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Political debate puts unemployment benefits in limbo for millions

Nightline

03:52 min | 2 years ago

Political debate puts unemployment benefits in limbo for millions

"Political stand dog. That's thirty million unemployed Americans are caught in the middle. Worried that their financial lifeline will be taken away. For the past four months, unemployment benefits included that six hundred federal way the week on top of the money provided by each state in New Jersey where the maximum payout is seven thirteen dollars. You could have received as much as thirteen hundred thirteen dollars every week. In Massachusetts the state with the highest unemployment rate, you could receive as much as fourteen hundred twenty three dollars, eight, hundred and thirty five in Mississippi the lowest amount. On average, every dollar spent in uninsured benefits. Generates up to two dollars in the economy, but it's also important for stabilizing the economy at a time when we have so many people out of work, but the federal payment is only guarantee through July thirty first payments expired this week worrying those who rely on it, so the extra six hundred dollars a month from unemployment really helped going down to one hundred and fifty dollars a week. I don't know who came up with that figure. But. It's not a good one. Keith walkers a hairdresser in Virginia. He and his partner used to provide well for their four children. But in this pandemic, almost every aspect of life has become a struggle all the bills or rolling in. The deep paid despite the widespread national suffering, extending unemployment benefits has become the latest political battleground on Capitol Hill where at one foot and the pandemic. And one foot. And then recover. The American people need more help today. Republican majority. Senate leader Mitch McConnell introducing. The heels act calling for another round of twelve hundred dollar stimulus checks, but slashing the six hundred dollar weekly payments to two hundred dollars a week for the months of August and September and porting to those who are making more now from the combine unemployment than they were before when you pay people not to work. What do you expect? There are fourteen million more unemployed people of them. There are job opening so the idea that there are some disincentives just really runs counter to the facts Republicans hoping to put a plan in place for September to pay jobless workers, seventy percent of what they used to make Democrats want to keep the six hundred dollar payments in place through January. They outline their plane two months ago and Save Republicans in the White House have wasted precious time. It doesn't work. It's going to be impossible to implement. The Republican proposal is a punch in the gut and a slap in the face. It's time that this body lead when the president failed, negotiations have started here tonight, but it is likely to take weeks to get the two sides on the same page, and while Washington debates benefits for some thirty million Americans are gonNA be hanging in the balance as the pandemic drags on and resources run out Tracy Rice's trying her best to make it through. How much time do you have left? Before, you run out of time. I say maybe. If. I get the sense you've had some nice days shed. Some tears were all of this? There have been nights when I woke up wondering. What am I going to? What's going to happen? You know crying silently to myself. Not knowing what the future holds. I can tell you're shaking right now. Your legs shaking. What's going just stuff you know it weighs on me. That's all it weighs on me because they're trying to keep a positive outlook I. try to be positive children.

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Russia referendum: All you need to know on the vote that could see Putin stay in power until 2036

Inside Europe

02:49 min | 2 years ago

Russia referendum: All you need to know on the vote that could see Putin stay in power until 2036

"Make great backing singer from Miley SARS, but anyway I my name is. Is Keith Walker at to Russia next where polling stations opened on Thursday for voting on a constitutional referendum. It's on whether to less President Vladimir Putin run for re-election twice more and potentially remain in the post for the next sixteen years Dwi's <hes> at correspondent. Emily. Sherwin is on the line from Moscow Emily. I. Tell us a little bit more about the referendum. What's at stake here? Well this referendum is actually more of a vote because it doesn't have the legal status of a referendum, but the vote on amendments it covers really a whole range of measures. It's a big mix, so there's one amendment for example that states that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Politicians can't have dual citizenship. There's an amendment guaranteeing accessible medical care. Environmental protection is on that <hes> on the bill as well. And there are banners all over Moscow advertising these rather some of these rather populist measures I would say, but one amendment, of course the seen as particularly important, and that is the amendment that will reset the clock on Nevada. Mir Putin's presidential term, so what it means is that he isn't actually abolishing term limits for future politicians, but he is abolishing his term limit, so he can run again in twenty twenty four and that would mean he could be in power. Power for two more terms if he runs again if people vote for him, is this referendum likely to go and Putin's favor? Well, it's a bit of a strange one. Because the constant constitutional amendments have already actually passed in the Duma, so the lawmakers here in Russia have already voted in favor of it <hes> but the president this week as well has emphasized again that it will only pass if people vote for these amendments that these amendments will only pass. Pass if people vote for them, essentially, this vote is seen as kind of almost referendum on Putin himself and trust in the president has been falling for months. It's clear now that the the authorities though will try to make sure that the turnout is high and they're trying to really set the mood. They have been trying to really set the mood ahead of the vote. They've made it really easy to vote. People can even vote in Moscow. They can vote. Vote Online <hes> they've had the victory day parade this week to kind of set a patriotic mood and this week as well <hes> Putin announced some <hes> additional economic support measures for people in the corona virus crisis, but people that I spoke to. I mean admittedly in Moscow which is traditionally kind of more <hes>, more critical of the authorities than the rest of the country, but people were surprisingly negative <hes>. They said you know why vote, it's all been decided. Anyway and the authorities should really spend this

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:35 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Your podcasts I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany this is inside Europe bound on Keith Walker at home in Bonn Germany in the next half an hour Turks turned to an old tradition to contain the spread of covered nineteen oz lockdowns lifted many Europeans rediscovered the gray side doors and last week we marked seventy five years since the end of World War two coming up we'll focus on the heroes on the women they often left behind the war widows what you'll find is that even in museums that professed to tell the.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:35 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany you're listening to inside Europe decades after having being wiped off the face of the German landscape wolves are back the return of the legendary predecessor which actually enjoys legal protection in Germany has triggered a fierce public debate and stirred emotions up and down the country DW's Neil king and Cape Peru's heads to the southern region of the black forest to explore the place of wildlife in the world we think we've tamed the green fence this is on the green fence the new environment podcast from Germany hi this keeps her place this second okay good Canadian that's okay Vanessa hello the wool the bulls yeah we have to do a story about the wolf the wolf is back in Germany and the numbers are growing dramatically the walls all over eastern Germany it's been like that for twenty years business there and to make it one thousand walls here now and they're spreading throughout western Germany to actually give the right just the other week right down the road from my house the wall for support at a children's playground and the only thing the service the people were really concerned you never told me about that watch it tell you everything all the time yeah I just get my mind no I love will wait wait wait your maps the story is not just about the world okay it's also about how we humans are dealing with this idea of wildlife returning it's a debate that's taking place in many countries not just in Germany it's a huge topic in the U. S. to end special since ninety five three intersection of.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Inside Europe with Keith Walker hello how are you doing because of the corona virus that we are replacing our usual program with a real treat a culinary tour through Europe we'll hear how Syrian refugees are tickling taste buds in Berlin basically we did it to give even the Germans the opportunity to get in touch with refugees because everybody's talking about refugees nobody knows that also coming up we'll take a ride on Vienna's food free undergrad ends and find out how the Chinese are refining their pilots in France they want to go back home the best practices in order to be able to produce the best wines they can these stories and more coming up on inside Europe well before we start our gourmet tour around Europe we thought we'd ask some of our correspondence to quit your advertised with a taste of traditional dishes in their countries and we start with our Norwegian correspondent lush provider if you have any small children listening now might be a good time to cover their radius because my favorite Norwegian dish is Rudolph yes sometimes preferred fuel for his annual state travel he's also the preferred fuel for my tummy reindeer meat is a wonderfully gave me and beautifully tender meat the aroma alone can instantly transport needs to my native Norwegian mountains and I can also eat this with a smoke sensation of being both animal friendly and sustainable just don't tell Santa you can't get much more free range on that radius he typically runs thousands of kilometers from winter to summer pastures eating light tune mushrooms herbs and sea weed only the indigenous Sami population are allowed to own reindeer herds and carry out their husbandry in pretty much the same way they have been doing for more than a thousand years reindeer meat he's also very healthy rich in proteins and vitamins and asked he asked chicken which means I don't feel too bad about my preference for a rich creamy sauce and a big red wine from Rioja.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:55 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Inside Europe with Keith Walker hello coming up on today's show a silly answers measures to contain the spread of the corona virus disease Turkey opens its borders to the E. U. Greece aggressively enforces it see you from here Frontex is preparing the deployment of one offshore vessel and a six coastal patrol vessels two helicopters one aircraft three television vehicles one hundred border guards in addition to the current five hundred thirty border guards will be deployed by Frontex at the land and the sea borders also on the show a British dog lover in the dog house over abandoned canines in Cyprus these stories and more coming up on inside Europe Germany has pledged one hundred million euros in aid for the region of Atlanta the last rebel held enclave in Syria however Berlin has attached strict conditions to the additional funds which would be offered to the U. N. Helen Sweeney has the details on this roundup of European news Syrian government forces backed by Russia have been battling rebel forces in Egypt which is supported by thousands of Turkish troops the conflict has resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe and one which threatens to push millions of refugees to Turkey and then to Europe's borders German foreign minister Heiko Maas has now offered a hundred million euros in aid to the U. N. but he stressed it was up to Turkey and Russia to work towards a ceasefire and set the protecting aid workers and the population must be guaranteed this week the E. U. announced it was preparing to offer sixty million euros in new humanitarian aid for a trip the.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Next coming out of that rainbow chorus in a silly he's the most powerful is the mode of buying the people make them feel a part of our community reporter gonna love that coming up in less than ten minutes so I'm Keith Walker in bone you're listening to inside Europe archaeologists in the Czech Republic are hailing the discovery of a neolithic well as the oldest man made wooden structure in the world dentro chronology that's the process of chasing tree rings to the exact year they were made that's proved this well comes from either five thousand two hundred and fifty six B. C. or five thousand two hundred and fifty five PC I mean it's the end of the stone age rob Cameron has more from the Czech Republic many people are bitterly opposed to the noise inconvenience and destruction that comes with motorway building.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:54 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Inside Europe with Keith Walker coming up conservation Arlen's left wing nationalist parties shin Fane scores big in the Irish election also Russia's falling birthrates questions see rates fell last year to last of water in a Huff babies for every woman that's higher than some other European countries just slow it in the European Union after its motion the three men who is looking at the low mileage president Clinton says it's not high enough plus moves to honor and murdered a critic of the Kremlin it is a gesture which it retains a certain degree ten and and his melody makers on the other hand it's also gesture which is sympathetic to save democracy movement within the political position in Russia these stories and more coming NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is ready to expand its military training activities in Iraq the announcement comes in response to a demand by US president Donald Trump for later to do more in the Middle East Helen sini has the details on this round up of European news yes she does in bags said the decision would not mean more western troops will be deployed in Iraq rather that NATO would be prepared to take over some of the training activities carried out by the US led coalition against Islamic state the alliance already runs a five hundred strong mission to train Iraqi forces these non combat missions was suspended after U. S. drone killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad on January the third children bags said the NATO Iraq mission would be start as soon as possible but the details have yet to be worked out and are dependent on the formal agreement of the Iraqi government Italian.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:04 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is inside Europe and on Keith Walker in bomb this is inside Europe online Keith Walker in Bonn Germany and the next half an hour Harry and Megan was still royal couple there in the eye of a storm I'm a potential High Court showdown also coming up the E. U. L. size a trillion euro climate plan to make Europe carbon neutral by twenty fifty plus American anti abortion poster campaign the Greek government offers cash bonuses for every new born baby these stories and more coming up from the studios of Germany's international broadcaster D. W. this case inside here at first the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning what is dubbed in Turkey as the construction project of the decade it's this huge come out connecting turkeys Marcy on the Black Sea it's going to provide an alternative routes to the boss for us which is one of the world's busiest waterways I'm not divides its tumble but it's provoking eyes raids of their internationally a diplomatic crisis is looming Dorian Jones reports from a stumble on what everyone calls his crazy project stuff will come out in freezing rain.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:57 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Keith Walker hello today we have a real treat for you a special culinary tour around the continent we hear how Syrian refugees are tickling taste buds in Berlin Chinese students flock to France to cultivate their pilots they want to go back home with the best practice in order to be able to produce the best wines they can and probably in educate all through the gates James Baker would be able to produce very weak twenty thirty four winds at Sir large scale US we'll take a ride on Vienna's food free underground and heads to the cradle of wine these stories and more coming up on inside Europe but first let's take a look ahead to what could be in store for us here in Europe in twenty twenty and Jenna bush Sony is a senior Europe on a list geo political intelligence firm a striped Ford does come with us recent happenings is Britain's Conservative Party has secures a dominant majority in parliament making brags is more likely by the end of this month yeah exactly Boris Johnsons victory provides a little certainty about the fact that the U. K. will probably leave the E. you by the end of January but we have to keep in mind that this is not the end of the brexit saga because after brexit happens the U. K. will remain in the single minded kids for eleven months and then he you in the UK we use this time to negotiate a free trade agreements the thing is they have different goals the U. K. would push to have a very comprehensive free trade agreement to include as many goods and as many services as possible when does the E. U. we push for the UK to remain alliance with the A. blokes standards and norms for goods something that the U. K. may disagree with because they want to have their own regulations and they have pledged to make the country more competitive and move away from birth and some really seem that you you and at the same time that you you may not be so keen on including reasons super competitive financial services sector in its radio of course there will be other complicating uses such as their use request to preserve its access to British fishing waters so why both sides will remain very interested in in reaching a free trade agreements the eleven month deadline to do so may be a bit too ambitious so I would not rule out the U. K. asking to remain in a single minded kids beyond twenty two and even though the government is saying that it will not I think that's an extension of the transition PTO is probable okay that's very interesting now the new European Commission has been in a fight for just over a month let's talk about some of his goals and perhaps some of its constraints yeah president from Balayan has said that she wants to have a quote unquote geopolitical commission in the sense that she wants a stronger commission that we'll see shows you up in the context of increasing global competition between superpowers like China and the United States Russia and to do so she will push very hard to crack down on companies having more policing behavior in the single Americans she would push really hard for China to provide a level playing field for investments in the country she will push very hard to have a strong voice on international affairs to react from thirty for the pressure from the U. S. she would push really hard to have an ambitious in vitamin so agenda two reviews emissions significantly in the coming decades but she will also be dealing with the constraints because the commission only proposes policy and then it's up to the council which is the member states on the European Parliament to approve of that policy and we know that member states are very divisive issues such as climate change on anybody's save issues such as creating a budget for the eurozone or completing the banking union on a divisive the parliament is very fragmented there are several groups of one's different things so we we have a situation where the commission will push it really hard to elevate you have thrown in a growing affairs it would push very hard to get things done and to pass legislation introducing structural reforms but it would also be with constrains coming from there to colleges laid to rest the council and the parliament okay very quickly I'm just wanna ask you about Israelis never ending problems well it's it has a coalition government whose main goal is to prevent an early election one of five right could win but this is a fragile alliance they disagree on many things and I would not rule out the girl rain falling and an early election taking place and this creates risks for business and for the economy and for investors because opinion polls suggest that the far right you're skipping the war that perform very strongly if there was an election and members of the league are once again toying with the idea of exiting the eurozone so political risk will continue to take its toll on the Titanic on I mean next year and John I personally thank you very much for your time thank you so much I don't know but Sunday a senior year of analyst nat geo political intelligence firm struck four dot com broadcasting from Germany this case inside Europe this is inside Europe online Keith Walker in Bonn food can go a long way to connect people and bridge cultural divides and that's certainly the case with the restaurant in Berlin coldly chords but I got him all it was set up in twenty fifteen it serves the Syrian food and is run by refugees Mike Lupica has the details good day everyone on the flash on the rise on Bridget about works in the kitchen of collect him the the linens first Syrian restaurant run almost entirely by refugees the thirty two year old from Damascus is preparing the yoga to implement source that served with the Syrian staple dish Cuba fried meatballs made with ground lamb and Olga a favorite among the guests under comfort food that reminds him of the home he fled for rate of the job is like therapy one other way to watch this to him still is without work I was always stressed feeling bad now it's a bit better because I have work.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

16:25 min | 2 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Keith Walker and bone Germany in the next half an hour eco warrior Greta tune buyer gets into a Twitter storm with Germany's state rail company plus we meet supporters of climbers militant group extinction rebellion I'm a rebel I am a tree system I am an us protector the panic is changing and there is a law of heating up I was scared my mom is really disappointed unless okay this is a matter of life and death or is dying Christmas in Finland where many homes a house built in saunas I am a new mother and this is my baby free time so I will be enjoying the sound and sell in my Christmas celebrations is very important normally we go to the sauna after we have had some Christmas porridge these stories and more coming up from the studios of Germany's international broadcaster D. W. this case inside Europe well it seems like the magic solution with the E. U. Turkey a quarter of twenty sixteen Ankara agreed to prevent the over four million mainly Syrian migrants living in Turkey from going to the E. U. N. exchange for E. you money the numbers of migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece dropped dramatically bus neither they are rising again forty thousand since July leading to massive overcrowding at the reception and registration Compson the islands if Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to believe this is only the start he has threatened on several occasions to open the gates as he puts it threats taken seriously in Greece where they're bracing themselves for a migrant crisis to dwarf us of twenty fifteen this report from John lonesome begins on the ferry to the Greek island of Samos that's near the coast of Turkey soldiers playing to pass the time on the ten hour just it is less than a mile from the rocky Turkish coast their barracks on the side of the narrow strip of water with Greek ships back to the potions in ancient times on the bottom and Turks in the nineteenth century and with some of the six hundred new coast because the government just announced will be patrolling because Greece is starting to fear a new source of war with the old enemy a war with my goodness that's what yeah in Somers town there are now more migrants crammed in and around it sorted migrants camp then there are local people here for the pronouncements of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan with trepidation yeah he's a study on this has a cafe he good old versus a warrior monks opening the gates from Turkey in this situation all loaded these too much for us we are afraid that they this happens the whole island is gonna be overloaded with a grounds for where the video fades New Mexico thought yeah must with detective yeah Turkey holds the keys to the future as far as how the migrant crisis for the files which is very worrying for us the man of peace and Samus is Iorio stencils he feels he can you will see a little piece kit he you take here Cremins according to which taking his place to stop migrants coming to Europe is clearly no longer working the increase in the number of migrants arriving from Turkey shows that if anyone does open the gates it would be a catastrophe because migrants were divided in the tens even hundreds of thousands this will be an act of war against Europe I thank them back to day one stay here yes I'm looking on the sea front plain clothes police tried and failed to persuade some fifty migrants twenty sixteen protest they want to be allowed to go to the mainland and on to the rest of Europe many of the protesters were African where is June the European migrant crisis of two thousand fifteen the vast majority with Syrian about Hoffa migrants you see around Sam's town or in the camp from sub Sahara Africa and there was some damage well I will leave the gun no problem on family problems how did you get here and pleasant to looking to complain from Gambia to Turkey yeah when one does stumble Sawston my isn't too sure where he wants to go the U. K. maybe but in any case he would have added several thousand miles to his trip in order to go via Turkey I miss another man who done a similar trip from Sierra Leone by road and boat they take the new Balkan route to avoid rights abuses and exploitation in Libya one result is that Turkey does not only control migration flows into Europe from the Middle East and Asia but also from Africa even West Africa who want as president would one hope to gain by threatening Europe with the mother of migrants crises well the reason Ankara gives his money the E. you promised six billion euros and they've still only paid three but that's not all according to angle Siringo MP with the ruling New Democracy party who's in charge of migration issues at the Interior Ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand fifteen he has a specific game who sees the related with the station next to that that you see on borders he wants to establish a safe zone or fainting mice a long older thank you see the on board there quick sees three hundred miles some like these and Eric in the safe zone you see these he believes that the city's chemical one date between two to three million Syrians who you can take it today in reality what he wants to do is to ethnic cleans the area next the border from the Kurds there I live beats and the values for minorities who lived in the area because the US and others and there are times when he's he wants the European Union to pay for this project and he starts pressing the European Union by sending these people to agree failing which serials told me to one would not be on happy to give the E. U. the club that snow to Turkey's membership request for million also mainly pull mainly Muslim refugees and migrants to deal with so I'll see because if it came to that what would his government to defend the one decides to open the gates if he says it is equivalent to an attack people have used on their push for other means according to the international this is will have the right to stop ships entering illegally into Greek determine what this back in Samos the child is practicing for the Samos independence day rate independence from the Ottoman Turks one much later than by the rest of Greece in nineteen twelve in this looming new Michael crises independence is precisely what Greece is not as the mayor of San was put six Turkey holds the keys Johnson D. W. squeeze and and I'm Keith Walker and ball on your listing to inside Europe eco warrior aggressive tune Berg she recently had a rail journey across Germany on the it's pose a new spotlight on Germany's state owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn which is one of the biggest transport companies in the world she tweeted a picture of herself you may have seen it issues sitting on the floor in between the carriages looking at old sorry for herself and she described she was on an overcrowded torture by train following the U. N. climate conference in Madrid on Thomas Spiro DW's political correspondent has been following the story hello Thomas hello Kate some aggressive critics are accusing her of lying about sitting on the floor and confusing so called couple class with first class well what began with that tweet is now how much bigger story that has put a spotlight on some of the problems are to Dodge a bond is facing budget fine in fact replied to grab the twin bugs tweet face time to for supporting a bunch of bonds battle against climate change but what came after was when they also said that it would be even better even nicer if greater tune but had also reported how the team that budget bond team hot so I have to read the seeds in the first class section of one of the traits you traveled and they have been different reactions regarding these treats both from Greta tone but I'm from a Dodge a bond there those who was you say I have accused her of lying and there are those of us that that on the other hand this is actually shed some light on some of the problems that Dr von has if you talk to the Germans many are very critical of Dodge a bond they said it's not very punctual that they're all did there are these frequent delays that there are shortages of the train then of more enough you name it many Germans are very critical of Dodge upon that is not always the case with pharmacy come to the country but in any case this week by Britain's were back on the reaction by Deutsche Bahn as again put the spotlight on the east a rail operator hegemony and I know my friends from the U. S. businesses and they were very impressed they said the the train network in Germany is clean and quiet as and kinda reliable now let's talk about it Deutsche Bahn found that Germany's socialist left party has jumped on this gratitude Berg train bandwagon and it's saying that rather than investing in electric cars to fight climate change but the German government should offer everyone in the country cheaper rail fares we have to understand the context in which this is happening and that is a very big debate not only in Germany but specifically in in Germany about what the country can do and is planning to do when it comes to fighting climate change and that's why for example the German left party in particular lefty the kinds of keeping said that it was more important to subsidize public transport a more egalitarian way to fight climate change but it's important again to mention that the overall context of of this is this discussion regarding walked away Germany should move when it comes to fighting climate change where the focus should be whether government should actually plan that's very important strategy in the next decade in fact it's important to stress Keith that the German government to one of its key priorities in recent years has been to develop a a very very important climate package a very controversial kind of package as well which some say he's very ambitious other people say it doesn't go far enough Thomas thank you always attentive to companies political correspondent toss borrows speaking to us from Berlin broadcasting from Germany this case inside Europe one of the big issues of the twenty twenties is expected to be climate change and one group that's taking it seriously is the extinction of rebellion militants from the group and they blocked traffic poor fake blood on pavements and even the glue themselves to the offices of oil companies and politicians their tactic of civil disobedience has been widely criticized its German branch distanced itself from the group's co finder right Roger Helen last month you may remember he said the Holocaust was just another ugly episode in human history he has since apologized extinction rebellion started in the small English time over stride join I could kisses has been talking to some of the movement's local supporters Stroud is a bohemian village tucked into the rolling green hills of England's cots faults an organic cafe called star anise I need Simon Bramwell who has led nature tours here for decades I'm very deeply in love with nature and over the past twenty thirty years I've just been noticing the steady drip as life is draining from his country birdlife use have risen pretty vibrant Dolan chorus and that's becoming a trickle these guys are not that breaks my heart going up to the each morning we seeing insect life vanish from the bodies so it will go in and do the causeway leading such busy logs we are just not noticing how false is governed Bramwell one did take action immediately so he helped found a local environmental group the new members are good over what to name it it was a real fight to get the extinction in extinction rebellion well I will because I love the group IT wanted cool cool climate rebellion it's only me and a couple other people who want to reflect the fact that hundreds of thousands of speeches it doesn't is from message we decided that we needed to avoid the kind of positive messaging that just wasn't working we need in the people who needed to activate the emotion in people in a way that would actually see them feeling what is happening around us soon a town council member sign don my name is skiing around though and I am the vision coordinator for extinction rebellion I hold the vision and the purpose those who we all of the DNA restore explains the group's vision this way we need a whole shift of what it is within ourselves to have power and voice we need to understand that we're not powerless and that we absolutely can be a part of democracy anyhow Sapulpa Los who runs a catering company with her husband left this message and also signed on I'm a rebel I am a tree system I am an us protector she's a soft spoken daughter of immigrants and she used to be a London based marketing director power lunching in suits now have three little children they deserve to come into a world that is full of nature and it is apparent that that may not be any less we actually make huge changes now and even extinction rebellion that means getting arrested which is what happened last spring when has a couple of super glued herself to the pavement outside the shell oil company in London and when she joined hundreds of extinction rebellion members to block the streets of London in April my mom is very disappointed and unless okay this is a matter of life and death or is dying out dies we die the system really is that simple extinction rebellion has now grown from a small town environmental group to an international movement with chapters all over the world but members still keep pressure on their local politicians Skeena restore convince the other members to super glue themselves to the home of opposition leader Jeremy Corbett we change ourselves and you just have to each other how did you lose yourself to each other just all hands we see please yeah I heard and what if we didn't have quite you know uninsured these tactics get attention and they've put extinction rebellion on the map one well known activist whose notice them is principal bridge I'm executive director of center for applied Nanban action and strategy Serbian bays group which helps activists across the world to build affected movements which explains it for years climate activism has been stuck in the same patterns so we'll have a climate March there you will say stay out of school here you have a demonstration in front of the.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:03 min | 2 years ago

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"Keith Walker in Bonn Germany this is inside Europe Boris Johnsons Conservative Party won a landslide majority in Thursday's British elections after he campaigned on the promise to gas brags that don Johnson has vied to take prison I use of the European Union by the end of January under a deal negotiated with the block he called the election after parliament failed to swiftly russified the deal on that closely following events for us in London is Patrick Christie's journalist and political commentator long night for you Patrick absolutely but Hey this is what dreams are made of isn't it wasn't a life mate was out absolutely everything so okay can you just summarize the big points with the results to start off with yes it will absolutely will Boris Johnson looks to avoid an ACC majority bearing in mind that even the mole if one of us a phrase conservative polls in the run up this how do you only get to sixty eight seat majority this is really unexpected and what happened was the traditionally labor voting areas in the north of England the working class vote that backed brexit they voted all masterful Boris Johnson instead of Jeremy Corbett and dot red wool is is being called the label will came crumbling down on that bush also addressed voters at non traditional voters who voted for conservative in his victory speech I will make it my mission to work night and day flatout to prove you right in voting for me this time Adams to earn your support in the future and I say to you that in this election your voice has been heard about time too I later of the opposition labor party Jeremy Korman fails to appeal to voters even within those labour as strongholds and he said that he will not leave the party in any future election campaign yes absolutely and not not at all is also quite surprising thing I mean realistically what the issue is is that the current labor policies team to ready represents a loss of quite well to do like devices around the south of England which is found in the polar opposite of most like devices up north and he just couldn't get through to them they felt it was a national security risk they felt we didn't really represent them I felt that his failure to take a strong stance on both immigration found on brexit really costing daily so he'll be gone no dies within that before too long also Jo Swinson has stepped down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats after losing her seat to the Scottish National Party by about a hundred forty nine votes yes absolutely no this was this was one of the biggies and and this is a classic case of politicians taking their eye off the ball she was so concerned about trying to sweep up any kind of pro remain values to be honest with you it down the south of England that she took a right off the bowl of a rhyme see up there in Scotland and Nicholas sturgeon's SMP came on swept away that is a really bad campaign this sellable Democrats that fail to resonate with a lot of people and they paid the price for a nickel sturgeon by the way we see live on sky news doing a massive fist pumping a football star celebration was you such as Winston say I sold out that is a clear desire.

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01:51 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is inside Europe and I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany this is inside Europe behind Keith Walker in Bonn Germany and the next half an hour the spiraling cost of renting a home and how some Berliners are facing black love they write has more coming up Suzanne I was facing a wrench rise of more than two hundred euros that's hopeful hike a fifty percent I was very anxious I thought I I don't know how am I going to a fault is also a partial bomb on face coverings in the Netherlands goes into effect plus hearing artists with scientists in Venice to combat climate change these stories and more coming up on inside Europe from the studios of Germany's international broadcaster D. W. this case inside Europe of.

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01:44 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Inside here with Keith Walker hello coming up Boris Johnson appoints hardline brings the tears to top roles in the UK's new government the new Greek prime minister comes down on smoking bus Willie succeed well smokers have dropped dramatically in number over the past decade nearly three intend green light up every day making them Europe's most nicotine loving people also rubbish garbage it's causing a sting in Rome on the world's largest arts festival prepares to kick off in Edinburgh bus **** cost to the city every year the festival fills me with an equal measure of Lee and trade these stories and more coming up on inside Europe AS being mixed international reaction to Boris Johnson becoming British prime minister E. U. leaders have congratulated him bus warned of challenging times ahead in view of Johnson's pledge to renegotiate brags that Helen sini has the details on this round up of European news he usually does a being diplomatically muted in the words of the new British prime minister many said they were hoping for a good working relationship with him but the block is set to lock horns with Johnson over his vow to renegotiate the U. K.'s brexit deal or leave the block without a deal by October the thirty first U. officials have said they will not change the divorce agreement Johnson's bet is that the threat to the no deal will persuade the E. U. to revise the deal.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:33 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany this is inside Europe and we saw this week with one of the week's biggest stories of the next president of the EU commission has been confirmed former German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen will take over from jungle young and she will be the first woman in the job Thomas bio is with mail it's almost an okay how are you good thank you head of Tuesday's mostly because he sings were described as horse trading what was going on behind the scenes well probably a lot was going on behind the scenes because also phone that I and had a big speech before the European Parliament that was a key speech which was important for her to get some votes and she indeed needed some votes because it was not certain prior to the election that she would get enough votes to become the next head of the European Commission and if you can actually look at what she said in her speech she was trying to say something important for every political group with their the European parliament's I can also imagine that behind the scenes there were a lot of political leaders trying to get votes a phone that I am trying to make sure the positions were hurt and that is something that in the end it worked out very well for was that I found online who after that speech before the European Parliament of guards elected as the next head of the European Commission by a very thin margin but this is still a very important job okay what we going to some of what she said very shortly but you mentioned her thin margin I'm I'm not really was a way for thin margin nine votes is not going to be an issue it is going to be an issue very probably and that has to do with the way European politics has developed in in recent years not only in European institutions but also in federal politics in many countries you can just take the example here in in Germany before they were big political parties a big political groups also a European level that could get sort of a majority of votes and now what we see is a fragmented political landscape also at a European level and that's one of the reasons why was it up on the line had so much trouble trying to get enough votes to become the next president of the European the commission on that essentially means that for her trying to build consensus when it comes to somehow keep policies will be very difficult in the near future also in the next few yes you'll have to try and talk to everyone the separately to try and get that majority that you need to pass some of the key priorities when it comes to migration for example of climate some of the features that you mention it had speech before the European Parliament okay I'm let let's have a listen to one of the things she was talking about I mean she was playing the the the so called gender card I will ensure full gender equality.

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08:41 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. You're listening to inside Europe. The dust is settling after the European parliamentary elections held just over a week ago Europeans voted in numbers, not seen for decades, major parties have seen their power shrink populous, some greens have made huge gains Puska Europe, political editor, Ryan. Heath is in, Brussels, hollow Ryan. Hello, how're you doing? Good. Thanks. Where are you surprised at the high voter turnout? I was a little bit surprised that they got over fifty percent. But I was expecting that it would go up for the first time really in forty years, they got down to forty two percent in two thousand fourteen and I think they realized here in Brussels at that was at critical levels, and they really needed to put out a big campaign to turn that around and it succeeded and I think it did show that this is becoming a more European election process, we started having those climate and migration debates, and they were. Genuinely about issues that cross borders. It wasn't just this sort of all, politics is local philosophy that used to dominate the EU election and talking about the climate change. There was a huge green wave across Germany France, Ireland Finland Australia, the UK. He Denmark, I mean this green way, it's like they've done. Really, really? Well, I will be a little bit of a contrarian on that point. They did very well in western Europe, but actually it's a green wave in the west and a green desert in the east, and the south of Europe. They have a couple of people in Spain who are from separatist parties. But in terms of actual green environmentalist parties. They just really don't exist in about half of Europe. So that really contains the impact of the greens, that means that they ought to be part of the governing coalition. It means that climate policy is going to get factored into whatever deal because to govern the EU for the next five years, but I don't think they're going to get any of these top jobs because they really only exist in half of your. What about the euro skeptics, because Italian Deputy Prime minister Mateo, Salvini, his alliance was doing really, really well, essentially, doubling in size. Yes. Exactly. So he's got a new alliance, which is built off the back of the group that marine Le Pen used to run in Brussels. And it is doubling in size, but it's still only going to have one out of every ten members of the parliament. So this is the problem for the eurosceptics their vote share went up to be the highest Evan, but they're divided into three separate groups and they still only have about one third of the Ps. So they don't have a majority. They're not going to be able to, to dominate anything but for Matteo Salvini, personally, it was a great night. His party has gone from about six seats to twenty eight that's an extraordinary performance, but it's not a Europe wide wave either. So I think this is really a point for everyone listening to take away you see, whether it's the greens, the liberals Matteo Salvini. They're all having a great election in a few countries. But nobody is having a great election across. The entire union. Okay. What about the bromance, Salvini and Victor Obam has that going to progress is going to be some kind of a. Far right? Block emerging after these elections, it's a very interesting question. So the backdrop there is that Victor Orban has sort of for the longest time being part of the centre-right group. The Christian Democrat organization, the European People's Party, and they've tried to get rid of him. But they haven't fully kicked him out the door because they're sick of him insulting e you leaders putting up billboards saying that the EU is terrible. And he's been flirting with Matteo Salvini, but Matteo Salvini isn't part of a big power block in Brussels. He's a real outsider. So Victor all has to choose. Does he want to moderate himself and stay inside the big powerbroker ten in Brussels? Or is he going to actually go with his heart and throw himself in the far? Right. Even if it means less influence, and there's no final decision on that yet, I think Victor ban is going to decide whether he can still have some influence inside his current party, and if he can, then he will maybe try and keep his mouth shut a little bit. Otherwise, you're going to see sort of Victor. Oban off the leash. And he might sign up with this thing, Obama Fidesz party that was suspended from the EP just before the elections, is that suspension going to be lifted because of his strong performance, and the election. I don't think so. The EP might have gone down that track if it had been close between themselves and the socialists, but as it stands, the EP is about thirty seats in front of the socialist. So even if you lost the Fidesz votes, which is about thirteen votes for fourteen votes. The EP is still well in front so they can afford to get rid of Viktor Orban now. And so that puts all man in a more precarious position had it been this really close race between the two big parties. They might say, well, if we get rid of old, man, we give up our sort of grip on power, and they might not have been willing to do it. Now they're free to actually say enough is enough. We've got red lines. We don't need you anymore. Okay. Let's go to France, where marine Lapan the Macron, and it's been neck and neck. But Lapan kind of pulled ahead. Yeah. It was a bad night for Micron when you're the ruling party when you command all of this executive authority that the president has in friends. You really ought to win elections like this. And for the second election in a row marine Le Pen has beaten the ruling party in France. But the thing to remember here is that lapenne actually lost vote share and seats compared to two thousand fourteen so yes, she's beating Macron, but she doesn't have any momentum. She's hit a ceiling. She's clearly not going above that sort of thirty percent vote level in France. And so it doesn't mean that everybody who is pro e u and progressive in Europe should breathe easy. But it does mean that she stabilized. And she's not surging forward in the way that Salvini is on. Of course, what we had her new twenty-something, Jordan de LA getting in the younger vote, I guess. Exactly. So he is going to come in as probably the youngest MEP now. Word of caution there is that we haven't seen all of the final lists of the people who have been elected. So there are definitely a few MEP's in twenty but Jordan Diller is only twenty three and so that will really put him absolutely. If not the youngest he would have to be the second youngest in that whole group. So he is going to get quite a bit of attention for that fact. And he's a decent performer. But at the end of the day, if you want to be taken seriously inside the parliament in Brussels, you need to put your head down and stop being constructive and work on legislation. And if you don't do that. Well, yes, occasionally, you'll get a YouTube hit you'll get a few media interviews because you look good on TV and you can make a headline. But if there's no substance, they're all of that attention. Fades, pretty quickly. Okay. On to the UK or the leave, and the remain leave versus remained that's been going on for so long. But Nigel Farraj Brexit party. It was formed literally just weeks before the vote took place on the remarkably. Well, exactly. Because I think a lot of people in Britain are just sick of their establishment. Political parties. They think the conservatives have failed to deliver Brexit. They're not sure what labour stands for. So if you wanted to vote for the EU and against what's been going on in the Brexit negotiations, it wasn't really clear that you would achieve that if you voted for labor, so they did very badly as well. So the real winners there, and it was a very even balance is Ferrara's Brexit potty, obviously came. I got a lot of attention but equally on the other side, the Liberal Democrats and the greens when you combine their vote, share it's identical to Nigel Farraj, and they actually got a couple more seats. I think when you combine together, and so that's a really showing you that people are sick of the establishment parties, and we're going for whatever protests vote like, who would say, you know, leave over main, whichever side, they were okay? And of course Frazier is promising to shake things up on a national level. He said earlier that if we do not leave the EU on October thirty first, I will lead the Brexit party into the next general election and sweep away parties that have dominated British politics. For over one hundred years, it's a nice line but I'm a bit skeptical. I think Nigel Farraj is a one trick pony. And he obviously does see this as a business model for himself. He's gonna make a lot of money with books and with radio and doing some work in the US of the back of all of this attention. He's been getting. But when people vote in a national election, they're voting about more than Brexit. And so Naro for are going to have to stand for something more substantial if he wants to carry that through. So I don't doubt that he could pick up a few seats and get a lot of attention along the way. But I really am skeptical that he can suddenly become the prime minister in the space of the year. Okay. Political Europe, political editor Ryan heath, very skeptical of good to have you back on inside Europe. Thank you very much for your time. Always a pleasure..

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:28 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. You're listening to inside Europe iphone maker apple has agreed to pay ten years of back taxes to France. It's the latest US company to strike a deal with France, which has led a push through the European Union for higher taxes on technology. Giants DWI business. Correspondent Andress Becker is here. Hello, Andrews hockey. So how much are we talking about here? What are the exact figure has not been announced? But French media have reported a sum of five hundred million euros for the past ten years, which translates into about five hundred seventy million US dollars episode said in a statement, what they always say these kind of cases that they know how important Texas that they pay taxes and all the countries whether operate and that they follow the NAS now France has been talking about introducing attacks targeting the big US technology companies known as the gaffer companies Google, apple Facebook and Amazon gafa now that was. To be in place from the start of this year. What's what's the latest with that? Well, the Bill will be put to parliament this month. And once it's passed to the law will be attractive to January, and it would affect companies with global sales of more than seven hundred and fifty million euros and twenty five million euros in France and FRANZ hopes to earn an additional five hundred million this year. Okay. And it's not just France. From what I understand. No. I mean, the logical thing to do would be an E U wide legislation. The problem is all twenty seven members if you don't count the Brits have to agree on it. And some countries are strictly opposed Ireland, for example, Luxembourg, but also Denmark, and Sweden they've attracted major investments from gafa companies, and they are afraid they might lose lose out and Germany was not particularly helpful in pushing for a u wide digital tax. The Germans fear retaliation by the US government in form of higher tariffs on their cars. So the whole issue has been referred to the international. Organization for economic cooperation development, and they hope to reach some agreement maybe sometime next year. In the meantime, some countries push ahead with a national tax fronts. We just talked about it, but Spain Austria and Italy, they also tied with the same idea. Okay. So I mean countries like Arlen their corporate tax rate is really really low. So they attract a lot of huge tech US tech companies, and they use the different tax tricks, mainly they wrote the income through low income nations such as Ireland and Luxembourg tax rate is much lower and then they declare their profits there. But it was worse. If you years back in two thousand fourteen for example, according to the EU commission, apple paid an effective corporate tax rate. Ireland of listen zero point zero zero five percent on profits, which translates into fifty euros for every million euros in prophets. The practice has since been declared. Illegal, and it has been changed. But one thing says it all Ireland had to be forced to ask the money back. They didn't really wanted them much prefer this of being Apple's darling because of their low, Texas, and that brings also enough money for them and also jobs. Yeah. Exactly undress Becker DWI business. Correspondent thanks for coming on inside Europe coming up in just a moment. A German mother speaks to us about being told her daughter's conversion to the ultra conservative version of a slum known as Salafism. I'm Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. This is inside Europe. There can be few things more terrifying. For a mother than being told by authorities that your daughter is planning to move to a part of Syria under the control of Islamic state, one German woman, Monica moolah founder self in that situation about five years ago. Low the information and the police picked up in a mosque turned out to be a false. Rumor Monica's daughter does have a history of Islamic radicalization. She talked to DWI reporter Matas fan Hein about her trials decision to wear niqab under determination to marry a man who shares her religious ideology, the names of people and places have been changed through this report. It's presented by income us. Monitoring is no stranger to the perils of radicalization. A doctor by profession. She now also works with a project that tries to alert young people to what can happen if they go along with someone else's radical ideas rather than thinking for themselves, and that does not only apply to radical forms of Islam. Does we are often also vintage it would be the same with young people who became right wing radicals. Watching what happens to the family. How does it change a family radicalization can have a family upon? That.

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"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:32 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Well, those is true that the level of violence at the end of demonstrations in front has become extreme in the past three years. Not all LBJ and gas grenade. Injuries were provoked by rioters. They're happy numerous testimonies from people who say they do nothing violent whatsoever. But was shot by the police after talking to journalists Clem on Leno. I spoke to a colleague of his low home back to Lucy who tells me he was shot in the leg while reporting on a demonstration he was wearing a red press. Armband was a good distance from any demonstrator, and we shot for no reason tool. He says casino systematic filming of LBJ shots could curb this sorts of abuse and other things his Clem Leno will be to extend riot training to those now using this dangerous weapon. Release. Also, there's not enough training. So this is something that can be improved on in particular for the so-called anti-criminal brigades, the PAC who have been drafted in to confront the demonstrators over the past few weeks. These men have unlike the Sierras riot police and the genomes never been given riot-control training. They used to firing the LBJ's and more static situations against criminals. So maybe the solution would be if we're not going to ban LBJ to better train, the people who use them. The French interior ministry has ordered a further one thousand two hundred eighty dis for the next four years. DWI paris. I'm Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. You're listening to inside Europe..

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05:33 min | 3 years ago

"keith walker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. You're listening to inside Europe on today's program. British Prime Minister Theresa may wins a no confidence vote in a government. But can she scraped together? A new compromise Brexit deal. Also coming up Francis. Emmanuel Macron's great debate on the yellow vest crisis for the yellow vests macaroni policies have only reinforced his image of being a president for the rich. He is used as executive power to ran through reforms to loosen strict labor laws and slash wealth taxes, also coming up solutions to climate change. We turn to Oslo in Norway and Poland warns the murder of a popular opposition politician. They stories and more coming up on inside Europe. British Prime Minister Theresa may has called on UK lawmakers to self interest aside, I had a further Brexit negotiations may as government survived a vote of no confidence on Wednesday a day after her draft. Brexit deal was voted down. The hospital has the details and this rand up of European news. She may have survived the no confidence vote, but the defeat of the EU withdrawal agreement in parliament on Tuesday has left Theresa May with a narrow range of options regarding Brexit, and there are just weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the block on March. The twenty ninth may has ruled out holding a second Brexit referendum, but you could apply to extend the March deadline, which would give the UK more time to put together withdrawal agreement. Another option is leaving the U with no deal in place so called hard. Brexit may is expected to give a statement on Monday. Day outlining her government's path forward. Germany's domestic intelligence agency is to begin former monitoring of elements of the anti immigration party. The FDA the agency says it will be keeping tabs on one of the party's main ideologues beyond Hecker and keeping its youth wing under surveillance. It's the first time in the country's post-war history that a party represented in the national parliament has come under such scrutiny. The FDA has criticized the decision describing it as politically motivated and says it will take legal steps against it. The move is a blow to the party in a busy election year. It hopes to make further gains in the European parliamentary elections in may and three autumn. Polls in eastern Germany. It's electoral heartland. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov metres. Japanese counterpart taro Kano this week to discuss a plan to finally end World War, Two hostilities. It was the first round of talks ahead of a key meeting on the twenty second of January and Moscow the talks revolved around four disputed islands which Moscow calls the Kuril islands and Tokyo adopts its northern territories. They were captured by Soviet troops in nineteen forty five resulting in a decades-long territorial row and preventing the two countries from signing a peace treaty last year. The two countries leaders agreed to accelerate talks for a peace deal using a nineteen fifty six joint declaration as the basis for discussions, but Moscow has accused Tokyo of attempting to stir up the atmosphere ahead of the talks. The mayor of Rome, and the Catholic church are deeply at odds over what to do with the approximately one point five million euros in coins thrown into the iconic travel fountain each year by tourists since two thousand one the money has been given to the Catholic charity Caritas specifically to aid projects that help Rome's poor. But the populist may have Virginia dodgy wants some of the money to be spent on projects to repair the city's crumbling infrastructure dubbed, the battle of the coins. In the Italian press Caritas has been fighting, and you regulation by the government of Rome to hand the money to third party, which will distribute the funds to different projects such as maintaining the city's many monuments. The new regulation is set to take effect in April. The Turkish authorities have arrested anti ported a Dutch journalist and Spurs Ma had been reporting for a Dutch financial newspaper since two thousand seventeen and only received her equity tation for this year. She was detained when she tried to extend her visa and told she was a threat to the national security. The Dutch embassy tried to intervene and prevent her expulsion. But without success scores of reporters are currently imprisoned over their work in Turkey, which is considered to be the world's largest jailer of journalists. Germany's economy ministry has reported a twenty three percent decrease in arms export approvals in twenty eighteen compared to the previous year moratorium on all arms. Exports to Saudi Arabia was a major factor in the significant decline. The arms trade is a controversial subject in the country in part due to Germany's World War two history exporters must receive approval from the economy ministry before completing a deal with several more government ministers and the chancellor involved in the decision making.

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How Spain became the new centre of Europe's migrant crisis

Inside Europe

02:26 min | 4 years ago

How Spain became the new centre of Europe's migrant crisis

"Keith, Walker in, Bonn Germany you're listening to inside Europe and Spain there's. Been a recent upsurge in the number of migrants traveling to the country across the Mediterranean this increase partly due to. The KOMO weather during the summer months but also because it's been a clampdown on the, road between Libya and Italy and that sends migrants elsewhere as they seek a new. Way into Europe guy hedge, co Madrid reports on Spain's efforts to deal with the phenomenon the. Spanish government has said it will implement an emergency plan to deal with. The influx of migrants to the country migration minister Magdalena Vallario said the. Socialist administration will spend thirty million euros on the plan which includes opening a. New migrants stay center in cheek Lahaina on Spain's southern coast by the end of July just under. Twenty seven thousand migrants had reached SP Pain so far this year most of them crossing. The Mediterranean Sea in boats from Rocco this means that Spain has overtaken Italy and Greece is the most frequent arrival. Country for migrants travelling to Europe many migrants are also reaching Spanish territory by land on, July the twenty six six hundred sub Saharan Africans managed to get over or through. The fence separating Morocco from the Spanish city of sale data in North Africa In some areas along Spain's southern coast charities and local authorities have struggled to manage the recent increase in numbers but Spanish foreign minister Jace body'll? Has warned against exaggerating the scale of the migrant issue public the. Guy who said that Moore is, the thing that impacts public opinion or worries people is the disorderly sudden nature of this immigration the massive nature of it although six, hundred, people, is not, a massive number by no, means is it the case that we. Cannot manage these numbers, and are public institutions are managing them by using all the resources available Al also said that, Spain has requested. Help from the European Union the president of the European Commission John Claude Juncker, his told Spain that fifty five million euros will be spent on managing, migration and improving border controls in North Africa guy co DWI Madrid I'm Keith Walker in Bonn Germany, this, is, inside Europe.

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