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How the Biden administration will affect the EU
"With the biden administration taking office in just under a month. You leaders a counting the days until they feel like they can have a new start with an american team. that's more committed to transatlantic relations this week. The us foreign policy chief. Joseph barrell reveal the agenda he hopes to pursue well joining me on the line from brussels. Is our correspondent. Teri schultz terry. It's not an exaggeration to say most e you leaders a hugely relief with the biden win and believe things are going to be different now. Where does the e u. side wants to start well and they've actually released this document now laying out where they believe. The most progress can be made in the fastest and most efficient way. And that's what you high rep josette burrell released yesterday. And they've got four areas where they want to start the europeans. They want to start with corona virus. Response making that again. A global effort with president trump having pulled out of the world health organization saying constantly america first america first when it comes to a vaccine. That's something that does not sit well with the europeans who are committed to making vaccines affordable and available to the entire world on climate. They are very much looking forward to president-elect biden making good on his campaign promise to rejoin the paris climate accord. That's something that suffers without. Us leadership and i think president-elect biden is is committed to doing that the third one is a little a little tougher trade and technology that you use third priority and that's one where you're not going to automatically see any. Us president stop protecting or trying to protect american tech giant's against for example e regulators who want to recoup taxes from from the multinationals. That's going to be somewhere where we we may not see as quick progress but on trade looking at the world trade organization where president trump is just continually attacked and and made it impossible for the wto to get reforms that the europeans also support. I expect that that will be one of the areas that there will be some quick progress and unwed burrell calls global action and he says this is working toward a safer more prosperous and more democratic world and they're hoping that president-elect biden will put more emphasis on human rights on rule of and on basic democratic values that the eu and the us due to a large extent share but is it realistic for the e. You just think that the biden administration shares these views simply going to sign onto this plan. Or i think europeans may be disappointed by the fact that foreign policy is probably not going to be the first thing on on president-elect biden's list he's got to deal with the corona virus that's just raging in the in the us and and the divisiveness that this campaign and actually the trump presidency has brought about in america and he's got to work on that before he can justify to anyone that he's going to be working on with with european leaders but he very much wants to do that. All of his statements during the campaign to to europeans. Were basically i understand. This is not the way the. Us you relationships should work and he will. He does share a lot of these views. He certainly will not be giving comfort to leaders. Like hungary's viktor orban or the polish government. That is rolling back the rights of women. He will have. He will have a few things to say about that. Which president trump left unsaid or probably didn't even believe
Hungarian lawmaker resigns after caught fleeing a 'sex party' by climbing down a drainpipe
"Know. The career of a close ally of the hungarian prime minister viktor orban who was also an emmy p. has ended in a welter of scandal and suspicion as his actions threaten the public valleys of the right wing fidesz party lily by is a reporter at politico and she's here with more lily. It's with all the key elements. We have sex politics lawbreaking drugs and intrigue sitting comfortably. Tell us what happened It's quite an extraordinary story So basically over the weekend. A member of the european parliament. You'll jeff siad of the blue announced that he is resigning He is a member of hungary's ruling fetus party but It's important to understand that he's not just an ordinary member. he's one of the co founders of the party. He was there with prime minister. Viktor orban and others in nineteen eighty-eight when they started this political journey back then as young liberals he has been the prime minister's inner circle ever since and has played a key role in hungary and politics including the lead author of one of the hungarian government's main political projects. The two thousand eleven constitution. So he's really a an important figure especially in the intellectual circles of the ruling party so when he resigned that sparked a lot of questions. Initially people were wondering are there any divisions within the ruling party. What's going on. And then on tuesday details started leaking. I two local belgian press that that a member of the european parliament had attended a party on friday night in brussels. That was by police. Now it's important to Stand for those of our listeners. Who who are not familiar with bowel gyms rules that we have pretty strict covert related restrictions here about gatherings so belgian. Trust reported that there were about Twenty five naked men this particular party which at police had raided for violating the health related restrictions. And what prosecutors later said is that a passer-by had seen someone sleeping along the gutter This person It turns out Mr sire the a member of the european parliament was apprehended and then police found narcotics in his backpack after the leaks. Uche the politician. He admitted to having been present at the party but denied that the narcotics were his and this created a huge storm and hungarian politics given closely associated. He has personally with the prime minister. An element of his behavior do you think was most offensive to the party. I mean could he got away with it if it had. Just been about breaking lockdown rules. Well it's it's hard to tell but one thing to to note is that Ever since the late nineteen eighties when fetus was a young idealistic liberal political party on the were informal conversations within the party about mr sires Sexual orientation this is something. He has never discussed in public. And of course it's it's up to him to to to discuss But but within the party party members were chatting about this and at the time Wait what people say now is that they simply did not care They saw that. It's his private matter of what he does in his private life. And it's it didn't impact his initial political career. He was The group leader of the fidesz faction in the european in the are in the hungarian parliament. Initially in one thousand nine hundred ninety so he was quite an important figure within that party and so you know feed us because of its strategic trajectory. It's important to note you know it used to be a liberal party. It evolved over the years. It moved further and further to the right at today. It's a party that has been criticized for for what Lgbt activists call Anti gay policies but initially it did not have that kind of ideology back in the in the eighties and nineties. But i mean as you say. He had significant input into the very conservative constitution which holds family values it doesn't recognize. Lgbt rights he's married to a female judge judge as you say they've been whispers about his own sexuality so i wonder how this has affected the party. How it's affected feeders. In terms of just sheer hypocrisy. That's right so. I think that the opposition in hungary has really seized upon this issue Some have talks about What what one. Opposition politician called the moral bankruptcy Of the party. And i think that this will be an issue in the twenty. Twenty two election campaigner there will be elections then and it's already looking like a tough race even though Hunger in minister viktor. Orban is in quite powerful position and critics say an unfairly powerful position because of the covid crisis and because of economic problems in hungary like most other countries experiencing It's already said to be a tough campaign and having this kind of Scandal so close to to the real start of of of the race. Is i think putting more pressure on the party. And that's why. I think on wednesday or bounded something quite untested hinted for him He he gave a statement saying that. What cya did was unacceptable and indefensible and he said that This kind of behavior has no place in the values of the political family. And this was quite extraordinary. In hungarian context because i was with such a close friend and ally for over three decades And it's very very rare Side did quit the party. Officially on wednesday as well It's very rare for someone of that stature to to be publicly criticized by by the party to actually quit just quickly before we go. We know that he was a key figure. In brussels. In terms of of hungarian paulo within the eu. And i wonder if this will have an impact on the covert relief budget. Talks where hungary's vetoing the because the eu's insisting that the country conforms to various elements of the law so prime minister or bond was are speaking on hunger and state radio just about an hour ago and he repeated that hungary is came to its original hard line position on the eu budget and rule of law is a big conflict about that because a lot of eu countries in the european parliament one to length distribution of funding to respect for the rule of law There has been a lot of speculation about whether this is going to weaken or bounce position. a bit hard to tell right now We will see. I'm next week when
Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Is Raided by Police
"An anti-gay hungarian politician has resigned after being caught by police. Fleeing a twenty five man orgy through window. The man joe's Sager quit as a member of the european parliament on sunday instead. It was a private party. He and twenty four other naked men were at the gathering included diplomats and drugs. He tried to sneak the ra- window and was caught by police climbing across the gutter to get out of the place one called a disturbance. Now what was the disturbance. Here's the punchline. Here's the punchline. What was the disturbance to people president. What time through. The kuroda virus lockdown they should have gone to new orleans. Y'all i really got nothing. I'm i just looked i. I read the stories. I find the news. I think you know what this is. A story were talking about the anti-gay conservative to no politician was at the gathering of twenty four. Other naked men. he he's. He is a ally of the hungarian. The right wing. Hungarian prime minister viktor. Orban his fidesz party. He's resigned. His position in brussels resigned his position after he was caught leaving The the gathering friday. He admitted to breaching belgians belgium. Strict lockdown rules to attend the par party. The police found twenty five naked men at the gathering including seizure in some diplomats. The belgian newspaper dernier horror or horror reported the newspaper quoted. Well no. I'm not gonna read that live for what the local police said. They found but Yes so he was hanging out in belgium and he was with twenty four other naked dudes and decided to escape through a window. And it's not that the police were there to break up the gathering of of twenty five men hanging out doing drugs and other things. It's that someone complained that there were more than ten people at the party.
Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police
"I apologize to my family, My colleagues. My constituents, please evaluate my slip up in the light of 30. Years of persistent and dedicated work stumbles personal. Please do not extend it to my country or my political community. That's an apology from the Hungarian politician use if, say, Air your founding member of the ruling finished party it up until two days ago, vice chairman of the European People's Party in the European Parliament It's always known until yesterday about his sudden resignation in Brussels on Sunday. That's until Belgian media published details of his arrest at a party. The Belgian police raided for breaking coronavirus rules. They say he was detained after trying to run away from what is being described as an orgy attended by two dozen naked men. And the position is known for having drafted the Hungarian Constitution, which campaigners say is hostile to gay rights for houses or going down in Budapest. On the line from Hungarian capital is the freelance journalist Justin Spike. What are the headlines this morning? Then? This morning, Justin Good morning. Thanks for having me s O. The headlines in Hungarian state media and pro government media are pretty quiet about the story. They haven't really touched on it. Despite the fact that it's been quite explosive on the other side of the media, they really avoided the more lurid details of the story. If they've covered it all Hungarian State news just is the story was breaking yesterday, their main headline. Was the Hungarians had never in history been so satisfied with the prime minister as they are with Viktor Orban.
After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'
"Trump on his way out of office. Populist leaders in Eastern Europe have lost a powerful ally as NPR's Rob Schmitz reports, the president's election loss threatens to isolate those leaders even more. On the day after the U. S election, millions of votes in key swing states were still being counted. And there wasn't a clear winner yet. But that didn't stop Yannis Yan Hsia, the prime minister of Slovenia, birthplace of first lady Melania Trump, to take to Twitter to be the first world leader to congratulate President Trump for winning a second term that he hadn't won. After the election was called for Biden. Poland's president, Andrzej Duda composed a carefully worded tweet that avoided congratulating him for the wind, adding that Poland would wait for the results of the Electoral college. Eastern Europe's populist strongman leaders are having a hard time accepting Trump has lost. I'm not so sure it's a big loss for the populations. I think it's a big loss for the individual leaders. Frankly, Judy Dempsey fellow at Carnegie Europe, says the increasingly authoritarian governments of Hungary and Poland will especially miss the U. S president, who seemed to share their world view. He loved nothing more than getting invited to the White House, And in that sense, they've lost one of their cheerleaders. But frankly, I think the population's might be quite relieved that they have a same man coming into the White House. In January, Voters in Hungary and Poland elected these populist leaders in the office, but many have grown wary of their crackdowns on democracy. So has the European Union. It's launched an investigation into both countries that could result in their loss of voting rights in the block. The post government bet on the wrong horse. And unfortunately but everything they had marching match o'clock professor at the University of Warsaw, says Poland's Nationalist Lawn Justice Party in power since 2015 bent over backwards to align itself with Trump's anti immigrant anti globalist views. Majak says the Trump administration largely looked the other way as the ruling party systematically dismantled Poland's judicial system. And crack down on its free press. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Poles spurred by leaders who came to tighten restrictions on abortion. Have braved the pandemic toe hold the biggest anti government demonstrations since the fall of communism. Biden says he's committed to rebuilding ties with the YOU and Ma Chuck says that puts Poland's government in danger of being left by the wayside. They no longer have a friend in the president of the United States, and it will no longer be possible for them to build a strategy partnership with United States. With the politics they have in Poland, so I think it is going to be a huge problem for them, not Jack says Poland is left with only two potential friends in the region, The UK, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson has jettisoned his country from the EU and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has consolidated power in himself and his Nationalist Party. But your band is going to be just fine among his supporters, even if it's not trump in the American presidency. That's because, says two's on a vague of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Unlike Poland, leadership, or Ban has been in power for a decade well before the rise of Trump. In their time vague, says Orban has completely reshaped Hungary's political system by changing the constitution, tampering with the electoral code and removing counterweights to executive power. Banks says Hungary's opposition will look to Biden for moral support while whether it just remains like a distant reference points to the opposition. That okay, we can Look at the Westin See that change is possible. Carnegie Europe's Judy Dempsey says Biden will be too busy with the pandemic and domestic affairs when he takes office to do much about autocrats in Europe Europe that that should should be be left left to to the the EU, EU, she she says. says. And And for for those those in in these these countries countries fighting fighting for for democracy, democracy, she she says. says. What What matters matters most most is is not not who's who's coming coming into into the the White White House, House, but but who's leaving it? Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin
US Election 2020: Hungary's Orban, Brazil's Bolsonaro Bet On Four More Years Of Trump
"President Trump is not conceded this race and has been tweeting without evidence about fraudulent voting in battleground states, including Pennsylvania. CBS's Vicki Barker has global reaction. President Trump's electoral defeat will be mourned by such fellow populist leaders as Brazil's jacare ball so narrow and Hungary's Viktor Orban. But in the liberal democracies of Western Europe, there's a sense that America just may be coming back into the
Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control
"Hungary's nationalist prime minister. Viktor Orban often does what president trump does. He calls factual reporting fake news or on and his allies now control more than eighty percent of the media outlets in Hungary. Here's Joanna Kakissis. Earlier this month that a small office in Budapest Tush Bobby and huddled with his colleagues around a computer and counted down. There proud funded new site telex was about to go live. The cheered and hugged is their stories hit the web. I couldn't believe we were able to launch daleks at all because just two months before disaster struck our previous workplace. We still feel like bursting into tears when we think about what happened there and how it all ended just a few months ago the staff of Telex, another outlet called index the most widely read news website in Hungary Szabo's dual. Then editor in chief says readers relied on index for definitive news reporting most recently on the pandemic as well as scoops that pro government media ignored Kim similar to. Like win a mayor from the ruling party got caught with a sex tape or when Hungary's ambassador to Peru was accused of paedophilia the government was annoyed. It could not suppress these stories ex prime. Minister Viktor Orban called us. News factory this spring one of the prime minister's allies spot a controlling stake in a company that's in charge of indexes revenue surgery on data quest. As. Consultants wanted to outsource work to outsiders of course posted then you've got fired. In July more than seventy index journalists quit in protest they flanked Managing Editor Veronica Moon at a press conference. Piston cast nick our editors firing was a red line for us. We are united and we would really like to stay together in some form. This off felt familiar to anders pet though who worked at a newspaper that also lost its editorial independence while run by the same pro or bond businessman re came under pressure from our own management. To drop certain stories to remove certain stories from the website and said, no than the editor in chief was forced out of his job, and then I resigned and many other people resigned
E.U. issues its first rule-of-law report, angering leaders of Hungary and Poland
"European Union has published today an audit of rule of law issues across its 27 member states, the first of what will be an annual review of Thie State of the blocks Democratic institutions as expected. There is criticism of judicial changes made by nationalist government's in Poland and Hungary in recent years, but concerns We're also raised about corruption in six countries, including Bulgaria. On DH Malta On Tuesday, The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the report's author, The You commissioner for values very Jehovah to be sacked All Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now from Brussels and Kevin just on hungry. How badly does the country come out of this report? There's nothing that will be unfamiliar to the Hungarian government in the charges, but they are not familiar concerns about the limitations of the freedom of the media and determination by the Hungarian government has seen from Brussels. To exercise undue influence of judicial process so that in effect the court system, the legal system in Hungary becomes less free. So it's not the freshness Of the charges, which will annoy Viktor Orban, the Hungarian leader. It is the fact that as you would have expected, they are front and center in the presentation of this case on the really fear in Hungary and in Poland, too. To a slightly lesser extent is the underlying threat, which is still present in this document, which is gaining currency and Brussels as an idea that if you really want to do something about this is the European Union. You have to link the spending of you funds from Brussels with adherence to basic rules about the rule of law, the freedom of the justice system on the freedom of the press. That's what really angers Viktor Orban on DH angers the Polish government, too. That's what they will always come out on the attack. That's why, of course, he's asking for the sacking or via your over the vice president, the European Commission. He certainly won't get that. But he wants to make this for his own domestic political audience about it about Hungary being under attack, rather than hungry, being criticized for falling short of international standards. How likely are other, You country's Tio follow up on on that threat. I think at some point, that idea is gonna have to work its way onto the political agenda. Because at some point I think the European Commission is going to be forced to conclude that persuasion simply doesn't work in these kind of cases. Viktor Orban Thie nationalist government in Poland, They're both going to pursue the same argument. That the European Commission doesn't understand what it's like to emerge from decades of Communist domination that certain measures are necessary that Poland and Hungary are not France and Belgium and the things of different so as long as The countries who are accused pushback in those terms. I think eventually the European Commission will be forced to acknowledge that it's going to have to use any financial levers at its disposal. It won't be quick because nothing involving the European Commission of the European Union is quick. But I think it's some point. It's inevitable on just briefly. The other countries mentioned I included Bulgaria immortal one of the concerns there is that about corruption. It's about both corruption and about shortcomings in the judicial process. In this special mention, I suppose for Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia who make both this and here's the takeaway from this. This is a 27 member institution. About a quarter of the member states, mainly former Communist states. About a quarter off them come in for some kind of criticism, so a bracing dose of freshness.
The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism
"And Applebaum joins us. Now from London, she is the author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Gulag History and her new book is called twilight of democracy, the seductive lure of authoritarianism and thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me, I want to start with a very basic language question because people are throwing around a lot of terms, these days, authoritarianism, dictatorship, demagoguery, autocracy, fascism, and sort of get to an understanding of what we exactly mean and what you need. Europe by authoritarianism. Book is about democracies really and it's about people and political movements in democracies who become dissatisfied with their own political systems and seek to change radically. And I. Agree with you that it's hard to sometimes describe what it is that they want to go towards whether it's a one party state or a liberal democracy or A. Not necessarily dictatorship. In which there's less openness and less competition, and so you know my book is about that. It's about the disappointment that some people feel with democracy and the draw towards more authoritarianism more centralized, less competitive, less open political systems. You're not so much concerned in this book with the specifics of the autocrats of our time, the Erdo ones and Putin's, and Orban's so much as you are with the people who vote for them side with them enable them. Why did you decide to look at it from that angle, but actually it's explicitly. None of book about voters I mean I think the reason why people vote for populist or authoritarian parties are various and I you know that sort of separate subject but you're right. It is a book about journalists spin doctors, intellectuals, and the people who sometimes help create these movements who create the ideas behind them, and then sometimes sell those ideas to the general public. Poorly I read about the because those are people I know not all of them are my close friends, but some of them are people have run into. The World I know and I thought it would be useful therefore for me to try and explain them in an an understand what happened to them over the last twenty years I wanted aired Juan because. About journalists and intellectuals he someone who and I think we could say this. About Putin von and others as well. These are people who have suppressed. The Press Ltd journalists closed down newspapers imprisoned writers who are the people on the other side who are the two of these other journalists and intellectuals who are supporting someone like Oregon. For example, in Turkey, will some of them are people who have become convinced. There's only one form of Turkish patriotism and that it's a nationalist form of patriotism and that anybody who has a different vision of Turkey vision of Turkey this integrated with Europe or a Turkey that secular those people are traders to. The country and their voices don't deserve to be heard. Some of the will have other motives. Some of them will be opportunists. Some of them will see the chance of if you get on the Government's bandwagon and you get on state media than its way to make a career, some of the will like the proximity to power. There's a range of reasons actually that's one of the themes of the book is, is the various different kinds of attractions that these kinds of movements have for people like that. So I'm probably betraying a little bit of my prejudice. As journalists and someone in the book world that the pamphleteer is the bloggers, the spin-doctors, the producer of TV programs in creators of memes. These are people that I can easily see supporting some of these autocrats I. Guess I'm interested in what circumstances in which countries it's writers intellectuals and and what's behind that I mean look they've always been nationalist intellectuals and intellectuals WHO and writers who supported dictatorships. well, into the twentieth century one of the themes of the book one of the kind of threads that I run through it is an analysis that was written in the first half of the twentieth century by French writer Julien Benda called it was called the clerks, the treason of the intellectuals, and it's a book about intellectuals who align themselves politically and who abandoned their search for truth or their object Tivi in order to be part of political movement. So this urge to do that and to be to play a political role or to be the voice sir to provide the ideas for movement is I mean I think it's as old as writing, public speaking itself. Talk about how you've seen that in Poland where you normally spend most of your time. So the book actually the idea for the book came from my reflections about the history of Poland. Over the last thirty years in especially some of the people who I felt aligned with in the nine hundred ninety s there was a kind of center right anticommunist movement that was I mean it wasn't ever cohesive, but it was the people within it certainly spoke to one another in the nineties who all had a similar vision of Poland and who all hoped for Poland it would be part of Europe and part of NATO and would be. Some kind of democracy. And connected world. Some of those people now have acquired a very different vision of Poland and they. Hope to pull, it becomes kind of Catholic nationalist one party state. They've been part of or supporters of a government that has cracked down on independent media and may be doing. So further that uses openly homophobic and anti Semitic slogans in its election campaigns and that I think worse of all really has sought to pack the courts in order to remove the independence of judges and the transformation of those people is one of the subjects of the. First part of the book, and again I think their motives are various I mean some of them are personal. They personally didn't like the political system that emerged in the nineties and two thousands and they they are. They didn't fight until they had a personal role in it. Some people felt police losing something they. They developed a stellar sometimes mythical nostalgia for some other version of the country that they preferred may have existed sometime in the past. Poland's cases to pre-communist past you know some of them felt that Poland was losing its identity as emergency urban there multiple reasons but the the overall impulse is one that I think Americans should be aware of too because the you know the attraction of authoritarianism, the attraction of the one party state or the attraction of liberalism I think can be felt in lots of countries including our own
Top E.U. Court Rules Against Hungary’s N.G.O. Law
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human
Hungary 'broke EU law with foreign funding rules'
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human rights
Hungary Moves to End Rule by Decree
"Hungary's parliament voted to end a controversial law allowing the country's powerful prime minister to rule by decree during the crime virus pandemic Joanna Kakissis reports critics call this emergency rule law a power grab by leader who has eroded democratic checks and balances in the European Union country Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has promised to officially end decree rule by June twentieth he says critics should apologize for accusing him of using the pandemic to grab power democracy watch doctor noted that the emergency law had no sunset clause and allowed him to sidestep parliament it also criminalized the spreading of false information about the pandemic Orban has used the law district municipalities of tax revenue he also dispatch the military help operate businesses considered nationally strategic Orban's critics say he has a poor record on democracy he spent his decade in power taking over courts media and the
"orban" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"orban" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Amid the chaos caused by cove nineteen. Some leaders. See Opportunity is bad lesson last week in response to the corona virus. The Hungarian parliament passed a law. Granting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's the power to rule by decree indefinitely extraordinary. Times might call for extraordinary measures to critics of Mr Borbon and his party Fidesz. It's a power grab by a leader. Who has long displayed authoritarian streak? The European Union should be no place for dictatorships over the years. Mr Orban's has drawn plenty of IRA from Brussels. You'll you want to continue the money of European funds the money of the European Union but not the European. That's not for you on. The book has so far. Struggled to rein him in this. He's chipped away at Hungary's democracy. This year marks his tenth as prime minister after a decade of democratic backsliding. This latest move looks like the grass. Victor Orban started out as a young liberal student. Hero of Hungary's nine hundred eighty nine transition from communism to democracy but as he has matured as a politician over the last thirty years and particularly in the last ten years that he's been in power he's become more and more of an authoritarian conservative. And at this point he rules Hungary effectively as a dictator stained glass is our Europe correspondent on March thirtieth. Hungarian parliament passed a law. Which effectively allows or buying the to rule by decree it also bars. Anyone from criticizing the government's response to the cove. Nineteen epidemic infuriates parliament can end the state of emergency But there's no reason why it would given that is controlled by Mr Orban's party and all this is being justified as response to the epidemic. And so in that sense. It's or banana his party acting much as it has over the past ten years seizing power whenever it sees opportunity. Yeah this is only a change of degree. In terms of how much power or Bunn has over. Hungarian society. Videsh has a two thirds majority in parliament and or by has effectively been able to do anything that he wants to in Hungary for certainly last eight years of the ten years that he's been in power but giving him the ability to rule by decree makes things somewhat simpler. The main worrisome. Change is the prohibition on journalists spreading quote misinformation unquote about covert nineteen. Opposition journalists are very worried that this is going to be used to punish anybody who criticizes the government's handling of the epidemic and carries a potential five year jail sentence. And so let's wind back a bit. How does this fit into the way that power structure has changed over Mr Orban's leadership over the past ten years? How hungry changed during that time. Ten years ago when Victor Abundant his party won the elections in two thousand ten hungry was basically a run of the mill European democracy but they use their two thirds majority in parliament to override constitutional safeguards and change the constitution to give the government effectively power over the judiciary and they've gradually asserted party control over all the independent institutions of Hungarian life so the Party controls the educational system. The Party controls the judiciary and it can effectively act as it wants to. The opposition is small and divided. It hasn't really been able to offer much resistance. So part of what they've done is to channel government funds to cronies of Mr Orban's who become fantastic Lee rich and the main thing that they've done is basically to entrench themselves in power so there's no real effective resistance to the Control Fidesz Party and the opposition too small and weak to do anything about that. But what about public support? What the Hungarian people think about this hollowing out of the state orbit is quite popular. He's popular partly because he has exploited nationalistic feelings. The two thousand fifteen refugee crisis for example when lots of migrants were coming into Europe was a godsend for Orbin because he was the first leader in Europe to build fences to keep migrants out naval him to portray himself as a champion of Hungarian culture and Christian culture. He has portrayed all of the opposition to him. As being part of a foreign conspiracy controlled by George Soros Hungarian billionaire and basically depicts anybody. Who's trying to throw up opposition to him as a member of some kind of foreign cabal and economic record of his government has been fairly good so unguaranteed feel their own pocket. Books are improving but surely that sits comfortably with the EU. Having this sort of illiberal streak this authoritarian streak in the country in theory. It shouldn't be possible to have a country in the EU. That's actively dictatorship but one of the issues with the way the country's gain accession to the EU is that nobody ever thought that anything like this was going to happen so there aren't very effective measures for preventing country from turning authoritarian wants to become a member of the EU the U. has gradually grudgingly responded to shift towards authoritarianism? In Hungary it's implemented what's called the Article Seven procedure which is theoretically supposed to discipline the Hungarians and in some theoretical world could eventually lead to them losing their voting rights in the European Council. But that is almost impossible without whatever happened partly because such measures would have to be passed unanimously and the Hungarians have allies would protect them so at this stage there have been very few steps taken to effectively disciplined on Gerry Adams in fact even the parliamentary group. That party belongs to in the European Parliament has not kicked it. Out of that grouping. It's the biggest most powerful centre-right grouping and they suspended Fidesz last year after some particularly egregious behavior but they won't expel them. But do you think this latest power. Grab this release. Pure authoritarianism that comes with the ruling by decree will that excite the to do anything more about it? Civil rights groups and critics of the Hungarian regime see move as a final step towards dictatorship but the European Commission has only issued a mild critique of Hungarians are doing. It's possible that they could punish Hungary. By reducing or cutting off its funding under the next e U multi year budget. That'd be an extremely aggressive. And the problem as it's been described to US officials at the commission is that the steps of the Hungarian taken don't literally violate constitutional principles because parliament in theory has the ability to and the state of emergency parliaments. Never going to do that. Because it's controlled by Mr Orban's party but it means that there's no technical violation that the European Commission can use as an excuse to punish Gary. But what about the bigger longer term picture? You think that Mr Orban's will continue to grab power will consolidate it will cut. Us sneak it past nervous. Eu types or something nip. This in the bud. I can't really see any threat to victorians power in Hungary and he is increasingly confident that the anxieties of foreigners about the way that he runs the country are immaterial. He's very confident at the EU and foreign countries aren't going to levy any sanctions will make a difference to him so far. He's been right but I mean doesn't that kind of undermined the entire European project then if a member state can become this kind of dictatorship one of the reasons why the EU is not responding more aggressively to what's happening in Hungary as hungry as a small country. And it's possible that if something like this were to take place in a larger EU country it would encounter more resistance. It's also Hungary's also the first country where this sort of development has taken place so with the experience that they've gained in dealing with Hungary. It's conceivable that your might respond more aggressively to changes in other countries but yes it does fundamentally change the character of the EU that one of the member states has effectively become an autocracy and the organization doesn't seem to be able to do anything about it Matt. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you Jason..
Hungary’s government accused of using pandemic for ‘power grab’
"The Hungarian government is pushing to strip the country's mayors of their powers the move comes days after the parliament granted the prime minister on president of distorting is Joanna Kakissis reports the changes have sparked outcry across the European Union Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is being accused of using the corona virus pandemic to grab power lawmakers passed a law on Monday that gives him the right to rule by decree indefinitely the following day he tried to push through a new bill that would sideline all of the country's mayors the mayor of Budapest Kerr get car shown as a young and popular progressive will beat Orban's far right candidate Russian them okay Steve hold on the US market this is not a time for small minded power games he said in a televised statement this is a time for cooperation the government rescinded the bill but some E. U. leaders say Brussels must punish or bond for attacking
Educating Developers About Actions on Google with Yksel Tolun, Google Developer Expert
"I know that you're a lawyer during the day so I'm curious. What got you interested in technology and specifically voice technology enough to pursue this on the side as well. I have been interested in programming or all my life. I have met programming by ten and ever since then I haven't interested in bed. I wanted to build things that many of us that got me into building web applications and then Iran's low school by Jack pursuing it. I always had this interest. Bod Bonding one. Good thing about not thinking about making money from development is that you get to pursue feels that are experimental that other developers might see non-profitable islands. One of those people lucky enough to have the time and the energy to proceed. These deals and none of them was check box. I read an article about chat bots on how Baber the feature of technology interfaces and I was eager to try Giant learn how to build one that got me into API and then it became glow. Got Into Google assistant and how I ended up before a psychology but when I made my first force application it literally spoke to me. I said this is what I WANNA do. This is what I actually looking for. You know ever since I started programming and hooked ever since I heard most hitchens in Bombay I love that. I loved it that passion has been there for so long one of the things you've mentioned before that's important to you is the ability to translate emotions and feelings of voice go from one language to another. Why is it something that needs to be thought about? And how do you suggest it be done? This is something I always but might ultimately shops because I actually talked to a group that is probably going to translate once chiller experienced. Run up there so this is really important to talk about. I've actually talked about this in another interview languages. Have you know small nuances? That can change. The entire experience was or changed the meaning so we need to think about these bad translating inexperienced. Because sometimes I translate inaction or experience or conversation and I think the centers. It's dramatic incorrect of that sad puppies. That's not how we say it. We should think about rewriting a novel. And you're trying impress the reader we should think about the person or the user is going to feel when they drafted this user experience. So it's really important or developers from station designers to take into account what's appropriate to say while language or some of the little idioms or maybe Faysal orbs. Y'All should really think about the conversational nuances before. Translating is skill or voice experience as really important. I'd actually off the boss Harry Potter on this subject before I'm GonNa do again airport Translation is one of the best translations. In my opinion I read in both languages and I'm really happy that I read it in Turkish because translators took the time so make the spells or made up. came up with sound like Turkish. They translated That makes sense both as Orban told towards usually they are and in a way that sound structure. That is a medically glocer. What I'm used to hearing it was really important for me as a child with a bellevue. things that sound but sounds like us and uses the voice of US bench Experience we should take into account and no of do our research before using Google translate or any other atomic transition dollars. That is a great point and I love to hear that Harry Potter translated so well. I'm sure that's a really interesting to read into different languages. It is. Yeah now you have done a lot of experience in organizing in mentoring workshops and hack Athans about actions on Google and evacuate done over thirty four events in two countries eighteen cities and that was just for two thousand nineteen. What got you started in hosting these events. And how do you usually run them? Walk me started is actually a GDP do not Jewish community is right. There will developer communities on the world and I was a part of Gijon Kara and at that point I was only the developing chat bots with API or other Alex Lowe with the names but stable like trying to host a Google Assistant Event. Just didn't have anyone to talk about. Who LOSES THEM OR D platform? So I checked out the platform and soul of that. I read the new technology behind it and I told them I could do this. Dan I did and they really liked it and they shared that I knew the stop other Jewish communities some of them called me and then after I realized people want to hear what I say. I applied a couple events and one another. I started doing this and I really liked the fact that finally I could give back to the community that has been giving to me our show long because I have learned a lot from developer my past and I really like the idea of being able to share my knowledge at passionate so this is what started however actually run them right now it depends on which event. I'm running if I'm running the workshop. I tried to keep the number of attendees in twenty to forty because after forty really yes crowded and I can't answer every question and I may miss some errors or others abuts between these numbers. It's really productive and I tried to start with talk immediate talk of because even though of you're doing a workshop people still need learn about voice. Revolution the actually able to appreciate the workshop itself vice stocked with mental. I talk about the whole human to machines reactions changing and then ice. Some statistics for people like numbers. I show them how the industry is growing and Ben actually talk about how many Turkish actions are there and why is such a big deal. Torreon developers to a field and get used to it or get good at it because afterwards start the workshop. I have a sector right now. I usually with one action. That can take one input and Ben repeated and then you take a step. Further in the next art buyer. Easy Take that. Inputs and do something programmatic in the fulfillment and afterwards they all try on their devices. That are it's android are and they're to go. That's the workshops that I hold for beginners and if I'm running more invest like for example with Jimmy did programming skills. I usually go one step forward and have visual opponents. Shown to them how you'd slide cards. Why you should can use our cells and such and such but sometimes we hold these special events very take the whole day and start with. Diallo Design Conversation Design To The programing part. So it really depends on what kind of man running. It's usually focused on getting the developers started. Because it's such a new field in my talks. I like to focus on many different voice expenses that you can bill not just. The voice skills are voice actions on the Google about smart home actions or other experiences that they can build in talks. I chunk of folks a number in workshops. I usually focused on the programming side or actress on Google.
"orban" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Orban tells KYW skin glow with us that she had planned on traveling over to Venice for spring break until that corona virus outbreak turned up there I had some friends to travel to Venice in previous weekends there just a little freaked out because the virus broke out after they were there how are they feeling now the feeling all right yeah there okay now that they don't have any symptoms they don't have coronavirus it's just scary to think about it you never think that anything like that would happen to you those of close rival says certain attractions in Venice and Milan have been shut down because of the outbreak in soccer and rugby games have been canceled for example as for London he says there are a lot more people walking around wearing face mask and her study program to send in a lot of warnings about how to protect yourself from the virus virus spread to Wall Street today time for money news at seven twenty five this will burglary Kaski fears of the corona virus continue to up in the market stocks posted their biggest weekly decline since two thousand eight is the market sold off for a seventh day that Jones industrial average skidded three hundred fifty seven the S. and P. five hundred dropped twenty five the nasdaq composite added one even as Wall Street freaked out amid the corona virus scare consumers remain calm the university of Michigan consumer sentiment index is little changed from a preliminary reading at mid month most people surveyed didn't even mention the virus GM says it plans to hire twelve hundred workers at two plants in Lansing Michigan to help meet rising demand for its mid sized issue vis the automaker says inventories of the Chevy traverse and Buick enclave running low oil had its worst week since the financial crisis amid the corona virus panic crude finished the day at forty four dollars seventy six cents a barrel down to thirty three with money news from Bloomberg on K. Y. W. I'm Larry Coffey full federal communications commission is proposing roughly two hundred million dollars in fines combined for the country's for major phone companies he mobile a TNT for Verizon and sprint for improperly disclosing customers real time.
'Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations': A Close-Up on Hatred
"In an unhealthy society? That has problems. They say who did this to us? And the Jews are always candidate. That's columnist George will who's featured in a new documentary on anti-semitism out in theaters across the country on Friday with us in the studio to discuss that film is its creator. Andrew Goldberg in two thousand nine. Andrew focused his lens on the resurgence of Anti Jewish hatred around the world and in mainstream media but after the two thousand sixteen election and the CHARLOTTESVILLE rally where protesters proclaimed the Jews will not replace us. Goldberg felt compelled to return to the topic for an even deeper exploration in viral for mutations of anti-semitism Goldberg travels through four countries. The United States Great Britain France and Hungary to speak firsthand with victims witnesses anti-semites an high profile figures including bill. Clinton Tony Blair Deborah Lipstadt and AJC Europe director. Simone Rodin Benkin in Pittsburgh. He examined the far right ideas that led to the attack on the tree of life synagogue in Hungary he looks at the Anti Immigration. Anti George Soros anti-jewish propaganda promoted by the government and in the UK. He explores the pain caused by the Anti Zionist messages from the UK's Labor Party the film also explores the repeated violence against Jews in France carried out by Islamists Andrew. Welcome glad to be here. Thank you so thank you for making this documentary and I'm curious. Can you kind of take our audience back to the original conception of it and how it evolved over time since I believe some events actually transpired in the making of the documentary will shortly after the election? We noticed there was sort of an uptick in anti Semitic incidents around the country. There were series a bomb threats which we know turned out to be bogus but those caught. Everyone's attention and suddenly everyone was noticing things and shortly after that a lot of tombstones were desecrated several different cemeteries and then the sort of global eyeballs started to notice these things talk about them more in the press and online and we immediately thought we should make a film about antisemitism and we didn't know what it would look like or what it would be. I think our initial thoughts were that would be about the United States but as we did more and more research and we knew this was a global issue. We knew it was happening in other countries. But as you unpack these things you realize that. There's an urgency to a lot of these stories and so we decided to really expanded and to look at four different situations. Those would be the far right in the United States. The far left in England in Hungary where the prime minister has launched a massive PR campaign against a Jewish philanthropist and in France where Islamist have been killing Jews in various terror attacks and other violent attacks against Jews to the tune of what unofficial numbers seemed to be more than three thousand a year. Now you've been making documentaries and doing journalism for twenty years As have I and I was a religion reporter for fifteen years in Chicago and I will tell you when I came here. I was stunned by just how much people hate. Jews. And I'm curious you I. I mentioned this to a former colleague at the Tribune recently and his response. He's in his eighties. He said we'll of course you grew up at a different time You know it's no surprise to me but yeah of course you didn't realize I'm just curious if this was a real shock to your system as you were doing the reporting the idea that Jews are hated was never foreign to me. I mean keep in mind. I'm fifty one and so I grew up where the Holocaust was not that far off. I mean I was raised in the seventies so I guess it was still thirty years old but it was not as it is now sixty plus years old where the next generation of people don't even know it was there Growing UP IN CHICAGO BEING JEWISH WAS It was not something to be celebrated at least among my friends and among my peers. I was made fun of for it a few times. It wasn't I didn't grow up in the midst of it but the Holocaust was connected to us in a way that it was very very real and so for that reason I understood that Jews were absolutely despised and I started making films in my first film that had anything to do with Jewish subjects was around two thousand and two or so and you know it was about Eastern European Jewish life before the war. So we're talking about you. Know all black and white footage of shuttles of Warsaw of what we might call the Yiddish world and that whole world is utterly destroyed in Eastern Europe and in Europe and in Russia and that made it pretty easy to see and in doing that film I started to learn about it. I automate fillmore at antisemitism in the media in the Middle East at one point and you realize that it is it is widespread. There's Anti Semitism where there are Jews. There's antisemitism where there are not Jews. There's Anti Semitism among people who are friends with Jews so my awareness of this has grown so in other words you entered into this project knowing there was a history of this but you had never seen it kind of in the current context as well. I had not seen it the way I see it now. I when I made a film in two thousand seven on antisemitism in the in the in the arab-islamic world per particularly North Africa and the Middle East I didn't focus that much on Europe and the US at the time antisemitism in the US was a very minor issue compared to what it is now. I don't want to say it was minor because there were plenty of people experiencing antisemitism but we didn't have it to the magnitude and we didn't have the Internet the way we do now but I knew that it was alive and well in the Middle East and that was surprising to see just how deep it is just how woven into the fabric of conversation and media it is. I was interviewing some kids in Egypt on the street and I said to them what are Jews they said User Satan Jews are evil. Juice should die. I said what if a Jewish kid was walking right here across the street and got hit by a car. They said we would call an ambulance. These two ideas existed right next to each other. And that's what's so interesting. One is in the abstract one is in the day to day Would you say that abstract versus day day is what's also infecting Western Europe United States? This wave of anti-semitism that we're seeing or is it. Is it very different? I think they crossover so for example. In Hungary there's virtually no violence against Jews In Hungary a survey showed that forty percent. Forty two percent of Hungarians held at least one or more anti Semitic views. Does that mean that? The people by larger anti-semites probably not but it means that the numbers are higher. Those numbers were higher than they were anywhere else in Europe or give or take a country. How many countries are there in Europe? A lot right so but there's no violence against Jews physical violence. That's what I mean physical violence against Jews but those lines do tend to cross over at points and so the fear is that it can translate these nationalist movement so in Hungary just to give some context the government has launched a huge campaign against George. Soros it's on Mute right now. It's not running right now but it ran not too long ago during the European Union elections. It came back up again. I asked one of the spokespeople of Hungary will come back and he told me that it would come back in a very consistent way so the whole idea that the Hungarian government has put forth. Is that this Jewish billionaire. George Soros is out to flood the nation with Muslim immigrants and since Muslim immigrants in the eyes of the Hungarian government are bad. You the Hungarian citizen the White Christian Hungarian citizen are in danger. And you're in danger because of a Jew. So here's these people are all worked up about a Jew who actually isn't doing anything like this but yet at the same time they're not vandalizing. All the Jewish shops are not beating Jews. And what have you? Although there's I've heard some rumblings that a little of that has happened so we'll have to see but I'm no expert on the data right. Well I think that's the argument. I mean argument. Deborah Lipstadt makes in the film. For example it starts with words it starts with comments and then does eventually escalate. That's the danger of not addressing it nipping in the bud. When you see. I think that's here right so I think that in America we've seen rage on the Internet translate into violence than I think you know the hatred in Hungary is really a government media campaign which took place on TV on the radio on the Internet. But also on billboards outside it was like an all encompassing life. You would drive down the street and you'd be bombarded with it here This antisemitism isn't billboards. I mean there's we'd see them occasionally but it's all on the Internet and people get the Internet sort of like you and your computer. You Lock yourself in this little space and then you start to get worked up and you start to hate and so we see that. Not all but many of these. Violent attacks in the United States are people who sort of incubated these ideas on the Internet. You raise a good point billboards in Hungary that was the been the vehicle of communication there for that. Soros campaign but I'm curious what about social media. What about the comments in violence on social media is it just as rampant in places like Hungary as it is here we'll so the makeup and the nature of the of the campaign in Hungary? We didn't break down so I don't know what percentage of it certainly on social media and not only was it on social media is a place where people can share about it right so in addition to whatever the government put on social media because the government had all these different forms they had radio they had. Tv They billboards aid magazines. It's social media mailings mailing mailing which is in the film How much of their media mix was the Internet? I don't know but if you're a person with anti Semitic views you can't do anything with billboard but some people did right hateful messages on billboards with magic markers in pain. They actually vandalize them. But by and large the billboards are you don't interact with them in the billboard. Don't post against back and forth a TV commercial. You don't respond to that. The Internet is where everybody took their hatred in their dislike of George Soros and they brought it to the Internet. And I think that's a place where you would see a lot more of this. Anti Jewish rhetoric the Internet is where it becomes the People's action not the government right. You have obsession in the film that talks about the brief history of blaming Jews. And you talk about the films that you've done in the past and the history of this but one critique of the film that I've read is that doesn't include enough historical context now I hear this critique all the time as a journalist you only have so much space or time right to address the whole of a situation but I'm curious what your thoughts are on whether to include more history or trajectory. The history of antisemitism is extremely complex. It grows out of misinterpretations if that's a word of people misinterpreted biblical scripture. It's changed and it's more throughout the centuries throughout Europe. If you WANNA talk about how it's been a part of the story of Christianity knew very thorny and complicated history which takes a long time to get in and out of now take that for a minute and think about. We have limited shelf space in our movie. I always say to people in movies not a casserole but take that from it in a notice that in the film we have that history. We have extensive history of the civil rights movement in the United States with history of the entire Orban's campaign and where that came from in Hungary in Oregon was we talk all about a migration and the history of colonialism in France as to give the backbone of that in England we talk about the Labor Party going all the way back to two thousand and eight. What we don't do is this deep analysis of Christian history but my response is also this. If I make a film about racism in about how African Americans are being shot in the street by police. Do I need to tell you? The history of why blacks are disliked by racists in this country. If I talk about misogyny do I need to tell you? The history of why people are misogynists to me and the same goes for LGBTQ. Americans no one's asking why. Why do I need to get into the fact of why Trans People are being murdered? Right now are being beaten up. I don't need to analyze that. Well that too comes from the Bible. Right hatred of homophobia grows right out of scripture. But I don't need to give that analysis so it's a it. We talk about double standards and antisemitism and I don't want to say this is anti Semitism but it's almost a reflex that people feel like anything has to do with Jews. With antisemitism with Israel has to be held to some type of second order of scrutiny and I found that a little bit frustrating. There've been some debates on college campuses about whether or not Jewish students who are pro. Israel can join feminist marches. Lgbtq right marches. You other causes. They feel excluded from those causes because of their Zionist positions and so. That's where intersection. -ality has come up a lot in conversations here is how do you address that exclusion? Even though it's very different causes communities have gotten together and there has not been room for the Jewish issue of antisemitism has four complicated reasons not been welcome into that crew. Because many in this left is idea. Do not like how they don't like what's going on with the Arab Israeli conflict let's not even parse the Israeli conflict. Unfortunate part of this. Is that a Jewish students who have nothing to do with Israel who are oblivious to Israel are still being singled out now. It's very dangerous to to assume. Length phrases like colleges are a battleground. We visited colleges as we spoke to a lot of students. It's a very complicated and mixed bag. But there's no doubt that on some college campuses and we don't have hard data on how or where or what we have a lot of anecdotes. We have a lot of very upset parents. We have a lot of very upset students. But what that actually translates into numbers. We don't know what we do know. Is that Jewish? Students are being asked to somehow be called to task for what Israel is said to be
Hungary opposition parties win big in Budapest
"Opposition parties in Hungary uniting behind a center left challenger of managed to unseat the incumbent mayor of Budapest is font all those go to Gary Condit Jones way and is being seen as a major defeat for the right wing prime minister Viktor Orban and his for there's Ponti which had a box of Mr
Why Is the Ocean Different Colors?
"Today's episode is brought to you by starbucks. They say that starbucks nitro does for cold coffee. What music does for workouts road trips in grand. Romantic gestures sound too good to be true. Guess we'll just have to try it for yourself. Starbucks nature cold brew. It's called coffee that subtly sweet lush and velvety smooth only at starbucks welcome to brainstorm a production indivi- heart radio. Hey brain stuff lauren vogel balm hair someone gazing out at the ocean from the maine coast seized very different hues is them someone's squinting at the c. from sunny beach on a greek island but why does the ocean come in so many shades of blue of course ocean water is an inherently blue blue. It's clear that we see on the surface are the result of light being absorbed and reflected by the water itself. Whatever is floating and living in it and the surface of the ocean floor below low it a glass of water will of course appear clear as visible light passes through it with little to no obstruction but if a body of water is deep enough that light isn't reflected off the bottom it appears blue a basic physics explains why light from the sun is made up of spectrum of different wavelengths the longer wavelengths links appear to our eyes as the reds oranges while the shorter ones appear blue and green when the sun's light strikes the ocean it interacts with water molecules and can be either absorbed or scattered. If nothing is in the water except water the longer read portions of the spectrum tend to be absorbed by the water molecules whereas the light of those shorter wavelengths is more likely to go deep hit water molecules there and scatter back up towards her is making the ocean appear blue depth depth and the ocean bottom also influence whether surface appears a dusky dark blue as in parts of the atlantic or casts as safir like shimmer as in many tropical locations. We spoke nasa astronaut gene carl feldman. He said in greece the water is this beautiful turquoise color because the bottom is either white sand or white rocks fox. What happens is the light comes down and blue light gets down hits the bottom and reflects back up so you make this beautiful light blue color in the water darker sand rocks or other formations mean darker water. The color is further complicated by the fact that the ocean is rarely just water but is instead instead teeming with tiny plant and animal life plus suspended sediment or other natural orban made contaminants oshii offers monitor the oceans color the way that doctors read vital signs of their patients color seen on the ocean surface reflect. What's going on in its vast. Depths felt ben who's based at the nasa goddard watered space flight center in maryland studies images taken by these sea viewing wide field of you censor satellite launched in nineteen ninety-seven from its perch more than four four hundred miles above earth or nearly six hundred and fifty kilometers the satellite captures van gogh like swirls the oceans colors the patterns are not only mesmerizing but they also also reflect where sediment and runoff make water appear adult brown and we're microscopic plants called phytoplankton collect nutrient rich waters often tinting at green federal plankton use chlorophyll to capture energy from the salem to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy and then waste through this process called photosynthesis phytoplankton generate about half of the oxygen we breathe oceans with high concentrations of phytoplankton can appear blue green to green depending on the the density some length the water yellow reddish or brown tint phytoplankton serve as the base of the food web and primary source of food for zooplankton which are tiny animals animals eaten by fish the fisherman eaten by bigger animals like whales and sharks. It's when oceans become polluted runoff. The amount of phytoplankton can escalate late to unhealthy levels fellow painted feet on the pollutants flourish and them die sinking to the bottom to decompose process. The depletes oxygen from the water over the past fifty years oceans zones with depleted oxygen have more than quadrupled to an area roughly. The size of the european union part of the cause may be an increase increase in ocean temperature due to climate change since warmer water supports less oxygen in coastal areas phytoplankton blooms are suspected to be the cause title plankton may serve as the base of ocean food chain but as feldman says too much of a good thing is not a good thing on a map on feldman's office. Wall is a marker showing knowing where there's little human. Interference and ocean water is perhaps the clearest on the planet in this region off the coast of easter island in the southeast pacific ocean. The water is deep and remarkably clear due to its location in the middle of giant oceanic. I which is a large circular current. Its central location means. There's minimal mixing of ocean layers nutrients aren't pushed up from the deep bottom the purity of the water there coupled with that make the ocean appear a deeper indigo than perhaps anywhere else. Feldmann albin said the light just keeps going down down down. There's nothing bounces back. Here is the deepest blue you'll ever see in today's episode certain by amanda onion and produced by tyler playing raines is a production of iheartradio's has to works for more on in this amounts of other topics is their home planet has dot com and from podcastone my heart radio is the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows aw today's episode is brought to you by the capital one venture card when you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think. 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What do the European election results tell us abou politics?
"We begin at this hour. However, with the results from the EU elections. I know you're saying what do I care about the elections? The EU man. What do I care over there? We're over here. Well, it does have some pretty significant ramifications, not only for foreign policy in the United States, but also it goes to sort of mentality of a lot of folks in the west right now, so called populist, nationalist movement, that has been burgeoning across Europe, and the United States is on the move these elections show, it again, according to the Associated Press Francis president and the leader of Italy's eurosceptic far-right movement jock. For the role of chief powerbroker on the continent on Monday after elections to the European parliament hollowed out the traditional polling middle after four days of balloting that drew to a close Sunday across the European Union's twenty eight countries ended the domination of the main center, right? And center left parties in parliament and established the anti forces on the right and the environmentalists on left as forces to be reckoned with the center, right? And center left had basically agreed on open, immigration and free trade. Those were sort of the basic premises of the centre-right, and central now I think most people still agree on free-trade, although there are folks on the environmentalists left who do not. But I think what's happened here is that people basically on the on the far-right, meaning the nonsense righty, just regular. Right. And the have decided that they are tired of taking orders from people in Brussels people. They did not vote for bureaucrats that are elected. We'll get to decide how they do their business, and they've also decided that they are tired of not being in control of their own borders. When it comes to immigration. One of the things about being a member of the EU. Is that if somebody enters Germany, as an immigrant, they can then move anywhere inside the EU and a lot of folks are getting uptight with this. And I think for some pretty good reasons, voters delivered the highest turnout in twenty years, rejecting mainstream politics in France, Germany, Britain, and Italy, the results could make the business of governing Europe, even trickier, leaving the parliament deadlock issues to come including immigration, a major trade agreement with the United States, global warming regulation of the tech industry. And of course, Brexit, there's been a lot of talk about the EU regulating, top-down environmentalism the far left is picked up points there. But so has the far right. Which, basically says no, we're done with this. We're not going to cram down on ourselves, all sorts of environmental regulations that make our lives worse, while the chief polluters on planet earth are outside of Europe. The outcome of the election is already setting off power struggles in France. President Emmanuel Macron's party narrowly lost the French far-right led by marine Le Pen, Macron's party was poised to secure twenty one seats to twenty two for men's national rally. Spent Monday busily amassing allies ahead of a summit Tuesday in Brussels, hoping to build a durable coalition. Now it's worthwhile. Noting here. What was originally designed to do? The EU was originally designed for a couple of purposes. The European Commonwealth, it was designed number one to have an integrated market, which most people still agree with. But number two, it was designed effectively to keep Germany down to integrate Europe for future security threats end to integrate Europe against the threat to the east, namely, the Soviet Union. Well, Soviet Union no longer exists. And a lot of countries are saying no, the chief threat right now is not coming from any external power, the chief threat right now is coming from those bureaucrats in Brussels, who wants to run our lives in Italy. That is how beanies right-wing party won a third of the country's vote. They're poised to become the biggest parties in European parliament with twenty eight seats in the seven hundred fifty one legislature by midday Salvini had already spoken to lapenne Hungary's, hardline, anti-immigrant, Prime Minister, Viktor, Orban, and Brexit leader. Nigel Farraj and was promising to singlehandedly bring together, an international group of nationalists. The centre-right European People's Party, the central of socialists and Democrats dominated parliament, but they are getting creamed. They're getting creamed in these polls writing what they called Europe's. Green wave environmentalist parties taking action on climate change, did make strong gains, particularly in Germany, where you would figure a lot of Angela Merkel's voters have been moving to the left, basically everything is becoming polarized has gone can fin is one of the leading candidates from parties in the future majority of European parliament goes thrust without question there isn't one without us in Germany, Anglo, Merckel, centre-right movement, also lost ground. A subdued EP candidate emend for Weber said, we're facing shrinking center from now on those who want to have a strong European Union. Have to join forces. Real power. In Europe remains in the hands of the twenty eight Member States parliaments influences grown they've helped improve air flight safety, and you're up they've cut down on plastics use. They've basically regulated enormous number of different industries inside of Europe. And a lot of nations are saying, I don't want Anglo-American deciding for Britain. What exactly are immigration policy ought to be Anglo Merckel is very upset about all of this, obviously, she says dark forces at play here. But the reality is that she helped break apart that centre-right centre-left coalition that has been governing European politics for very long time. Germany has been hesitant to report the rise in crime levels. Thanks to increased migration in Germany, but those increased tram levels have been taking place. The same has been true of anti-semitism in Europe, folks on the left wished to pretend that anti-semitism in Europe is purely in effect of the far right? Neo Nazi parties, which are indubitably and have always been disgusting and horrify, but it is important to note that when it comes to anti-semitism across Europe is from attic rise is in large part due to the increase in the number of Muslim refugees being taken from the Middle East. Now they're the only country that has refused to join your reporting on this, basically, as Germany. So Germany keeps saying that all of the violence in Germany directed against Jews is being directed by the far right? However, it is important to note that a lot of the statistics that they cite do not include a huge majority of the incidents as politically motivated. So, for example, there's a research and information center for anti-semitism report that came out last year, and it's that there is an increase in anti semitic offenses in two thousand eighteen over a thousand in Berlin alone. They according to the study, most incidents had no apparent political motive forty nine percents of cases had no traceable motive in politically motivated cases right wing extremism was identified as the main motive followed by activists hostile toward the state of Israel, which would be nine percent. So eighteen percents for white wing extremism nine percent for activists hostile toward the state of Israel Islamic motive was only identified in two percents of the cases. But again, that is leaving more than half of all these incidents off the board. So we just don't really know in those particular cases, and if Germany were to follow the broader patterns in Europe, it would suggest that it is anti semitism, that has led to this massive uptick. There's a report from the European Union agency for fundamental rights back last year. James, Kirk reported for tablet magazine, it found that much of the upswing is predominantly, Muslim and origin. According to the findings are dispiriting it confirmed. What many? No, but he will say that European anti-semitism is predominantly Muslim origin, followed in close, second by the left wing variety. According to respondents who experience some form events Medicare aspens in the past five years. Thirty percents of the perpetrators are Muslim twenty one percent where people espousing left wing view, that would be a majority only thirteen percents, expressed a right wing view. A third of respondents in Europe, where Jewish say that they no longer feel safe there as using are considering emigrating left-wingers responsible for a full quarter of anti semitic harassment in the United Kingdom kingdom, that is more than twice that of right-wingers and exceeded only by those views, or religious background, the victims could not describe in Germany, where the absorption of over one million mostly Muslim immigrants has propelled, the nationalist alternative for Deutsche lend into becoming the country's third largest political party, sparking fears of a right-wing revival forty one percent of the perpetrators were reported to be Muslim just twenty percent right wing. So something is getting hidden here something is getting hit in here really. The German government is reporting as they did today that eighty nine percents of all anti semitic incidents were traceable to the far-right. But this survey from the EU is finding that forty one percents of perpetrators of anti-semitic harassment were reported to be Muslim in Germany and just twenty percent right wing. That's a massive massive discrepancy suggest that perhaps the government of Germany is not being honest about its districts. The reason all this is important is because if you want to acknowledge, what exactly is happening. In europe. You have to acknowledge that taking invest swabs of people without any move toward assimilating, those people or figuring out, whether those folks agree with western values, that's going to be a problem. Any place you do. This is going to be a problem. It doesn't matter any prevailing culture, or a bunch of folks from the non-privileged culture who oppose the values the prevailing culture, enter that will create cultural conflict, and it doesn't matter. Which cultures you're talking about. And this is not to suggest that Muslims can't be great citizens of Europe or the United States at all. They can be. But if you were taking invest, unvetted, Muslim migration from areas of the world that have no history of western values are really shocked when vast one of those people are not simulating in that has some problems with it. This is I think what is driving people nuts in Europe. And in the United States this notion. The can't be protective of your country's culture by asking that folks assimilate. And then if you do that, you are some sort of racist that you are some sort of bigot. It's really despicable. And that's what the left is the center has done to the center has been doing this in Europe. And that's why more people are moving away from the centre. They're saying if we cannot say that we want immigrants who come into our countries to be vetted, so that they believe in our system, or willing to change to believe in our system. Then why exactly would listen to you or bringing in a lot of these folks without regard for that, again, multi-culturalism is such a fail in Europe that even angle miracle, and David Cameron have suggested multi-culturalism was a fail. The same England who brought a million Muslim refugees from the Middle East is suggested that multi-culturalism is a giant fail because it is. And yet, the political class, in Europe refuses to acknowledge the multi-culturalism is a fail because the alternative would be to call for assimilation or too slow immigration. It'd be more picky about immigration. And a lot of folks in European Europe, chattering classes, don't want to do that, not really sympathy reasons but because many of the countries of Europe rely on new immigrants. In order to provide the labor base for what's happening in Europe Europe has an incredibly slow growth rate. Thanks to lower birth rates. It's not a wonder that people in Europe are polarizing on these
"orban" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"You're listening to the globalist. First broadcast on the thirteenth of may two thousand and nineteen on monocle twenty four the globalist in association with UBS. Live from Midori house in London. This is the globalist. I'm Emma, Nelson and a very warm welcome to today's program coming up in the next sixty minutes. Congress rights to Donald Trump to warn him about getting too friendly with the Hungarian President Viktor Orban would assess what the two men might say to each other ahead of Mr. Owens imminent trip to Washington. Also coming up China's says, it's cautiously optimistic about solving the trade crisis with the US little Trump, however tells America to make more at home, we'll have the latest on the weekend of mixed messages. Plus, what will Mike Pompeo achieve out of a trip to see Ladimir Putin? And we hear from a British politician called Johnson this coming your election twenty if it happens is going to be a referendum on the referendum more from why Baras sister? Rachel Johnson has decided to run as a remain in the European elections. A little later on all that plus a Monday morning papers and a look at the business news to that's all ahead right here on the globalist live from London. With me and my Nelson. See new members of congress, both Democrats and Republicans. Unlike have said, they're worried about the way democracy is being placed at risk in Hungary. And they've written Donald Trump to warn him about that concerns. The lesser comes just before the country's president Viktor Auburn heads to Washington to meet Mr. Trump of Brian classes, in assistant, professor in global politics ACL and co author of how to rig elections combined frying tell us about this letter. Yes, this is a bipartisan letter that basically is saying that or bond. I mean, the correct about this or bond has rolled back democracy in Hungary. He's politicized judiciary. He's an semitic, nationalist, basically. And so, you know, I it's not exactly the kind of person that you would hope the US president would invite to have in the White House. But at the same time, I mean, we are going to have to wanna be despots in the Oval Office at the same time Trump has been chipping away at the foundations of American democracy or bond has been doing it to the differences that Orban's has. Gotten much farther because Hungary's democracy is much weaker. So I it's another one of these signals added to Trump's praise of deterrent in the Philippines, Kim Jong and North Korea president Xi in China, president Erdogan in Turkey. I mean, you pick any dictator out of the hat. There's a ninety five to one hundred percent odds that Trump has praised them and said that he's either in love with him or that. He admires him in some way. First team biscuit. So the White House of on its way what surprised me about this is this actually in addition to all the other. What did you say wanna be dispositive who who've fallen into Donald Trump's good books this in particular Victorian has prompted a letter from congress and not just a letter from the Democrats. But a letter from everybody saying beware of this, man. Yeah. I mean, this is the this is the tension of the Trump era is that Republicans who have built their careers on the principles that used to be bipartisan which include being pro democracy being in favor of countries that are more more on the side of NATO than on the side of Russia..
"orban" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Few countries have seemed as keen to join the European Union as Hungary when membership was put to the Hungarian people in a referendum in two thousand and three just short of eighty. Four percent of them voted. Yes. And Hungary duly entered the EU the following year nights that it'd be that this is an amazing moment that we're now part of Hungary has returned to Europe. It's returned values that it's cold, its own for the past thousand eight. It appeared a resounding triumph for Hungary and for the European project, a country which had chafed, obviously, and bravely beneath Soviet communism and on whose borders the iron curtain was breached for the first time was now officially part of the free whist in recent years, especially however it has become apparent that Hungary is not much kina on being told what to do by Brussels than it ever was on being told what to do by Moscow, especially in the current context where immigrants and refugees are concerned, Hungary has not mealy refused to accept it share of the refugees who have arrived in Europe in recent years, but built fences to keep further arrivals out and passed laws which make helping migrants and refugees a criminal offense. Beyond that, the government of Prime Minister, Viktor Orban has become increasingly and obnoxiously authoritarian and explained undefended itself with rhetoric laid to not so much with xenophobic homophobic and. Antisemitic dog whistles as in phobic, homophobic and anti semitic air-horns to math on feel at torn. We are fighting enemy who is different from us. This enemy heights operating is in the open. He's crafty, rather than fourth base, rather noticed has loyalty to foreigners rather than compatriots speculates with money rather than believing in work and like Neeson homeland feels. He owns the whole world. The. They showdown of sorts will therefore occur this week on the floor of the European parliament MEP's discussing whether or not to launch disciplinary measures against Hungary under the menacing sounding mechanism of article, seven of the Lisbon Treaty, potentially. This could lead to various sanctions against Hungary up to and including the removal of the country's right to vote on a u. affairs. The are those UPN Gendron who think even this wouldn't be sufficient in two thousand sixteen Luxembourg's Foreign Minister. John Astle born said he thought Hungary should be thrown out there. Born committee very serious, insert against Hungary and against the Hungarian people. Well, it seems to me that he's very frustrated about the current situation in Europe and his very frustrated about the fact that he has excluded himself quite a long time ago from the politicians that can be taken seriously. It sounds straightforward enough. If you. Join a club, you undertake to obey its rules, and you accept that there up penalties for breaking them article. Seven is pretty clear in its insistence that quote, all EU countries, respect the values of the EU end quote and Victorian orbin has been pretty clear in his judgment that the values of the EU ranked somewhere so far as he's concerned between a nuisance and an irrelevance case, you would think closed except that it isn't that simple where the EU is concerned very little ever is. The problem is that Victor orbin stand against refugees while hardly becoming from the leader over country whose people were climbing fences to freedom themselves. Less than thirty years ago is extremely popular. 'cause I'm Barakat for your car. I guess. Not merely in Hungary. Ovum's Fidesz party won two thirds of Hungary's parliament at this election, but across the continent. Among that increasingly vocal and emboldened cohort of Europeans unpersuaded of the merits of open borders does system. The system of even distribution of refugees does not work. We have to stop illegal migration to ensure safety Europe in over a cornerstone of the modern nativist paranoid creed is that OPEC unaccountable elites of watering the popular will and as this worldview sees it, there is no elite Moro peak or less accountable than the European Union. The EU dealt was understand Asholi, Viktor Orban does that for all his bellicose promises to argue his case before the European parliament. Personally, there is no greater gift. The EU could give all Bon than the sanctimony rebuke. Let's be honest between each other. The inconvenient truth is. That under these circumstances, it will be impossible today. Mr Orban that Hungary can join the European Union. That is the reality of today..
"orban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We're a co production of the BBC World Service PRI and W H in Boston all the issued a mega what? The leader of Hungary. Addressing the European parliament today. Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused his critics there of insulting the honor of his country or Bon lashed out as the European parliament began debating whether to censure him for allegedly violating European Union rules that vote comes tomorrow. Let's turn now to the BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest for Viktor Orban's backstory. He's a very pug nations, very successful politician. He's just won his third consecutive term in office in April. And he's some what one might call. He believes in a majoritarian version of democracy. In other words, the winner takes all and he's pushed through many laws a whole new constitution in Hungary in the past eight years, which he's critics especially liberal left wing social democratic critics believe actually undermine the rule of law. Mr Orban replied, very defiantly in parliament that if his own people were voting. For him and kept re electing him shortly. They can't think that the rule of law democracies in danger. And therefore, the European parliament is interfering in his view and insulting only his government in his person. But the Hungarian people the Hungarian nation as he put it. So tomorrow, the European parliament votes on this sense your measure for or bound if that vote passes, then what happens it's not certain it will pass first of all, but it certainly looking more likely this evening through a rather. After this debate than it was before. And that's because a lot of Mr. Orban's allies, fellow conservatives, fellow Christine Democrats in the European parliament really feel that he's now gone too far attacking the central European university, for example, attacking non-governmental organizations that stand up for the rights of asylum seekers from so they feel very uncomfortable with that that was very apparent in the speeches. What might happen though, if? The vote goes against him. Basically, this would be a milestone hitherto unreached milestone in the criticism in the sanctioning of the country. Then the possibility of Hungary, losing its voting rights within the EU mooch one step forward. But there's still a long way to go with that. It's very hard for the EU to criticize countries that are already members Yovich, others allies of Hungary in particular Poland could veto that. So it would be a symbolic defeat for Mr. Auburn. But he's already looking way beyond tomorrow's vote to next Mes European parliamentary elections when he's confident that the votes of many Europeans will be against migration will support his view that Europe needs to strengthen its outer borders to end Muslim immigration in particular to Europe. And the Monin nationalist-minded part is more like his own party will be elected one less thing. About Victor, Oregon. George Soros, the billionaire Hungarian investor known for his commitment to human rights and civil society. He's got something of a mixed reputation in Hungary, but he an Oregon actually go back away. Don't they? To go back a very long time. Yeah. I mean, I've been meeting George shortish when he comes to visit Hungary since the late nine thousand nine hundred years, I think Mr. Shara century. I set up his open society foundation in Hungary in one thousand nine hundred eighty four if I remember rightly he played a big role in for jumbo providing photocopying machines to Hungarian secondary schools in the one thousand nine hundred which of course, had quite a subversive role in those days because students were using them. Teachers were using them to produce leaflets criticizing the single-party rule, the communist rule and at that time, Mr Schroder, and Mr Orban got on very, well, Mr Orban was recipient of a one year scholarship to Pembroke college in Oxford in Britain. And likewise, many other figures in his party were recipients than they were seen as really the young liberal hope in a way in the post communist era, but as time went by they became more some would say. Nationalist or more reactionary, certainly more conservative. And that put them at Logan hedge with Mr. shorter. She's vision of an open society, which is always very much motivated him philanthropist, the BBC's Nick THORP speaking with us from Budapest. Thanks very much for your time. Nick. Thank you. Mark. Victor Arbonne is part of the European wave of populist leaders away that seems to have empowered racists. And that's what this next story is about say seal Junge does the weather on Belgium's French language public TV. She also happens to have another career on the side as a stand up comedian and this week she posted a video online saying that as a TV presenter, she's regularly the target of racist comments because she is black. So still younger says one recent comment really stood out. What did this recent viewer? Tell you you as a woman she called as my office, and she's safe that I watched back in chicken, see me. And that was a problem. And so my colleague said, okay. Maybe your TV. Your TV interested. Now, he's not my TV is it's her, and I I I laugh about that. Because I am a comedian. So I I make laugh about it. And it's my way to fight it. So I say you make a video, and I I wanted to tell my followers that are, you know, today, I have something to tell you something crazy something maybe fan, and after I to be angry, and after I become emotional, and I I just cried because he's west too much. You say in this video that this happens to you a lot that you get comments about being black and being on TV. And it's true in this video you go through a whole range of emotion starting as you say laughing about it. And then you get angry. And by the end, you're basically in tears. Why did this moment send you over the edge? So we can you. Komo critique sit for C talamante Andrzej Kucharski passe prove your pavonis bar. Yes. Because I'm fed up of all these things I live in US since I'm born and you're born in Belgium. Yeah. Embodying belgium. I am a will. And when people say, oh, you are not Benjamin you are on the wheel bedroom. Girl, we won't white people on the TV go back to your country. When people say that is like, no, I can go back to my country. Here's my country know, what kind of reactions have you gotten from people on social media to your video and to the insult that was called into the station. People send that left of positive comments and support. That's no what Dan I'm exposed to the media. You know, maybe I become. Park in a kind of symbol of of blackness. And so people continue to write me some things that we bad, and I'm happy, and I'm very glad that the video has made impact some people were you surprised by the nasty comments? Yes. Yes. I'm surprised because I thought that in Belgium. It was not like that. It's it's it's hurts, you know, and. It's not normal. But as you said, you're from Belgium, you're born in Belgium, are your parents still there. Yes. My or is still there. She's there since fifty years. What what was it like for your mother to see you go through this? She was very effect because she passed to very bad time. She came in seventy the I immigration. Let me ask you the first wave of immigration. Yeah. Yeah. Cubicles season. She's look she's lived with a lot of racism. Yeah. Alerts and she raised as to be very strong into welcome. Lots and to be better than the whites. We have to be there than white people. I wasn't understanding that when I was little no I understand that we have to fight harder. And I am in Belgium. We don't have more diversity on TV. I was gonna ask you how many people of color are on Belgian news television. I'm like the only one. Yeah. I mean, it's interesting too that, you know, this is something that also happens in the United States for journalists of color who often get blindsided by nasty comments from listeners or readers. And you sweetheart in your country. And when I imagine that I'm like, wow, I don't know how people generally debts in your country because here is okay. I receive some comments. Let's I am not in in the fifty s you know, what would you say is the difference between being a journalist of color in the US and being journalists of color in Belgium because here we didn't have Sigrid. No. We don't have the same pass. I think he's more open here in Europe each less difficult. Let's is there to is everywhere. You said you said laughing about this stuff has been typically your way of dealing with it does your work as a comedian must also help a lot. Yeah. It helps me because if I wasn't comedian. I think I can deal with that. Thanks very much for your time and sharing your thoughts with us. Thank you very much full full color me. Thank you, say seal Junge, stand up, comedian and weather presenter on Belgium's public television..
"orban" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"To go yep here we are looking at a government that is in coalition with a very hard right freedom party in austria and reflective i guess of populism of new conservatism of this anti liberal democratic wave of course kurtz is a big friend of viktor orban in hungary he will also want to stop accession talks with turkey so a fairly right wing fairly populist agenda and this is the individual and his country who are going to be at the top of the eu for the next six months got a government unlike italy let's victoria craff yeah that's right so we're over to the telegraph on page twelve and perhaps this is where they put their late breaking news because of course italy is back in crisis again as the president bars a euro critic as finance minister by the way this is also on page one of as you might anticipate but we went for the english language version this morning italy had its elections on the fourth of march and there hasn't been a government since then because we have the right wing league and the left wing five star movement only i agreeing on a prime minister who by the way in social media is being accused of fabricating parts of his cv and the prime minister which is at bitcoin tay nominates paolo savona to be finance minister but he is a strong critic of the euro and there have long been concerns about italy's belief not only in the eu but specifically in its currency in the euro zone the euro and the president says yomata rela decided to reject savona nomination as finance minister because of his sharp criticism of the common currency and again this is one of these sort of traditionalist.
"orban" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Eight four four forty one bible british police say they are deploying three hundred more officers on the streets of london this weekend to confront a spike in stabbing and shooting that has sparked fears about rising crime there have been more than fifty homicides in london in two thousand eighteen with many of the victims young people caught up in gang related violence the crime wave has drawn criticism of london's mayor police tactics and government spending cuts metropolitan police chief cressida dick says violent crime is a long term problem which requires concerted long term effort however former chief ambler says budget cuts mean there are few officers on the beat sarah shakily london mcgary prime minister viktor orban has cast his vote in the parliamentary election saying the ballot is about hungary's future orban seeking his third consecutive term and fourth overall since nineteen ninety eight says he's voting earliest we could keep campaigning until polling stations closed this is townhall dot com for the first time since world war two japan has an active marine unit the proactive move by tokyo was defense against any aggression from china as it seeks easier access to the western pacific the fifteen hundred marines were part of a twenty one hundred member amphibious rapid deployment brigade that will focus on any offensive activity against the vulnerable japanese islands on the edge of the east china sea and china's continuing efforts to gain easier access to the western pacific the latest activation continues japan's bid to create something similar to a us marine expeditionary unit rhonda rostro reporting graduates indicted arizona mother on two counts of second degree murder and two counts of child abuse for the deaths ever two small children authority say brittany last quizzes daughter and son died march twenty sixth and superior where they left trapped in car seats at a vehicle for fourteen hours thirty say velasquez was the last person to see your children live when she left them in a car outside of family home and to work more of these stories at townhall dot com i'm patrick voss.
"orban" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"And you did that for several years so you're five ten fifteen twenty thirty percent overweight compared to what you're expectation was throwing that makes sense if if you're a hundred thousand dollars was expected to be a hundred and fifty thousand by now in its two hundred and 25000 you got seventy five grand more than what you bargain for i'm not saying you know take it all out of the market i'm saying take it out and put it into a different market something that doesn't correlate with stocks and orban's remember bombs are precis to right now so value average your portfolio by investing in phnom correlating assets look for alternatives to stocks what are alternatives the stocks while real estate for one and alternatives the bonds like private debt annuities and stuff like that that don't go down when interest rates go up you can also pay down debt i mean this is a great time to be paying down debt because if you have debt say non mortgage debt of almost any kind you're probably paying more than what a bomb would pay you today and remember there's interest rate risk in bonds so as interest rates go up if you're in a bond fund you're going to lose money and even though you know the studies come out makes there will be hang on and you reinvest the dividend you'll get back to even in you know five or six three years or whatever it is most people wanted bad patient paying down debt makes a tremendous amount of sense so if you've made 2030 fifty thousand dollars more than you bargained for and you've got some credit card debt some automobile debt some.
"orban" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"I mean you were expecting to earn say ten percent on your money earned fifteen and you did that for several years so you're five ten fifteen twenty thirty percent over way compared what's your expectation was going that makes sense if you're hundred thousand dollars was expected to be honored and 50000 by now in its two hundred twenty five thousand you got seventy five grand more than what you bargain for i'm not saying you know take it all out of the market i'm saying take it out and put it into a different market something that doesn't correlate with stocks and orban's member banzer precis to right now so value average your portfolio by investing in phnom correlating assets look for alternatives the stocks what are alternatives this stocks while real estate for one and alternatives the bonds like private debt annuities and stuff like that that don't go down when interest rates go up you can also pay down debt and this is a great time to be paying down debt because of you have debt say non mortgage debt of almost any kind you're probably paying more than what a bond would pay you today and remember there's interest rate risk in bonds so as interest rates go up if you're in a bond fund you're going to lose money and even though you know the studies come out makes there will of your hang on and your reinvest the dividend you'll get back to even in you know five or six years or whatever it is most people aren't bad patient paying down debt makes a tremendous amount of sense so if you've made 2030 fifty thousand dollars more than you bargained for and you've got some credit card debt some automobile debt some.
"orban" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"On on the big ten logo but he did thompson two big stack up at the top double screens labor simpson still with the dribble on the righthand betweenthelegs were convince edwards gets to the basket underneath sorta vince edwards matt harms's their trail leaders since he is to quicker vincent ever and because harms here's out try and play the ball screens harm should be dropped back a little bit further back as test he's not a shooter simpson four points 3 rebounds two assists it feels like his fingerprints on this game or more difficult task he has a knock away for a second on carson edwards who gets a back now steps into a long three after the return repeat jay johnson and carson edwards to catch fire at any seconds he berries and he wasn't really open but it doesn't really matter one is a little bit bigger than xavier simpson probably two inches and much sticker but to it again carson evert is an absolute fearless jump shooting score who moves it on the right elbow took dunkin' robbing said he missed it dakota math news matthias where others maher's the rebound of the right adamou's it of course four point michigan lead corner pj tucker and he brings one six purdue on the crippled orban's to enable them again that have been oil through cooler before that figures simpson it's a screen and then gives it up on the way to control rabbits of rapids he detested floater from twelve john s p one of the best games of his career 10 points now to go along with a rebound to assess block shot but the quality of college basketball is generally down across the country that's not the case so far here damage to two veterans clubs that can really score really defend just making shots and make its play it's been outstanding but fire samba dribble handoff would harm cents with three missed it saved by jordan pool in the quarter dizadri since the the pious got tied up with these defender that a good simpson into the frontcourt with the dribble as occasional 'backtoback out of pause i've incident rich dribbled into the corner and a bit of trouble finds charles matthews mitch post against dakota thought spins it testy open for sabotaging big bats first credited new career high with two twenty two the first his normally could he pretty exploded after that jumper the michigan fan.
"orban" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520
"View that mankind is so tragically bound to the star luis midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality and then he continued and later said i believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word truth huh truth truth is a very interesting thing because truth is considered to be not as important as whatever agenda individuals are individuals want to push and that sooner it's unfortunate but this that though they're using this as some he stood it can you say what he stood for honestly can some of these individuals who are trying to use this as a yardstick by which to beat individuals into some sort of politically correct submission can you say what the man stood for and whether or not your abiding by the things that he laid out in terms of how to protest and civil dissent and how he still maintained uh his his status as a witness for christ while also pushing back against forces of wickedness because i see a lot of individuals out there that claim to carry the mantle that fall short of that now speaking of viktor orban this it the end he had was talking about this a little earlier insane that basically if the president wants to prove that he is not a racist than he needs to do this one thing that democrats will do and the thing is is that even if let's say even if trump did that big so call them a racist democrats hate you until you become a democrat socialist hate you i mean the sony of them are socialist anymore and not even quite sure you can call them democrat but socialist hate you until you become one of them there's no coexisting you're just hated until you fully fully submit and adopt everything that they believe so it doesn't matter if he were to do whatever they want they're still going to hate him and they'll hated wing even more because he capitulated so democrats are saying that in order to prove you're not racist you have to allow people who snuck into the country illegally a make sure that they're able to vote and determine your politicians and all of your laws that's what they're stating the cystic turban just style with new audio just out from may be seen listen.
"orban" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Luke john this is the monocle daily life from studio won't admit dory house in london now the eastwest rift in the european union has become just a little bit wide up the european commission has announced its planning to take hungary poland and the czech republic to court for their failure to take in refugees the court in question has the european court of justice and the challenge is that the three eastern and central european member states fail to fulfill that humanitarian obligations joined the continent's worst refugee crisis this side of the second world war so will the rift become a schism someone who should know is pull envoy he's a veteran reporter on faz in central and eastern europe and he's literally written the book on hungary's prime minister orban europe's new strongman to be precise welcome to the daily poll a festival let's look at covent events how serious is this latest move by the european commission taking these three member states of the european union to the european court of justice well it is the first time that they do this and indicators of hungary that two more accusations and not only because of their refugee quotas but also because of the i'm gary measures planned measures against the central european university and against uh an ngos by the main point is that this is a continuation off to the parliament of the eu parliament voted and sever a warning swear boys by the commission and nothing happened go all these three countries primarily the led by the hungarian prime minister viktor orban's brought soup portrait in on this issue have been rejecting the idea that they should receive reply.
"orban" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Stocks orban's and if i'm gonna choose one do i buy the secure eighty directly or do i buy it through a fund and if i'm going to buy the strict security which security do i buy from going to by the fund which thunder by by and and and and and you know so we generally discover that there are two kinds of investors and you have to decide which of the two you are you're the first is what we call a doityourselfer but the i wi this is a person who has the time the knowledge and the desire to do it on their own and statistically the industry tells us that's about a third of the investing public in and where between 2030 persson on or so of the investing public does it on their own they have the knowledge they know what they're doing they have the time and it takes quite a bit of time to do this research and recordkeeping imola and they have the desire it's like a hobby for the main joy doing the other seventy or eighty percent the american public are delegators they're not do it yourself i these are folks who lack one of those three attributes they don't have the knowledge or they don't have the thanh were they don't have the desire the lack of one of those three sometimes they like all three of them and those the folks who higher financial planner irs someone to say look i i understand this i just don't like it or and all the time for it i'd rather be spending my time to him of the things that i'm going to delegate the chore teo and so you need to decide which of the two camps you prefer this is not a question of right or wrong unless frankly you think you're competent and in fact you're not or you think you're willing to delegate but in fact you end up micromanaging the planner and making book of you miserable so assuming you pick correctly there's no right or wrong you just have to decide which camp you belong in best ideally suited not just you but also your spouse on to make sure that the two of you are happy with the approach that through if you're taking and so you'll discover the financial advisers like me here dettlement financial services we we serve the the.
"orban" Discussed on WRVA
"Stocks orban's and if i'm gonna choose one do i by the security directly or do i buy it through a fund and if i'm going to buy the strict security which security do i buy from going to by the fund which thunder why by and and and and and you know so we generally discover that there are two kinds of investors and you have to decide which of the two you are the first is what we call a do you suffer a diy this is a person who has the time the knowledge and the desire to do it on their own and mm statistically the industry tells us that's about a third of the investing public and anywhere between twenty thirty percent or so of the investing public does it on their own they have the knowledge they know what they're doing they have the time and it takes quite a bit of time to do this research and recordkeeping and all that and they have the desire it's like a hobby for the main joy doing the other seventy or eighty percent of the american public are delegators they're not do it yourself i these are folks who lack one of those three attributes they either don't have the knowledge or they don't have the time or they don't have the desire of the lack of one of those three sometimes they like all three of them and those the folks who higher financial planners someone to say look i i understand this i just don't like it or and all the time for it i'd rather be spending my time to him of the things that i'm going to delegate the chore to you and so you we need to decide which of the two camps you prefer it's not a question of right or wrong unless frankly you think you're competent and in fact you're not or you think you're willing to delegate but in fact you end up micromanaging the planner and making both of you miserable so assuming you pick correctly there's no right or wrong you just have to decide which can't be belong in best ideally suited not just you but also your spouse on to make sure that the two of you are happy with the approach that suv you're taking and you'll discover that financial advisers like me here dental financial services we we serve the the delegator know so at some it's not right or wrong.
"orban" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Europe and on helen seaney in bonn in the next half hour a special report on the marching season in northern ireland is the mafia behind bushfires devastating parts of southern italy and why less is more when it comes to taking the plunge here in germany this week a ceremony in front of hungary's neogothic parliament in budapest marked the arrival of the first israeli prime minister to visit the country since the collapse of communism in 1989 hungary's prime minister viktor orban stood alongside bench jimmy netanyahu as he said that his country's collaboration with nazi germany during world war two was a mistake and sin as it failed to protect gets jewish community our correspondent stiffen bulls followed the visit and explain to me why the issue of anti semitism was so important the hungarian government had launched a campaign against george soros of the hungarian american billionaire to basically because they opposed the philanthropist support for migration enter refugees but that campaign was very much criticized by jewish organizations for its perceived antisemitic overtones the government of prime minister viktor orban's deny stet and the populist orban's said he had told netanyahu that he was aware of hungary's painful history which of course also included its cooperation with nazi germany during world war 2 so six hundred thousand hungarian jews were killed in hough holocaust mean dynamo your quarter minute catala schrager we mean that alan paul gotta satima social attacking or by notes that every hungarian government has the duty to protect all.
"orban" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
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