millimeters of accuracy. Satellites give us the global view of how the climate is. Changing josh willis is nasa mission scientist on the project. The earth is a big place and to measure all of it in a short period of time. Really the only way to do it is from space. When i talked to willis on zoom he had an illustration of the sentinel six satellite us. His background. so i'll do my best weatherman impersonation so here we have a cold front. I'm just kidding. No this is the satellite it looks sentinel..
"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Is thursday. Glad you could make it here. In europe a high stakes political game is playing out in one corner are hungary poland and slovenia and the other the rest of europe at the center of it. All is a jackpot worth two point one trillion dollars. That is the e. u. budget including emergency funding for economies reeling from the pandemic early this week. Hungary and poland effectively vetoed budget leaders of all twenty-seven e. You member states were meeting online. Today i spoke with our correspondent orla barry earlier to find out why hungary and poland are holding up the budget process very simply marco because the eu proposed that the funding would be linked to a rule of law mechanism. In other words. That a you money could be with head from countries that are seeing to breach e you principles are indeed mishandle you funds and this is a problem for hungary and poland because both countries know that the eu already disapproves of how they've been seen to gradually dilute democratic norms centrally in the way that they've taken over independent media and how they've reduced the independence of judiciary only a few weeks ago. Hungry propose changes to the country's electoral laws. Which could make it very difficult for opposition parties to ever get into power. The problem up to now has been while the eu has disapproved of all of this. There's very little they could do. Because if a proposed any action against hungry for example poland with envy show the action and vice versa. But this new conditionality would change things some wash and it means they could be in danger of losing you money. I mean won't hungry poland. Also lose out of the bill is in pass vetoing. This budget means they won't receive any recovery funding right right exactly. And i should point out that poland actually currently receives more funds than any other country in the european union so it stands to lose a lot and hungry by the way it used to be the largest recipient per capita of you money. The thing is there's a reason. These negotiations are being compared to a poker game. Because right now everyone is wondering who fold. I what poland and hungary may be banking is the fact that they can afford to wait it out a little longer than some of their southern neighbors to get their hands on the financial aid because if you look at asia for example which is very badly hit by pandemic first time around there have been very badly hit again this time round. And they're concerned that their economy is is effectively paralyzed. So it's quite possible that poland and hungary are thinking well the eu will have to cave in because countries like italy and spain will put them under pressure to do so so houses all being viewed by the general public in poland and hungary are they angry with their leaders for bad governance. Well you have to bear in mind that. In hungary in particular the majority of the media is government owned or government supported so many of the public will only be getting the news that the government wants to hear that said In hungary yesterday six opposition parties did come together and issue a joint statement saying the prime minister. Viktor orban is not operating in the nation's interests but it's been interesting to see what the prime minister's office both countries have been saying back home because it's not exactly what they have been saying to. The eu are umbrellas. And i spoke to daniel hege douche about this with the german marshall fund. Yesterday prime minister orban argued that it's practically punishment for those countries who object to illegal immigration. And the you would like to blackmail. Hungary to let in asylum seekers in the country which is not true and in the case of poland even to argumentation was used at true is no mechanism. The european union tries to push ponant to recognize game marriage and tegra schmidt the point. This is something. The polish government has been saying since two thousand and five. Actually it's completely untrue. Because the eu doesn't have the legal ability to interfere in areas like this like gay marriage etc so orla as a possible end to this deadlock today. It seems unlikely that anything would be resolved. There are indications that some peas are looking for ways to compromise or at least work away around this. There are a number of options open to the eu marco but at the it does seem both sides are sort of waiting to see who will cave i but i asked daniel hege from the german marshall fund. What he thinks what happened to a very simple answer. Which is that. The european member states have much better costs but politicians like prime minister. Orban bluff notch better having a mexican standoff which odin hungary and the european parliament is icing political scenario. Everyone would like to avoid and one other thing to bear in mind. Is that the majority of the public in poland and hungary are actually very pro e you. There was a survey of older countries last year and poland top the board as having the most favourable view of the european union. So this is something. Both prime ministers have to bear in mind. The world's orla barry on the european economic recovery. Beat for us today. Thank you very much orla. He awada marco. January twentieth is two months away but president elect. Joe biden is already planning to sign a flurry of executive orders. After being sworn in one of them is likely to end. President trump's travel ban against many muslim majority nations. That's impacted many people abroad and also families here in the us. Kqed.org rita java romero caught up with an iranian american. Doctor who for years has tried to bring his father to live with them and march. Armand dairy was consumed with worry his father. A doctor was hospitalized with covid. Nineteen and tehran. He's eighty one years old and that the biggest risk factor for calling nine but dairy. Who's also a doctor. Live some by salia. A small city in california more than seven thousand miles away from iran that distance compounded his fear. He couldn't just go care for his dad a very tough time. It was very scary. Darrien his sister are both naturalized citizens. Five years ago they applied for green cards for their parents. Their mothers was approved in two thousand sixteen but their father's got stuck in limbo after president. Donald trump issued the travel ban during his first days in office. It's been a burden a huge burden on our shoulders on our minds. Yeah it's been very difficult for all of us. The trump administration has invoked national security to bar travel to the us for many people from some muslim majority countries. Critics challenged the ban in court as discriminatory and racist an amended. Version didn't go into full effect until december twenty seventeen after the supreme court allowed it to move forward earlier this year trump added more african and asian countries to..
"european union" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was in Rome for unofficial ceremony. Chinese television broadcast the event live showed President Xi Jinping walking down a red carpet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. There were soldiers on white horses, flags waving lots of pomp and ceremony and then the two presidents signed a memorandum of understanding making Italy the first G seven country to join China's belt on road. Journalist. Louder Day video has reported on the Italy China deal for the new podcast Siri's on China's new Silk Road from the Global reporting Center. We've been listening to excerpts from the Siri's on the world Louder. You went to Italy justice It was joining belt on road. You also lived in China for two decades. So what do you think China got out of signing this memorandum of understanding with Italy? It was quite an unbalanced deal. China wanted an endorsement off the belt and road, which is a policy very much wanted by presidency, Jinping Now, By the time Italy signs up, several other country had already but this was the first G seven country to do so. So it was important for China. The XYZ was China's purpose, and this is what China got out of it. Italy was already trading with China. I mean trade between Italy and China goes back centuries. We got to think about Marco Polo right? What did Italy's government hoped to gain with this formal partnership with China? Well. Italy was hoping to have more trade for Italian goods because the trade imbalance is huge. But honestly, it didn't happen in any significant way. And to tell the truth, the players who got something out of it where players who were already dealing with China, they would have dealt with China in any way. And somehow managed to capitalize on this moments. So you're saying Italy didn't go far enough to capitalize on the deal with China? No, I didn't mean this still had Bean in the work for quite some time. It wasn't well thought through and even if created an open door with China somehow, you know, it wasn't a very strong moment for foreign policy, which is what would have brought Italy. Morris a system forward with China so again. It was very much about individual players. Well, a good example to look at our Italy's port cities. They were to be big beneficiaries of Melton Road, tell us about the Italian port city of Trieste and what China pledges to do there. Also three. Esther has bean dealing with China for a long time before this memorandum of understanding. So they're interested to have more presence with Chinese route coming to Trieste that they also interested, so have more investments in the industrial areas. They're hoping to get some more goods that can have some added value Manufacturing. Nearby the port to create more jobs around this and it's it's working towards this now. Yes, there was not in an important port. It's the most important port for oil. The whole Mediterranean. But he was not on a global map the way it is now, and this is also how you capitalized on opportunities. So that's interesting. The formal built on road agreement between China and Italy that happened almost a year before covered. 19 hit Italy and as we know it hit Italy. In a serious way. More than 35,000. Italians died during the height of covet the spring. How did Cove it affect relations with China? Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit, and he was badly hit. So naturally, the first thing that Italy does when it's hit with this sudden and scary health crisis is looking at the European Union. In the European Union. Is prepared to support its members during the very first face off the health crisis, and at the same time you have China, sending masks. Chinese is the very first one to help When you have a health crisis, people are scared. And so you look for help when you get it. So you have these You know this is double feeling about China while the European Union is not really coming through and that changes after initial phase off panic, it's Italy. It's Spain. It's France. It's very badly great Britain as well, somehow The European Union managed to get its members together a little bit more complicated than that. But it does come out with a plan and it's a very serious release plan, and so right now we are in a very different position. More oriented towards the European Union. Which doesn't mean that things you know, might not change Chinese always gonna be a player. Laura. We began our conversation with this comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning Italy not to do business with China. How do Italians take that criticism from the U. S. Stay out of that China game, So we talked both to the Port Authority and Venice Port Authority, and somehow they answer Was very similar, and we can hear the president of Port Authority Venice specifically talking about this conflict. His name is Us have understood a little bit too little and a little bit too late. We don't do respect what was going on with the belt on road and still they haven't understood properly. What's going on and what's happening. I have had recently very good talks with high ranking officials from us on guy. In a friendly but provocative manner. I asked. Where are you guys? What are you proposing as an alternative? Because countries are naturally oriented into trying to grow and develop strong economy. And of course, the United States is the number one economy of the planet. But China is the second one and It's growing fast. The U. S is number one, but China's growing fast louder You grew up in Italy, You care about its future. What's your take on the wisdom of Italy pivoting to China? There is one thing that comes out over and over again in our reporting. You deal with China. You know if your report how do you not deal with China? China moves the biggest trade volumes in the world. So why would you stay out of it? China is very powerful, so it makes no sense to just say Chinese bed Don't deal with China. Is the second most powerful economy in the world. China is an influential country. It's here to stay. Journals. Lada DeValerio. Thank you very much.
"european union" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"On a mention at the very end of last hour that the io may prevent us Americans from traveling into E. U. European Union countries and I would exclude Great Britain a call of course because of brexit right but the European Union countries they are trying to re open their borders and now old there is chatter that they are getting ready to block us the block Americans from going into European Union countries because they claim the United States has failed in our attempt to control the coronavirus yeah this apparently is according to draft lists of acceptable travelers and The New York Times saw this so you understand what's going on here the E. U. has put together their guidelines the rules and regulations as they're preparing to reopen open borders between EU nations and here's a list of countries that they deem as acceptable to have their citizens come in because they think that they've done proper testing and mitigation but the United States is not on the list that we would be on the banned list Americans would be in the same boat as the Russians as Brazilians and of course Brazil as having a nasty time and of course she had the Brazilian president to complete the NIHR anyone a bonehead Bolsonaro of what a dope bag I mean really and this clearly hits hard at in the United States and our perception around the world and if the E. U.'s says no Americans clearly I don't think it's going to make president trump very happy but of course well we did not do the best job early on in tackling the virus if we would have done things just a little bit earlier and we would have done things even a little tougher even on the time frame that we did move if we would have done things much tougher and more seriously we might have been in a better situation let's say like I slimmed or New Zealand for instance or even South Korea who had some great success because of what they did implement I went over the whole mask system and a lack of getting the the plan together for pull across the whole country in South Korea to go to pharmacies on different days of the week depending on your last name to get your mask supply and that was done distributional lies with pharmacies all over South Korea an amazing feat they pulled it off that was part of the early success that South Korea did have as kind of sucks that we're gonna be jammed in the same category the United States with Russia Russia Russia Russia and Brazil the clown I mean the president Bruce Brazil's isn't absolute in the cloud total in petard all right so we'll wait and see whether it becomes official that the E. U. is going to ban Americans from pop again the well that was that so right right yeah yeah and then again remember we had earlier banned them so I guess now it's **** for tat now they're getting a whack us back the Florida Surgeon General urging where residents to wear masks in the state of Florida the Florida Surgeon General as the cases are spiking in my home state of Florida as the infections are spike in big time Scott river keys he advised that even though the sunshine state is move to phase two of re opening quarter all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible yeah river keys sign the quietly this advisory over the weekend but it was officially filed the yesterday and of course is a milestone in Florida with over one hundred thousand covert nineteen cases in Texas let's move to Texas for a second and then I'm gonna explain who Natalie white is very intriguing interesting story and well I'll get to that moment in Texas the governor governor Greg Abbott is saying the corona virus spread in Texas is on acceptable the corona virus is spreading at an unacceptable rate that is the exact quote of the governor blocked he says that a second shutdown is not on the table right now but will always be the last option for Texas so it's not out of the question but it's not really on the table right now to the state they're hearing the message Texans are hearing governor Abbott say that well it's obvious covert nineteen is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in the state of Texas and a must be controlled or corralled is what he said we have several strategies to reduce the spread without shutting Texas back down but it is up to all of us to do our part to protect ourselves and others and listen what I and my friends have witnessed in Florida with bars being jammed packed in many places and restaurants being jealous I want business to come back but we still have a virus that we have to deal with here and that's the issue I that's Texas and again I saw a video out of Texas where bars and restaurants were packed and cases are spiking the in the state of Texas Lone Star state hospitalizations are up sixty percent well this is interesting also over eight point seven million coronavirus cases apparently were undetected in the United States back in March no that means it means that the number of Colbert nineteen cases right here in the United States during the month of March might have been eighty times not eight I said eighty eight zero times greater than the original estimates so that would have been over eight point seven million new cases that we never knew that health officials in this country never knew actually existed yeah this is a new study researchers who were led by epidemiologist from Penn university Penn state rather sorry Penn state from Penn state they study surveillance data on influenza like illnesses from the U. S. centers for disease control and prevention and noticed this huge spike that month and they reported yesterday in the journal science translational medicine the finding support a scenario where more than eight point seven million new sars cover two cases infections appeared in the U. S. during March an estimated more than eighty percent of these cases remain on identified as the outbreak rapidly spread that's according to Justin Silverman of Penn state also Alex Washburn and Montana State University and colleagues at Cornell University also signing on to this well I'm asked quite a game changer folks in eight point seven million plus actually had corona virus and they're walking all over the United States with no spread mitigation no masks on many people potentially like a social distancing do the math and well look at the spikes that we have right now in states that have not hunker down for lack of a better term in dealing with this thing seriously and you know my greatest fear has always been that we give up too soon that we decide that up cold eggs done all my god the summers here is getting hot it's kind of fizzled well it's done and I think we're facing some of that now and that's very very unfortunate has this is still technically first wave I mean I sure as hell hope that there's not going to be a second wave and then you know seems like folks he sort of put a little bit of a a damper on the quickness of a vaccine being available in the fall or even early winter in twenty twenty one we'll get into that coming up in just a bit here on Feb I mention let's shift gears here I mentioned Natalie white who is Natalie white now this name's been floating around for a couple days now and now interestingly the ray shard Brooks funeral is going on right now and as I cruised the cable channels I'm not even CNN or MSNBC are covering the funeral well I mean it's quite a contrast to George Floyd in that all the major broadcast networks all the cable networks we're carrying the George Floyd funeral and again I've been very clear to delineate some people don't want to understand that but the difference between the murder of George Floyd and the shooting all of Brooks ratio Brooks folks totally different completely different cases you can hold even remotely begin to compare those cases it's not even close to being similar and then we have the name folks of Natalie white who is Natalie white and what does she have to do with race shard Brooks what does she have to do with the Davis hot and juicy double or nice refreshing frosty well you've come to the right place give him I'm gonna tell you in moments Nexon.
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"I was from Australia and the European Union for independent investigation into how the corona virus came where it came from and how it spreads the W. H. O. says it welcomes the plan Chinese president xi jin ping is just address the agency's annual assembly and China will also support an investigation but only when the pandemic is brought under control president xi also pledging two billion dollars to fight the virus Dave Simon Italy is re opening cafes in hair salons and shops the pope could hold public masses again after that country head for time the most corona virus deaths in the world U. S. is now number one by far with nearly ninety thousand people killed by the virus of almost one and a half million corona cases more than a dozen states are lifting more restrictions this week including Florida we need to open the economy here in in Miami Dade but do it in a safe way Miami Dade mayor Carlos Jimenez told fox will get a hair cut and take his wife out to dinner to show it's safe now Florida and several other states are allowing Jews to re open but not New Jersey or one general orders opening up today anyway this morning outside fox is restricting capacity members only strict sanitation in the facility so far beyond what the other stores are doing that at this point if the governor changes to shut us down it is absurd to trouble a star Arthur it rained down on the North Carolina coast moving closer summaries to get five inches of rain for either moves out to sea America's listening to fox news news time is now seven oh two good morning I'm mark Caesar this update is brought you by Austin regional clinic Texas gems begin to test the waters is a start re opening today for places like gold's gym in cedar park that means one hundred seventy three people could be inside at any given time district manager lettered rows still CBS Austin they've taken a lot of precautions including in the locker room we have roped off and changed all entrances into lockers as well as zip tied all the lockers gyms will also have to maintain strict social distancing and frequently sanitizing and Austin attorney recommends thorough planning to limit coronavirus liability has more more businesses open they're also opening themselves up to the threat of legal action in Austin chamber of commerce web in our attorney Pam a deer with Jackson Walker LLC says regulations are constantly changing so as you craft a liability plan you also need to plan for that not to look at the rules now and put your plan into place you're going to have to evolve your plant Ross the nation so far many years as lawsuits are being filed related to improper screenings and a lack of employee and or customer protection Patrick Osborne newsradio kill the jail stint health officials have concluded the covert nineteen was around earlier than they realized this week mayor Steve Adler says central health will ramp up testing the help despite cases that are flying under the radar gun start giving just even ace a symptomatic tends to anybody that shows up at one of their our clinics based on numerous interviews Austin public health now believes the first case was found on March second that's eleven days earlier than the first official diagnosis seven oh for A. J. let's get you up to date on Austin's own time traffic here's Melinda branch pretty light conditions out there on the freeways there is a little bit of a delay as you make your way northbound on thirty five right around William cannon and then again in between the lake in twelfth street your next report said so in fifteen I Melinda Brandt with thousands on time traffic today will be sunny warm and humid throughout the day with a high getting up to ninety five from the weather center I'm Kevin Snyder this segment are you interested in learning.
"european union" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"European Union so I suspect he's going to come out of the European Union now this wouldn't when Satan has the ability to put forth his point man anti Christ also known as his see the laws when he's got multiple titles he's gonna put him forward as quickly as possible I refuse to wait horseman of the seal judgments was the first things start to happen after the church isn't taken from there so he's got to put him up front center real quickly and he never knew just like we're not supposed to know do not know the day and the hours of the rafters gonna happen that's right here camping's you know should not cause this problematic situation when he did say that even though this is going to happen so we have several guy on the scene when he's when he can't have double something like thirty forty years for someone to grow up in a groove this person he's gonna give someone the the the the mantle immediately so Jesus when he was in the wilderness for forty days he was tempted by Satan three times in one of the temptations this twice rejected was to give him all the kingdoms empires of the world that was a valid offer and use rejected but that same what was going to be given to some political figure whose charismatic and they can accept it as something's gonna happen to him when he gets model had one of them dies and resurrects in the world's going to be in awe this revelation chapter thirteen and say who can stand against this beast worship him well you know when it happens that this person is the anti Christ the way you're going to know who he is technically is he's the one is instrumental in confirming the false government a seven year covenant with Israel this is Daniel chapter nine twenty seven so I I personally as a pre trib rapture believers meaning the churches and we caught up before the tribulation period which starts with the false government been confirmed I don't we will all be here know who he is but I do believe is alive today all right let's go to the phones Bruce in Woodland Hills California to get this started hi Bruce go ahead thank you so much for taking my call in bill it's a pleasure to have an opportunity to speak to you first I have to say I'm I'm I'm a little ashamed but I've I've never opened up a Bible in my life until recently I've never leave but I've never disbelief but now I'm becoming a believer better late than never bit yours I think in the reason what's got me motivated to start understanding about religion as I ice I believe I've seen the devil or Satan or the work of it not only from especially what's going on now but other events so here's my question in order for the gender to be carried out by state which I believe is linked to what's happening now you've got to have a lot of helpers one the mainstream media who is covering up information like crazy they're not telling the truth and they're lying by omission and it's going to take political leaders to that's part of this even organizations like Facebook that are blocked everyone from coming across with the truth so my main question is these people whether they know it or not have to be working on the side of the devil or Satan are these people not going to be saved or they completely contradictory to Christ are they are they evil people working for organizations that are controlled by Satan interesting question bill right well first John five nineteen says the whole world is under the sway of the wicked one the the devil is known as the cunning of all be spin the serpent that goes way back to the time of the garden I mean we need to see that money this this guy's brilliant this being as brilliant and he's very powerful these are intelligent and he has blinders on people who don't believe the words used to go out of this world and so yes he is setting up for his see this time in the sun you know the time is coming and is going to be near in his estimation or he's no longer be restrained to putting forward his arguments against god's worship worthiness and he's gonna have his short brief time to do that and he's already putting things in places are to get people you know he's got cohorts he's got fallen angels as possible correlation that is closer to the angels looks to be a war in heaven and it cast of theirs so he's he's got millions is that a lot of he's got an army of all doesn't he he does and you know I.
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"So in forty six minutes from now the United Kingdom will depart the European Union three and a half years after the cut they're not in any hurry either three and a half years after the people of the United Kingdom voted to walk away from the European Union that it joined in nineteen seventy three I said it then it's taken awhile I'll say it again I think the European Union is a sham it's a failure now that the Europe in the United Kingdom is almost out in another forty forty four minutes I wonder who's next I wonder who is next but this is going to they breed claimed their sovereignty that was the thing about the European Union it's it's they literally had people that were not elected by the Brits that were making the rules and laws and regulations for them to follow all right all right people talk about this is going to diminish the the United Kingdom I think it will make it stronger and bigger than ever before there's twenty seven other members of the European Union and I think they're going to have problems the I think yeah there's going to be others that are that are going to leave as well but the European Union did not want the United Kingdom to leave so this is all they're going to have a big event here coming up at the top of the hour in which of the European Union and England United Kingdom are separated so there's a lot of people there there are thrill lot of people that are not the mayor of London Sadiq Khan big big lefty said he is heartbroken the people voted in favor of it what what the what why do why honor the people took him three and a half years to honor what the people of the United Kingdom wanted that's what they voted for so I I can't believe I mean it may be the younger generation who never remembered Great Britain without the European Union but the room by thank everybody that's over forty is probably going to about time we got our country back could you imagine that there is some unlike the group that is making the laws and rules for our country that is what has been going on so I say I do good bye good riddance don't let the door hit you on the way out but I think it's great I really do five corona virus you want to get updated on that a little bit Phil lebeau over CNBC was talking this morning about the fact that the news came out this morning that United Airlines and now delta airlines along with British air yesterday have canceled all flights to and from China cut twenty six airline suspending all flights between the US in mainland China we now have the date when that takes effect and it takes effect immediately starting today they will suspend all of their flights between these two countries the US and China that goes all the way through February thirteenth come February thirteenth depending on the situation with the corona virus whether or not there is demand for people who want to smite the China working trying to think here they will re evaluate their operations and whether or not they bring back some flights all flights or they continued to not fly at all between the two countries but again American suspending all flights between the US and China starting today and that runs for the next two weeks through February thirteenth while also in the San Francisco Bay Area Santa Clara county they got their first case of coronaviruses been confirmed their we'll be right back it's like you might live in an alternative reality okay all right you got me I'm a little financial experts have predicted that the next major recession could happen as early as this year what would you do if they took half of your retirement savings with that like it did for many Americans there in the financial crises that started in two thousand and again in two thousand seven would you be willing to downsize your lifestyle and make do with less would you be able to go back to work whom would you call first.
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"The European Union America is listed to foster forty five seconds fifteen glad.
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"Change of circumstances the independence referendum twenty fourteen leaving the European Union against and it's just for the prime minister to explain to the people of Scotland he is denying the right to choose prime minister Johnson has said he'll refuse Scotland the right to take another independence vote like the one it took in twenty fourteen when a majority voted against independence police detained more than twelve hundred protesters and some of India's biggest cities today after they defied bands on assembly Indian authorities imposed the ban to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that discriminates against Muslims and threatens what is supposed to be a secular democracy the legislation has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state at least three people were killed as protests raged around the country despite the band's knee up pull your reports from feature story news police have the balls prohibit tree orders in at least six Indian cities to block protests against new citizenship law that he felt Muslim immigrants from three neighboring countries in India in India's capital of Delhi fourteen metro stations have been shut down as heavy police better Keating in please and the internet services in some parts of the city of also been cut off bring the city to a near standstill detentions are taking place in daily as well as in Hyderabad and big blue and critics of accusing the government of muscling descent police say that to prohibit you orders have been put in place keeping in mind the one order concerts coming up yeah you're getting a state of emergency was called today in Australia's most populous state New South Wales as record breaking heat fan to more than one hundred wildfires scorching the region the fear is that heat surpassing one hundred degrees and twenty five mile per hour winds will spread to large fires into one make a fire that could surround Sydney New South Wales premier Gladys Berwick Jacqueline said authorities were concerned with the unpredictable conditions the biggest concern for us over the next few days is imperfect ability when you've got those turbulent when conditions in biz and spot fires can occur very unpredictably the decision to declare a state of emergency is not one taken lightly it normally on you guys for seven days and you have to make sure that conditions are serious enough for that declaration to be made we also it kana for to have people be complacent he wanted to clay a statesman agency when it's absolutely necessary and on on fox expert advice from commissions in fact the commissioner and myself and the minister discuss this almost on a daily basis for two days in a row Australia has had overall record breaking heat each day getting hotter yesterday peaking at forty one degrees Celsius that's almost one hundred and six degrees Fahrenheit parts of southeast New South Wales reached forty nine degrees Celsius just over one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit about twenty five hundred firefighters are battling the blazes in.
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"In this podcast. We're going to be talking about the strengths and the weaknesses of the European Union. Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about about the European Union after all not even Europeans know very much about the European Union and we have to define what this entity or institution is before we try to answer the question that is posed to you in this unit. Six discussion four assignment. That question question is what were the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. But let's go back and see what the European Union is in the first place after World War Two. The nations of Europe had finally learned their lesson. They realized that they could not continue to go on. And Fight World War after World War and still survive so they decided that they would try to do something fundamentally the mentally different from what they had tried after World War One. After nineteen forty-five you have a United Nations in place but let something more seemed to be necessary when we talk about the European Union. We're talking about something called European integration. What that means is that the European nation states would agree to give up some of their individual sovereignties in order to to pool their resources with others and time their economies together as closely as possible European integration ration- refers to the pulling down of barriers between nation states as well as the surrender of power by hi the nation states to some organization that exists above it in this case the European Union now the European Union did not come into existence until nineteen ninety one but it was being put together for decades before before that the first title was the Common Market? It really started. After World War Two Winston Churchill said we've got to have some kind end of integration of economies at least in order to build trust between nations. Now this is all not as this cloudy and abstract as you think this is pretty pretty simple stuff if you think about the idea. Is that nation states. Do not go to war with each other if they are constantly trading with each other that is if they have economic linkages if they have economic not MC ties and communications with other countries generally speaking nations do not go to worry with each other when they depend upon one another her for their economic livelihoods so the easiest concept of how to create linkages between nations was to have economic conomic ties and to set up economic relationships between say Germany and France by the early nineteen fifties Germany armony and France had agreed to the foundations of the common market and because Germany and France were dependent upon each other for their economic livelihood. Tariffs were removed and essentially. It was like they didn't have any borders between them and because they we're tied together their animosities tended to go down and it was true. That nation's get along better when when they are dependent upon one another for their economic prosperity now of course. Eventually the European Union would expand in two ways. I it would expand in terms of the number of member states that belong to it because it started out as just an agreement between Germany and France but the ambition was to extend this relationship to all sectors of the economy to pull down on all tariff barriers between nation states but also to strengthen it with something called enlargement enlargement refers to bringing other nation states into the Union and eventually there was going to be twenty seven European states in the European Union every European nation and except for Switzerland which has always wanted its independence and so the European Union seemed to be a huge huge success by the end of the nineteen eighties and the aspiration or hope for integration. was going to go way way beyond economics. It was going to include politics and political agreements. For example. The European Union Union prohibits the death penalty which means that no member state of the European Union can have the death penalty this assay law. Aw at the level of the European Union and all the member states have to agree with it or they can't be a member of the European Union and so there are many different examples of this and there's also a government structure to the European Union. which makes it look a little bit like the United States? Ace the fact that the European Union can order the member states to do certain things like prohibit the death penalty that sounds like the national government in the United States and so some people have referred to the European Union as a United States of Europe Europe now that is a fallacy Europe never was and never will be a United States of Europe nor will the European Union Nyan ever go in that direction Europeans. Do not want to have a structure like the United States and what is is that structure well that structure is a supra national government that has the ability to coerce coerce. Its member states. And that's what we have. In our Constitution. We have a federal structure of government. It is true that the states have some powers reserved to themselves under the constitution. However it's also true that the national government can impose its will on the states in a host of ways and it's also true that if there's a conflict in the United added states between state power and national power the national government always comes out the winner the founding fathers in the seventeen eighteen eighties when they wrote the constitution wanted to transfer power away from the states and concentrate that power in the national government? So that the national government would have the power to coerce. The state says I said before the Europeans don't want that they don't want member states to surrender their sovereignty more than is absolutely necessary now sovereignty I should should have defined that for sovereignty is power and the question in any political structure or political institution or or constitution is who has the power well. In the United States America the states do have certain powers but the national national government has more power and again if there is a conflict between the two the national government is the one comes out the winner. The European Union is not like that. The member states in the European Union do not surrender much of their power or sovereignty not to the European Union. European Union can do very little to impose its will upon the member states and that's one of the reasons the European Union doesn't seem to be very powerful institution so here are some of the differences between the EU and the US who s in the United States. National Government is supra national. That means it's above the states and it can impose its will upon the states in the European Union. The member states are in charge. Laws are not passed unless all the member states agree to them there has to be unanimity. There are sectors that the states have no control over in the United States dates such as the military foreign policy and the coining of money. All those powers are reserved to the national government from it in the United States but in the European Union the member states must agree for any decisions on military action or foreign policy. Let's see or monetary policy the coining money. If you want to find a parallel to the European Union it would be the confederacy in the American civil war. The confederate states of America were member states. That had most of the power reserved to themselves and there was very little power that was given up to the national government by the confederate states of America. That's that's one of the reasons why the confederacy lost the civil war because they could not coordinate their efforts and they could not surrender their sovereignty sovereignty to Jefferson Davis so that he could win a war that required coordination at the top so the confederacy is is sort of the model of the European Union and we saw how that turned out. Many people think the European Union is going to collapse because it has has the same issues of weakness that the southern confederacy had in the American civil war. There are two specific problems that are faced by the European Union. One is that is CR- incredibly complicated. The government structure is very hard to understand right. And they don't have congress. They don't have a two party system they don't have a supreme court. They do have a court of Justice they do have what's called the European Commission where member states try to agree on legislation or constitutional provisions from time at the time. But these have to be unanimous decisions and the sheer complexity of the European Union drives Europeans. Crazy after you listen to this podcast you will have a greater understanding of the nature of the European Union than the vast majority. The of Europeans have think about that for a minute since they can't understand it. Well what's the chance that this European Union. The thing is going to survive much longer. It is under tremendous stress right now for a variety of reasons but it has also had tremendous success over the years and it's impossible to say whether it will continue to survive or or whether it will go the way of all flesh and disappear at some point in the future. The death of the European Union has been predicted for many years and yet it continues to limp along and survive the other problem with the European Union. Is there's a democratic deficit with it. That's that's a famous phrase the democratic deficit. What that means is that the European Union is not very democratic? The member states can make all these decisions behind closed doors and it applies to the European people but they themselves have very a little leverage over the decisions that the European Union makes. There is a parliament that is elected by all European citizens since but the parliament has the least amount of power within the European Union. It has very little power. Compared to the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers which represent the member states is really the member states that make decisions from the top top levels of their individuals state leaderships in other words. The Prime Minister of Britain makes the Chancellor of Germany and the President of France. And they get together in a room and they make decisions. Well where does that leave the people. The people don't have much say they can vote for. Party's parliamentary party. In the European Parliament but the European Parliament has little say-so over the decisions of the European European Union and so those are the two main problems with the European Union. So what can we say about the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. Well it's a complicated subject. Sometimes the very successful things that the European Union has done have created problems at the the same time. This is true in so many areas of life man as problem solving creature but in the course of solving problems he often creates new ones. I would say the biggest strength of the European Union is its environmental policy. The European Union had a hard time getting started did with legislation to protect the environment and the United States had the lead on this when the United States created the Environmental Protection Agency under the Nixon Administration in one thousand nine hundred seventy but over the decades. The European Union has gone far beyond the United States and since the George W Bush administration and even more so under Donald Trump the United States has been a laggard on environmental airmen's policy and has contributed to the problem of global warming and climate change whereas the European Union has been and leader in attempting to enforce strict environmental policies that allow for something called sustainable development. That is for industry to know that they can continue to operate for decades to come because they are not spoiling the environment so much that their existence would pose a intolerable threat to life and the environment so the Europeans have been a model for environmental environmental policy which kind of makes sense because environmental policy requires coordinated effort across national boundaries pollution in does not respect national boundaries. What China does to the environment affects the environment of other countries? And so you need. A global response is to climate change and environmental conditions and the European Union as well structured to provide such leadership not so much traditional nation states like the United States. The European Union has also deserve praise for spreading democracy to Eastern Europe but eastern Europe and Western Europe. Do not look at the world. The Same Way Eastern Europe has been more supportive of American foreign policy for example then Western Europe has been and there are real divides between eastern Europe and Western Europe but the inclusion inclusion of East European nations in the European Union is in one sense a success story and ever expanding union however however this has brought into the Union states that don't see eye to eye with the existing states and that poses a threat of does union down the road. Finally Monetary Policy is very important success story. The European Union now has a common currency you see the euro and it's very solid currency it trades at a higher value than the American dollar for example. That does it's not mean that the euro is more stable than the dollar. It's actually a lot less stable and it has never been able to achieve the stability stability of the dollar. Nevertheless it's an impressive chievements for Europeans to have the same currency whether you're in Germany or in France or in the Czech Republic or anywhere else in the Union so monetary policy threatens to divide Europeans as much as it promises to bring them together because since the European states are not equal in terms of their economic health health some nations that are wasteful in their spending can borrow money simply because they belong to the same in Currency Union as very powerful Germany and sometimes they borrow money from banks that respect the euro only to spend it wastefully swiftly and creating problems within their respective countries so the European Union is a work in progress. It has problems but it also oh has had successes and we've only touched on a few of those successes but I think you.
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"On with the Europe she had a European Union as an example the cutting you take a look at Germany what they're doing and what they're paying actually doing something inversive never seen nobody's ever seen it before we have to at least keep up to an extent so right now we're paying a very much higher rate of interest and we didn't follow the world and generally speaking that's okay but you can't have that much of a disparity so we're looking for a rate cut we can be really greatly helped if the fed would do its job and do a substantial rate cut also they were doing quantitative type thing very bad to do they should do easing actually using no type thing or a minimal they should be doing nothing about that but they have to do a rate cut the other thing is you know we're looking at various tax reductions but I'm looking is that all the time anyway tax reductions as one of the reasons why it's such a strong economic position were right now the number one country anywhere in the world by far she has come to me Europe's got a lot of problems and Asia's got a lot of problems you look at China China has had the worst year they've had in twenty seven years and they want to make a deal with us but I can tell you I'm not ready to make a deal unless they're gonna make the right kind of a deal I'm not ready to make a deal so I don't I don't know but I will say this something will happen he may be soon it may be a little bit later but China very much wants to make a deal what would you look at we've we've heard again central cut okay real tax if indexing capital gains what what would you accept well you know we've been talking about indexing for a long time and many people like indexing and it can be done very simply can be done directly by me and so we've been looking at that as you probably have heard I can do it directly so we're talking about indexing and we're always looking at the capital gains tax payroll taxes.
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"A violation of European Union sanctions and tonight tips reported that Iran has test fired a ballistic missile that went to about a thousand miles North Korea has launched two short range military missiles to in a show of defiance to president Donald Trump the military leaders in neighboring South Korea say the surprise launch took place in the one song that region east of the rogue state the US justice department has reinstated a two decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduling the executions of five Deathrow federal inmates major opioid manufacturers of asked the judge to throw out the first test case or whether they must pay for the nation's drug crisis arguing that the two Ohio counties cannot prove that the drug companies actions were responsible for overdose deaths or other harms according to newly unsealed court documents Dr Peter Breguet our resident psychiatrists who has written a book called medication badness with us right now Peter I want your thoughts on what's going on with this well I don't have any doubt that the oxycontin plague which is the Purdue pharma's the produce company owned by the fact there's they systematically flooded the country with oxycontin and that played a big role in getting all this started they they marketed very heavily as a over produced the drugs to those plenty around they they spend a lot of money on pushing at the doctors and only ended up to you four times what you would expect thing out there and then ironically I mean this is a it is just hard to hard to wrap one's mind about around these big corporations they then when ed realized as they were closing stoppage addiction that they they really ought to start looking into getting into the addiction centers business and I know that that that ever materialize far as I can tell so far but it was definitely documented that they were talking about this ETA can't over emphasize the venality these large corporations whether they're selling Prozac you know the stimulants for kids or or pain meds but there are other factors and the the Chinese and other countries illegally are making a drug called that now which is set to just a little bit to kill you where I can tell you that's right and it is probably the major cause of the death themselves date they're often caused by he said tens of thousands of deaths a year what having caused by opiates and fan mail being among them the one thing I really want to let people know though is that is that they had back lash going on doctors are being blamed for this more than they deserve and you know me I'm certainly quick to to hold my colleagues responsible sure simply prescribing opiates and simply taking opiates for pain represents a very small portion of the problem the vast majority it is are the are these drugs that are being so freely out there that their souls that families share them friend share them and that's a result of the of the huge over production of right now if you have an operation for example your doctor is now afraid to give you the amount of pain medication you need and the next scandal is gonna be a lot of increase suffering because doctors are afraid to give proper pain meds and if you're going into surgery out there folks and bring a friend along and make sure you get pain coverage after woods because it's becoming a problem good point thank you Peter keep in touch Dr Peter Bergen well the internet is really slaughtering newspapers U. S. newspaper circulation re still to lowest level since nineteen forty the first year with available that are total daily newspaper circulation that's print and digital combined was an estimated twenty eight point six million for week day thirty point eight for Sunday in two thousand eighteen those numbers are way down a mysterious temple as we discovered in a sunken ancient Egyptian city which has been described as the Egyptian Atlantis archeologists have found a Greek style temple as well as several sunken treasures such as coins or jewelry which was discovered in two thousand one the temple slid into a canal running south of it but that's a great discovery we got a story in our highlight reel it coast to coast AM dot com two separate individuals in Mississippi have reportedly come Ford two separate ones now with claims that they witnessed the your fall on the night of the legendary Pascagoula objection incident back in October of nineteen seventy three the incredible case are two men Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker taken aboard and ET craft against their will and subjected to some kind of medical examination the testimony of the two purported to abductees was so compelling that it became a sensation in the world of your for research for two more witnesses coming forward after all these years what else is going on in the skies let's check in with none other than Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center hi Peter good evening George in the Pascagoula case.
"european union" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"European Union this fall is set to become prime minister today after winning the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve like some slumbering giants we're going to rise and paying off the guy ropes close so a negative he has ten you're almost certainly be defined by breaks it one of the greatest political challenges faced by any British prime minister since World War two more from Steven fiddler breaks it editor at the Wall Street journal he's with us from London Stephen no time for a honeymoon that says basically lost focus on the back of Berkshire and so you see the place Theresa may the who who resigned number from the place of going away so you for users all of them but the other one another day of brexit parliament was voted down then the dealer is on the table about brexit and European Union that says it's not going to remain because I it's actually the problems Theresa may have Boris Johnson will have I'm I'm not as close to it obviously is as you are but it strikes me that parliament is become difficult to read they don't want to know deal and they don't like the one that's been presented that's right and one of the one of the questions is Boris Johnson as he says he wants to leave but I will leave on October the thirty first without the deal where the parliament actually can do anything to stop because that's what some of the Fulton an international level and the question is cam parliament taken with the agenda review on its own agenda which is normally controlled by the government can you do that I'm kind of still open duplexer Boris Johnson the issues absolutely prepared to to go for one what's bars Johnson's refutation with E. U. leaders if he tries to go back to renegotiate something well I think we're all on the I think it's it's mixed I mean I think that for the record low is because a lot of the politician and as someone who many people find kind of charming you have to call a truce on one hand but on the other hand I think some sort of down to sue this mess some incidents where the master kind of you know to hardware I think you know and think that you've done in the past when he was born secretary such as trying to establish a position and on the on the on the nuclear deal with Iran because that was the extent of the below the question that somebody rather frustrated with what they thought was a was a lack of seriousness being was even simpler from the Wall Street journal is based in London is the UK and breaks it editor we're talking about Boris Johnson now the new UK prime minister Bob what's his relationship like with the US and and how might that play into what's going to happen with breaks it the customer he my relationship with it seems with Donald Trump and president trump on Tuesday twenty two this corn congratulations the real question is you know what will that mean in practical terms I mean it's the in more with the two of them of course there is a sort of transitional looking for example to jump into a strong free trade agreement we're having even the Congress the group that was a good idea would be limited by the very fact that can you can you would be calling a lot of the locations of thank you even once it is left hello questions about the war this close relationship with actually comes limping through practical terms this is probably a loaded political question well I'll ask anyway Arbor are their best and worst case scenarios here to the UK and now prime minister Boris Johnson what depends on which side of the of the political stems from the perks of times you I think if you are a strong and right so that none of the kind of rules and regulations you need to be followed and one Steven Steven fiddler brexit editor at the Wall Street journal with us today from London fifteen minutes.
"european union" Discussed on World News Analysis
"You can download our podcast searching for world news analysis. US president Donald Trump's obstruction lowered the status of European Union. Diplomats in Washington without notifying, Brussels. That's according to you officials the change means, two blocks. Washington-based diplomats are less likely to be invited to high profile events that they wore under former president Brock Obama. The snob was illustrated at a December two fifth funeral. Oh of George H W Bush when Europe's alway was among the last diplomats to be called on to pay respects. A commission spokesperson said they were seeking further clarification. I can say these stages that we understand that. There was a recent change in the way diplomatic precedence lease implemented by the United States protocal, and we are currently discussing with the relevant services in ministration possible. Implica- implications for the utilization in Washington, but adamantly this questions should be directed to US administration. Trump has often shown his disdain for the European Union and back purchase plan departure from the block, but the United States, and the you you have the world's biggest bilateral trade ties and US investment in a blog is three times higher than Asia. So why did he Trump outs racial, lower the status of you diplomats? And what does it mean to the crossed Alantic relate? Join us live on the lying as professor toll. When Joel senior research fellow of the institute of America's studies at the Chinese Academy of social sciences. Professor tell thank you very much. Good evening. So what really impact does this move? Have. What's the difference between being listed as Representative from nation states and from a multinational bodies, we know that representatives from NATO? Actually, first of all it's reprieve they represent summoned that presenters suffering countries and is Representative from much national bodies to not have such a representation. And the international society is form the first of all of sovereign countries. So people usually pay attach more importance to the representatives of sovereign countries. And I think this the move by the US department of state certainly have a negative impact on the relationship between the United States and Europe Union, the relationship chip has already being not that good. Donald Trump took office as president you officials say that did not get noticed beforehand. So what does he tell about away the Trump administration handles diplomatic issues? Yeah. I think the. Again shows the disorganization of the Trump administration, and the we have seen a lot such kind of cases activity, for instance, Donald Trump without consolidation was with his own team nonce US where intentionally withdraw from Syria, and then all his own security team and also his allies, the US allies, the persuaded to change the idea, and this is just to one case and the demotion from a Member State to international organizations of the European Union. A is another another case, you know, it's disorganization of the the ministration why do the US ration- decide to change the status at this particular moment. Oh, we already note. Donald Trump another pay much attention to the European Union. Actually, he. He has a teaser favor of much let unitary rather than much less reason..
"european union" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And Jason Kelly from Bloomberg radio. Carol the fate of the euro, the fate of the European Union. The fate of Europe it feels like has been top of mind for the last year. Maybe the last couple of years the wake of Brexit in the wake of Italy in the wake of Greece not too long ago. What happens next, right? There's been so many threats, and if you really look over the existence of the European Union has always been some pushback, whether or not this would survive in the long-term, and yet here, it's still so we're gonna talk about the EU the European Union. What is in store for twenty nine hundred? Alan Crawford is with us from Berlin. So allen. Yeah. There's been so much going on here this past year in terms of maybe threatening the existence of the European Union talk about kind of some of the stories and that countries and issues that you're going to be following in two thousand nineteen. Well, let's just say that being several big issues of completed all at once in the second half of two thousand eighteen. Which will be watching closely in two thousand nineteen those are, of course, Brexit, which remains completely unpredictable. Still is new deal. Well, there is a deal agreed between the UK government negotiators, but it's not going through the UK parliament, yet doesn't leave lake will. So we know literally no one has any idea what will happen. There are so many different scenarios. But then also we've seen. We've seen rather unusual scenes in Italy with this populist government and late click coalition of anti-establishment party. A fairly far right party, which is increasing. On which is a TA you being. Bumping up against the EU over budget policy. Then of course, we saw these yellow vest protests in France, which made.