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Fresh update on "european union" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"That's supposed to be out. People have really struggled sunshine today. The base flowing, It's a great day. Restrictions have been in place in England since early January. To suppress this urge Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging everyone to behave responsibly. Britain has the worst covert death toll in all of Europe. Tom Rivers, ABC NEWS, London and staying overseas. Dozens of European lawmakers and business leaders are calling on the U. S to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 2005 levels in the coming decade. That call comes just ahead of US President Joe Biden's climate summit with world leaders that's happening next week, The European Union last year agreed to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet warming gasses by at least 55% by the year 2030. Compared with 1990 levels. Stick with us traffic and weather on the way. It's 12 51. When.
German Conservatives Mull Merkel Succession
"Germany indeed the whole of the european union is preparing for an era beyond the leadership of chancellor angela markle and this weekend the contours of the battle to lead our party became clearer. Mrs merkel's christian democratic union or cd you along with its sister party. The s you have lead the country for four consecutive terms and the two party leaders themselves. The heads of germany's two most populous states are now vying to replace her arm unless it the cd. You chair has already announced his intention to run out pursued on ehab forty to get touch longest mid and undug yesterday. Mark zeltser leads the. Su threw his hat in the ring. Status vian an essay and germany's state-led corona virus response has come into question as cases have risen faster than vaccinations legislation. That's under review would wrest control back from the states and shape a federal covid nineteen response that creates a potent political mix for two candidates with differing leadership of their home states but the best part of the year. These two men have been engaged. In the sort of war of attrition conducted mainly through the media criticizing each other's approaches to corona virus suggesting that their respective approaches have been more appropriate. Tom novel is the economists. Berlin bureau chief and this of course is a sort of proxy war for the decision for which of them is going to lead the two parties into the federal election in september and therefore most likely succeed. I'm gonna mock chancellor now we've spoken about both of them before on the show but let's quickly go through each of them. Tell me more about arlette. I'm going to lash. It was elected leader of the christian democratic union. The main center right party in germany in january he is also the leader of north rhine-westphalia. And that's germany's big
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"If that's the case, then we we would expect to see more more here. And that I think is why the CDC is done and the FDA have done what they've done. And, of course, The U. S. Does not need the U. N. J vaccine to get the majority of its people vaccinated. And that's it. It's still a bummer, Sam because I was just just last night made final plans to fly back to New York to get the J and J vaccine since it's proving very difficult to get it here in Germany. That won't be the case Now. I would still take it on and it seems to me correct me if I'm wrong. The problems that we've seen with blood clots and AstraZeneca and the problems that we've seen in the J and J vaccine that blood clots see seemed to effect females under Let's say the age of 60, if you like, is that Is that a fair assessment? Well, so let's just be careful here, though, a mat and that is that it's only six cases in the U. S. So that's not enough number of people to make that decision in the U. K where they've had The most cases and in Europe when you look at the reported incidents divided by the number of people of the different sexes that have been vaccinated. It doesn't have a unfortunately doesn't distinguish it in men and women make in the UK maybe something different in the US, but I doubt it. All right, Sam. You mentioned that when you are, we're talking much earlier this morning. You kind of you made the comment to me that again. We have plenty of supply here from Faison Moderna. But I think about Europe and I think about other parts of the world that may be relying Maura on a single dose shot like that. Johnson and Johnson. This could be a problematic No. Yeah. Yeah. So pull the European Union and the U K. I think will be fine. It might be a bit slower than expected. In terms of or anticipated in terms of friends of my own, taken within the shots, and then too, Of course, we'll have noble backs. But the rest the world is where the problem starts because they have mostly either the change after technical vaccine aled the vaccine from Russia or China Don't forget the Russian.
Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates
"Authorities in northern ireland sought to restore calm on thursday after protestant and catholic. Youths in belfast. Hold bricks fireworks gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street. Violence in the region where britain's exit from the european union has unsettled and uneasy political balance crowds including children as young as twelve or thirteen clashed across a concrete peace wall. In west belfast that separates a british loyalist. Protestant neighborhood from an irish nationalist catholic area. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. A nearby city bus was hijacked and set on fire northern ireland to seen sporadic outbreaks of street violence since the nineteen ninety eight. Good friday peace accord ended the troubles decades of catholic-protestant bloodshed over the status of the region. In which more than three thousand people died but police service of northern ireland. Assistant chief constable. Jonathan roberts said the mayhem was at a scale. We have not seen in recent years. He said fifty five police officers had been injured over several nights of disorder. And it was lucky. No one had been seriously hurt or
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on BBC World Service
"And the police tried to push back the protesters firing a lot of tear gas canisters into the air to do so. And all this, of course, is unfolding just a very short distance away. 20 minutes or so from where The trial of Derrick Show of in Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering Joyce Floyd is in its final stages. Once again way are saying another confrontation on the streets of America Once again, we are seeing it. Angriest fault line that fault line of race. The trial of 11 suspected members of a far right terror group opens in the German city of Stuttgart later today. Prosecutors say the suspects were members of grouper s, which planned attacks on migrants, Muslims and politicians with the aim of sparking a civil war. They were arrested in February last year. 1/12 Man, a former police officer, is accused of offering material support to the group. He's also on trial. One of the group is still at large and is being tried in absentia. Railway carriages are again being used in India to accommodate covert 19 patients. Indian railways has reached an agreement with the Maharashtra district close to the border with good, Gerard. Give it about 95 coaches and 1500 beds. The district is currently under lockdown and has reported close to 400 cases daily since March. Isolation. Coaches were designed to be used for patients with mild symptoms in areas which had run out of room to isolate both suspected and confirmed covert cases. India's wealthiest state, Maharashtra is currently currently the epicenter of the epidemic. World News from the BBC President Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, has said it's unclear whether the United States will ever use the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. Dr Fauci said that while the AstraZeneca job appeared to be effective safety concerns in the European Union over blood clots needed to be straightened out. The British government says it's reached ahead of schedule. It's target of offering a first Corona virus vaccination dose toe all adults in the UK in the main priority groups. This covers people who are aged 50 and over the clinically vulnerable and health and care workers. From today. The first injections off the Moderna vaccine will be given in England. A new report from an expert panel suggests the world's wealthiest people must radically change their lifestyles to tackle climate change. The Cambridge sustainability Commission says that the richest 1% Should reduce their emissions by a factor of a least 30 by 2030 Roger O'Hara been reports their research suggests that between 1990 2015 people they call the polluter elite contributed 37% of Emissions growth globally. The conservative environment Network in the UK says it would be better to find technology solutions that didn't annoy people. But the authors say those who fly most drive the biggest SUVs on livin large homes they can eat. Really afford to heat must take a lead by showing willing to change their lifestyles to protect the climate. The urge to clamp down on polluting activities done mainly by the rich. The Ukrainian foreign minister is to meet the NATO secretary general in Brussels today. As tensions rise in eastern Ukraine. Clashes have intensified between Ukrainian troops and Russian backed fighters and Ukraine has continued to warn of a build up of Russian forces along the common border. U S Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also heading to Brussels. NBC News Thank you for the news. Hello. Welcome to news day, with Lawrence and Connie to Japan in a moment, also the latest on the protests in Minneapolis following the shooting off yet another black man on to India, the cases of covert 19 soaring there. It's over, taken Brazil now in terms of numbers, But despite that millions of people Still gathering to bathe in the Ganges River for a religious festival. If you would like to comment on any of these stories, you can send us a text message on anything. You hear the numbers plus four four. 7786 2050 85. Japan in a moment, but first the shooting off a young black man in Minneapolis suburb has sparked unrest in a city already on edge over the George Floyd murder trial. Authorities believe it was an accident that the policewoman who attempted to detain down take right intended to fire a Taser, not a gun. Police clashed with protesters for the second night on the BBC's Barbara Platt, Usher was there.
Turkey Rejects Claims of Sexist Snub Towards Von Der Leyen
"Union's most powerful leaders because of her gender. AP is Jackie Quinn has more. Earlier this week At a meeting at Turkey's presidential palace, Ursula von Dir lion, the European Commission president, found herself without a chair to sit on during a meeting with Turkey's president Ray helped type Erdogan and European Council chief Charlotte Michelle. The two men took the two chairs in the room, leaving Bonder Lion to gesture her disappointment and take a seat on a sofa away from the men in the room. It caused uproar on social media now, too. He says that it followed protocol requests made by the European Union, which the EU denies. Saying that it never got access to the room where the meeting took place. Italy's premier has jumped into the fray, denouncing what he called the humiliation that President von Dir lion had to suffer. I'm Jackie Quinn, I'm Tim McGuire EP
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on The Dan Proft Show
"Three law enforcement officers were shot and wounded and in Knoxville, Tennessee, shooting at a high school, leaving one student dead and a police officer wounded. Amazon workers voting against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama would improve the mind of the online shopping giant and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond the National Labor Relations Board, which oversaw the processes Amazon cross the threshold to secure a majority of votes. Retail, Wholesale and department store union, which led the organizing efforts. Investment said it would file an objection with the NLRB be charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote. That is correspondent Jeremy House, reporting also at town hall dot com. The European Union's policing agency now morning, the pandemic has created ideal conditions for organized crime. Danny ever heard reports. The warning is Stark. Europol says serious and organized crime has never posed as higher threat to the EU and its citizens, as it does today, threatening to undermine institutions and society in one year, criminals estimated to have made $160 billion in the U. Equivalent to 1% of the blocks GDP. Criminal groups are adapting fast.
Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen
"Turkish officials are denying accusations that a leader of the European Union was snubbed because she is a woman earlier this week at a meeting at Turkey's presidential palace Ursula von der Leyen the European Commission president found herself without a chair to sit on during a meeting with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council chief Charlo Machel the two men took the two chairs in the room leaving Vandor Lyon to gesture her disappointment and take a seat on the sofa away from the men in the room it caused uproar on social media now Turkey says that it followed protocol requests made by the European Union which the E. U. denies saying that it never got access to the room where the meeting took place Italy's premier has jumped into the fray denouncing what he called the humiliation that president Vandor Lyon had to suffer I'm Jackie Quinn
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
EU Life Expectancy Drops Amid Virus Pandemic
"Life expectancy across much of the European Union has dropped as the 27 Nation bloc struggles with the impact of the Corona virus pandemic. EW agency. Euros stopped says following the outbreak of the cove it 19 pandemic last year. Life expectancy at birth fell in the vast majority of the EU member states, adding that the biggest trump was in Spain with the loss of 1.6 years compared with 2019, Bulgaria follows with a loss of 1.5 years on. Then there's Lithuania, Poland and Romania, which also falls of more than one. Denmark and Finland with the only nations to see a rise in life expectancy
EU regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots
"The European Union's drugs regulator says it's found a possible link between AstraZeneca's Corona virus vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder. But the European Medicines Agency stresses the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in for all outweigh the risks of side effects. The regulators chief Emma Cook, says cases of clotting are
CDC Director reports COVID-19 clusters associated with daycares, youth sports
"Corona virus cases and hospitalizations. The number of deaths decreased across the country. We're hearing reports of clusters of cases associated with daycare centers and use sports hospitals are seeing more and more younger adults. Those in their thirties and forties admitted with severe disease. The European Union's drug regulator says it found a possible link between the
EU agency: Rare clots possibly linked to AstraZeneca shot
"There's word about AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine the European union's health authority says it has found a possible link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but it says the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks and it recommends that the vaccine continue to be given to adults the European medicines agency describes the clots as very rare side effects it says most of the cases reported have occurred in women under sixty the United kingdom's drug regulator says the AstraZeneca vaccine has huge benefits the people under thirty will be offered another product due to the rare blood clot risk I'm ready to fall late
EU life expectancy drops across bloc amid virus pandemic
"Life expectancy across much of the European Union has dropped as the twenty seven nation bloc struggles with the impact of the corona virus pandemic E. U. agency Eurostat says following the outbreak of the because the nineteen pandemic loss year life expectancy at birth fill in the false majority of the E. U. member states adding that the biggest drop was in Spain with the loss of one point six years compared with twenty nineteen ball gallery of photos with a loss of one point five years and then this Lithuania Poland and Romania which old school fools but more than one Denmark and Finland with the only nations to see a rise in life expectancy with point one years I'm Charles last month
General Jack Keane on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
"General Jack Keane. General. I wish I wasn't saying this, but tomorrow they'll begin talks in Iran in Vienna, Thea other people taking part in this Russia. The European Union will be trying to convince Iran toe let us back in the deal. This is pathetic. Yeah, I agree with second place here, Brian. I mean, the administration seems to have such low expectations. Going back into these negotiations adorn or the discussions that were taking place a number of weeks ago when the administration was saying Well, our intent is to lengthen the deal and strengthen the deal, And they explained what that meant. What That meant Woz. Certainly they were going to expend the sunset clauses. I think they should be a complete prohibition nuclear weapons permanently, as opposed to setting the time that's what they meant by that, and number two. They were gonna hold Iran accountable in these negotiations and increase the prohibition on ballistic missile development, which is not a part of the nuclear deal and also Deal with them online behavior in the region. Gone from the public discourse now, or any mention about what the administration appears to be saying is we're going back into negotiations with the Iranians and the other signatories to the deal. But the single of purpose in mind having the Iranians come back in the full compliance with the original deal. Which they are out of compliance right now and then, in return for that we would lift the sanctions. That seems to be the implication. That's an absolute disaster. As far as I'm concerned, because It doesn't do anything to solve the problems that we have with this which the original deal I
Uyghur American Association Discusses Sanctions Against China
"United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union have all leveled sanctions on China. To their treatment of leaguers, which includes detention camps forced labor sterilizations. And abortions, which 2020 State Department report has called genocide. China denies the allegations despite personal testimonies, extensive reporting And indeed satellite footage of weaker detention camps in China. Who's at all today is president of the Wigger American Association. And many of his family members in China. Of experience in the prison camps. He joins us now from Northern Virginia. Mr Alta, Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you so much for having me. And what's your reaction to the sanctions? I remember it was in 2019. I started speaking up for my father and my family members. Had a panel in European Parliament. And I mentioned the word genocide. Concentration camp. After the panel. Couple people came to me and they said You're exaggerating, and you're de legitimizing your own caused by using the word genocide and concentration camp. At that time, I did not know my family members were alive. It was extremely heartbreaking that people do not want to listen. So, you know, three years after United States, Canada, Netherland, Many other countries start speaking up recognizing as a genocide. It is giving me hope. And I believe this is giving hope for we work
How both sides will handle Iran nuclear deal
"Said the signatories to the Iran nuclear deal are scheduled to meet virtually on Friday to discuss a possible US return to the agreement. Steri Schultz reports. The meeting will be facilitated by the European Union. Which mediated the 2015 accord. The U. S and Iran both insists the other side must fulfill its obligations under the deal. First. The other members of the agreement Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia say there needs to be full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides. State Department spokesman Ned Price calls the meeting a quote positive step, especially if it moves the ball forward toward mutual
EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target
"European Union vaccine politics has reached a fever pitch with charges of British blackmail on unfair practices among E. U. members flying about the rush of accusations comes up the block frantically seeks to ramp up production imposed export controls to stable another deadly surge in infections underscoring the Epping cross channel relations France's foreign minister is highlighting Lope sided exports between the EU and Britain where the E. U. has approved the move of twenty one million doses while none have gone the other way even leaders have not backed an export control system that aims to keep the diocese in the block until the company that produces them has fulfilled its delivery contracts I'm Charles the late this month
China sanctions US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang
"Is blocking to U. S officials and several Canadian parliamentarians from entering China or from doing business with people from China. The move is in retaliation for joint sanctions imposed on Chinese officials this week by the U. S and Canada along with Britain and the European Union. NPR's John Rule, which reports China is sanctioning two members of the U. S Commission on International Religious Freedom. It's also targeting a seven member Canadian parliamentary subcommittee on human rights and one other member of parliament. Last week, the United States, Canada, Britain and the U put sanctions on four people in China for human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. China has denied the allegations. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry urged the relevant parties to quote, stop political manipulation of Xinjiang related issues and stop interfering in China's internal affairs. China already this week sanctioned several people from Britain and the U
China sanctions US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang
"Is blocking to U. S officials and several Canadian parliamentarians from entering China or from doing business with people from China. The move is in retaliation for joint sanctions imposed on Chinese officials this week by the U. S and Canada along with Britain and the European Union, NPR's John Druitt reports China is sanctioning two members of the U. S Commission on International Religious Freedom. It's also targeting a seven member Canadian parliamentary subcommittee on human rights and one other member of parliament. Last week, the United States, Canada, Britain and the U put sanctions on four people in China for human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. China has denied the allegations. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry urged the relevant parties to quote, stop political manipulation of Xinjiang related issues and stop interfering in China's internal affairs. China already this week sanctioned several people from Britain and the EU.
China sanctions US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang
"Beijing is blogging to U. S officials and several Canadian parliamentarians from entering China or doing business with Chinese people. Move is retaliation for joint sanctions imposed on Chinese officials this week by the U. S and Canada along with Britain and the European Union. NPR's John Rule, which has more China is sanctioning two members of the U. S Commission on International Religious Freedom. It's also targeting a seven member Canadian parliamentary subcommittee on human rights and one other member of parliament. Last week, the United States, Canada, Britain and the U put sanctions on four people in China for human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. China has denied the allegations. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry urged the relevant parties to quote, stop political manipulation of Xinjiang related issues and stop interfering in China's internal affairs. China already this week sanctioned several people from Britain and the
More Covid-19 Vaccine Production Sites Have Been Approved in the E.U.
"Approved three additional facilities to produce vaccines for Coben 19. Only about 10% of people in the European Union have received the first toast compared with 22% in the United States. Teri Schultz reports. The EU blames part of its slow vaccine roll out on a lack of supply. The European Medicines Agency has granted its approval for additional production sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland to help with the shortfall in vaccines. A new facility in Marburg, Germany, will join one and Poor's Belgium for producing the Fizer by on tech vaccine. The active ingredient in the AstraZeneca shot will now be produced in the Dutch city of Lighten, joining three other facilities and Madonna will add new manufacturing capacity in this Switzerland. European regulators have also approved allowing the visor vaccine to be transported and stored at lower temperatures than previously authorized. While this will reduce the life span of the doses, it will make it possible for pharmacists to keep the vaccines in their freezers and is expected to aid the distribution campaign for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in
"european union" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Like many other governments. The european union passed a massive coronavirus recovery package setting aside trillions of dollars to get the economy back up and running on the other side of the pandemic but also included in what is extensively a covert relief. Plan is a more than one hundred and fifty billion dollar pledge to bolster the technological independence one of the plans. Big goals is for europe to make up about twenty percent of global chip sales by twenty thirty. Which would be double their current market. Share it's all part of the blocks broader ambition of catching up to countries like the us and china when it comes to technology for more on this we turn to our reporters do. Hey stu thanks for being here. Thanks for having me okay. So why is the eu making this pledge. Now what's been going on in the tech sector that europe feels. It needs to address one of the things that the pandemic really showed was how dependent european technology is and other parts of the world especially for things like computer chips. So there's a global chip shortage right now and one of the reasons that there's been an unexpected surge for things that require computer chips so we're talking about laptops and tablets is part phones for for people who are doing remote work and schooling. But another thing that you might not think about requiring a lot chips cars cars now required dozens of chips for things like controlling the engine transmission. Backup cameras infotainment systems stuff like that and europe has a huge car industry. Yet you're thinking we're thinking companies like mercedes and bmw. Volkswagen and some of these companies has had to have to cut production and even furlough workers idol factories because the bill the cars. Because there aren't enough chipped going round in this world so the idea behind this is to have the european semiconductor companies have greater presence in the world so that these car companies don't have to go to places like the united states and asia by chips rate and i think when we think of the major global players in tack we think of the us we think of trying to and others we don't necessarily think of the e us tech scene. So what does the industry look like. They're now and how likely is push to work. As far as semiconductors are concerned the us and asia really dominate the sector. So you think of big companies like intel and does samsung. Tsmc there either in the us or asia. So you're trying to play catch up right now so you're does have a couple of big semiconductor companies like annex p. and am allen. The netherlands infineon in germany. But they are sort of in niches of the semiconductor industry. They focus on things like making the machines that make chips for instance or for specialized chips cars or industrial uses. They don't have the big chips that go into data centers or laptops or smartphones. Like the us or asia dies. So that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to really spur. This hub homegrown industry. But there's not a lot to start with and the learning curve for developing these really tough technology that requires really expensive manufacturing facilities. It's really steep and it's a nine years. That's a short amount of time to try to become a bigger player in the global chip industry right nine years till bat. Twenty thirty goal. They set for themselves. So why do they see this. As such a big priority. One of the stakes for the eu. One of the things That they realize was that volkswagen for instance they had to furlough workers idol factories because they couldn't get enough chips and they had to get those chips from other parts of the world. So this is a really really big deal for their economy. If some of their biggest industries can't operate because they're reliant in other regions. That's a huge problem for them. And that's that's been a story of their tech sector. In general for the past several years steel is the eu the only government taking steps like this or are we seeing similar action from others. The eu is not alone. And that's going to make its attempt to catch up and the chip industry even tougher one country. That's poured a lot of resources into advancing. Its domestic chip industry china. They set up. These huge government finds sometimes worth tens of billions of dollars in an attempt to catch up with places like the us and taiwan. Now the us in response they recently. The congress recently passed its own legislation to sponsor projects to spur the us chip industry. And each of these projects might be worth billions of dollars. They might get billions of dollars in tax taxpayer aid or financial incentives to build facilities in america to try to stay ahead of places like china. So that's going to be a really tough thing for europe to do is first of all the competing against two very well funded region and china and the us plus they're starting from from a smaller base and that's a couple of countries working to build up sort of technological independence. What does it mean that. So many governments are focused on that. What kind of impact could that have right now. We're talking about the potential decoupling of the tech sector. So there's been tariffs and expert controls between the us and china basically for something like chip industry is really important for a couple of reasons. One is military. The most advanced fighter jets and tanks and drones require really sophisticated chips. Artificial intelligence requires skated chip. So the wars of the future going to be determined could be determined by semiconductors on top of that there is a economic independence. If you're an apple samsung you need the most advanced chips to build your best laptops and smartphones. So we're talking hundreds of billions of dollars at stake here. If countries can't trade technology with with each other we're gonna see slower development of things like electronics. So we're talking billions of dollars at stake and possibly slower development if people have countries aren't willing to share technology with each other.
"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..
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"european union" Discussed on Hijacking History
"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.
"european union" Discussed on Up First
"Hi this is Steve Inskeep we have a special report from up I. It's the background to a dramatic day of News Gordon Oakland arrived at the Capitol to testify before house investigators in the impeachment inquiry into president trump he is the United States Ambassador to the European Union Oh quid pro quo in the president's requests from Ukrainian officials in prepared testimony Sunland says Moore he says that in that text message he was just conveying what president trump told him and he insists he didn't know the president wanted a probe of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden so who is Gordon saw put our colleague Rachel Martin takes a long look Gordon Sunland has an important job he is the US ambassador to the European Union here's a bit of a video he made with his family introducing him after he was named my family is the most important thing to me we spend a lot of time together we travel together I grew up here in Portland Oregon and I'm very excited about the opportunity to spend more time in the EU and specifically in Brussels did this introductory video because the US and the author to the EU is not really a position that makes someone a household name no what has elevated Gordon Sunland into the public consciousness is something that wasn't part of his original job an assignment that put him on the ground in Ukraine and it's the reason he's testifying today the day after that now infamous call between President the trump presidents Alinsky Gordon sunland spoke with Ukrainian TV you're the US ambassador to the E U But you've been spending a great deal of time in kid why is that while President Trump has not only honored me with the job of being the US ambassador to the EU but he's also given me other special assignments details emerging about those special assignments this week we learned from testimony that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney pushed out the diplomats who had been in charge of Ukraine policy and put three other people at the helm instead who apparently gave themselves the nickname here sunlen again on Ukrainian TV we have what are called the three Amigos and the three are migos our Secretary Perry again Ambassador Volker myself and we've been tasked with sort of overseeing the Ukraine the US relationship between our contacts at the highest levels of the US government and now the highest levels of the Ukrainian government in that same interview sunlen said that he spoke to president trump just a few minutes before he placed that call to Alinsky although in his testimony today on the minimizes that conversation he says it was short what's substantive his now famous text messages came a month and a half later that's when he denied that there was any quid pro quo in president trump's conversation with presidents Sqi he was sure in his denial he says because he clarified the issue personally with President trump the phrase quid pro quo has now become a sort of shorthand describe this entire debacle but it's a phrase Gordon Sunland uses himself to explain his own negotiating philosophy here he is describing at a business breakfast Portland back in two thousand sixteen how he used to facilitate phone calls between the former Democratic governor of Oregon and President George W Bush we would make these requests it's done quietly they were done with rifle precision and there was always a quid pro quo the governor would help the president US something and the president would help the governor was something and it was very transactional transactional was a word I heard a lot when asking friends and former colleagues about Gordon Sunland so was pragmatic as a hotel developer tight end. Gop circles working in liberal Portland Oregon Sunland had to figure out how to work with a lot of people he didn't agree with workbooks and wine bottles and Gordon among other things collects relationships this is David Nuremberg he got to know sunland when they both worked as fundraisers for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign back in two thousand twelve he and others said that back then it was pretty clear Solomon wanted to hitch his wagon to a candidate who could make him an ambassador probably to a German speaking country sunland Jewish parents fled Germany during World War Two they ended up in Washington state and opened a dry cleaning business it's a story SOM- Lynn has recently started telling a lot I'm the first in my family that was born in the US my parents were both European Mac Prince I started in Germany that was the beginning of the uprising of Hitler was able to escape my father was muddled out of Germany before things got bad soon gun through Frieda and my sister Lucy found fortunate permanent refuge in Seattle Washington David Nuremberg told me son and saw an ambassadorship as a way to square the circle of his family's legacy as some kind of symbolic justice not uncommon among the people I know who come through this experience to want to have relationships too powerful people in government because let's face it almost anyone who either personally survived or whose parents or grandparents survived the Holocaust did so because of the intervention of someone who who helped him and you think you think that explains Gordon Sunlen support of president trump and I think it may I think it may it was a process though song supported trump and then he didn't support him and then trump became the nominee in sunland went on all in and made a million dollar donation to trump's inaugural committee he still had his eyes on the prize a European Ambassador Post and jobs like that often doled out to top donors but on made the donation quietly through four separate entities lindbergh steen spent a decade working as a consultant for someone and he helped him push back against a big convention center hotel in Portland he also observed him as he made political alliances around the state Burg says sandline is not ideologue he is a political pragmatist and he would ally himself with whomever could help him achieve his dream posting in Europe he was a chance he tried to kind of the European Union fast forward fifteen months and twenty six days and now today ambassador Gordon Sunland has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress yeah I've been thinking about that I'm not sure I'm able to answer that I didn't certainly never asked me to go over and he lines he was someone who not wasn't looking to bend the rules necessarily but was trying to bend the narrative trying to make sure that he if he could tell his hit a story in his way he would win Burstein than told me his own story about working with Sunland it goes back to that Convention Center Hotel Project They were after statement saying that he was inches battle in Portland. Gordon was first and foremost interested in his own reputation Thursday is going to be I think that pillar of the.
"european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Now obviously the french empire in africa collapses axes bike quickly after the treaty of rome assigned and it's one of these late imperial episodes that people don't much like to draw attention to these days but pay attention to these episodes reminds asif how contingent the creation of things like the european union are but also how many different ideologies play whether religious or imperial <unk> own limo or along. Do you feel if this one fails there are still when you look at the long history lots of other ways we could do it. What do you think we have now. Wrap this idea up in this this version of it because there are still lots of other ways we could do it but it's not clear we can get to them all back to them so i don't know enough about about the politics especially of international banking i mean i think if the current european union fails it will be because some banking crisis blows up the european financial system tom this podcast helen thomas the person to ask about that wherever as a european union mark to to replace the current one i think will depend on what form break-up takes what former collapsed aches and how long people try to keep a failing institution going because that will set the scene for the next phase of the story but i would have thought that if the current european union collapse as for whatever reason there's enough legal harmonisation and after the political ankle class has instincts towards cooperation my guess would be there would be an attempt to european union two point bert exactly what format would take. We'll have to depend on the way in which exist in union fails we will tweet links to some of christie's writing on this subject about rousseau and many other things at t. P. podcast under school will and as always this further reading in our show notes. My name is david runciman and we've been talking politics yeah..
"european union" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"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 FT World Weekly
"Hello and welcome to wealth weekly from the financial times i'm gonna in rockland today when discussing the new leadership of the european union selected earlier this week in lake nona summit joining me on the line from brussels correspondent spot on that jim brunson and here in the studio is europe editor benham jim i described as a light not something i mean they are but this one seem particularly fraud i mean watching from a distance i did not see wonder whether they would be able to find a compromise and therefore find find the new head of the european commission and the european council and someone how long ago was it yeah exactly i think that's what sets it apart i thought she is summit where they had a total cops in total failure on the modern day in each then pull things together i'm still by the cheese day so you know we used having all that summit talks very difficult and then they have a chip to know that and they're about to announce so they found a compromise on everything from greek bailouts to maybe at least part of the solution to a crazy some kind of migration system fear for example on this occasion they took all the way through the nights on sunday into monday morning and basically and then pretty made the decision to carry on trying and so then another three or four hours and see which diplomats described to me as being chaotic take crazy groups of leaders sitting around trying to come up with a deal completely bucket kind of way than i think they took wilson's petitions go get a few hours sleep and then finally the deal was hatched don't choose day says the deal is eventually hatched came out where they present the european commission assertive underline the german defense minister had been completely undiscussed beforehand how much did she just sort of image suddenly is somebody is brain wave and how much was this always in retrospect in the background on probably more important jim once you're gonna be nine can the commission president yeah us the underlying was owned the very long list if you'd like of potential alternative candidates for defense rights i say alternative because they official candidate for the sense rights also nine in brussels of european people's policies this is the grouping of christian democrats in central leaders their official candidate manfred veda member of european parliament when it became clear that wasn't gonna fly which is apparent before the summit they needed a plan b and her name us dylan's name was in that conversation but to be honest the main people who were mentioning it was the french french president emmanuel macron who ready pushed her kohl's and put forward their idea of building a package round which is well avenged e books and break the deadlock in the talks so i'm told by one source the jury in the negotiations her name did come up as earliest stages sheila's mentioned as a possible high represents to foreign policy so easy for minnesota role but really i think the fact that she emerged from if you like slightly from left field really helps in a way because it completely changed the dynamic of the discussion up to them all joining the summit they've been trying to solve this 'nigma of how to build a package around friends timmermans a dutch socialist as commission president's manfred favor of the president's european council this is climate been hits appalled and it wouldn't work and i think bringing her in completely change the dynamic not least because both the ac be much more essentially into the discussion with christine lagarde cutting baptized just shifted the tectonic plates bad grades some breathing room for discussion in terms of what kind of commission president's since she's gonna be they don't really know she's very strong integration is views some people fettes hers european federalists but there's no idea in brussels watch jeopardy we're moving from shown coach jim komi who is an old school european federalists but also very pragmatic donald tusk who is by no means european federalist it's a generally a much more avowedly old school you're filed if you like team michelle michelle from belgium leading the council on muslims align leading the commission i think maybe we can expect to see some clan it's just projects coming back on the table on pops and quite controversial ones so you solidarity southern european countries on migration in the form of compulsory migrant crisis may be very difficult and also maybe some ambitious projects but here's i said man i mean obviously they see the one package age are we right to focus on the line at the head of the commission as the headline or maybe in retrospect decide that it's costing the balance moved to the european central bank will make a break this package i suppose were focusing on those underlying partly because of course he is at the center of the political control the cnn political action but i agree i think christine lagarde is the most significant appointment and may have a big role in terms of shaping the future of yours and us on the line at the end of the day and it's also an appointment which has some controversy or at least questions because of course christine the god has no experiences a central banker has no experience of monetary policy is northern economist but she clearly he's a very talented two small charismatic woman with very very good politicals skills and she surrounds himself with good technical people since mario draghi is ready sort of setting the coolest monetary policy for sometimes they come maybe she's a success and ben jim sent the the french should be pushing us love on the line and generally this whole package is being seen as a bit of a trauma from manual macron so you have a french woman is the head of these e b canada they propose the the head of the commission you gotta francophone belgium as the head of the council do you think that's the right way region and if so is it a technical front porch the french basically monster shape they decisions but did she get anything out of it in the long run in terms of the mumps and francaise it's national and i think it's definitely a win emmanuel macron thing that is beyond out especially when you put it in the context of his recent sort of faded goes to build alliances and to make any headway on yours on reform for example i think this is k a big win for him he has used his influence within the european parliament ways policy within the european parliament to good effect he's established a good liberal beachhead in european policymaking which i think will be important in the years ahead but at the end of the day these are just a few people in a few very important critical posts about all the underlying problems at you and yours and remain as do many of the fundamental tensions between france and germany on how to solve those problems they know so by these appointments and what do you think will happen jim actually you mentioned there may be more of a federalist push now do you think that line to make much headway given the center of any federalist push it seems to me has to be attempts to build more of a knee conomic union around europe and the resistance waxing come probably from germany from mrs underlines and country well again i think this goes by tibetans point i think there's a risk if you're stating the importance of these appointments getting someone who's you'll put its carlisle shed geopolitical to political vision into a tough job in brussels doesn't mean your gender is now gonna carry the day simply because this is a system where anything significant has to be approved by national governments the most important stuff us directly by national leaders and then you've got the european parliament to contend with as well but it certainly helps i mean my crawl has come along with a very ambitious agenda the u of centralizing economic policy on the forging very strong corporation in other areas and having basically you'll mates in key coordination roles kind of any help microsoft income and isolated figure you summits but now his political best mate michelle michelle is not gonna be sharing some it's so anyhow brady in terms of just kind of greasing the wheels of processes endless brussels prices and imaginations you need to go through to get some kind of result i think it certainly does mean is that you've got leaders who want to push europe forwards inquire ambitious ways in assimilates mr macron say just just counter example you have a goal it's very cautious conservative leader from central and eastern europe coming in and taking over major prosecution with an agenda say robot coney udall making slash easy regulations on basically rewind policy you integration you've got people coming in who could have a very positive agenda to try and keep building new european project and i'm not sure you watch the favor of dislike manual not only wants to exactly that and then i mean not does uninteresting when it seemed to me to imagine the summit which is that it is accounts and they outside seems like a bit of a defeat the central and eastern europe they used up all around munition to block friends timmons she'd been taking some companies such as potent cold but now that faced with an intern in western european federalists team would geographical you're not you're not certainly not like yes they seem to take so much pleasure in looking timmons and the hungarian rocking manfred very bad that they saw as a triumph for them and for the unity of the vinograd for cool but i agree i mean they clearly can be an effective negative fools but still they have anything positive out of it how do they move forward their agenda now will if she lives on the line be any self thrown rule of law where she's i doubted so to it felt like a pretty fleeting victory for them and it shows you that they're gonna need to do a lot more to be able to build opposed to the lawn and maybe it's not just these new york eastern europe undoubtedly they need to figure out why they can actually use their influence better yeah i love the sense where nothing we obviously have to discuss stuff's brexit the neighbors government will be shutting up quite soon property led by boris johnson asking for rocket adjustments to the brexit deal otherwise we're gonna end with a no deal brexit now it always seemed to me jim that it's unlikely were gonna get any adjustments but the law steve somers had shown a reluctance to embrace no deal brexit on the palms with e you maccarone quote some pushback when he seemed to be proposing that but now we have shown michelle at european council does that make action no deal brexit slightly more likely it's ready instincts no the donald tusk the man who shot michelle will be succeeding is european council president i think he's often portrayed in the uk press as being a part of the sports in because because he's been very outspoken against breaks to such as boris johnson united states most famous quotes is the breakfast is have a special place in hell because they cars uk tonight's leave without having a way described at the time is a shred of aplomb but i studied donald tusk is fundamentally anglophile the file politician who was devastated the uk to leave i desperately wants to be uk tribus the decision so the uk undue influence in europe hot very very strong friend in donald says he's not being placed by shell michelle if you opt now has played the role being the most outspoken julieta when it comes to expressing frustration about you case approach to brexit when it comes to saying that you should be ready to take a new deal if necessary when it comes to pretty much ridiculing to be honest the way the uk is gone about the negotiations so he's in by the mind the person the politician saying the things the other leaders such as i'm gonna go called say now he is the one who is gonna be sharing these summits when you british prime minister will be attending zillow's western they used when you leave and afterwards and even joined that will be charing meetings twentyseventh e you leaders say it's a very very interesting change i'm pretty quite worrying one you yeah yeah yeah so although i suppose the show michelle will have to motor right his frustrations izzy council president but i suppose were the stage and the prices were even mind you change of attitude and temperament could count for quite a long yeah because to push back against macro and michelle one i don't think he will known certainly no the beginning okay well after leaving now but will get a sense of how this is playing in the coming months the new team take that places in brussels but for now thank you very much indeed the gym runs in brussels tobacco home here in the studio london that's it for this week until next week goodbye this financial times podcast is supported by capital.
"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 KQED Radio
"It the maker break issue for the european union certainly is for her government that issues migration how to handle the million and a half economic migrants and refugees from the world's worst conflicts who've reached europe shores in the last few years for now it looks like disagreements over the migrants will not break the european union after pulling an all nighter in brussels g you leaders announced an agreement on several albeit vague measures to control the flow of shakers npr's sheriffs are hardy nelson cover that he used summit joins us from there now sarai thanks so much for being with us you're welcome good morning the southern european countries wanted to help in dealing with the migrants who who still arrive on their shores what did they get out of this well the main thing is that europe is now taking a harder line in migration and that they're talking about creating screening centres be they on on the edges of europe or even in africa and places like that where migrants who tried to do this crossing over the mediterranean would be kept until their cases can be adjudicated and that reduction in that attention is something that's certainly countries like italy were looking for because they're worried about these people who come and then ended up in their country and draining their resources there's been an awful lot of anti immigrant talk among populist politicians for example the prime minister of hungary over the past few months was this dressed certainly was viktor orban's actually took the unusual step of speaking english to western reporters reiterating these issues of this invasion as he calls it of these mostly muslim migrants who are coming to europe and another thing that he got as well as what they call the bisa garad countries which are poland czechoslovakia and hungary they were able to ensure that there weren't any mandates at the eu wouldn't be ordering them what to do and so that in addition to the un general is now taking a much harder line and migration is something they consider a victory chancellor merkel's government the survival of her government was considered intrinsic to these talks wasn't it it is and still is it still up in the air about what's going to happen with that anything in this agreement to to mollify her and for that matter people contending for control well see she certainly felt that way or suggested that yesterday at the briefing that she gave us after the summit she says in fact this exceeds what it her coalition partner the cs you these are the bavarians conservatives who have been aligned for decades with her a christian democrat party and she says that okay with you know the eu is committed now to these centers to to reducing what they call secondary migration which is when the migrants for example registered italy or greece or spain the first port of entry in the eu and then they ended up moving to germany and and refiling their plane there and so she feels that in addition to an agreement she struck with spain and greece to take back migrants who are in fact registered in those countries and who crossed the austrian border into germany that this is more than what he was asking for he being the interior minister who's threatening to unilaterally closed germany's borders to most migrants try having covered this for a number of years you sense there's fewer countries in the european union who are willing to work out compromises with each other to stay together that's certainly the sense that came out of this summit italy for example the italian prime minister basic basically threatening to veto anything that was coming out of this summit which would have derailed it just to get his point across and the the countries like austria which is now going to be taking over the presidency still talking about national actions when it when it comes to migration or other things without doing it in conjunction with the eu so the whole unity issue i mean the whole point of the european union is for europe to present a unified and stronger voice that seems to be really at risk now npr's herash nelson in brussels thanks so much you're welcome that'll pop quiz now who are theme music a snoop dogg be dolly parton see philip glass or d j liederman computer would quickly know d is the correct answer but now computers are also starting to grade students essays as npr's tovia smith reports many teachers see that as a mistake developers of the socalled robo graders say they understand.
"european union" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Yes oh indonesia is two largest palm oil producer in the world about twelve million people actually indirectly depend on to industry and so if really does aband should be implemented that has all sorts of free percussions aid indonesia however then also a couple of analysts being quoted into article that basically say overtime the european market for palm oil will become smaller and smaller and china electric become more important so into long running denise probably doesn't have to worry the difficulty that we face is that the european union is doing is not imposing a band i didn't know anticompetitive reasons dumping reasons have you it's just ecological reasons saying that the damage that the production of palm oil does to the environment is a stoning the rainforest disappears peatland gets gets you know absolutely ravaged so the indonesia's the indonesian basically being told to stop doing something that she doing themselves home into yeah i mean his it's quite roenick stop by fuel as actually damage to environment much more than full sal fuel right which it was supposed to replace for environmental reasons on so you're absolutely right that no matter how you look at this it's bad news four indonesian rainforests and whether they you implements is ban or the chinese marketable pickup some of days palm oil i think the bottom line really is that the nation rainforest is suffering from that and of course stained in asian government does not want to acknowledge at the same time they make a case about associate comic impact being tremendous if he would actually ban palm oil from being imported into the european union china can step in at a flat in.
"european union" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"How much of this do you think is aimed at shoring up more support full the eu as an institution i think the european union knows that needs to have something positive to get hold of particularly in the in the if britain does go ahead and leave the european union obviously that's that's an all great for this the union as any kind of project whether it's a piece diplomatic cultural economic whatever it might be lose one of your biggest members and fifteen percent of your budget at that's terrible news the problem is you're looking at these countries of the western balkans then not economic powerhouses not cultural powerhouses and they have very weak traditions of democracy in fact in some them it's it's questionable i mean for example the report on serbia which the pin commission has just made as said that last year's presidential election in in serbia walson entirely free and fair and they there was some issues which the need to be addressed in serbia itself so those countries navigate to replace britain there's another drive ahead they've been which is the actions of russia and china in the western balkans china moving in a in a big way economically with investments in steel railways and banks among other things russia continues to use it soft power in the region to stir up mischief and that's keeping the west very busy indeed the european union commissioners have actually set to me in so many words we need to be more visible in this region we need to give a clear timeline on what membership might look like for these countries we need to offer hope and not just nag them about the reforms that they need to make we'll guy politically and diplomatically speaking the argument fuller joining the eu might be.
"european union" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The european union and the trade imbalance we have the european union and how much money they invested directly not stocks and bonds but directly into investment in american industry and it was more than their trade imbalance so so the whole point is the investment is what comes in and they said that investment that comes in is roughly five million jobs that are directly related to that investment just from the european union and the american jobs of biz businesses that do business with that has to be ten fifteen twenty twentyfive they really weren't able to figure out exactly what that may be because it multiplies out the fact is we're not in an economy anymore that's just the united states were a portion of a global economy and that's the reality of it and people wish it wasn't that what we need to have our economy but it's not the way that it runs anymore look at the ten we have to address all the foreign ownership of our business in within our own country then you should that be is that correct why should we have so much foreign ownership we shouldn't because then then then then security problem then what they can't do anything with the dollar and the dollar crashes then we then we get back then we get back to the fact that the okay our dollars can't leave and therefore we need to have trade just within our border nobody would want the dollar it even as it travels around the world it travels around the world because it always has the same that same value it has the impact between party to party to party to party because they know eventually the next person wants that potentially to bring it back to the us if they can't bring it back to the us if there's nothing they can invest in in the us dollar crashes then the dollar has no value and so if you can't do that then the next thing would be well then we can't trade because the dollar can't be outside the.
"european union" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask
"Uh what's on as fda generally guard a safe or not of food status or supplement status but it's not necessarily of scheduled drugs as wall seasons gray area limbo area but these are considered drugs in the european union or other nations apace you're hearing that people taking is things in i they want to get smarter so you know if you think about human performance is a spectrum will be fewer fixing deficits what if he pled those same techniques to normal person extensively could you enhance various asked using alzheimer's strategy some are limited there does a theory right so a lot of these compounds some had interesting results on route models some had interesting results on uh folks with dementia some had early human trials on healthy humans and you know there was sort of like i might as well be optimizing myself so i could like work on the next big thing right optimizing myself de yes i it's a very look ias account engineering thing ray like if you don't actually know what the next palm you wanna solve all you might as well solved abstract problem of making you more efficient for the next possible thing and that's our just lungs racial ended up being like the next thing does optimizing oneself but yeah and early days or was just like okay i'm gonna have my in parallel like reading all these reports is like okay is this stuff real quick think the natural scepticism is like okay where other rct the randomized controlled trials is this like some crazy thing that crazy were doing and will some were pretty crazy somewhere like you know like darpa funded peptide that like has never been tests on humans some were you know had reasonable.
"european union" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from slack where work happens all over the world no more losing time context switching more than nine hundred apps seamlessly integrate with slack so that's less time jumping between tools and more time getting things done more at slack dot com the tensions between the european union and poland are applying out right now in a fight over trees and bison brussels isn't happy with warsaw's populist government pawns leaders have tried to limit judicial independence and this week they rejected an order from the eu's highest court to stop logging a protected forest and pierce rice are hiding nelson has the story the air is rife with miskitos here in the of a wage of forests which spans three hundred fifty thousand acres in poland and belarus the rich canopy is home to many endangered species including the european bison polish journalist the naturalist adam virenque says the forest survival depends not only on the live trees towering overhead but on the many dead ones underfoot the look of birth here you see mrs lynne lethal spruce growing goumba on the buddy of that spruce this very often the heavens fireup shows me more he flew luke under the bar moore's who the beat goes a little spiders ever a with a with a resume can on this is how it's worse wet way good if the of he's a forest to coral reef because in coral reef it a lot of life it's base also on there.
"european union" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Support for wsj comes from comcast committed to improving your customer service experience with two our appointment windows including nights and weekends because they should fit into your life not the other way around learn more at xfinity dot com slash service the parent company of google is in hot water in europe what's news from the wall street journal top story without the noise i'm john word on the news desk in washington for the wall street journal google is facing a record antitrust fine by the european union let's head to brussels now where wall street journal reporter natalia drozdiak is standing by she's covering the story so natalia what is happening here give us some details the european union antitrust regulators are expected to find out at some point in the coming weeks the google has abused its dominant and with its uh search five favoring its own comparison shopping service and at the same time demoting rivals in its search results and the expectation is that it would the the regulators would set the fine um uh to record levels so that means it would go it would topped their previous record of an abuse of dominant fine which they head uh levied against intel in two thousand nine and that was at about one point one billion euros or about one point two billion dollars and the ideas to kind of set it at such a deterrent level that no other company even thinks about doing something similar uh it's also possible that the find could go you know significantly above that they could double or even triple the maximum that they could find google is ten percent of its global turnover so that would be around.