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Fresh update on "the european union" discussed on Techdirt
"You should you know. Use your magic editor tool right to waive it over speech. But i mean i think i mean this is why i think like our debate I mean almost needless to say that the american debate is so politicized it so You know it feels sophomoric so often. I mean if if feels absurd and which i think for people who follow this closely in care about the information environment in the united states i mean. It's frankly a bit depressing. I mean i what i would like. I would love to see. I mean we do see this already. In the context of the european union debating digital services act. They they've moved the debate about transparency. you know kinds of requirements that aren't about content but are about what it is that the public and policy-makers need to know in order to make decisions about whether to be on a platform whether to regulate it whether to create some kind of public oversight we just have very little kind of real time information and transparency about how the companies operate and to me it would be. It would be so great if if congress in it's kind of looming debates now. Of course they talk about you. Know competition which i think is a is a good topic also but it'd be nice if they moved into this other space as well of thinking about like. What are the things that we actually need to know what who researchers need to have access to you. Know it's we're we're in this trust but not verify moment you know from the companies that they have all the information and we don't think it's fair to to to think about what regulation of the information environment and transparency might look like. Yeah no. I think there are some interesting things there. I mean i think right now it feels like most of the congressional debate is is about how to be punitive right. It's about punish punish companies for doing things we dislike rather than on both sides of the aisle in different ways for different reasons. Rather than how do we. How do we get to a better future. How do we fix the things. That clearly are problems. That maybe don't have easy answers. And i have some issues with sort of the structure and the nature of the digital services act in the eu. But i agree that it like it is a much more serious much more thoughtful approach to these issues than than anything else..
Ben & Jerry's Is Boycotting Israel
"What does that mean? Then injuries. Actions set a precedent that differs from many past boycotts that had made headlines which have often focused on products produced in today, and Sameera are used by the I D. F. The past got winery, located in Sharp Binyamin Industrial Park of the West Bank's area C fought for the right to be labeled made in Israel, even though it was located outside its sovereign territory. So what does this mean? The boycott criteria set by Ben and Jerry's would make any Israeli or foreign company that helps stock a supermarket. With those products susceptible to boycott in other words, that sells that even cells into today and Samaria. The supermarkets, the ice cream parlors or anything would be subject to boycotts. So they want to cut off and starve. To the extent they are able to. People who live in their homeland. Even the European Union doesn't ban the sale of its products to settlements. One need only wander into a grocery store and look at the number of franchise labels based on foreign global companies to understand the gravity of the situation. What's next? Heinz ketchup, Hellmann's mayonnaise, even the newly imported Starbucks coffee that has suddenly graced the supermarket shelves Ben and Jerry's independent border directors. This argue that its intention was to boycott Israel and that it opposed the decision. Parent company, Unilever and the Ben and Jerry's CEO to limit the boycott solely to occupied Palestinian territory. Quote unquote Occupied Palestinian territory.
Fresh update on "the european union" discussed on Here & Now
"Covid cases are spiking, and many people still don't want the vaccine. Public health officials are sounding the alarm. Low vaccination rates Delta variant super high numbers of cases occurring on a weekly basis. It's just spreading like wildfire. The vaccine race in Alabama, the state with the lowest vaccination rate in the US this afternoon, on all things considered from NPR news. We'll have the story and much more on the early edition of all things considered. It starts at one o'clock this afternoon. I'm Jack Lepi ours. US health officials are recommending some fully vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people should wear masks in areas with high rates of covid 19. The CDC just relaxed mask wearing guidance for the fully vaccinated back in April. The European Union says it has reached a key goal of delivering at least one coronavirus vaccine dose to 70% of adults that the president of the European Commission says 57% of adults are now fully vaccinated as well. The nation's top diplomat is in India today. Working to strengthen an agreement seen as an effort to counter China's influence. Secretary of State Antony Blinken still to meet with India's prime minister tomorrow. Where he's also expected to discuss allegations of human rights abuses by the Indian government. You're listening to here and now Next time on the world, a swim class in Shanghai for mermaids. It looks like storybook magic. But slipping.
EU Likely to Decide on Moderna COVID Shot for Kids Next Week
"European drug regulators are considering Maderas application to authorizes coronavirus vaccine for children twelve and up in the European Union Maderas vaccine was given the green light for anyone eighteen and over in January but so far Pfizer's vaccine is the only one approved for children twelve and up in Europe and North America now Dr Markel capillary a top official at the European medicines agency says a decision on whether to recommend madurez vaccine for children is expected late next week E. U. officials say they've delivered it up back scenes to immunize seventy percent of the adult population there and many countries are looking to expand inoculations to children twelve and up European officials say there's a possible link between the Madera and visor vaccines to very rare cases of chest and heart inflammation mostly in younger adult men but that the benefits still outweigh the risks of covert nineteen I'm Jennifer king
Fresh update on "the european union" discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Many businesses online. Australia is holding firm to the cash in its pockets. The country's leaders of even opposed the plan by the european commission to cap cash payments in the block. At ten thousand years monaco's alexei coryell off in vienna has more for years. The european union has been criticized for allowing vast amounts of questionable money to circulate inside the block. But it says this won't be tolerated anymore last week. The european commission announced abode new plan to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. One of its central planks is limiting cash payments and transfers at ten thousand euros. Mostly you members seem to.
EU Court Rules Employers Can Limit Religious Symbols
"The European union's top court has ruled that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political believe such as head scarves but the Luxembourg based tribunal says in its ruling the courts in the blocks twenty seven member states should weigh up whether the bond corresponds to a genuine need on the part of the employer it also said that they must consider the rights and interests of the employee including by taking into account national legislation on freedom of religion the case was brought before the court of justice of the European Union but two woman in Germany who chose to wear Islamic headscarves at their workplaces one works as a special needs cara while the other is a sales assistant and the cashier I'm sorry a shockingly
Fresh update on "the european union" discussed on The Ten News
"What you're looking at and maybe you'll try something new from above a who knows it might become your new favourite. Thanks kenny if this is titus anything it's that there is a sport for everything and cannot hurt to try something new. Now let's check in on some headlines right now. Dozens of wildfires are raging across the united states. The largest is the fire which is already burned more than three hundred sixty four thousand acres of land and has caused countless people to evacuate their homes. This year has already seen over thirty. Four thousand fires in the us already more than the fires during all of twenty twenty. That's bad speaking of our climate. The european union recently announced a new plan to shift away from fossil fuels. The proposal includes some new trade rules on countries with fewer environmental restrictions and banning the sale of gas and diesel cars in the next fourteen years john and finally in more olympic news. The olympic committee has made it city selection for twenty thirty to brisbane. Australia will host that year's games making it the third time. Australia's hosted twenty thirty. Two may seem like a ways away but.
EU Unveils Sweeping Climate Change Plan
"In parts of Germany through tomorrow. The European Union is unveiling a sweeping new climate strategy focused on slashing greenhouse gas emissions. As Teri Schultz reports the EU plan includes a number of policies aimed at making the continent carbon neutral. EU Commission President Ursula Vanderlei in says the next 10 years will be key in the effort to save the planet. She says the block has made it legally binding on governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by the year 2030. Our targets are now written into Europe's first ever climate law. So we are no longer discussing if but rather how to wean ourselves off fossil fuels. The new package of measures is expected to include attacks on items made outside the EU that generate high emissions during their manufacturing process. It may also include a ban on sales of new diesel cars in
Fresh update on "the european union" discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"This globalist time. Emma nelson and a very warm. Welcome to today's program coming up. China lays bare. Its problems the us face to face. Meeting sees lines drawn in the sand when examining encounter when nobody held back. Well coming up. The former governor of the bank of england casts a hopeful gays over postponed. Economy these pretty positive. If you look at any economy that has reopened or israel opening virtually without exception. The economy has performed at least as well if not better than expected. Guilt is king in australia. We gives the european union has been criticized for vast amounts of questionable molly to circulate inside the block. But it says this won't be tolerated anymore last week. The european commission announced a bold new plan to.
French President Announces New Rules Due to COVID Delta Variant Surges
"President Emmanuel Macron. Has announced a new health rules to contain the spread of the delta variant of Covid 19. The country is currently hosting the Con film festival with several 1000 guests from all around the world. The key measure announced by President Macron, Um Will make the European Union Digital covid certificate, commonly known as a health passed mandatory good in all cultural venues. You can't go to the movie theater. You can't go to the opera. You can't go to a play. You can't go to the con Film Festival unless you have a a certificate that proves you have been good. You have been back and that's your choice to get vaccinated or not. You just are not going to be allowed to to well mixed with bless you. People starting in August that help starting in all. Are you okay? You don't have anything. Do you? Okay? Are you sneeze? You don't have a you're not a cure. No, no. Starting in August. The health pass will be mandatory in cafes in shops, restaurants as well as trains and planes. And, of course, automotive, no trains and planes and other places, so that's France.
Volkswagen, BMW Fined $1 Billion by Europe Over Diesel-Tech Collusion
"European commission levied fines totaling more than a billion dollars on several german automakers. The commission said bmw volkswagen as well as vw's porsche and audi units violated european union antitrust rules by colluding to not compete to develop the best emission systems for diesel powered.
Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19's delta variant
"The race is on for countries throughout Europe to speed up the vaccination rates in order to help pace the spread of the more infectious delta variants the agency Kevin sites with your summer vacation months with hotter weather bringing more people together in countries where governments are reluctant to clamp down on them incentives to people to get shots include free groceries travel and entertainment pouches and prize drawings European center for disease control maintains that the need delta variant carries a high to very high risk of infection so possibly unvaccinated communities the organization estimates that by the end of August the variant one account for ninety percent of cases in the European Union Danny case numbers already climbing softly in countries like the United Kingdom Portugal and Russia carried Janice London
EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector
"European Union regulators launched a fresh anti trust investigation of Google regulators a setting out to assess whether the U. S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology the E. U.'s executive commission says the probe will look specifically into whether Google has violated the blocks competition rules by favoring its own online display advertising technology services at the expense of a rival publishers advertisers and advertising technology services the commission says it's looking at whether Google is restricting access by third parties to use the data for odd purposes on websites and apps Charles Taylor this month London
EU Lifts Restrictions for US Travelers, Vaccinated or Not
"European union is lifting. Its recommendation that member countries restrict travel from the us airlines have been pushing the eu to relax its guidelines ahead of the summer travel season. The us decision is non-binding individual european countries. Still have the final
A Big Week for Global Tech Policy
"New chair of the federal trade commission a raft of bipartisan legislation aimed at big tech and an agreement to collaborate with the european union. It's been a pretty eventful week in terms of global tech policy here to break down what all happened and what the landscape looks like going forward is our policy reporter ryan tracy. Hey ryan thanks for coming back on the show things for me okay. So let's start with the f. T. c. biden named the prominent big tech critic. Lena con as fdic chair you know. We talked about this earlier in the week. With our colleague brent kendall but remind us of the significant of khan's appointment. She's been very clear that she has concerns about the behavior of big companies in a lot of sectors tech. It's been a particular focus for her confirmation hearing she basically said everything's on the table in terms of big tech. Senators asked her a number of questions about areas where the ftc could become more aggressive in terms of looking at the marketplace for news or looking at the marketplace for a smartphone apps all these different areas where we've heard some concerns about the impact of big tech and her answer was almost invariably. Yes to those questions now. There are limits to the ftc's power but mistaken has an expansive view of what that power is and so we expect her to push those limits and so does this signal sort of shift from the obama years to the biden administration potentially signals a much more aggressive approach to antitrust policy. And that's obviously a big deal for the largest tech companies. Who are under. A lot of antitrust scrutiny. Right now and it's kind of amazing when you step back you know. They had a lot of power under the obama administration and a lot of influence and had the biden administration asked for who they would have picked to lead the federal trade commission. Liikanen think it's fair to say would not have been near the top of their list. Just given that a lot of things critical of tech companies in the past so the fact that the biden administration chose her clearly shows their influence is more limited than it used to be.
Biden Arrives in Geneva for Summit With Putin
"President Biden has arrived in Geneva before tomorrow's meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin it's the final stop on the president's first overseas trip after days of meetings with the G. seven NATO and the European Union allies tomorrow is perhaps the main event the president plans to confront Putin on everything from Moscow cyber attacks to election interference while also looking for areas of potential cooperation Texas congressman Michael McCaul the house foreign affairs committee's top Republican says the president must stand strong I think he should stay in no more we're not gonna take this anymore and made clear the US will hit back if Putin continues his attacks Sager mag ani Washington
Biden Urges G-7 Leaders to Unite on China, Infrastructure Initiative
"Leaders of the group of seven industrial nations have agreed on an infrastructure plan for developing nations to challenge China's global initiatives Zidan Biden's campaign to unify the world's democratic leaders to compete economically with China reached a turning point to the summit's Biden held talks with France's Emmanuel macron who was happy to have a corporative ally after four years of a trump presidency which had strange Franco US relations I think it's great to have a US president part of the club and the are you willing to to to cooperate side and also met with German chancellor Angela Merkel he downplayed differences on China and the pipeline that would transport natural gas from Russia to Germany bypassing Ukraine never the less both Biden and medical with positive about discussions and by ten articulated his support for the easy to handle its economic issues European Union I had a very strong and vibrant energy Karen Thomas London
UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit
"The post brexit turbulence between the UK and the European Union is providing an unwanted distraction and the group of seven summit taking place in southwest England British prime minister Boris Johnson told reporters at the summit that the E. U. one not paying full when it comes to post brexit talks on northern Ireland's let's see I think a lot of unnecessary interference a lot of unnecessary difficulties I think we can sort it out with good will see you is angry that the UK government has not yet put in place new checks on some goods coming into Northern Ireland from the U. K. meanwhile Britain says the techs are imposing a big burden on businesses and destabilizing northern Ireland's hard won peace Johnson the man to the blokes on pragmatic approach to post brexit talks he threatened to use an emergency clause to suspend agreed upon rules at the block did not compromise Karen Thomas London
Ex–VW CEO to Pay Company $13 Million Over Diesel Scandal
"Quickly get to the bottom of the 2015 scandal over diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions test. European Union lawmakers endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine
EU Report: Illicit Drug Sales Moved Online During Lockdowns
"According to an analysis of continental a drug trends illegal drug production on European soil increased during the corona virus pandemic last year as look Dallas help move drug sales from streets to encrypted online platforms the twenty twenty one European drug report says criminal groups also adopted the travel restrictions and border closures by relying less on human careers and turning instead to shipping containers and commercial supply chains to smuggle illicit substances the report is produced annually by European monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction drawing data from the European union's twenty seven member countries Turkey and Norway I'm sorry I. Shockley
Brazil’s Amazon Deforestation Reaches Record Level for May
"Says deforestation in the Amazon region increased by 40% in the year to me, 1180 square kilometres of rainforest were lost. Meanwhile, a separate report is warning that illegal logging is set to get worse. As the Amazon enters the dry season. I got more details from our Americas editor Candice Pet Well, this is the third consecutive months of these record figures of deforestation in the Amazon is really raising serious questions about President Jair Bolsonaro's commitments to fighting deforestation. Environmentalists argue that the deforestation levels have been increasing because his policies and his environment minister have been slowly dismantling the legal protection measures. That police and control deforestation in the Amazon. The minister himself is under investigation by prosecutors for alleged involvement in the export of illegal would, for example, to be sold to the European Union and the United States. The Environment Ministry is also frozen funding to the environmental policing body and frozen their normal ability to patrol and monitor deforestation. President Bolsonaro has promised to eradicate illegal deforestation in the Amazon by 2030. Is that even realistic? Well, it's certainly contradicts a lot of what he's been saying. So far since he got into office in 2019. He's repeatedly advocated to develop Mentalist policy for the Amazon has argued the region needs economic development, not protection as some kind of giant reserve as he puts it. So these latest statements have been seen with great skepticism in Brazil. A by his opponents. There's been
Catch-up Mustered: Europes Vaccination Drive
"A covert passport scheme launched this week could soon allow vaccinated travelers to roam freely throughout the european union people. It's a great european achievement. Seven countries are already issuing digital certificates and all member states could be using them by july as restrictions. Lift vaccination numbers rise outdoor dining returns. It appears that the block as a firm hand on the pandemic but even just a few months ago that wasn't at all the case the eu has a waste ago and is vaccination drive less than a quarter of adults are now fully vaccinated compared to about half in america or britain stanley. All rights for the economist from peres. The good news is that supply. Bottlenecks in europe finally eased and national inoculation drives a really starting to take shape which is to say. The eu is catching up with britain america. Other vaccine leaders catching pretty fast. Europe wants seventy percent of its adult population fully vaccinated by the end of the summer. If it manages that it would actually be on par or even beyond the us where vaccination rates are steadily falling. That goal seemed implausible. A few weeks ago now it might just get. They're getting doses. Getting actual vaccine was the biggest problem but now they're coming in thick and fast just to give you an idea. In the three months ending on june thirtieth the eu expects member states for whom it's been buying these vaccines to receive over four hundred million jobs. That's nearly one per citizen in the eu and it's four times the figure for the first three months of the year by the end of twenty twenty one according to european commission estimates. The you could be making three billion vaccines a year.
EU Agency Beefs up Stance Against Using Belarusian Airspace
"The European Union aviation safety agency has beefed up its stance on the use of Belarussian espace calling on regional authorities to formally ball the airlines from flying over the country oesa based in Cologne Germany has issued a safety information bulletin advising operators to avoid the S. space all Belarus following the may twenty three incident in which Belarussian flight controllers told the crew of a Ryanair plane or moved from Greece to look the way you have to learn that E. U. leaders denounced the move as a high checking on the active piracy responding by barring pollution carriers from the blocks as space and sketching out tougher sanctions I'm Charles the last month
"the european union" Discussed on KOMO
"The European Union appears ready to lift restrictions for Americans, but only certain ones, say ABC NEWS transportation correspondent Geo Benitez has been talking to travel experts, Americans wanting to travel can do so with a green passport. By presenting either a negative covert test. Ah, positive antibody test or a vaccine certificate from the CDC. If you have been vaccinated, you essentially have access to the EZ Pass Lane on a toll road. You can just breezed right through companies like common Pass and travel past. Beta testing. Mobile vaccine passport. APS to speed up the process. A new ABC News Washington Post poll shows nearly 75% of Americans who have not been vaccinated yet. Would not want to get the Johnson and Johnson shot even though it's now available to them. The CBC reporting 8% of people who've gotten Fizer or more Darna shots of non got not going back for their second dose. Apple is building its first facility on the East Coast to the research Triangle of Raleigh Durham, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper company will invest Maura than a billion dollars and create at least 3000 jobs. The average salary of $185,000 a year less than three hours away, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, along the coast. There are growing calls for police to release body Cam video after a black man was allegedly shot and killed by sheriff's deputies. Andrew Brown Jr. Father of seven shot in the back, as the deputies were issuing a warrant. ABC is Victor. Oh, kendo is there. Officials have released few details. But seven sheriff's deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. A neighbor who says she witnessed the shooting says Brown did not pose a threat to the deputies when they opened fire President Biden to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday. Police reform expected to be one of the topics that was up 35 points. This is ABC News. Stay.
"the european union" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was in Rome for unofficial ceremony. Chinese television broadcast the event live showed President Xi Jinping walking down a red carpet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. There were soldiers on white horses, flags waving lots of pomp and ceremony and then the two presidents signed a memorandum of understanding making Italy the first G seven country to join China's belt on road. Journalist. Louder Day video has reported on the Italy China deal for the new podcast Siri's on China's new Silk Road from the Global reporting Center. We've been listening to excerpts from the Siri's on the world Louder. You went to Italy justice It was joining belt on road. You also lived in China for two decades. So what do you think China got out of signing this memorandum of understanding with Italy? It was quite an unbalanced deal. China wanted an endorsement off the belt and road, which is a policy very much wanted by presidency, Jinping Now, By the time Italy signs up, several other country had already but this was the first G seven country to do so. So it was important for China. The XYZ was China's purpose, and this is what China got out of it. Italy was already trading with China. I mean trade between Italy and China goes back centuries. We got to think about Marco Polo right? What did Italy's government hoped to gain with this formal partnership with China? Well. Italy was hoping to have more trade for Italian goods because the trade imbalance is huge. But honestly, it didn't happen in any significant way. And to tell the truth, the players who got something out of it where players who were already dealing with China, they would have dealt with China in any way. And somehow managed to capitalize on this moments. So you're saying Italy didn't go far enough to capitalize on the deal with China? No, I didn't mean this still had Bean in the work for quite some time. It wasn't well thought through and even if created an open door with China somehow, you know, it wasn't a very strong moment for foreign policy, which is what would have brought Italy. Morris a system forward with China so again. It was very much about individual players. Well, a good example to look at our Italy's port cities. They were to be big beneficiaries of Melton Road, tell us about the Italian port city of Trieste and what China pledges to do there. Also three. Esther has bean dealing with China for a long time before this memorandum of understanding. So they're interested to have more presence with Chinese route coming to Trieste that they also interested, so have more investments in the industrial areas. They're hoping to get some more goods that can have some added value Manufacturing. Nearby the port to create more jobs around this and it's it's working towards this now. Yes, there was not in an important port. It's the most important port for oil. The whole Mediterranean. But he was not on a global map the way it is now, and this is also how you capitalized on opportunities. So that's interesting. The formal built on road agreement between China and Italy that happened almost a year before covered. 19 hit Italy and as we know it hit Italy. In a serious way. More than 35,000. Italians died during the height of covet the spring. How did Cove it affect relations with China? Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit, and he was badly hit. So naturally, the first thing that Italy does when it's hit with this sudden and scary health crisis is looking at the European Union. In the European Union. Is prepared to support its members during the very first face off the health crisis, and at the same time you have China, sending masks. Chinese is the very first one to help When you have a health crisis, people are scared. And so you look for help when you get it. So you have these You know this is double feeling about China while the European Union is not really coming through and that changes after initial phase off panic, it's Italy. It's Spain. It's France. It's very badly great Britain as well, somehow The European Union managed to get its members together a little bit more complicated than that. But it does come out with a plan and it's a very serious release plan, and so right now we are in a very different position. More oriented towards the European Union. Which doesn't mean that things you know, might not change Chinese always gonna be a player. Laura. We began our conversation with this comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning Italy not to do business with China. How do Italians take that criticism from the U. S. Stay out of that China game, So we talked both to the Port Authority and Venice Port Authority, and somehow they answer Was very similar, and we can hear the president of Port Authority Venice specifically talking about this conflict. His name is Us have understood a little bit too little and a little bit too late. We don't do respect what was going on with the belt on road and still they haven't understood properly. What's going on and what's happening. I have had recently very good talks with high ranking officials from us on guy. In a friendly but provocative manner. I asked. Where are you guys? What are you proposing as an alternative? Because countries are naturally oriented into trying to grow and develop strong economy. And of course, the United States is the number one economy of the planet. But China is the second one and It's growing fast. The U. S is number one, but China's growing fast louder You grew up in Italy, You care about its future. What's your take on the wisdom of Italy pivoting to China? There is one thing that comes out over and over again in our reporting. You deal with China. You know if your report how do you not deal with China? China moves the biggest trade volumes in the world. So why would you stay out of it? China is very powerful, so it makes no sense to just say Chinese bed Don't deal with China. Is the second most powerful economy in the world. China is an influential country. It's here to stay. Journals. Lada DeValerio. Thank you very much.
"the european union" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Telling Congress that we need to do to stop this virus. But the problem. You see the problem there I mean you know this, but the president is the president. The president has a bully pulpit. The president is not you guys can have a hearing. It was good hearing. We watched parts of it, and there are some sober-minded experts. They're the not. America doesn't watch Anthony FAUCI. He's not the leader of of of America. Like that's that's the problem here, you you need unanimity and. Consensus messaging going out from all parties. I completely agree with you. I mean even on the hill. We've had to have the speaker put in a requirement for everybody to wear masks for members wear mass for the same reason. This division is is costing lives, and that's the bottom line. The division and making this political is going to cost, and it has been. We've seen the responses from people who are in Arizona today, of frankly not believing the numbers, not believing the information I think prior to that is a product of the president and his his message that we can't believe media that we can't believe certain things that he doesn't believe science, so we have to continue to get the public health officials. To continue to send this message. We need our republican colleagues frankly to stand up a when they hear the president do something that's not right. These big massive rallies that he's having. Call it out to make sure that we're reinforcing to the American. People what they should be doing and setting the example. That's how we're going to lead, and that's how we're going to save lives. I want on a moment in the hearing today and I believe it was your question. If I'm not mistaken about when the individuals before you had last talked to the President States and the context here of course is that the last few weeks have really been troubling. We're we pay attention very closely data. We track it every day. It's in the last two weeks that you started to see the data. The go wrong way really in the last week. It's really started to look bad and even fatalities maybe starring up again. While testifying the CDC Director did not specify Dr Anthony. FAUCI said two and a half weeks ago was the last time you spoke the president. He said regular speaks vice president. The admiral who's in charge of the testing and Vaccine Undertaking, said two and a half to three weeks I mean the president's not talking to these people. What does that say to you? Well. That's concerning and that means president is not taking this seriously. I like his public health officials are this is the task force at the president. Turn to to get advice from on how to handle this, and he hasn't spoken to them in weeks, and in one case, we don't even know I mean that is just showing you how this president isn't taking this seriously. How really is endangering us? And he's not listening to the people he should be listening to. That's why I asked the question. I wanted to know how long it had been so that we could see who the president is listening to you. If anybody on the public health side. Clearly, he's not doing that. So! What's the game plan here? I mean I honestly I feel like I'm losing my mind a little bit on this. We. We know what this disease does. we have seen these. These curves happened before. There is real reason to worry about what's happening in Arizona and Texas and Florida. There's other reasons to be hopeful. It doesn't get as bad as it has gotten in other places. The president doesn't care. He's going to go to indoor rallies. What do we do? What is? What is the US government? WHAT DOES CONGRESS DO? Well what I think we need to focus on is testing testing testing and contact. Tracing we need to make sure to continue that and invest in that, even if the president doesn't believe in it, we as leaders have to put money behind that. We need to work with our local and state governments to make sure that they're doing that. Because that is what is going to help save us. That was going to help us open this economy and that's what's GonNa. keep us safe so even if the president doesn't believe in it as Dr Felt, she said today, we need to expand the testing way to do more of the contact tracing, and that is what we need to do Congress to continue to fund that effort. Congresswoman nanette Bergen California. Thank you for your time tonight. Thank you Chris? Next pretty shocking new allegations from G., O. J. West whistleblower. WHO's still at the department that top visuals pressured prosecutors to give? Roger Stone special treatment because he was the President Petar Bertrand he's here to explain it.
"the european union" Discussed on Hijacking History
"In this podcast. We're going to be talking about the strengths and the weaknesses of the European Union. Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about about the European Union after all not even Europeans know very much about the European Union and we have to define what this entity or institution is before we try to answer the question that is posed to you in this unit. Six discussion four assignment. That question question is what were the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. But let's go back and see what the European Union is in the first place after World War Two. The nations of Europe had finally learned their lesson. They realized that they could not continue to go on. And Fight World War after World War and still survive so they decided that they would try to do something fundamentally the mentally different from what they had tried after World War One. After nineteen forty-five you have a United Nations in place but let something more seemed to be necessary when we talk about the European Union. We're talking about something called European integration. What that means is that the European nation states would agree to give up some of their individual sovereignties in order to to pool their resources with others and time their economies together as closely as possible European integration ration- refers to the pulling down of barriers between nation states as well as the surrender of power by hi the nation states to some organization that exists above it in this case the European Union now the European Union did not come into existence until nineteen ninety one but it was being put together for decades before before that the first title was the Common Market? It really started. After World War Two Winston Churchill said we've got to have some kind end of integration of economies at least in order to build trust between nations. Now this is all not as this cloudy and abstract as you think this is pretty pretty simple stuff if you think about the idea. Is that nation states. Do not go to war with each other if they are constantly trading with each other that is if they have economic linkages if they have economic not MC ties and communications with other countries generally speaking nations do not go to worry with each other when they depend upon one another her for their economic livelihoods so the easiest concept of how to create linkages between nations was to have economic conomic ties and to set up economic relationships between say Germany and France by the early nineteen fifties Germany armony and France had agreed to the foundations of the common market and because Germany and France were dependent upon each other for their economic livelihood. Tariffs were removed and essentially. It was like they didn't have any borders between them and because they we're tied together their animosities tended to go down and it was true. That nation's get along better when when they are dependent upon one another for their economic prosperity now of course. Eventually the European Union would expand in two ways. I it would expand in terms of the number of member states that belong to it because it started out as just an agreement between Germany and France but the ambition was to extend this relationship to all sectors of the economy to pull down on all tariff barriers between nation states but also to strengthen it with something called enlargement enlargement refers to bringing other nation states into the Union and eventually there was going to be twenty seven European states in the European Union every European nation and except for Switzerland which has always wanted its independence and so the European Union seemed to be a huge huge success by the end of the nineteen eighties and the aspiration or hope for integration. was going to go way way beyond economics. It was going to include politics and political agreements. For example. The European Union Union prohibits the death penalty which means that no member state of the European Union can have the death penalty this assay law. Aw at the level of the European Union and all the member states have to agree with it or they can't be a member of the European Union and so there are many different examples of this and there's also a government structure to the European Union. which makes it look a little bit like the United States? Ace the fact that the European Union can order the member states to do certain things like prohibit the death penalty that sounds like the national government in the United States and so some people have referred to the European Union as a United States of Europe Europe now that is a fallacy Europe never was and never will be a United States of Europe nor will the European Union Nyan ever go in that direction Europeans. Do not want to have a structure like the United States and what is is that structure well that structure is a supra national government that has the ability to coerce coerce. Its member states. And that's what we have. In our Constitution. We have a federal structure of government. It is true that the states have some powers reserved to themselves under the constitution. However it's also true that the national government can impose its will on the states in a host of ways and it's also true that if there's a conflict in the United added states between state power and national power the national government always comes out the winner the founding fathers in the seventeen eighteen eighties when they wrote the constitution wanted to transfer power away from the states and concentrate that power in the national government? So that the national government would have the power to coerce. The state says I said before the Europeans don't want that they don't want member states to surrender their sovereignty more than is absolutely necessary now sovereignty I should should have defined that for sovereignty is power and the question in any political structure or political institution or or constitution is who has the power well. In the United States America the states do have certain powers but the national national government has more power and again if there is a conflict between the two the national government is the one comes out the winner. The European Union is not like that. The member states in the European Union do not surrender much of their power or sovereignty not to the European Union. European Union can do very little to impose its will upon the member states and that's one of the reasons the European Union doesn't seem to be very powerful institution so here are some of the differences between the EU and the US who s in the United States. National Government is supra national. That means it's above the states and it can impose its will upon the states in the European Union. The member states are in charge. Laws are not passed unless all the member states agree to them there has to be unanimity. There are sectors that the states have no control over in the United States dates such as the military foreign policy and the coining of money. All those powers are reserved to the national government from it in the United States but in the European Union the member states must agree for any decisions on military action or foreign policy. Let's see or monetary policy the coining money. If you want to find a parallel to the European Union it would be the confederacy in the American civil war. The confederate states of America were member states. That had most of the power reserved to themselves and there was very little power that was given up to the national government by the confederate states of America. That's that's one of the reasons why the confederacy lost the civil war because they could not coordinate their efforts and they could not surrender their sovereignty sovereignty to Jefferson Davis so that he could win a war that required coordination at the top so the confederacy is is sort of the model of the European Union and we saw how that turned out. Many people think the European Union is going to collapse because it has has the same issues of weakness that the southern confederacy had in the American civil war. There are two specific problems that are faced by the European Union. One is that is CR- incredibly complicated. The government structure is very hard to understand right. And they don't have congress. They don't have a two party system they don't have a supreme court. They do have a court of Justice they do have what's called the European Commission where member states try to agree on legislation or constitutional provisions from time at the time. But these have to be unanimous decisions and the sheer complexity of the European Union drives Europeans. Crazy after you listen to this podcast you will have a greater understanding of the nature of the European Union than the vast majority. The of Europeans have think about that for a minute since they can't understand it. Well what's the chance that this European Union. The thing is going to survive much longer. It is under tremendous stress right now for a variety of reasons but it has also had tremendous success over the years and it's impossible to say whether it will continue to survive or or whether it will go the way of all flesh and disappear at some point in the future. The death of the European Union has been predicted for many years and yet it continues to limp along and survive the other problem with the European Union. Is there's a democratic deficit with it. That's that's a famous phrase the democratic deficit. What that means is that the European Union is not very democratic? The member states can make all these decisions behind closed doors and it applies to the European people but they themselves have very a little leverage over the decisions that the European Union makes. There is a parliament that is elected by all European citizens since but the parliament has the least amount of power within the European Union. It has very little power. Compared to the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers which represent the member states is really the member states that make decisions from the top top levels of their individuals state leaderships in other words. The Prime Minister of Britain makes the Chancellor of Germany and the President of France. And they get together in a room and they make decisions. Well where does that leave the people. The people don't have much say they can vote for. Party's parliamentary party. In the European Parliament but the European Parliament has little say-so over the decisions of the European European Union and so those are the two main problems with the European Union. So what can we say about the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. Well it's a complicated subject. Sometimes the very successful things that the European Union has done have created problems at the the same time. This is true in so many areas of life man as problem solving creature but in the course of solving problems he often creates new ones. I would say the biggest strength of the European Union is its environmental policy. The European Union had a hard time getting started did with legislation to protect the environment and the United States had the lead on this when the United States created the Environmental Protection Agency under the Nixon Administration in one thousand nine hundred seventy but over the decades. The European Union has gone far beyond the United States and since the George W Bush administration and even more so under Donald Trump the United States has been a laggard on environmental airmen's policy and has contributed to the problem of global warming and climate change whereas the European Union has been and leader in attempting to enforce strict environmental policies that allow for something called sustainable development. That is for industry to know that they can continue to operate for decades to come because they are not spoiling the environment so much that their existence would pose a intolerable threat to life and the environment so the Europeans have been a model for environmental environmental policy which kind of makes sense because environmental policy requires coordinated effort across national boundaries pollution in does not respect national boundaries. What China does to the environment affects the environment of other countries? And so you need. A global response is to climate change and environmental conditions and the European Union as well structured to provide such leadership not so much traditional nation states like the United States. The European Union has also deserve praise for spreading democracy to Eastern Europe but eastern Europe and Western Europe. Do not look at the world. The Same Way Eastern Europe has been more supportive of American foreign policy for example then Western Europe has been and there are real divides between eastern Europe and Western Europe but the inclusion inclusion of East European nations in the European Union is in one sense a success story and ever expanding union however however this has brought into the Union states that don't see eye to eye with the existing states and that poses a threat of does union down the road. Finally Monetary Policy is very important success story. The European Union now has a common currency you see the euro and it's very solid currency it trades at a higher value than the American dollar for example. That does it's not mean that the euro is more stable than the dollar. It's actually a lot less stable and it has never been able to achieve the stability stability of the dollar. Nevertheless it's an impressive chievements for Europeans to have the same currency whether you're in Germany or in France or in the Czech Republic or anywhere else in the Union so monetary policy threatens to divide Europeans as much as it promises to bring them together because since the European states are not equal in terms of their economic health health some nations that are wasteful in their spending can borrow money simply because they belong to the same in Currency Union as very powerful Germany and sometimes they borrow money from banks that respect the euro only to spend it wastefully swiftly and creating problems within their respective countries so the European Union is a work in progress. It has problems but it also oh has had successes and we've only touched on a few of those successes but I think you.
"the european union" Discussed on Up First
"Hi this is Steve Inskeep we have a special report from up I. It's the background to a dramatic day of News Gordon Oakland arrived at the Capitol to testify before house investigators in the impeachment inquiry into president trump he is the United States Ambassador to the European Union Oh quid pro quo in the president's requests from Ukrainian officials in prepared testimony Sunland says Moore he says that in that text message he was just conveying what president trump told him and he insists he didn't know the president wanted a probe of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden so who is Gordon saw put our colleague Rachel Martin takes a long look Gordon Sunland has an important job he is the US ambassador to the European Union here's a bit of a video he made with his family introducing him after he was named my family is the most important thing to me we spend a lot of time together we travel together I grew up here in Portland Oregon and I'm very excited about the opportunity to spend more time in the EU and specifically in Brussels did this introductory video because the US and the author to the EU is not really a position that makes someone a household name no what has elevated Gordon Sunland into the public consciousness is something that wasn't part of his original job an assignment that put him on the ground in Ukraine and it's the reason he's testifying today the day after that now infamous call between President the trump presidents Alinsky Gordon sunland spoke with Ukrainian TV you're the US ambassador to the E U But you've been spending a great deal of time in kid why is that while President Trump has not only honored me with the job of being the US ambassador to the EU but he's also given me other special assignments details emerging about those special assignments this week we learned from testimony that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney pushed out the diplomats who had been in charge of Ukraine policy and put three other people at the helm instead who apparently gave themselves the nickname here sunlen again on Ukrainian TV we have what are called the three Amigos and the three are migos our Secretary Perry again Ambassador Volker myself and we've been tasked with sort of overseeing the Ukraine the US relationship between our contacts at the highest levels of the US government and now the highest levels of the Ukrainian government in that same interview sunlen said that he spoke to president trump just a few minutes before he placed that call to Alinsky although in his testimony today on the minimizes that conversation he says it was short what's substantive his now famous text messages came a month and a half later that's when he denied that there was any quid pro quo in president trump's conversation with presidents Sqi he was sure in his denial he says because he clarified the issue personally with President trump the phrase quid pro quo has now become a sort of shorthand describe this entire debacle but it's a phrase Gordon Sunland uses himself to explain his own negotiating philosophy here he is describing at a business breakfast Portland back in two thousand sixteen how he used to facilitate phone calls between the former Democratic governor of Oregon and President George W Bush we would make these requests it's done quietly they were done with rifle precision and there was always a quid pro quo the governor would help the president US something and the president would help the governor was something and it was very transactional transactional was a word I heard a lot when asking friends and former colleagues about Gordon Sunland so was pragmatic as a hotel developer tight end. Gop circles working in liberal Portland Oregon Sunland had to figure out how to work with a lot of people he didn't agree with workbooks and wine bottles and Gordon among other things collects relationships this is David Nuremberg he got to know sunland when they both worked as fundraisers for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign back in two thousand twelve he and others said that back then it was pretty clear Solomon wanted to hitch his wagon to a candidate who could make him an ambassador probably to a German speaking country sunland Jewish parents fled Germany during World War Two they ended up in Washington state and opened a dry cleaning business it's a story SOM- Lynn has recently started telling a lot I'm the first in my family that was born in the US my parents were both European Mac Prince I started in Germany that was the beginning of the uprising of Hitler was able to escape my father was muddled out of Germany before things got bad soon gun through Frieda and my sister Lucy found fortunate permanent refuge in Seattle Washington David Nuremberg told me son and saw an ambassadorship as a way to square the circle of his family's legacy as some kind of symbolic justice not uncommon among the people I know who come through this experience to want to have relationships too powerful people in government because let's face it almost anyone who either personally survived or whose parents or grandparents survived the Holocaust did so because of the intervention of someone who who helped him and you think you think that explains Gordon Sunlen support of president trump and I think it may I think it may it was a process though song supported trump and then he didn't support him and then trump became the nominee in sunland went on all in and made a million dollar donation to trump's inaugural committee he still had his eyes on the prize a European Ambassador Post and jobs like that often doled out to top donors but on made the donation quietly through four separate entities lindbergh steen spent a decade working as a consultant for someone and he helped him push back against a big convention center hotel in Portland he also observed him as he made political alliances around the state Burg says sandline is not ideologue he is a political pragmatist and he would ally himself with whomever could help him achieve his dream posting in Europe he was a chance he tried to kind of the European Union fast forward fifteen months and twenty six days and now today ambassador Gordon Sunland has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress yeah I've been thinking about that I'm not sure I'm able to answer that I didn't certainly never asked me to go over and he lines he was someone who not wasn't looking to bend the rules necessarily but was trying to bend the narrative trying to make sure that he if he could tell his hit a story in his way he would win Burstein than told me his own story about working with Sunland it goes back to that Convention Center Hotel Project They were after statement saying that he was inches battle in Portland. Gordon was first and foremost interested in his own reputation Thursday is going to be I think that pillar of the.
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Now obviously the french empire in africa collapses axes bike quickly after the treaty of rome assigned and it's one of these late imperial episodes that people don't much like to draw attention to these days but pay attention to these episodes reminds asif how contingent the creation of things like the european union are but also how many different ideologies play whether religious or imperial <unk> own limo or along. Do you feel if this one fails there are still when you look at the long history lots of other ways we could do it. What do you think we have now. Wrap this idea up in this this version of it because there are still lots of other ways we could do it but it's not clear we can get to them all back to them so i don't know enough about about the politics especially of international banking i mean i think if the current european union fails it will be because some banking crisis blows up the european financial system tom this podcast helen thomas the person to ask about that wherever as a european union mark to to replace the current one i think will depend on what form break-up takes what former collapsed aches and how long people try to keep a failing institution going because that will set the scene for the next phase of the story but i would have thought that if the current european union collapse as for whatever reason there's enough legal harmonisation and after the political ankle class has instincts towards cooperation my guess would be there would be an attempt to european union two point bert exactly what format would take. We'll have to depend on the way in which exist in union fails we will tweet links to some of christie's writing on this subject about rousseau and many other things at t. P. podcast under school will and as always this further reading in our show notes. My name is david runciman and we've been talking politics yeah..
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"You're going back back to this vision which in the nineteenth century associated with someone like the italian giuseppe mazzini of an idea that europe will be a group of nation states who live alongside alongside one another in relations of fraternity but they might not necessarily need especially formalized institutional arrangements between them so the end of the class were was very important <hes> but not in a straightforward way for those freight for the more straightforward story about the very rapid move to a european union. You have to go to the end of the second world war and the way in which as the nineteen forty eight hundred nineteen fifties a whole series of these governments now significantly dominated by christian democratic parties were interested interested in creating a european union built around a custody indiana single-market when he then look at the european union as it was then and what has become it comes in in some respects it feels like not the culmination of the story you've been telling but certainly ah a continuation of it and you see these earlier. Schemes has antecedents in another light. It looks very contingent like one of multiple possible ways this could go and if you think that there is the customs and commercial versions the legal version as the political armed force version. There's the cultural version. They're all these different ways of thinking about it. Is it balancing powers brainpower any palace together when you look as a historian at that long story does the show story look more contingency or does it look like something that his time was eventually gonna come well. That's a good question. It's a difficult question. One of the difficulties of treating the subject is the. It's very difficult not to think of the eighteenth century schemes in the nineteenth. He's entry proposals as some kind of anticipations or forerunners or forebears antecedents of what eventually happens and then the risk that runs is you lead to a very ah heavily teleological way of thinking about things that distorts stark onto standing in a big way one way to counter that is to look at some of the criticisms that the vote's not taken or criticisms that amounted in the nineteenth century one of the things dynacast prudan says in the nineteenth century of some of the schemes floating around him is that in practice these will lead to domination nation by the great powers and people think that's the problem with the european union today that germany is too powerful within what supposed to be a collaborative multinational all international association poodles warning does look somewhat prescient at as in other aspects too but yes i mean there's a great deal wheel of contingency all the way along one of the fascinating episodes concerns the creation of the european union itself the christian democratic governments find it easy you to cooperate around products of european union christian democracy is a form of political catholicism the becomes very powerful in west germany and italy and the benelux countries as off the wall and be parties led by men who tied together in networks based around geneva in the nineteen thirties when they're in exile from the fascists and someone who knew each other well and i mean talking about national corporation for a long time to some extent the power that stands outside fats the french where political catholicism never has anything like the same same sway in the twentieth century and so one puzzle is worldwide or the french get interested in participating in the scheme of european union and one of the intriguing answers is is the they see it as a way to shore up their empire the if they can be economic cooperation between the west european powers that will free up german capital and dutch capital make make that available for french colonial imperial infrastructure projects in west africa as part of a french product to hold on their empire..
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Ashikaga beacon developed without undermining the british economy but ver- fails because of the eh futile of the king to ground categorization and so again that doesn't become a model that anyone really wants to follow and what's going on in britain. <hes> in ireland is always somewhat at one remove from some of the arguments guy on on the continent because then as now people aren't quite sure what to do with bretagne <hes> it's very easy to make arguments about how land based continental powers will benefit from forms of economic looking political cooperation with their immediate neighbours and again from the nineteenth century onwards you can get along just by invoking fear of russia fear of growing russian in power. Germany doesn't want to be caught in the middle. Fouls doesn't want to be left on his own to face russia but the audience by britain noah weighs more complicated some schemes that put east do have the british as part of it other schemes have them very much outside this idea that britain is a maritime hard time power with its economic interests focused along transoceanic connections and so the way people talk about britain varies quite quite a lot over this long delay so the anglo scottish union is never especially on people's minds again. It's an easy business because there's only two to countries and they will speak english. You mentioned a customs union language that we still use. How did people think you could go with that. I mean a customs union is not the same as a european union but as the driver a- absolutely so that the key historical predecessor of the european customs union and is the german zollverein the ninth century customs union the linked together the states in the most of the states in the german confederation and the key theorist in the economist list who is making arguments about how this is the way to promote international cooperation and this is the kind of perpetual peace program and in fact lists proposal is a very nice example of how britain is figured in relation to these the list things that the continent needs to push for a and expanded zollverein accustoms union in order to protect itself against british economic power but that once it becomes sufficiently powerful the british will be forced to join into it. That's how you neutralize the threat of <hes> british maritime and mercantile interests by ultimately folding mm-hmm into a more powerful european economic zone so that's been around for a long time the time when it really becomes a live political issue while the justice german thing that some people speculate might be extended wider is in the one thousand nine hundred ninety s in the debate that follows the new american comparison walls and then you variety of economists in particular in politics are interested in the idea of creating a western european mitteleuropa central your european customs custom's union in the end all those projects fail because of animosity between the french and the germans over al's mahan but these provinces that are ambiguous about are they find charlie germans the germans annexed them after the franco-prussian war and after that it becomes impossible to envisage a deep cooperation between the french government and the german empire until the question of asllani solved so in the eighteen ninety s conversation about european customs union ultimately doesn't go anywhere but a lot of people are drawn into that conversation and serious proposals advanced is it then assumed if you're going to build a project around commerce and accustomed union union that is shared legal order will also have to come in. It's wake or to proceed it because european union is also often and still to this day a legal project but what's the point point which the law has to be unified as well so the international lawyers are very much on.
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"The way the tolstoy's great russian novel warm peace opens with an awful lot of french because it beginnings in this soiree in petersburg around eight hundred five and all garissa crafts speaking french to each other because that's what they did another wonderful detail is that when pierre zhukov sukhov the hero of one piece. I makes his appearance. It's to get involved in a conversation about one of these peace plans that was floating around around the time of eight hundred five around the time of the third coalition against napoleon then highlights the other problem which i think goes back to the origins of this nearly eighteenth century and it's true of every attempt to create a european in union which is some states are more powerful than others france being the obvious one not always france but often is franz and there's a big imbalanced. So how do you create a union. How did they think you created a union. Some of whose members were as you said statelets and some of whose members were these very powerful and very well <hes> <hes> states. That's absolutely right and questions geopolitics all ways <hes> playable in this ongoing conversation. One of the earliest plan land is the so-called grand design of king henry the fourth in france and that's an attempt to get the other powers of europe on side with france in order to constrain the austrian habsburgs says very much a plan with a geostrategic ambitions the pierre's plan that was offered around the time of the treat you tracked works the other way but with respect to france the idea is that if the british can get interested in this the dutch can get interested in this then everyone will see this is a way to box france and so they're all these concerns about great power politics from eighteenth century onwards a very widespread theme. I'm in the arguments about your opinion is fear of growing russian power. What have been the effects of peter. The great reforms in russia had the growth of shem power destabilized allies european state system. What was the lower of the russians in the fifteen peace settlement in europe and so on so great how politics never far away in the nineteenth century one one of the things that some of the international lawyers get concerned about his precisely the way in which peace plans tied to fix international relations so that we see this today in the way that luxembourg's sometimes thought to be overrepresented in european institutions will why because it was there at the start and it got kind of overrepresented called the privilege of being there at the beginning of the century some people i'll say look this is the problem with these kinds of arrangements they tried to freeze particular international order at a particular moment but the ebb and flow and the vise and fall of powers means that will never be stable and so these international institutions in order to survive do have to have an internal flexibility where they can adapt to accommodate the rising power of somehow as and the declining powers of others one of the ideas that a european union is offering a post to is the basic balance power notion of international relations but as you describe it they're not dot distinct these earlier versions of european though pure balance of power politics looks pretty unstable because it can unbalanced very easily but within the idea of a european the and there's often an assumption that you are going to have to do some balancing if this thing is going to be stable the really powerful states do have to be balanced vast absolutely right for the the eighteenth century proponents of european union or take themselves to be critics of the balance of power system. They argue that the system unbalances excel extremely easily and easiest just wait to see that is in these monarchical powers where when one monarch dies they'd be a controversy about who would succeed them and there was a war of the spanish succession and there was war or the the austrian succession asha and that's absolutely right the balance of power is targeted here that question reemerges in a very nice way later on which is the the european integrationists often take themselves to be critics of the balance of power but then a some point they come to realize all that what they're really doing simply trying to produce a new balance of power and a global able level because with divisive american power which everyone notes during the nineteenth century and it becomes blindingly obvious after the american turn to protectionism with the mckinley tariff..
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"A eighteen back into the seventeenth century was it assume for the peace project in order to regulate this piece that this european union would need some the military or armed force of its own was it assumed that at some level european army would have to be created so this is a question on which <hes> different people depor proposed different answers the pierre who's the most famous of the eighteenth century writers on european union fought. There should be an international army that the members of his confederation federation should contribute to one of the tasks of that international army was who enforce decisions of the union against cultured members. He also seems to have thought that another function of the army might be to kick the ottoman turks out of europe and liberate constantinople for for questions so there's a kind of crusading agenda here later writers don't always follow him on this so jeremy bentham the famous utilitarian philosopher with the slogan to public the greatest happiness of the greatest number he he writes wannabes peace plans around the time of the french revolution his ideas that you don't need an international army because international public opinion will now do the work it needs to do do the you can have. An international court will pass resolutions to resolve international disagreements and bentham was optimistic for the power of international. The public opinion would be enough to get individual nation states into line. That seems optimistic but that's a sense. The kind of argument that was that was going on then seems especially optimistic in the absence of a common language. I mean how did how did bentham think this international public opinion would share opinions among so we'll don't forget the eighteenth century..
"the european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Just forty pounds by using the euro alabi. Don't me food slash birthday uh-huh women talking about european union before the e._u. We're talking about still a particular kind which is canadian states being united in some way across the continent of europe as opposed to the things that have been around for longer the nation states the roman empire par the catholic church their ways of unifying europe where one power dominates where does the idea that separate nation states could come together gather without one power dominating in a union come from well. I think i'd want query the idea that the conversation is always about nation states and i think fats fats one area where we have kind of gone wrong because we think of europe has kind of naturally divided nation states and then there's the question of can they come together and form a confederation or a federation but if you go back to the eighteenth century the language of nation states sees a bit anachronism vert britain and france aw aw long established states <hes> the unify a linguistically similar populations and so on britain is complicated because there's been the union between england and scotland of santino server in a union of the crowns earlier but these are two different nations or what kind of state do they make up and much of the rest most of europe in the eighteenth century isn't really what we'd call nation-states very complicated arrangements and of course that's one of the things that means the some of the really a proposal for some kind of european union at the time and subsequently they've often been thought of as utopian hopeless or ideas that were hundreds of years before that time but saw these proposals were made in eighteenth century where states were combining and recombining they'd seen the union between england and scotland could continental the european powers do something similar and the states or the statelets of germany were newsly organized through the the holy roman empire this ramshackle association association which voltaire famous said was neither holy nor romanorum empire but it existed and again when people proposed in the eighteenth century some schemes for your opinion indian to some is they look like an attempt to extend the framework of the holy roman empire across the entirety of the continent so i think we have to be cautious with this idea avert avert the problem or the problematic of europe has always emerged from the story of how nation states can be made to correlate the nation states themselves emerge judge in a big way over the course of the nineteenth and the twentieth century and the conversation about european union predates. Those in the eighteenth century version is the goal nonetheless the less piece essentially to to stop whatever these entities are these political entities from fighting each other time absolutely the common thread that lands to so many of these schemes is that that piece products or language that was often used as perpetual peace. The idea that states are fighting time in the war ended by treaties but the treaties create create a temporary peace. They create a truce. They create an armistice. They don't bring an end to war because in a structurally unstable international system those wars will always come around again and so the language of perpetual peace gates developed to talk about what would need to be the case for there to be a permanent peace settlement mond and it's about peace and it is almost always also about commerce the idea that if you have a peaceful europe then europeans can trade trade with one another across international tears and that can promote prosperity wider prosperity a shared prosperity growing economy and warfare will not get in the way of that any more on the kind of things that states do won't get in the way of fat so peace and commerce two key words for the compensation going right back today..
"the european union" Discussed on FT World Weekly
"Hello and welcome to wealth weekly from the financial times i'm gonna in rockland today when discussing the new leadership of the european union selected earlier this week in lake nona summit joining me on the line from brussels correspondent spot on that jim brunson and here in the studio is europe editor benham jim i described as a light not something i mean they are but this one seem particularly fraud i mean watching from a distance i did not see wonder whether they would be able to find a compromise and therefore find find the new head of the european commission and the european council and someone how long ago was it yeah exactly i think that's what sets it apart i thought she is summit where they had a total cops in total failure on the modern day in each then pull things together i'm still by the cheese day so you know we used having all that summit talks very difficult and then they have a chip to know that and they're about to announce so they found a compromise on everything from greek bailouts to maybe at least part of the solution to a crazy some kind of migration system fear for example on this occasion they took all the way through the nights on sunday into monday morning and basically and then pretty made the decision to carry on trying and so then another three or four hours and see which diplomats described to me as being chaotic take crazy groups of leaders sitting around trying to come up with a deal completely bucket kind of way than i think they took wilson's petitions go get a few hours sleep and then finally the deal was hatched don't choose day says the deal is eventually hatched came out where they present the european commission assertive underline the german defense minister had been completely undiscussed beforehand how much did she just sort of image suddenly is somebody is brain wave and how much was this always in retrospect in the background on probably more important jim once you're gonna be nine can the commission president yeah us the underlying was owned the very long list if you'd like of potential alternative candidates for defense rights i say alternative because they official candidate for the sense rights also nine in brussels of european people's policies this is the grouping of christian democrats in central leaders their official candidate manfred veda member of european parliament when it became clear that wasn't gonna fly which is apparent before the summit they needed a plan b and her name us dylan's name was in that conversation but to be honest the main people who were mentioning it was the french french president emmanuel macron who ready pushed her kohl's and put forward their idea of building a package round which is well avenged e books and break the deadlock in the talks so i'm told by one source the jury in the negotiations her name did come up as earliest stages sheila's mentioned as a possible high represents to foreign policy so easy for minnesota role but really i think the fact that she emerged from if you like slightly from left field really helps in a way because it completely changed the dynamic of the discussion up to them all joining the summit they've been trying to solve this 'nigma of how to build a package around friends timmermans a dutch socialist as commission president's manfred favor of the president's european council this is climate been hits appalled and it wouldn't work and i think bringing her in completely change the dynamic not least because both the ac be much more essentially into the discussion with christine lagarde cutting baptized just shifted the tectonic plates bad grades some breathing room for discussion in terms of what kind of commission president's since she's gonna be they don't really know she's very strong integration is views some people fettes hers european federalists but there's no idea in brussels watch jeopardy we're moving from shown coach jim komi who is an old school european federalists but also very pragmatic donald tusk who is by no means european federalist it's a generally a much more avowedly old school you're filed if you like team michelle michelle from belgium leading the council on muslims align leading the commission i think maybe we can expect to see some clan it's just projects coming back on the table on pops and quite controversial ones so you solidarity southern european countries on migration in the form of compulsory migrant crisis may be very difficult and also maybe some ambitious projects but here's i said man i mean obviously they see the one package age are we right to focus on the line at the head of the commission as the headline or maybe in retrospect decide that it's costing the balance moved to the european central bank will make a break this package i suppose were focusing on those underlying partly because of course he is at the center of the political control the cnn political action but i agree i think christine lagarde is the most significant appointment and may have a big role in terms of shaping the future of yours and us on the line at the end of the day and it's also an appointment which has some controversy or at least questions because of course christine the god has no experiences a central banker has no experience of monetary policy is northern economist but she clearly he's a very talented two small charismatic woman with very very good politicals skills and she surrounds himself with good technical people since mario draghi is ready sort of setting the coolest monetary policy for sometimes they come maybe she's a success and ben jim sent the the french should be pushing us love on the line and generally this whole package is being seen as a bit of a trauma from manual macron so you have a french woman is the head of these e b canada they propose the the head of the commission you gotta francophone belgium as the head of the council do you think that's the right way region and if so is it a technical front porch the french basically monster shape they decisions but did she get anything out of it in the long run in terms of the mumps and francaise it's national and i think it's definitely a win emmanuel macron thing that is beyond out especially when you put it in the context of his recent sort of faded goes to build alliances and to make any headway on yours on reform for example i think this is k a big win for him he has used his influence within the european parliament ways policy within the european parliament to good effect he's established a good liberal beachhead in european policymaking which i think will be important in the years ahead but at the end of the day these are just a few people in a few very important critical posts about all the underlying problems at you and yours and remain as do many of the fundamental tensions between france and germany on how to solve those problems they know so by these appointments and what do you think will happen jim actually you mentioned there may be more of a federalist push now do you think that line to make much headway given the center of any federalist push it seems to me has to be attempts to build more of a knee conomic union around europe and the resistance waxing come probably from germany from mrs underlines and country well again i think this goes by tibetans point i think there's a risk if you're stating the importance of these appointments getting someone who's you'll put its carlisle shed geopolitical to political vision into a tough job in brussels doesn't mean your gender is now gonna carry the day simply because this is a system where anything significant has to be approved by national governments the most important stuff us directly by national leaders and then you've got the european parliament to contend with as well but it certainly helps i mean my crawl has come along with a very ambitious agenda the u of centralizing economic policy on the forging very strong corporation in other areas and having basically you'll mates in key coordination roles kind of any help microsoft income and isolated figure you summits but now his political best mate michelle michelle is not gonna be sharing some it's so anyhow brady in terms of just kind of greasing the wheels of processes endless brussels prices and imaginations you need to go through to get some kind of result i think it certainly does mean is that you've got leaders who want to push europe forwards inquire ambitious ways in assimilates mr macron say just just counter example you have a goal it's very cautious conservative leader from central and eastern europe coming in and taking over major prosecution with an agenda say robot coney udall making slash easy regulations on basically rewind policy you integration you've got people coming in who could have a very positive agenda to try and keep building new european project and i'm not sure you watch the favor of dislike manual not only wants to exactly that and then i mean not does uninteresting when it seemed to me to imagine the summit which is that it is accounts and they outside seems like a bit of a defeat the central and eastern europe they used up all around munition to block friends timmons she'd been taking some companies such as potent cold but now that faced with an intern in western european federalists team would geographical you're not you're not certainly not like yes they seem to take so much pleasure in looking timmons and the hungarian rocking manfred very bad that they saw as a triumph for them and for the unity of the vinograd for cool but i agree i mean they clearly can be an effective negative fools but still they have anything positive out of it how do they move forward their agenda now will if she lives on the line be any self thrown rule of law where she's i doubted so to it felt like a pretty fleeting victory for them and it shows you that they're gonna need to do a lot more to be able to build opposed to the lawn and maybe it's not just these new york eastern europe undoubtedly they need to figure out why they can actually use their influence better yeah i love the sense where nothing we obviously have to discuss stuff's brexit the neighbors government will be shutting up quite soon property led by boris johnson asking for rocket adjustments to the brexit deal otherwise we're gonna end with a no deal brexit now it always seemed to me jim that it's unlikely were gonna get any adjustments but the law steve somers had shown a reluctance to embrace no deal brexit on the palms with e you maccarone quote some pushback when he seemed to be proposing that but now we have shown michelle at european council does that make action no deal brexit slightly more likely it's ready instincts no the donald tusk the man who shot michelle will be succeeding is european council president i think he's often portrayed in the uk press as being a part of the sports in because because he's been very outspoken against breaks to such as boris johnson united states most famous quotes is the breakfast is have a special place in hell because they cars uk tonight's leave without having a way described at the time is a shred of aplomb but i studied donald tusk is fundamentally anglophile the file politician who was devastated the uk to leave i desperately wants to be uk tribus the decision so the uk undue influence in europe hot very very strong friend in donald says he's not being placed by shell michelle if you opt now has played the role being the most outspoken julieta when it comes to expressing frustration about you case approach to brexit when it comes to saying that you should be ready to take a new deal if necessary when it comes to pretty much ridiculing to be honest the way the uk is gone about the negotiations so he's in by the mind the person the politician saying the things the other leaders such as i'm gonna go called say now he is the one who is gonna be sharing these summits when you british prime minister will be attending zillow's western they used when you leave and afterwards and even joined that will be charing meetings twentyseventh e you leaders say it's a very very interesting change i'm pretty quite worrying one you yeah yeah yeah so although i suppose the show michelle will have to motor right his frustrations izzy council president but i suppose were the stage and the prices were even mind you change of attitude and temperament could count for quite a long yeah because to push back against macro and michelle one i don't think he will known certainly no the beginning okay well after leaving now but will get a sense of how this is playing in the coming months the new team take that places in brussels but for now thank you very much indeed the gym runs in brussels tobacco home here in the studio london that's it for this week until next week goodbye this financial times podcast is supported by capital.
"the european union" Discussed on World News Analysis
"You can download our podcast searching for world news analysis. US president Donald Trump's obstruction lowered the status of European Union. Diplomats in Washington without notifying, Brussels. That's according to you officials the change means, two blocks. Washington-based diplomats are less likely to be invited to high profile events that they wore under former president Brock Obama. The snob was illustrated at a December two fifth funeral. Oh of George H W Bush when Europe's alway was among the last diplomats to be called on to pay respects. A commission spokesperson said they were seeking further clarification. I can say these stages that we understand that. There was a recent change in the way diplomatic precedence lease implemented by the United States protocal, and we are currently discussing with the relevant services in ministration possible. Implica- implications for the utilization in Washington, but adamantly this questions should be directed to US administration. Trump has often shown his disdain for the European Union and back purchase plan departure from the block, but the United States, and the you you have the world's biggest bilateral trade ties and US investment in a blog is three times higher than Asia. So why did he Trump outs racial, lower the status of you diplomats? And what does it mean to the crossed Alantic relate? Join us live on the lying as professor toll. When Joel senior research fellow of the institute of America's studies at the Chinese Academy of social sciences. Professor tell thank you very much. Good evening. So what really impact does this move? Have. What's the difference between being listed as Representative from nation states and from a multinational bodies, we know that representatives from NATO? Actually, first of all it's reprieve they represent summoned that presenters suffering countries and is Representative from much national bodies to not have such a representation. And the international society is form the first of all of sovereign countries. So people usually pay attach more importance to the representatives of sovereign countries. And I think this the move by the US department of state certainly have a negative impact on the relationship between the United States and Europe Union, the relationship chip has already being not that good. Donald Trump took office as president you officials say that did not get noticed beforehand. So what does he tell about away the Trump administration handles diplomatic issues? Yeah. I think the. Again shows the disorganization of the Trump administration, and the we have seen a lot such kind of cases activity, for instance, Donald Trump without consolidation was with his own team nonce US where intentionally withdraw from Syria, and then all his own security team and also his allies, the US allies, the persuaded to change the idea, and this is just to one case and the demotion from a Member State to international organizations of the European Union. A is another another case, you know, it's disorganization of the the ministration why do the US ration- decide to change the status at this particular moment. Oh, we already note. Donald Trump another pay much attention to the European Union. Actually, he. He has a teaser favor of much let unitary rather than much less reason..
"the european union" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And Jason Kelly from Bloomberg radio. Carol the fate of the euro, the fate of the European Union. The fate of Europe it feels like has been top of mind for the last year. Maybe the last couple of years the wake of Brexit in the wake of Italy in the wake of Greece not too long ago. What happens next, right? There's been so many threats, and if you really look over the existence of the European Union has always been some pushback, whether or not this would survive in the long-term, and yet here, it's still so we're gonna talk about the EU the European Union. What is in store for twenty nine hundred? Alan Crawford is with us from Berlin. So allen. Yeah. There's been so much going on here this past year in terms of maybe threatening the existence of the European Union talk about kind of some of the stories and that countries and issues that you're going to be following in two thousand nineteen. Well, let's just say that being several big issues of completed all at once in the second half of two thousand eighteen. Which will be watching closely in two thousand nineteen those are, of course, Brexit, which remains completely unpredictable. Still is new deal. Well, there is a deal agreed between the UK government negotiators, but it's not going through the UK parliament, yet doesn't leave lake will. So we know literally no one has any idea what will happen. There are so many different scenarios. But then also we've seen. We've seen rather unusual scenes in Italy with this populist government and late click coalition of anti-establishment party. A fairly far right party, which is increasing. On which is a TA you being. Bumping up against the EU over budget policy. Then of course, we saw these yellow vest protests in France, which made.
"the european union" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Results, but the referendum. If you if you want to leave without a deal Fiat front that in the short term, this would cause significant economic damage to parts of our country who can least afford to bear the burden Jillian tell us a little bit about those two competing narratives that may is trying to reconcile their. Well, she is absolutely correct. Because when the Brexit vote happened there was a perception by the Brexit is that the UK essentially leave the rest of the European Union without causing a great deal of damage, and that it will probably be able to maintain trading relations with the rest of the block, but not have to subject itself to the European Union's rules or make contribution to the European Union's central. Kitty, what's become clear in the last couple of years or two things firstly that the European Union really operates with four interrelated pillars free movement of capital. People people good. And services and essentially won't take any one of those four elements out to the rest of the pot and just let the UK say enjoy free trade without having free movement of people, but the other huge problem that nobody foresaw when the Brexit happened is Northern Ireland because if no knowledge is inside the UK, which has a complete break from the rest of the European Union. You have to put a new border between north and South Island, and that jeopardizes the peace process and all manner of economic ties, but if the north non remains inside the rest of the European Union, you have to put a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and essentially break UK up, and it's a completely intractable problem, which nobody has solved yet, Jillian what's been the reaction to the collapse. Well, essentially, what Yonker John Cook plonker told Theresa May this morning, and he's headed the European Commission is that there won't be any renegotiation of the deal that the deed on the tape was the only deal on the table, and it's difficult to under the state the degree to which the rest of the European Union is absolutely fed up with us. You have tremendous amounts of distraction in France and Germany and elsewhere right now Macron, the president of France is dealing with his own internal crisis and heath in no mood to give them sessions and doesn't have the attention span to do that. In Germany Markle is stepping down the future. And again as great concern about wedge. Evan politics. Heading Italy's got his own endless never ending financial crisis and tensions. So nobody on the European Union side is willing to sit down and go through time consuming difficult negotiations. They make if Theresa May a bit more language, they make give her a few consent. Nations hero that they may play along with her and hope the sheer effect of waiting forces British politicians to recognize there's no better deal on the table, and they have to vote for this. But it's not going to be an easy resolution on any side whatsoever. You know, one of the interesting things is that the what next question here is one that even the New York Times had to essentially draw a map to explain what all the possibilities are that could happen after this this failure. What happens next in your opinion? What is the most likely scenario for may? And for Brexit going forward. Right now, there is an incredibly wide range of possibilities of what could happen next. The possibility of the UK never leaving has definitely risen because people who want a second referendum, basically rallying the troops and getting ready to push for that very hard. The problem is that the labor leader. Jeremy Corbyn has not yet indicated whether or not he would support that it's also entirely possible that Theresa May Doug manage to eventually force still through parliament, partly because the act of waiting low enough will force politicians to realize how important many of the other alternatives are, but the other risk which really spooks financial markets is as Theresa May said crashing out without any dealer tool, which would essentially mean, a very significant rupture and shock to the British economy and the rest of the European Union not to mention the wider global economy next spring, Jillian tat with the financial times. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. And Andrew Marshall at the Atlantic Council. We want to bring you into the conversation now things fell apart yesterday pretty dramatically on the floor of the house of Commons. Andrew. But that really wasn't a surprise that the vote wasn't going to pass. Why did may take it? This far. Well, I think as Jillian pointed out it's pretty clear that that Brexit is broken prime minister may has taken this deal. Probably as far as she can take it. She's now looking for changes that she knows that changes are not going to be to get from her European counterparts. But she also nice that her party the conservative party is deeply divided over this. She knows that the labor party on the other side of the house of Commons is relishing every moment of discomfort. It's not very clear. She had too many other options are now is very very unclear where things go and in my opinion. That's that's bad for Britain that it's bad for the United States when a country like the UK with which the us up strong ties his in such an uncertain and risky position. Let's talk a little bit about that relationship and the potential influence over. The the UK vote here. President Trump surprised many people in the UK when he came out against the the Brexit deal. Do you think Trump contributed to the votes of ultimate failure? I think it's unlikely to have much direct impacts. But it's certainly true that people on the eurosceptic wing of Theresa May's conservative party are eager and keen to begin discussions with the US on a free trade deal, which they think can be a significant base for the UK economy. Whether or not that's true, it it certainly the case that relations with the US again to be absolutely critical for the for the UK as it deals with this this issue of realigning itself with the European Union. Unfortunately, I think in in another time onto another president. We might have seen more diplomatic activity around Brexit. We want to see more effort to have some useful compensations. There's been very little of that Washington is is very consumed with its own psychodrama is at the moment. Want to bring in another conversation. A point here that this is not just about political stability. There's also this really important issue about economic stability. We saw US markets yesterday reacting to the Brexit decision. Could there be economic ramifications here in the US? Yes. The trade between the UK and the US is significantly the UK is is one of the top five export markets. But I think the really important connections. There are firstly the two countries are very big investors in each other the largest investors in any others markets with something like a million jobs in both countries, depending upon investment from the other and the connections in particular between the financial services sectors are incredibly tight London. And New York really are the nylon cities. They trade together. They work together. They are almost two halves of the same person and dislocations to that which the financial services industries. I'm trying to do with us. We get closer and closer to what's a very uncertain deal would have an impact I think on both sides of the Antic, Andrew what's been the reaction. Generally. I mean, I know it's hard to take that entire landmass and give one sense of it. But our people in favour, generally. Or is there a sense that, you know, they're they can take it or leave it you'd find many many different strands of opinion in Europe about the UK's departure there, those that would say whether you never board for this in the first price it it's time to go and good riddance. There are others that would say, well, we actually shared some of your questions some of your doubts. We'd love to have you stay in. My can't you remain within the European Union making your points inside the club rather than outside. There is I think the predominant sensors one of bewilderment that here's this country that has a reputation for stability for a stable well established political coach Jeff of making a reasonably good political decisions. Many. Critical points over the years. And apparently, it's thrown all that out the window. Andrew Marshall is vice president of communications at the.
"the european union" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It to the European Union. This video sensitive BBC shows how much risk it is. You can see a man holding on to the on their carriage of a truck just inches from the road. His name is headroom on his also from Iran. He tried several times to get out of Serbia and into Croatia or Bosnia closer to western Europe. But weeks after this video was taken he was dead. Pedram had frozen to death near a refugee camp in Serbia in this video. You can see his body being lowered into a coffin while other migrants look on. It's a reminder that for many it's a race against time to move on or find better shelter before the harsh Serbian winter. But why Serbia and why Iranians in particular? The answer lies in a travel scheme introduced by the Serbian foreign ministry last year. It got rid of fees requirements for Iranian nationals in order to boost tourism and investment, but a year later, it was closed after thousands of Iranians were believed to have used it to get into the European Union to Servian visas scheme is believed to be behind the increase in Iranians trying to cross the English channel into the UK last month. Dozens of Iranians were intercepted trying to cross what is the world's busiest shipping channel in small dinghies. So my you can't hide her pride at a video of her daughter speaking English, but she says that she too will risk illegally crossing into the UK along with her husband and two young daughters. They fled Iran because are members of the persecuted religious minority and now they're never Fiji camp near Belgrade. They've tried to enter the EU eight times so far. I asked if it was worth the risk to try again. Every time I game. I think to myself I will either be free or die either. It's better than staying in this cage. Serbia is just a stepping stone for many intent on reaching western Europe. But in order to move on more people like some idea, we'll take greater and greater risks Brahim poor reporting there. Prices to saw sorry to say that of.
"the european union" Discussed on AP News
"The European Union's highest court is now considering whether Britain can change its mind about leaving the you as British Prime Minister Theresa may battles criticism from both UK politicians and US President Donald Trump. The original e- you treaty is scant on details when it comes to dealing with departing members because it was expected that no nation would want to leave the block. But a group of Scottish legislators wants to know whether the UK can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own. The case comes amid increasing pressure from Brexit opponents for a second referendum on the decision to leave. The court decision is expected to take several weeks but could be dragged out into the new year. Close to Britain's departure date at the end of March a private university in New Jersey want students to have a say in restaurants on campus. But as AP's Mike Hampton reports Chick-fil-A is not an option rider university is removed the restaurant from a survey asking students what restaurant stay with Mike on campus. The school says the decision is based on the company's record that's quote, widely perceived to be an opposition to the LGBTQ community unquote Chick-fil-A has supported Christian values. But it says it has no policy of discrimination against any group riders says it realizes some people may view this as a form of exclusion. But the school says it wants to be faithful to its values of inclusion I'm Mike Hampton. Apple aims to address the tech industries lack of women in executive in computer programming jobs by opening a new training camp. The tech giant says it'll hold too weak to to'real sessions every three months for female, entrepreneurs and programmers at its California headquarters for each round apple will accept up to twenty at makers founded or led by a woman apple says it'll cover travel expenses for up to three workers from each accepted company for the tutorial sessions, which will start in January. Hi. I'm Megan crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. Look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcasts and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. AP radio news. I'm Tim McGuire. President Trump threatens to cut federal subsidies to General Motors after the.