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Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies
"Relationship with the european union is continuing to sour. The country's prime minister has drawn his party fitness from the eu's alliance of centre-right lawmakers the european people's party a change in the rules to allow the european parliament to expel members more easily and in addition to this hungry is forging ahead with its own coronavirus vaccination program using russia's sputnik v product yet to be given the green light by the e. Tell us more. I'm joined now by buyer. Who's a reporter at politico. Good morning lily. Morning thanks for having me a pleasure to tell us what has happened with fidesz viktor. Victorian suggestion is is that. they have jumped before they were pushed. That's right that's so or band. Sent a letter formally withdrawing his ruling fetus party from the european people's party which job as you said. Is this big the biggest group in the european parliament. It's it's a centre-right grouping but it's actually. I'm quite diverse internally. It has some members that lena bit more liberal at how members which are quite conservative and even though officials eat this move came after change to the groups Internal rules really. It's a culmination of years. And years of of debate and internal tension and ultimately i think some of the group's biggest members and in particular the german at christian democratic union That that's the party of chancellor. Angela merkel at perhaps have started feeling that does is more of a liability ford them and so or bond decided you to quit and look elsewhere and just explain to us how we have got to this point where fidesz is in such a dire situation with the european parliament and that it that oh viktor. Orban has decided to leave. I mean i'm writing thinking that That european parliament officials had already suspended fitness from The the center right group already and this is just a second step well. He's his aides a bit complicated. But basically has has party was suspended from the broader european people's party A few years back but they were allowed to stay in the european people's party group in the european parliament. And what happened this week. Is that the twelve members of the european parliament. Left this centre-right grouping within the parliament and are now sitting in parliament but simply as independent members without formal political affiliation and the big question now is what will come next so whoa joined one of the more conservative right-leaning groups one option is the european conservatives and reformists group where the polish a ruling lon justice party is a member Another option is the identity and democracy group where alternative for germany and marine le. Pen's a party are are our members. And then there's the third option of china to create something new which is tough but but possible So what what we saw. Yesterday is victoria on Wrote a small essay where he said that he wants to build What what he termed a In new democratic rights for citizens who don't want migrants don't fund multiculturalism and in his words have not descended into quotes. Lgbtq lunacy so he is putting out his his his platform he's making his views very very public and clear and saying that he's looking for some kind of New right-wing alliance. We just don't know exactly what form it will take
Boris Johnson's father seeks French citizenship
"As Britain exits from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father wants to become closer with the EU, Sally Johnson told broadcaster article that was in the process of reclaiming his French identity. Johnson says his mother was born in France article said Johnson's putting together a French citizenship requests. The elder Johnson is a former member of the European Parliament. Backed remaining in the EU in Britain's 2016 membership referendum. He has since expressed support for his son as a prime minister led the U K out of the bloc.
Broadcaster: Boris Johnson's father seeks French citizenship
"As Britain prepares to split from the European Union the father prime minister Boris Johnson appears to be seeking closer ties with the bloc by applying for French citizenship Stanley Johnson told board costs are tales I was in the process of reclaiming his French identity Johnson says his mother was born in France RTL said Johnson's putting together a French citizenship requests the elder Johnson is a former member of the European Parliament backed remaining in the EU in but since two thousand sixteen membership referendum he has since expresses support for sun as a prime minister that the UK out of the block very shortly London
EU ambassadors approve post-Brexit trade deal
"Brexit trade deal clinched. On christmas eve has now been provisionally approved by european governments teri schultz reports. This will allow the agreement to take effect on january first ambassadors from the twenty seven remaining members of the european union have given their formal backing to trade and customs agreement worked out between the eu and uk last week this agreement will prevent tariffs and quotas being imposed on uk goods entering the e eu single market when the brexit transition period officially ends december. Thirty first although parliament's on both sides also need to approve the agreement. The european parliament refused to call a special session to consider the more than twelve hundred pages of court on such a short time line. That will only happen next month but will not prevent what's being called the provisional application of the term starting friday the british parliament will vote on the deal wednesday and expected to approve it
Brexit Is Finally Done
"The European Union have agreed on a trade deal, closing the book on more than four years of uncertainty over how the country would be conducting business with its biggest export market following Brexit. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Brexit deal avoids what could have been chaos for cross border commerce. Starting on New Year's Day. We have completed the biggest trade deal yet worth 660 billion times a year, a comprehensive used Canada style free trade deal between the UK and the EU. The breakthrough comes after months of tents and often testy negotiations that little differences down to three main issues, fair competitive rules mechanisms for resolving future disputes and fishing rights. Now comes the race to approve it. Ratify the deal before the UK leaves the EU economic structures on January 1st, the British and European Parliament's both must must hold votes to ratify the agreement. Take over
Historic Brexit Deal Sets Trade Relationship for U.K., EU
"Just ahead of a year end deadline the uk and the european union have reached an agreement on a brexit trade deal that will guide their future relationship british prime minister. Boris johnson says the deal ends years of economic uncertainty. Very pleased to tell you the psalter name That we have completed the biggest trade deal yet worth six hundred sixty billion pounds. Yeah a comprehensive canada style. Free trade deal between the uk and the eu a deal that will protect jobs across this country allow goods. You can goods and components to be sold without tariffs and without quotas in the eu market. Deal which will if anything allow our companies and our exporters to do even more business with all european friends. The deal comes after months of negotiations following the uk exit from the european union in january. Joining me now to talk more about it is wall street journal. Uk and brexit. Editor stephen fiddler. Hi steven thanks so much for being here more booger so stephen. This deal follows months of talks. It's a big agreement. Tell us more about the key terms of the deal which covers a really broad range of issues here covers everything from trade to security to terrorism sharing of information on crime databases. It includes traffic Regulations you know who can drive on. Who's roads it includes fishing and who can fish in waters and the british waters and and how much fish they can take out of it. I mean there's a vast agreement of more than a thousand pages. The main thing it does is avoid. The imposition of time on trade between the two sides for the first time since one thousand nine hundred seventy three came down really in the last days to fight about fishing which is just a tiny proportion of both economists about zero point. Three percent of of both economies in terms of gdp a hugely important places like the uk but also in france and the netherlands denmark and spain and in the end it came down to a sort of a haggle over but the species. That could be caught from the waters of the of the uk species by species over the next five and a half years so it got down into kind of incredibly detailed negotiation in the haggling over various things that are actually in the end. Very small points economically the question was how much does the u k agree to follow standards and regulations set out by the eu in order to ensure that the uk could get tariff-free access to the market a full hundred and forty million people and in the end. That was a compromise on that that you didn't the uk to become a major competitor on its doorstep with free access to the eu market. And be able to undercut it and things. I m environmental standards on on things like subsidies for companies on things like labor standards and labor rules so the uk basically you had to accept in general a lot of those standards as the price. It paid to get tariff-free access to the eu. But in general the uk is now sort of a much freer to settle agreements with other countries including wanted hopes. I think with the united states that's free trade agreements because in the u. It's basically locked into and it has been locked into the us trade arrangements for decades so now that a deal has been reached. What will be playing out over the next few weeks. Well it has to be ratified. That's the first thing so that the british parliament will has been recalled. I think for december thirtieth to ratify. The agreement will do that on on one day. European leaders also will have to approve it. That's a fairly foregone conclusion. I think that both sides get approval from both sides. It also technically needs the approval of the european parliament. So that's the eu legislature. That will happen some point in the new year so in january one the agreement will go into place provisionally and then it will be ratified presumably at a later date by the european parliament. This is a basis for the future relationship of the eu and the uk. They're right next door to each other hugely important to each other in lots of ways and it's wrong to think of this as being kind of static thing that's that's now setting concrete foil. You know the rest of time. It's the start of a relationship that will change. According to how each side sees their own best interests so it sounds like this isn't quite it for brexit. Although a lot of reporting has referred to this as sort of a capstone deal here what other loose ends need to be tied up. Well it is a capstone really in in the sense that it's as i said the main of the major framework for their relationship. There are things that need to be tied up. And these are sort of unilateral in a way so the eu has to make rulings on the ability of you've to shed data with the uk. It hasn't done yet. That's a unilateral designation. It will make and we're expecting that to come. There's also some eu declarations to come on allowing financial services firms for the uk to do certain operations inside the eu after january. The first so there's technical things will follow. It's not going to be in terms of financial services anywhere like the relationship. That was there before that allowed london. Essentially to become the capital of a you finance and do some huge percentage of old finance business in the eu. Certainly all wholesale finance business that has gone away. There's already been drift of capital adrift of personnel. From the city of london to other places in the eu and that drift is is likely to continue. That's u k and brexit editor. Stephen fiddler stephen. Thank you so much for joining me. Today you're welcome
Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement
"Britain and the European Union of struck a provisional free trade agreement. Today. It averts on new year chaos for cross border traders and brings a measure of certainty for businesses After years of Brexit turmoil. It's coming just a week before the U. K's final split from the European Union. British authorities say it's the first free trade agreement based on zero tariffs and zero quotas ever achieved with the EU. Spike this breakthrough. There are some key aspects of the future relationship that still remain uncertain, and the British and European Parliament's must both hold votes on the agreement, and that may not happen until after the UK formerly leaves January 1st.
Fishing talks move at snail's pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff
"And Britain are ongoing this weekend. London and Brussels trying to come together on a trade deal before the end of the month. The transition period following Britain's withdrawal comes to an end the European Parliament has set a Sunday night deadline. Long lines reported in South
EU says EU-UK face weekend 'last attempt' to get trade deal
"The European Union and the United Kingdom are heading into the weekend on a last attempt to clinch a post Brexit trade deal and avoid a chaotic and costly crash out by Britain in the New year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the on leeway to get the deal done is if the European Union compromises, he said the U. K has already done a lot to try to help. But the EU chief negotiator Michele Barnier said it would be a very serious and somber situation if the deal falls through with the jobs of hundreds of thousands of people at stake. The European Parliament has said a Sunday night deadline for the talks and a Simpson reports. Michele Barnier told M E P s that little time remained to work through negotiations if an agreement was to come into force on the first of January. That you and you cave remain at loggerheads over whether Brussels will be able to hit British goods with tariffs if the government closes its fishing waters to you fishing fleets in the future, Mr Barnier argued it would not be fair if European fishermen were not allowed to access British waters. Downing Street said negotiations were in a very serious state. And once that a nodal outcome remain very likely Theory, pee in Parliament have set a deadline of midnight on Sunday for an agreement and that's Hannah Simpson reporting
Brexit talks: Are we any nearer to a deal?
"Don. This is a strange time to be reporting on frantic brexit talks. What has it been like behind. The scenes has been extremely difficult to find out. Wolf has been like behind the scenes because it just going into the burly moments at the european. Commission's headquarters is a bolton. We don't go in that very often atoll so i'm waiting for my office from home will just meeting diplomats officials pox and trying to get a bit information. What's going on behind the scenes in the rooms. I've got. They gave a very deep throat image wandering through park. You're wearing a mac in my image and you wearing a mask whispering to officials to try and find out what's going on so now you can tell me in the past two weeks. We've had numerous breaking that lines. Lurid briefings i confidently predicting a dale and all but giving up and then back again to the camera. Another deadline came and went. Is it all theatrics. A lot of it is their tricks because you do need to sell it. They'll do both sides needs to sell it to that domestic audiences or Benches michelle bonnie a and us live on the line. The european commission president needs to sell it to the member states needs to be looked at fighting for something but there are serious differences in negotiation ninety-seven into the deal is done is not done on paper. Neagle text ready to go. He just needs the council of ministers to sign often the european parliament to give consent. But they're all these sticking points which have duct talks routes the the nine months really. And we always news gonna end up these two sticking points and being kind of the big obstacles right to the end nazis fishing and level playing field conditions. But we close. I think there's lots of movements. And i think the next few days despite all the warnings over the recent days of very very likely that we have an ideal outcome from the prime minister. I think that's the we're on the path deal.
So long, and were keeping all the fish: Brexit
"There should have been something of a resolution at last to the brexit drama. This morning ursula von der line the president of the european commission and boris johnson. Britain's prime minister and said yesterday as an extended deadline to work out the fine print on britain's divorce papers yesterday came and despite the exhaust soon after almost one year of negotiations. And despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over. We both think that it is responsible at this point. In time to go the extra mile mr johnson used similar language to ms vonda. Lions having repeatedly warned that no deal was a very likely outcome. Where there's life there's hope we're going to keep talking to see what we can do. The uk certainly would be a will key away from the talks. I think people would expect us to to go the extra mile. Neither side wants the regulatory and logistical chaos of a no deal scenario but neither side seems willing to make much in the way of concessions and now an immovable deadline looms december thirty first. We are very much convinced. The end of the year. When the transition period finishes john peet is brexit editor. So the risk of nato is still high but the mood between the sides is probably better after the extension of the deadline than it was last week and what are. The main areas of disagreement still the main areas of disagreement being the same almost all year. There is a quarrel about fisheries giving european votes access to british waters. And there's a quarrel about what's called a level playing field which the rules for competition to make sure britain does not undercut european companies insatiable environmental labor and state. Subsidy rules the eu. On britain to stick to most of the rules it follows now. Britain wants the right to diverge from these rules and some way of settling that bigger argument fisheries will be needed. If there's going to be a trade deal but as you say these have been the points of disagreement. Better part of the year i mean What room for compromise left. Well they all talking. As i understand it about possible dispute mechanisms for settling quarrels about measures that be taken by britain or indeed by the eu. After the first january that deemed to be anti competitive. And i think that's the focus where you might find some way of agreeing what the europeans want is a dispute mechanism that would allow them to retaliate. If they deem britain to be behaving in an uncompetitive way. Retaliate by imposing tariffs or withdrawing trade preferences. The british could do the same to the eu. And i think in that area there is still scope for agreement and all this is about rules and regulations but what the personalities involved here. How does that play into. what's happening. The european union negotiator is michelle bonnier. he's french and he obviously has relationship with french president. Boris johnson has been trying several times to go round michelle bonnier and negotiate with others but the europeans are very strict on saying. This is the job of the european commission. Michelle baez negotiator. His bosses are london. I on the president of the european commission. I think boris johnson gets on reasonably with all of these people but none of them quite trust him. And i think that's one of the reasons why they want to have a very clear sort of legal framework that includes dispute settlement mechanisms and the right to retaliate. Because they never quite trust. Boris johnson not to go off and do something that will damage them. And how much do you think that issue of trust has has helped things up so far in yet still i. Trust has been very important in this negotiation. And i think the behavior of boris johnson has not made it easy a. He refused to consider extending the deadline for the negotiations earlier in the year when the europeans wanted him to and he then suggested a couple of times that he was going to rewrite the withdrawal treaty. Which is the agreement reached last year under which britain formerly left the european union. Even though that's an international treaty that would be a breach of international law. And i think if you put those things together. There is every reason why the europeans feel. They shouldn't trust will rely on the british government. Under boris johnson. Not to babe in a way that they think might be bad for the european union its members so the us official negotiator is michel barnier but that the national leaders are playing something of a roll here to national league is obviously critical. I mean Michelle bonnier as the negotiator. Us on the line. As the president of the european commission are operating under a mandate as they call it which they've been given by national leaders for these trade talks the mandate is quite a tough one. The toughest person in this mandate of toughest of bits of the mandate have been insisted on by the french president last week. Emmanuel macron said. I've consistent. So now i don't want to have my cake and eat it but i do want the pieces cut. He could it. Because i'm not giving my peace away. Michelle demander busy discussion janardan pam. I'd meanwhile angela merkel the other key european leader the chancellor germany. she's regarded as a bit more of a soft cup than emmanuel macron. She's very keen that there should be a deal beneath them. Dusty dusty. alice gibney super communists. I say funds and she's also quite strict and she has recently said. I think we should do everything together. Result goes saying and the threat to both sides. All along has been the chance that this should end without a deal or are both sides ready for that. I think no deal would be highly disruptive for both the and the uk. The impact would be worse but britain because it is more. Reliant on trade across the channel and largest sheriff's exports go to the european union. If there is no deal that will be intensive customs checks and problems at ports and trading across between britain and the uk and then also be tariffs which are quite low. But they're high for certain sectors ten percent for cars forty percent for sheep metex bullets about the same for beef exports and that would certainly cost people and be very disruptive of a very big trade relationship. The europeans think it will be worse for britain but britain also thinks that it would be disruptive for the eu particularly for ireland. Most of his trade goes through the united kingdom and say both sides want to avoid new deal and so does that mean that. This may go right down to the wire that there may be negotiations. Happening on new year's eve at some point people will have to say look. If we can't strike an agreement we are just going to turn deal. I mean what. The negotiators come up with has to be approved by national parliaments by the british parliament by the european parliament. That's the surprises. That sometimes takes weeks or months. You can tell escape it. But i think if we get to the thirty first of december they haven't reached an agreement that it will mean. No deal really have settled before christmas. Have any chance of ratification for january-august john. Thank you very much for your time. Once more. thank you.
Brexit negotiations extended
"The brexit negotiations have been extended. It's been a tense weekend of talks which ended without a resolution except that the teams will continue to bargain. Darn mccaffrey's urine news political editor. Ann joins me now. Darna blustery man and a crumpled face and impeccably turned out an utterly composed woman libertine and lutheran images of boris johnson's meeting with usher underlying dominated the front pages and it seemed to me at least pretty much characterize the tone of the brexit negotiations. So can you tell us what happened over the weekend will in many ways. Of course the talks restarted. Again as you say. After that meeting with vonda line and boris johnson in brussels on wednesday nights they did seem not make an awful awful lot of extra progress. They inched forward to a large degree editor. Tina particularly in this area of the level playing field dot es britain would have to adhere to many of the rules and regulations of the european union for years to come that wants to have access to the single market particularly on this idea of divergence. Oh britain wants to forge. Don't power in the world committee regards. That's what brexit is. All rexiti is all about was the european union since she says well. If you do that that means consequences. It means. We may well the limit your access to the single market and the have been suggestions that it britain diverged. Too far the cop. Some of those rules and regulations that brussels could put on what a cold kind of like tariffs taxes on some of its goods to try and keep it into line. And that's been the really controversial area on that point. Europe seems to be conceding some ground that may be britain might be able to reciprocate by doing exactly the same to the eu all that the independent all between posts deciding if britain is undercut those regulations. That in the end that process is a bit more complicated and drawn out and then the eu it initially anticipated all although that's an awful lot of detail on what is a minor point there are still these inefficient gaps but there is a sign of progress and the reason that the talks continued. Go beyond yesterday is done to kind of to simple reasons. A neither side wants to be seen to walk away from these talks. Georgina no wants to collapse them. Because ultimately they'll always be a blame game about who brought about the no deal brexit and second of all you know it may well bore us all to death and there's no home and carry on talking no one loses so why not talk until the cows come home or indeed the. We're not allowed fireworks in us even till they're crackers get pulled. Whatever happens on new year's eve this year. So i mean the talks could actually go on until the deadline which is the thirty first of december. We'll in practical terms not really. Id so that the front pages of today's daily telegraph suggests that talks could carry on until new years. That's the headline. at least though. It doesn't suggest what year which is likely distancing. No i in theory. And i think we all kind of i keep saying this into the last week. I was told last week by an eu diplomat that were looking at the eighteenth around the as well as the last days to secure agreement because then we really all pushing the envelope in terms of actually just having time at all for both the european parliament and the british folder to ratify this agreement. Because it will have to be. There is a deal will need to be ratified by both parliaments. Not there is talk and with the eu everything is flexible that potentially it could be agreed by e you leaders and ratified provisionally in the new year. So almost in retrospect. I'm not entirely sure that can happen with the uk parliament but you know talks will continue at some stage. Somebody's gonna have to make a decision though. I mean they cannot continue indefinitely. And as you've said as the telegraph suggested they definitely cannot continue beyond news because of the legal deadline that is in place. But i mean there are also things like for instance tax systems need more than a fortnight to boot up to change various things. We're also being told that supermarkets have been ordered to stock up the goods. In event of a no deal will cost twenty percent more that there are interim measures to keep planes flying and so on. I mean there's so much detail that needs to be worked out the things that are really interesting about this first of all even if there is a deal it's only really covering about twenty cents of the existing rules and normality. That's already in place which means that's eighty. Percents is either having to be made up by changes that businesses are having to make stuff that you and i won't see but will cost them time and money and additionally the will be disruption because of course will be extra checks at borders particular over in calais and that means that we will see many more pictures of those lorries cues them for after aftermarket after mile. And you're right. We all still likely to see an increase in food prices to a degree. If there is no deal that gets worse because the tariffs potentially william place will be in place sterling will potentially fall even further on those two factors will mean that food prices will likely increase the destruction means that supermarkets already ordering goods talk about destruction to medical supplies and also in the amended. No deal as you rightly dives there will still have to be many deals. Don't breakneck speed to ensure that you know planes continue to be able to fly into european espace. That lorries are able to even enter the opinion so even if there is no overall trade agreements that will still have to be some deals just to make sure that things carry on beyond the. I generally in a relatively normal way now. What about the navy. The royal navy has been told that it should patrol to police channel waters To to stop illegal fishing as it may well be by then Charles michel the president of the european council referring to that said the britain was not lose. Its cooling. Go overboard he said. I'm trying to be serious on the european side. At least we keep our sang for. Yeah i think we'll see what happens with the role now. I mean even in the event of not we'll see what happens with the law. Maybe i'm sure they will patrol and all we're going to get into fish wars that we saw. I think it was back in the nineteen seventies involving iceland's when it really did get a bit nasty and ships were sunk certainly pretty badly damaged in wars over fishing there. You have to remember the european union in its deal contingency. Planning junior suggested that. If britain bolts these breakneck speeds kind of temporary deals. That i was talking about when it comes to the ability to move call goran or indeed planes that they would have to concede that the current agreement on fishing would continue for at least another year. Which makes me think that in the ends. That probably was likely to happen. Not least of all as well because we have to remember no deal. I deal on. Fishing may be banned from both sides and fishing but no deal is also bad. And i'm not entirely sure that the fishing communities of the east coast of england or northern france. Want no deal either. Because that may mean they don't have access to each other's waters but given the acrimony were to see in the nastiness in no deal. Brexit may will also mean that those uk fishermen for example will not be able to sell the fish to the european market.
Three Weeks Until Britain Leaves The EU And What Needs To Happen
"At the very real risk of causing listeners to drop abruptly dead with boredom and irritation brexit apparently down to the wire in the loss ditch behind the last chance saloon not the eleventh hour with the clock ticking deafeningly etc ad infinitum three weeks from now the uk will have exited the transition period and be entirely out of the eu. But we still don't know on what if any terms it is said that absolutely everything must definitely be sorted out for certain by sunday but we have heard this once or twice or several dozen times before. I'm joined with more on this bilateral price former director of communications at ten downing street Let's first of all to the field of political communications. Boris johnson as we heard the top of the show says a strong possibility of no deal. Is he lowering expectations before coming home. Brandishing some sort of bogus triumph. Or is he actually lowering expectations. Well is definitely a lowering expectations of there being a deal. So that will all talk about how often it would be if there's no deal and he can then Wave flag come whatever day. It is won't be sunday but whatever it is and say actually. We clinched victory from the jaws defeat. We gotta deal. Is this brilliant. And it's nothing like as bad as you will vote. Who's going to be will still be dreadful. It'll still be a very bad prospect for the united kingdom in all sorts of ways but nothing like as bad as the no deal what he likes to pretend is in australia which it is and which would be absolutely catastrophic. Ns malcolm turnbull. The film started. Prime minister was saying on the television last night. Even australia doesn't like the australian deal. Are we then looking at a classic from the populist playbook then you create crisis pretend to have solved crisis and then claim credit. Pretty much You you you create barriers to deal which he certainly been doing and has been doing that all the way through. And but at the end of the day if true to form which is what did over the withdrawal agreement which put us into position the at the moment during this kind of interim period just as he did then he caved at the last minute maid not massive concessions to the other countries of the european union in order to get that withdrawal agreement over the line and unless he's prepared to take not only the the huge economic hit to the uk economy but also the massive political hit to his own authority as a result failing to secure a deal and this is prepared to accept all of that that. I still think he's gonna come back with the deal. What do you make all of australia style. Though as an example of political salesmanship of main speaking as destroyed on trying to take it as a compliment but does boris. Johnson assumed that there's some sort of subliminal association between australia and sunshine and vast skies and amusing hoping animals. Yeah i think pretty much the he is. Because of course you could describe it as i said on your program and down to go as the nepalese deal although zimbabwean deal or whatever any other country that only operates under world trade organization rules. He calls it australian australian style deal. So people will think austrailia right. You know we have been there. We we certainly know that the country seems to get along. Fine service okay for them. It might be okay for us completely ignoring the fact that we are totally different economy with a totally different level of penetration to the european market and as mentioned a few minutes ago even the australians. Like what he calls in australia and deal. That said might there be part of boris johnson. Thinking i mean alive though he may be to the potentially dire consequences of no deal. If he's thinking about this brutally politically he owes his position certainly owes his majority substantially to that base voters. Who really won't be happy until we've up the channel tunnel and who would regard any deal as some sort of betrayal and might he be thinking of them and also thinking that the people who wanna deal aren't the kind of people who are going to vote for him anyway. well hostile. He isn't he of those people which is why he's seeking right way to the very very bitter end which were not yet is trying to persuade those people that he is the biggest brexit in the room he will out brexit any of them. He'll be absolutely fervent in his determination to stand up for produce suffering j. and stick tiffany's is up to the european union and just as they would like him to do so that he minimizes the scale factor from them. Come the deal when it does come over. They'll still be a bit of squealing and effectively. Sort of makes them impotent. They can't do anything about it because they were at a time to think about it. They'll be absolutely no possibility of reworking. The deal that he comes forward with and so he's he's got an eye to them the whole time but he's also got an eye to the public as a whole. They are a minority within a minority. The real hard line. Brexit is of kind of ra minority within a minority. He's going to have to fly to general election sometime what he's going to need to show that he's kept the union together. I mean it would be a massive threat to the union whether to breed no deal the union with scotland and the rest of the united kingdom. And he's got to show that his government is competent and capable of delivery on but it says it will deliver. He said he would deliver a deal. It would be a gift to the labor opposition and secure stom- if he fails to do so and all the consequences of no deal all the economic consequences that we've talked about so many times in board our listeners to death with over over past months and years would be at his door. I just simply don't think that that political risk is worth taking in order to be the hero of a bunch of people. Who frankly i'm going to go you did intimate earlier in this conversation. However that you didn't think they would be a deal by sunday so if not by sunday then by win because december thirty first is not far away yet. Well it did it start. It does have to be by december thirty first if that is the absolute deadline that you can't you can't calendar december thirty first comes off after sympathetic and comes before january first and that's just a fact but it doesn't have to be by sunday even if you look at for stunts on the sediment alert delay. Who said that. They say that by sunday. They need to know whether it's possible to get a deal not to actually have the deal now if you may remember the back in july. That was the deadline. When boris johnson said we had to know whether it was possible to get a deal. And if you wanted no deal then we could all be ready for business could be ready for it. We could have got along that path if that was the party wanted. All of that says to me that that isn't the party wants. So when does it have to come. It has to come by the last week. In december the european parliament think has indicated that they would be prepared to sit between christmas and the new year as they have to ratify ahead of time british. Mp's could be cooled back to the house of commons screaming In order to do the same. So and the absolute deadline. It's literally you know days before the end of the year loans prize. Thank you as always. We will doubtless have more from you on that subject. In coming days and weeks
Hungarian lawmaker resigns after caught fleeing a 'sex party' by climbing down a drainpipe
"Know. The career of a close ally of the hungarian prime minister viktor orban who was also an emmy p. has ended in a welter of scandal and suspicion as his actions threaten the public valleys of the right wing fidesz party lily by is a reporter at politico and she's here with more lily. It's with all the key elements. We have sex politics lawbreaking drugs and intrigue sitting comfortably. Tell us what happened It's quite an extraordinary story So basically over the weekend. A member of the european parliament. You'll jeff siad of the blue announced that he is resigning He is a member of hungary's ruling fetus party but It's important to understand that he's not just an ordinary member. he's one of the co founders of the party. He was there with prime minister. Viktor orban and others in nineteen eighty-eight when they started this political journey back then as young liberals he has been the prime minister's inner circle ever since and has played a key role in hungary and politics including the lead author of one of the hungarian government's main political projects. The two thousand eleven constitution. So he's really a an important figure especially in the intellectual circles of the ruling party so when he resigned that sparked a lot of questions. Initially people were wondering are there any divisions within the ruling party. What's going on. And then on tuesday details started leaking. I two local belgian press that that a member of the european parliament had attended a party on friday night in brussels. That was by police. Now it's important to Stand for those of our listeners. Who who are not familiar with bowel gyms rules that we have pretty strict covert related restrictions here about gatherings so belgian. Trust reported that there were about Twenty five naked men this particular party which at police had raided for violating the health related restrictions. And what prosecutors later said is that a passer-by had seen someone sleeping along the gutter This person It turns out Mr sire the a member of the european parliament was apprehended and then police found narcotics in his backpack after the leaks. Uche the politician. He admitted to having been present at the party but denied that the narcotics were his and this created a huge storm and hungarian politics given closely associated. He has personally with the prime minister. An element of his behavior do you think was most offensive to the party. I mean could he got away with it if it had. Just been about breaking lockdown rules. Well it's it's hard to tell but one thing to to note is that Ever since the late nineteen eighties when fetus was a young idealistic liberal political party on the were informal conversations within the party about mr sires Sexual orientation this is something. He has never discussed in public. And of course it's it's up to him to to to discuss But but within the party party members were chatting about this and at the time Wait what people say now is that they simply did not care They saw that. It's his private matter of what he does in his private life. And it's it didn't impact his initial political career. He was The group leader of the fidesz faction in the european in the are in the hungarian parliament. Initially in one thousand nine hundred ninety so he was quite an important figure within that party and so you know feed us because of its strategic trajectory. It's important to note you know it used to be a liberal party. It evolved over the years. It moved further and further to the right at today. It's a party that has been criticized for for what Lgbt activists call Anti gay policies but initially it did not have that kind of ideology back in the in the eighties and nineties. But i mean as you say. He had significant input into the very conservative constitution which holds family values it doesn't recognize. Lgbt rights he's married to a female judge judge as you say they've been whispers about his own sexuality so i wonder how this has affected the party. How it's affected feeders. In terms of just sheer hypocrisy. That's right so. I think that the opposition in hungary has really seized upon this issue Some have talks about What what one. Opposition politician called the moral bankruptcy Of the party. And i think that this will be an issue in the twenty. Twenty two election campaigner there will be elections then and it's already looking like a tough race even though Hunger in minister viktor. Orban is in quite powerful position and critics say an unfairly powerful position because of the covid crisis and because of economic problems in hungary like most other countries experiencing It's already said to be a tough campaign and having this kind of Scandal so close to to the real start of of of the race. Is i think putting more pressure on the party. And that's why. I think on wednesday or bounded something quite untested hinted for him He he gave a statement saying that. What cya did was unacceptable and indefensible and he said that This kind of behavior has no place in the values of the political family. And this was quite extraordinary. In hungarian context because i was with such a close friend and ally for over three decades And it's very very rare Side did quit the party. Officially on wednesday as well It's very rare for someone of that stature to to be publicly criticized by by the party to actually quit just quickly before we go. We know that he was a key figure. In brussels. In terms of of hungarian paulo within the eu. And i wonder if this will have an impact on the covert relief budget. Talks where hungary's vetoing the because the eu's insisting that the country conforms to various elements of the law so prime minister or bond was are speaking on hunger and state radio just about an hour ago and he repeated that hungary is came to its original hard line position on the eu budget and rule of law is a big conflict about that because a lot of eu countries in the european parliament one to length distribution of funding to respect for the rule of law There has been a lot of speculation about whether this is going to weaken or bounce position. a bit hard to tell right now We will see. I'm next week when
Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Is Raided by Police
"An anti-gay hungarian politician has resigned after being caught by police. Fleeing a twenty five man orgy through window. The man joe's Sager quit as a member of the european parliament on sunday instead. It was a private party. He and twenty four other naked men were at the gathering included diplomats and drugs. He tried to sneak the ra- window and was caught by police climbing across the gutter to get out of the place one called a disturbance. Now what was the disturbance. Here's the punchline. Here's the punchline. What was the disturbance to people president. What time through. The kuroda virus lockdown they should have gone to new orleans. Y'all i really got nothing. I'm i just looked i. I read the stories. I find the news. I think you know what this is. A story were talking about the anti-gay conservative to no politician was at the gathering of twenty four. Other naked men. he he's. He is a ally of the hungarian. The right wing. Hungarian prime minister viktor. Orban his fidesz party. He's resigned. His position in brussels resigned his position after he was caught leaving The the gathering friday. He admitted to breaching belgians belgium. Strict lockdown rules to attend the par party. The police found twenty five naked men at the gathering including seizure in some diplomats. The belgian newspaper dernier horror or horror reported the newspaper quoted. Well no. I'm not gonna read that live for what the local police said. They found but Yes so he was hanging out in belgium and he was with twenty four other naked dudes and decided to escape through a window. And it's not that the police were there to break up the gathering of of twenty five men hanging out doing drugs and other things. It's that someone complained that there were more than ten people at the party.
U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
"Lawmaker says britain's emergency authorization of a covid. Nineteen vaccine is rushed and problematic teri schultz reports the. Uk's become the first country to approve. Emergency use of the pfizer vaccine peter. Liza who's the spokesman for health policy for the european parliament's largest political group is warning eu governments not to follow the uk's quote hasty authorization of vaccine lease it says regulators have had data from the companies for too short a time to be sure of its safety. The medicines agency will meet later this month to consider approving the pfizer biontech vaccine. Teri schultz
Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police
"I apologize to my family, My colleagues. My constituents, please evaluate my slip up in the light of 30. Years of persistent and dedicated work stumbles personal. Please do not extend it to my country or my political community. That's an apology from the Hungarian politician use if, say, Air your founding member of the ruling finished party it up until two days ago, vice chairman of the European People's Party in the European Parliament It's always known until yesterday about his sudden resignation in Brussels on Sunday. That's until Belgian media published details of his arrest at a party. The Belgian police raided for breaking coronavirus rules. They say he was detained after trying to run away from what is being described as an orgy attended by two dozen naked men. And the position is known for having drafted the Hungarian Constitution, which campaigners say is hostile to gay rights for houses or going down in Budapest. On the line from Hungarian capital is the freelance journalist Justin Spike. What are the headlines this morning? Then? This morning, Justin Good morning. Thanks for having me s O. The headlines in Hungarian state media and pro government media are pretty quiet about the story. They haven't really touched on it. Despite the fact that it's been quite explosive on the other side of the media, they really avoided the more lurid details of the story. If they've covered it all Hungarian State news just is the story was breaking yesterday, their main headline. Was the Hungarians had never in history been so satisfied with the prime minister as they are with Viktor Orban.
Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says
"The European Union voted Friday to allow restaurants and stores to sell plant based products such as veggie burgers and soy steaks and use such names. The largest farmer's association in Europe sort of van Saying marketing meat substitutes with meat names would mislead consumers the YOU accepted the opposite argument that said consumers are not confused and allowing the sales would promote a more plant based diet was in line with efforts to fight global
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"The European Parliament in Brussels next year she plans to run for governor of the entire region of Tuscany two people generally NPR news Montecatini all right some bittersweet news from the world of K. pop this week at the sound of Korean pop supergroup BTS last weekend the seven member boy band announced that they're taking a break from releasing music and performing there are bands that are bad because we don't know how long to break it can be that's one fan email that he bar us is founder of the fan group U. S. B. T. S. army now BTS rose to stardom in twenty thirteen and became the first K. pop group to topped the US Billboard charts three times they're hoping to come back from this break stronger a press release from the label says BTS says the hiatus will give them a chance to quote recharge and prepare to present themselves a new virus said she thinks the break is a good thing you think that they get to take a long time off to really just do what they want be with their family and hang out with their friends for me it's very exciting who doesn't want a long time off as you can get it so there's no set end date for this break but U. S. B. T. S. army leader Jackie row Haas is not worry it's a little bit this is NPR news and you're listening to NPR news and morning edition and KQ we do public radio.
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"Have a love influence in the European parliament. And so that is a great source concern. Well, Dr Trifon. When did we start to see this latest fragmentation of European politics and the rise of nationalism and euroscepticism? If we look back to the past year. Shogo special euro-zone, that's crisis would be a very big stimulation to listeners ROY so for populism in Europe because we know this that crisis explored a lot of. Contradiction. So a lot of the problems or challenges will in European Union, especially so far, as we, if we can find out the situation in European Union, especially the very peak divergencies between the so-called lost part of Europe and south part of Europe, and especially eastern part and the western part. So I think it gives a I mean, the earth or soil for ROY so populist because it take a chance. Thea. To find some more, how to say extreme policy on annoys extreme principles in the name of people. I think Jessica Oakham hokum mentioned populace to parties Misir, too. Very big disappointment with his establishment parties, and those comments because they are not, they could not they are not successful to deal with the issue of the development and also that crisis. So he gives a space for populist party, another issue, I think to the change of the political situation in Europe with the feature of the voice of populist me center, it's also a part of the huge change in western countries. Indeed. It's kind of result of these. We have a very short break here coming back. We'll continue our discussion. You're listening to world today. I'm joing stay with us. I am on car sharia. I teach at the university in today has organized its programs, and it says, on bringing in a lot of views from all over, it is an extremely good platform for information and analysis than I should all success in the future. China plus dot cri. Dot sin.
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"So I think the resort of the election for this European parliament will give a very, very pick. I mean impact on French politics in future, and also toured the Italian politics on this yearbook. No, we know that for quite a long time. The European politics had a fairly stable, alignment, is two or three major parties holding sway, but how much? They rake configuration of party, alignments and party system. Are we going to get coming out of this election? I don't want to speculate what's going to happen. But indeed, the rise of these so-called, far-right populace has been a theme over the last few years in all national elections across a number of countries. And it's worth to talk about that, and why I want to stay clearly did I don't endorse some of their especially anti-foreign rhetorics and the way they talk politics. I think I'm not as worried as some commenters in Europe are, and the reason for that. I recall a few years back, there was is congress between people like the builders marine lapenne foul Kapit of German, French Dutch, and other far-right populist leaders and I found that a huge change for the better because if we think just one hundred years ago, these. Right wing parties from France, Germany. They would call for war against each other to defend their culture against the other culture. Now, these countries sent their right-wing people to a congress together in order to debate how they can protect their common culture. Of course, again it's against foreign influences against Islam against the Africans against Middle Eastern immigrants cetera. But still it just gives me the sense that even the right wing parties to the vast majority. They're not trying to dissolve the European Union, and then end up in a state of pre e-. You -times of independent countries or even longer before Europe has been at war for centuries. Most of history of Europe is small countries fighting against each other. And I don't see any of these new populist parties one. Wanting to go back to that. And the second statement, I want to make is about this term populism, which I'm very unhappy with because. Populism comes from the word populace, which is people, right? And the biggest part is the European People's Party, which is ironic because it refers to the same route of people and the Greek term for people then is demos, and from that re is, is the word democracies. So it's about the rule of the people, and populism takes this majority rule, and turns it negative, which I find risky, because it just gives a very, very strong opening for these parties to say, yes, we are populous. That's a good thing because we stand for the majority of the people, which don't but that's what they're claiming. So I'm very careful with this term populist. Well, Mr Perry, how'd you look at this, this issue this rise of populism or nationalism on a continent? Do think they have perhaps become softer compared with one hundred years ago. Well, it's very very definite the'd as you be airing. And. Is absolutely corrected far better to how have the past all far better? But it is a great concern for those who are in power that we are seeing an issue, where in Hungary, for example goal band, and, you know, Farrar Britain, the Brexit party. We're going to staying a issue, where policies driven by parties of extremes. And they want to be the EU influences anyway, they won't tend to laugh intend to write, but they want far-right fall, and they say she populism, which appears to be and. There are different variations across Europe, but it appears to be sweeping across the year. We have kids builders in Holland. We have all we have Faraj. So it is to conceal low, historically, much better than it has in the past in relation to what is happen. But it is also concern for those people in power, the these parties such as for our break the party, we should likely to hold sway, and we'll top the poll in Britain holding sway. Have a love influence in the European parliament. And so that is a great source concern. Well, Dr Trifon..
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"Doctors say, how do you look at those think the Brexit party has been doing so well in the European elections? Saw ROY Sophie Mr. Rogers party indeed. We can find out. He not only some very specific background in bracket, because so far, they the lot of disappointments from Aggie people in your K, about the conservative party and a neighbor party and the in Tallahassee of push for wadley some practice process. But of course, I think, generally, we can find out the environment recently special written years as we know that the pope Latam as the voice for Mr. Faraj and his party. And there was a very big showcase forty some general Trent. But now of course, I agree with optimism point is to a large degree the European parliament election has to be regarded by most of our European people us. Us as a secondary vote, which means it could not be decisive by resort daily life, by the daily life. But of course, it will become very, very cute opportunity to express the disappointment, and they are companies about of the politics about the European Union. Well, Mr McMahon, could you explain to us more how the European parliament elections actually work because that really looks of it complex or confusing for outsiders? Yes. And you asked me, I mean, I mostly focused on international politics, and, of course, preparing for tonight, I have looked at the elections also and the institutions of the and I totally agree with what you just said, it is extremely complicated. Simply put the elections are national elections all across Europe, and in each country, people vote for the parties that are available in their countries and these parties, try to kind of form you repeating parties. They are aligned across countries. But in some places they have different names than in others. They tried to have this one bitten candidat, which is like this one head figureheads to drama voters, but it's, it's not really unified parties with an authority across Europe. So each national party can do whatever they like Indian. So, for example, Merkel's German. Cd party is the same European party as Hungary's rather. Centerfold, anti-foreigner anti immigrants party there in the same European populist party. So it's, it's very confusing set of many local elections, put together Nash, a European parliament, which, of course, is not the official explanation of the process, but this is looking from a distance at how it actually happens. Well, Mr Perry, actually, the voter turnout has gone down in every single European parliament elections since they began in nineteen seventy nine on, do you think the low turnout main stat EU has actually failed time, and again to unite Europe, Ian people with Brexit, perhaps being approve of that. Yes. The Turner has been very low as you said, for well election to the EU, Paul, but, but it conceivable we done the exact truth, yet possible that the turn out will actually be now, we'll be higher this time because being the news people want to bend their anger. Again, the slowness of breath as you airing because galvanized people to have a not, oh, breakfast or to come. I need all those remain to day in though, it's possible the turn will actually go up, I but you're absolutely correct, the Turner, happy, very low therapy, and that tied into this whole drama, the undergoing now because it the EU is in. By many as a remote organization institution that is full of bureaucracy..
"european parliament" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Will the votes change the makeup of the European parliament? Are we going to see an explosion of populism in these elections? How good a predictor will be to the national politics in each Member State, and where is a you heading in terms of his role on the world stage for these questions? And more. We are joined by doctors who Jen, head of European studies department was China Institute of international studies, and her ought boop man, from Switzerland. He's an expert on Chinese and international studies and Phil Perry editor of the eye and investigative news, Beppe side in wells UK, welcome to work today. Day. Well, I think before we move on to our discussion on the European elections. There's breaking news this afternoon. Theresa May is stepping done as British Prime minister she anals to quit as conservative leader of on the seventh of June. So Mr. Paracha, study was the could you bring us more on the latest of this? Yeah. Basically, Theresa May lost control of the cabinet. In fact, there was a very major resignation leader. The palm tree party in the Commons, unrelenting them few days ago, and she's out, she had no where to go. She has tried and failed on several occasions to get he withdrawal, they'll through pollen. And now she's been told he has to go and she has plying resigned after one of the shelties ten years post second World War as prime minister in Britain, so Mr. power, we know UK was supposed to have deft the by now because the government has failed to reach the old that satisfies either the British parliament or the EU. They're now holding the elections as usual will cost more than one hundred million pounds. To choose the MVP is to take up seizing apartment that you're not into part of. So how many Brits are actually going to vote this time? That's very good question. I mean. Theresa May really didn't want these elections. They are distinctly old in Britain because, frankly, any Ps will be lactate, possibly Rhodia few weeks to take this before Britain comes out of the EU, and he didn't quite conceivable and the poll suggests that the tower is could come behind, for example, the glean, and that election result, which will compete. They election wall yesterday Britain, but the results coming on some day would be absolute anathema for the Tories and one of the reasons why she I think why he decided she had to go. And I think she decided she wanted to go now before the results come in on Sunday, which would be bad for labor after the polling poll, the toys. Yes. And if we believe in the pools, Mr. bug. C'mon. The pools actually suggest the candidates in the UK, that's most likely to be seated in a European parliament are actually those school are most determined. That Britain was leave the issue with the Brexit party that by Nigel Farraj expanded to come up on tops. Are you surprised by that? Well nine away. Yes. Great good come pain. I think. Yes. Mr. Volkmann was her take. From looking maybe from a bit more a far away from the UK. It's I wouldn't say surprising, in that many European elections have always shown that parties on the fringes get elected, much easier much more because voters may not fear so much that they're more extreme election. Choices have any tangible consequences. The parliament is very far away. It's actual powers limited, and national government have remained very strong autonomy above the European Union parliamentary decisions. So people may feel free to vent anger at their own, national government by voting some extreme parties into the European parliament. And I think that's something that's also happening in the UK with the special case, of course. That this Brexit has been going on for so long, and from all I hear is people are really fed up. I mean half, maybe half the Brits would like to have a revote and not leave at all the other half is saying, we should have left two years ago, and people are really fed up and they want to really show their government that they're really not happy..
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"Exit our american viewers to call their member of congress you should call upn call your members of the european parliament say explain so they understand why this is a terrible idea israel is considering legislation to require pre monitoring of all content put on france is considering fake news legislation to penalize people for publishing fake news they think they could control the world they're making they're making a good faith effort to fix the problem they're just doing it in a really stupid way and this is that we have the data that says the problem is as big as this presumption is well i think right now everything's so influx it's hard to define how to we see something's wrong that the outcomes are not what we're after we don't understand yet what causes those outcomes because this is so new and so fast moving so they're just taking a stab at it and but impact i do fault them because they're also the thing i heard about legislators in all across europe as in the us as in israel is they don't know how the internet works there ignorant as hell about the internet and one of them you know yelled back on that point you know this is this is awful you're telling us we have to wait be patient no we have to take charge of this and we have to run the world and this is terrible and the presumptions returnable like one person i was too being with a was going on about how basically was calling all two billion people on facebook stupid and and trump's for being there i know you've got people are there for a reason they're doing they wanna do if you don't start from that understanding then try to figure out what's what you come in and say i'm gonna stop them all doing this that's ridiculous but it's the it's a terribly paternalistic thing you're right it's all well intentions is he agree with that but but the intention of the intelligence are far apart on the stuff and the damage can be huge what we need less people in office who are powerful and proud and thinks they know so much i think one of the challenges were facing is we're shifting from a society that's like you said very paternalistic to one where people want to have more say in need to have more say because the experience is so much more customized to so many different people and so we're moving again from mainstream and mass to something more fragmented i don't know how it works in the european parliament but here in good old america members of congress are not really looking out for the people for some are i suppose but for the most part they're they're they're protecting the company this what they do they're protecting companies decisions in standard and the institutions and this this law does it's it's ip law to protect the institutions and the right holders yes media companies right and and they don't care what me makers think that's not there there's not it's only nominally their constituency i guess what i'm saying they're they're looking isn't the institutions isn't it yes you're absolutely right no no you're completely cynical but it's true it was paid it in populist terms though well yeah okay but let's be realists that's that's a bail and do excuse me for not knowing this i presume that members of the european parliament are voted in it's a democratic institution that's true and so just as in the united states they they probably care about votes ultimately if they want to keep their job but i don't know what the turnout is for eu elections i think it's very low i don't know either you know i mean that's what's happening united states is turn out a solo now that of course you're gonna roll wait fortythree percent much better than.
"european parliament" Discussed on The Vergecast
"The rating yeah apathy circus empathy circus thank you dot com that's when you start up i don't really know what it does but i think there's a circus involve casey i want to ask you about two things three well four things one of them is your podcast but we'll do that variant gdp are happens tomorrow and it happens ninety minutes from now because of greenwich meantime ninety minutes from the time of recording people are freaking out yeah but by the time you listen to this it will have happened yes stunning i've noticed barks coburg was in front of the european parliament this week that went on medium format was completely insane someone talked to at that and then i wanna talk about trump being ruled unconstitutional block trump it's being ruled unconstitutional for trump black people on critics so let's start with gdp are you've been covering facebook democracy privacy all this stuff for some time his is this like the bomb going off the people think it is is it just a bunch of emails that are getting filtered ignored what's what's the what's your read on it it's sort of both of those things you know i've read every take about gdp are and they cover every possible opinion all start by saying where i think it is good it creates the expectation for all companies that if they are going to use your data they should use it in a way that you have given your express consent.
"european parliament" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"European parliament in brussels belgium she's game radio on this you know the good news with cambridge analytica is that the changes that we made back in twenty fourteen would prevent a new at cambridge wasn't an app there's an app developer who who use the platform and then sold the data to cambridge analytica which is is a is a whole other thing but it wouldn't be possible for an app developer to get access to that level of data since after our twenty fourteen platform changes went into effect but because there were a lot of different apps that we're using the system before twenty fourteen and before the changes went into effect in two thousand fifteen we think it's important now to go back and investigate every single app that had access to a large amount of people's personal data before we locked down the platform so that's what we're in the process of doing we've already investigated thousands of apps and as i said earlier we've taken down more than two hundred there were many thousands more that we need to investigate this is going to take many months i do anticipate that there are going to be other apps that we find that we're going to want to take down and this is why we're going now in doing this full investigation is this is part of our shift towards not just trying to manage the system reactively of having we've always had the ability for people in our community to flag apps that they thought were bad actors test and then we would look at them we've we've had the ability to and we've we've done audits of apps in the past we've had a content review and app app review team but now what we're doing is taking a much more proactive approach rather than waiting for people in the community to flag for us that there may be issues we are going through in investigating ourselves up front all the different apps that had access to a large amount of information we were upfront reviewing every app that asks for access to additional people's information anywhere where we see any concerns we're going to bring in third party auditors to conduct a full audit to determine if there is any misuse of people's personal information and if there was we will ban those apps.
"european parliament" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You very much i think it's important for us to be at the center of the political debate for another time european parliament is they are for democracy in europe i think what this political debates is very very important not only for the european parliament that also seasons for this i want to thank you for the question now is your missile zucca antonio tahani european parliament all right presentation and honorable members you've raised a lot of important questions and i'm going to try to use the remainder of our time to get through his many of them as i possibly can a number of you asked a questions around inappropriate content on facebook in one form or another whether that's hate speech or bullying or terrorism or different content and how that relates to this or fake accounts and how this relates to this position on philosophy of needing to take a broader responsibility i let me be clear the bottom line here is that hate speech bullying terror violence all this content has no place on our on our services but in order to really execute that we need to upgrade into a better job of executing our policies so if you look back at the history of how we've operated when i got started in my dorm room in college because it was just me and because we didn't have the tools at the time to be able to go look through a lot of the content to understand what was in violation of our community standards and what wasn't or policy for most of the history of the company has been to have our community flag things for us and then us to look at them reactively so if someone sees something that that they thought might be hate speech or bullying and they would flag that and that we would look at that we've built up teams to manage that but now we think our responsibility is greater and now sitting here in twenty eight teen we have the ability to start developing.
"european parliament" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The european parliament to answer questions this was read out by the head of the committee and i think this is really inflaming the aggravation that is among the uk politicians why don't they turn to really question mark zuckerberg notably they said listen to this and mr strip for they say mark zuckerberg's right hand man who we were short could represent his views well today failed to answer many specific and detailed questions about facebook's business practices this is what was fired back by damian collins the lead of the digital digital culture media and sports committee basically saying that the shrek was unable to answer some forty questions also one of them is whether they knew about the cambridge around analytics data breach in february when they were talking to executives executives and facebook then they feel misled in that particular department they felt that they perhaps were angered that they can get answer to the question of whether they could absolutely block all sorts of categories of ads notably that brought up gdp are as well they didn't feel they got a good answer on what is going to be put in place by facebook to ensure they're in a hedge of this new strict regulation coming into the eu or may the twenty fifth crucially also there have been reports that facebook of moved one and a half billion get this one and a half billion accounts of facebook users who aren't in the us or canada you the moving them from ireland to the us to california a hedge of gdp are the strict regulation coming in may twenty fifth there's been rumors as to why they're doing this facebook saying look people outside the eu will get the same privacy protections and controls and settings is as inside the eu and don't worry about this but many wondering whether they're trying to avoid this regulation by doing that so i think there are key questions they felt when answered therefore will you come to the uk i leave you this we believe says the head of the committee given the large number of outstanding questions to facebook to answer mark zuckerberg should still appear in front of the committee what could they turn to emily they can use a little rarely deployed legal step this would be a formal summons we'll see where do they get and carolina of.
"european parliament" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Upgrade your home with blinds dot com save big on custom blinds now through april twenty second get a guaranteed twenty percent off when you go to blinds dot com slash prager that's blinds dot com slash prager rules and restrictions apply all right everybody you're listening to the dennis prager show all right we're trying to get through to brussels where the european parliament is and the member of the european parliament daniel hannan they british member of the european parliament gives the columnist for the daily telegraph teaches the newest prager you video as the rich get richer the poor get richer got a million three hundred thousand views in the last two days and we do have him on daniel hannan welcome to the dennis prager show and thank you for your video thank you so much what a pleasure to be hit very kind how do you keep your sanity in the european parliament there's not a joke question i know it sounds cute i i actually mean it quite this early yeah it's not a very popular thing right because you're in a place where you're trying to put yourself out of work and succeeded in the sense that my trouble disappear with brexit in march and that is a difficult sell as upton sinclair used to say in my video you know people it's very hard to make them understand something when his salary depends upon not understanding agent so you'll never going to be popular in an institution that you want to close down but you have to learn very early on in politics whose opinion matters and who doesn't and who's matters in your view ultimately the people i mean without wanting to sound pompous if there's one thing i've learned doing this trump from nineteen years now it's the people are almost always wiser than our leaders and i would rather trust to the good sense of the electorate than to any selfproclaimed group of experts and a lot of people come see that a lot of politicians really overvalue the good opinion of the people that they're spending a lot of time with you know nine to five that you should never forget who it is who you and.
"european parliament" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"All right everybody you're listening to the dennis prager show all right we're trying to get through to brussels where the european parliament is and the member of the european parliament daniel hannan british member of the european parliament gives the columnist for the daily telegraph teaches the newest prager you video as the rich get richer the poor get richer got a million three hundred thousand views in the last two days and we do have him on daniel hannan welcome to the dennis prager show and thank you for your video thank you so much what a pleasure to be hit very kind how do you keep your sanity in the european parliament there's not a joke question i know it sounds cute i i actually mean it quite sincerely yeah it's not a very popular thing right because you're in a place where you're trying to put yourself out of what can i succeeded in the sense that trouble disappear with brexit in march and that is a difficult sell as upton sinclair used to say and and as i quoted in my video you know people it's very hard to make amount understand something when his salary depends upon his understanding agent so you'll never going to be popular in an institution that you want to close down but you have to learn very early on in politics whose opinion in the end matters and who doesn't and who's matters in your view ultimately the people i mean without wanting to sound pompous but if there's one thing i've learned doing this trump's in nineteen years now it's the people are almost always wiser than leaders and i would rather trust to the good sense of the electorate than to any selfproclaimed group of experts and a lot of people come see that a lot of politicians really overvalue the good opinion of the people that that spending a lot of time with nine to five that you should never forget who it is who employs you oh they do for cat there's no question in regards to human to forget an right right constantly remind yourself that the that the.
"european parliament" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"The party that he has an ever run actually in an election even though he is politically he even though he is the finance ministers so he's is not as much a politician as other politicians are especially relevant eu truce or not you been on air abbas cyber think when you out a senior advisor to the number five is when he goes brand bankrupt for spain and portugal and then you say well you're not the banker lehman brothers while i'm not the politicians of the bottom line is and the european parliament they did that eclair they stood by the irish central bank but as much better credential higher qualification in the terms made that much better impression on the mps and so i think even though the european parliament it's only as a consultative vote and not that a veto power the message was that it that eclair the uh the the european parliament prefers the icty central bank of so i think festival is all clear we might view whether ginza's is going to go through the secondly assuming he went to go through which would be about will be a stitchup and then at that point that the key question would be combined then who has always been voted against over the last the fifty foot ears in evidence key decision be the person to chair vcd because remember there's a democracy in europe i know but exit tears don't believe so but very out it is it is and that what's going to happen has um at that point i think of the old ecb fold will know they get a chairman who has been beat that the game has bolted the gains sorry inevitably decision over the last thirty forty is i think that will be very unsettling okay but the you have to look at the politics of this is the round and think if if the guinness gets the joe it means that buckles backed him and you wonder whether or not the deal against done is the vitamin gets the gets the job but i think we're running a against we're running ahead of ourselves so let's let's let's see that it's a whole case it was not vite but asserted friday i was a v munich security conference when the day after that as a main presented and the guillaume davila had.
"european parliament" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We are two men talking about sexual harassment who are the people taking up this cause in brussels as a just women women and men it's a real mix in a debate today in the european parliament it was mostly female entities who were doing the talking i think that it's interesting that so few men thought to have the responsibility to take of the eu in that debate i think the discussion that i've been having most of the people coming to me to have the discussion a women as well but i felt a responsibility to not leave the discussion but definitely facilitate facilitated because the role i have in the brussels community is that a lot of people read my column each morning it's a place where people come together to discuss european politics and so if this is what people are talking about in the bosnian the cafes than i want to make sure that people who are perpetrating these acts or people who are in charge of administering the response to the ice that by a forced after discussions will sexual harassment we also knows a systemic problem which means this is probably not confined to the european parliament have other organizations in the european union responded you a one hundred percent correct and i think people in the parliament were a bit frustrated with me today for my particular focus on some rape allegations that were made by staff members at the european parliament because they felt that the focus was just on them but actually eighty percent of four out of every five stories that have been told me than not in the european parliament around about forty percent in the private sector about twenty two cents from nongovernment organisations advocacy groups and so on and then the rest of from different institutions in the european union and then we need to take time to reflect that full picture when we recorded out the rest of stories.
"european parliament" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Were you surprised by all of this yes very i mean i don't think it's it's it's it's the way we use to acting in in eu when it comes to to political disagreements we we deal with them in other ways i had never fought to see violence in the way with has been throughout catalonia today so what do you do with this knowledge that you have gathered what what happens next i mean we are a group of international invites from various parliaments also the european parliament's and we meeting up now in that it'll wide and then this press conference where we're going to do a statement on what we have witnessed today for the election have you been able to speak to your colleagues you you get a sense of what others have have been able to say yes and it's it's the same pictures they have from the both peaceful wellfunctioning small inaction places where they were doing things by hand because the spanish government has also been closing down the websites to register but peaceful though and two very violent situations where the police has been quite brutally to get access to two polling stations what do you think the eu should do as a result of what you've witnessed and heard about i think that we have to push the spanish government into having a political dialogue which is the at here i mean we used to in europe when we have a political problem with deal with it through dialogue.
"european parliament" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Made that argument internally with as you said we've been friends for years we know how we felt he was his i mean you know he made one of the he was highly criticised by many if you'd like you could call them a mainstream oy stablishment tories in in the uk his decision is is position in running for the leadership when he stood for the leadership of the conservative party one of the pledges he made was to take the british conservatives out of the main centreright grouping in the european parliament and the epa things the european people's party and create new group because he argued that sent that that the mainstream grouping which mood angela merkel's party with two too proeurope and he wanted to be part of a more eurosceptic that was his idea not mild and he's really criticized for it by the mainstream so easily eurosceptic right but when you privately discussed this with him he couldn't go the next step of supporting the brexit last year well that but by the law change on these we talking about a pre20 ten right i mean my specific suggestion far member was that if we had a if i love the way i put it was this if it's our longterm goal to leave the eu which i think it is then how do we get an my argument was if we announced the as opposition today prior to being elected it would be seen as too extreme there was not the public consensus run and his political risk so that wasn't i would advocate that morgan was a longterm on said we need to get to a position where it is.