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Fresh update on "european union" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"AP News I'm Ed Donahue has Congress investigates January's riot, the capital capital police same or violence may be coming. AP Soccer Madani has the story. The Capitol police say they have intelligence showing a possible plot by a militia group to breach the capital tomorrow. The threat appears connected to a far right conspiracy theory that Donald Trump will again rise to power tomorrow. March 4th That was the original presidential inauguration date before it shifted to January 20th nearly 90 years ago. The statement differs from an advisory the House's top security officials sent lawmakers this week. Saying Capitol police had no indicate from an advisory The House's top security officials sent lawmakers this week, saying Capitol police had no indication groups would come here to Washington to protest or commit acts of violence. Saga Room agony. Washington At today's hearing on the riot, D. C. National Guard commander Major General William Walker testified he was stunned by a call with the Pentagon on the day of the riot. It took three hours to get approval, the army's senior leadership Express to chief Conte chief son Dr Mitchell, the deputy mayor. And others on the call that it would not be their best military advice. Toe have uniformed guardsmen on the Capitol. Supporters of then President Donald Trump had talked online in some cases openly about gathering in Washington that day in January and interrupting the electoral count. In a major concession to moderates, the Democratic source tells the AP President Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten the upper income limits. Qualify for stimulus checks. Party leaders are preparing to move there $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the Senate, the Pentagon says the U. S contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq. Reverend Jesse Jackson has been discharged from a rehabilitation center in Chicago. We spent more than three weeks following an illness and gall bladder surgery. This is AP News Russian news channel. Are you 24 reports the new U. S. Sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are a PR move through the channels. Anger cools the word sanctions a big word, which spreads panic and causes fluctuations in the stock market. He thinks everything will calm down in time. Adding it will not be the first or the last time sanctions are imposed on Russia. The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday along with more than a dozen government entities as well. The European Union has imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials. I'm Charles Villa, Desmond and earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least six point Oh struck central Greece. Was also felt the neighboring Albania and North Macedonia and as far as Kosovo and Montenegro. One man was injured by falling debris. No other immediate reports of serious injury. I'm Ed Donahue, AP News AP.
EU slaps sanctions on 4 Russia officials over Navalny arrest
"Russian news channel on you twenty four says in a Blue Cross the new US sanctions against Russia over the poisoning and subsequent jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny being used as a P. all affect the classroom because all the songs that I should not do that the gentleman who's listening she's big world which spreads panic closest actuation in the stock market he thinks everything will calm down in time I think it will not be the first or the last time sanctions are imposed on Russia the Biden administration section seven mid level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday along with more than a dozen government entities as well the European Union has imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials I'm Charles the last month
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on After Hours
"Features one could imagine for the uk. Success are intact higher education system that is still the world research that is still at the forefront of a lot of things the english language the kind of ability to be a cosmopolitan home to a lot of people in the world. That's all there and so there. Is i think emits this also a huge opportunity and the way they kind of looked towards that unfortunately again happening in the middle of covert and so hard to kind of think about how you mobilize on it but it does feel like. It's an enormous opportunity as well. Yeah i wonder if you both think in twenty years is it more likely that the uk has rejoined the e. u. or that another country has left the Obviously neither might happen. But which do you consider to be more likely. I love this question. I think the probability that the european union would let the united kingdom back in is so low primarily because it was a mistake to let them in in the first place because they don't understand the point of the european project which is not that the european communities is like a glorified free trade zone. Right it is a project for political integration and economic integration in a very deep way which is not what they signed up for. Which is i think. Part of the story of the brexit which is like actually. We didn't mean that. We really want to do what france and germany want to do. Like that is definitely not what we want. So this ever-closer union business. No we wanted to sell our stuff and buy some stuff like in the coming years. I think deepening integration. It will become even clearer that what europe wants. The european project is not what the u k interesting and at the same time. I think it's also now less likely that someone else will leave fight at so this whole business about well. We have to think about equivalents. And maybe we'll give it. Maybe we won't give it. I think in part that's a signal to everyone else. Who still inside. Italy if you come along or greece if you come along you have less leverage than the uk and we made the uk suffer quite a bit very interesting. Well we'll see how this unfolds in the coming months and years.
U.S. sanctions 7 Russians for poisoning of Alexey Navalny
"Today, both the European Union and the United States and a coordinated move slapped new sanctions on Russian officials and companies connected with the poisoning and imprisonment. Of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny Navalny is now serving a 2.5 year prison sentence. Washington says its intelligence found that Moscow was behind Navalny's poisoning with a nerve agent last August. This is the first time that the new U. S administration has sanctioned Russia. In response, Russia's Foreign Ministry says that the country is preparing its own set of punishments against the EU and The U.
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on After Hours
"Addressing the underlying problem which is people aren't spending because they can't because they can't okay. Well so i think we're gonna keep talking about it because i imagine see the effects of this for a while more to come on this topic. I'm sure for sure so row wanted to talk about breaks. We've already solved the one point. Nine trillion dollar stimulus thing so brexit few. Yeah so this has been a long time coming and for the past four and a half years we have been anticipating and wondering what it would look like what it would mean and i just want to bring up a few of the early problems that have occurred. Some of them have to do with cross-border movement of goods and the management of supply chains. Because these are new real borders now with customs processes that are often quite complicated firms. That used to do all their business. In europe from the united kingdom and they've had that disrupted and they've been unable to either get intermediate goods or send their final goods across all sorts of interesting questions about cross-border movements of capital and whether london can remain the financial capital of europe in a context in which that country resides as it were outside of the european union so people as well their expectations that students from europe.
Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first
"Strike. Fox is Lucas Tomlinson reporting, senior diplomats say Iran has rejected offers of direct nuclear talks with the United States. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the rejection by Iran often offered by the European Union to arrange these talks. Risks
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on AP News Radio
"Russian news channel on you 24 says in a Blue Cross the new US sanctions against Russia over the poisoning and subsequent jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny being used as a P. all affect the classroom because all the songs that I should not do that the gentleman who's listening she's big world which spreads panic closest actuation in the stock market he thinks everything will calm down in time I think it will not be the first or the last time sanctions are imposed on Russia the Biden administration section 7 mid level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday along with more than a dozen government entities as well the European Union has imposed sanctions on 4 senior Russian officials I'm Charles the last month
COVID-19: EU leaders divided over vaccine passports to allow European travel this summer
"European Union countries. They're planning to create a system to allow people who've been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel, possibly in time for summer, Teri Schultz reports. There's a lot of excitement about the plan and a lot of unknowns. The president of the European Commission, a medical doctor herself, says there are scientific as well as technical questions about whether a vaccination certificate can safely allow freedom of movement. Ursula von der Lion notes. While early indications are encouraging, it's not yet certain that vaccinated people cannot transmit the coronavirus. It's unclear how long immunity less and the appearance of new variants poses
Fresh update on "european union" discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Pretty lukewarm series of sanctions signals. That in fact biden is not that interested in russia is real interested elsewhere. He wants to be able to do. Some strategic arms deals with moscow but apart from that he wants to think about moscow as little as he possibly can. And i think that's the message that the kremlin will be getting from this and what happens. Then does this mean that the the baton is then passed to the likes of the european union to to act as the sort of the the watchdog when it comes to russia i mean given the fact that these sanctions were imposed as a joint effort. in a coordinated move with the united states coordination is pretty minimal and frankly if if the american response was lukewarm than the european union was was pretty much room temperature. Because i only sanctioned four people four people off of essentially off this list. Now i what is clear. Is that in fact in individual countries are going to have to step forward. I mean we still haven't seen what what moves britain's going to make. We understand that sanctions are under discussion. And this is actually a chance for london to to do what it claims to want to do is to show degree of global leadership. But i think you know the the clear sign is at the moment. Everyone wants to talk about russia. But actually russia is not at the top of many people's agenda and therefore they'll they'll do some sanctions just because they need to be seen to be doing something but they don't actually have a great appetite for another struggle with putin. is that something that should be underestimated. The fact that people are not focusing that much on on russia. Well i mean. I think again. It's understandable the covert as the rise of china all kinds of of of other issues. But again what we have to understand is putin's russia is essentially an opportunistic state. It's not involved in some kind of grand ideological crusade with the west. Whenever they feel that they can get easy wins. Then they're gonna they're gonna happy. Go for it as we saw after the scree palace air it is possible for the west to act in a coordinated and really rather robust way. And that did send them back for a while. The trouble is. I think they've decided. Now that the the west is go back into its usual lazy old ways and therefore they can build a bit more adventurous. Not golly thank you as ever for joining us on monocle twenty four. you're listening to the globalist. Seven.
Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan
"At a rally yesterday the prime minister of armenia nicole passion. Yon warned of an attempted military coup. He told crowds. It was the army's job to defend the country. It was up to the people to decide whether or not he should step down. Y'all guy even hats manhattan borough. She mr young has faced protests since a peace deal struck in november. In which is our by. John gained territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave. Mr john has protests since a peace deal was struck in november in which is by john games territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave clashes over the region had erupted repeatedly since nineteen ninety-four drawing in russia which stood behind armenia and turkey which back oscar by john but in the end it was russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart rany tight air to one who put it all to rest. Brokering a peace deal. That's just one sign of remarkable political alliance. It's picking away at the post cold war geopolitical order so i think it helps to go back to the really low point of relationship which was in two thousand fifteen. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. Turkey shot down a russian warplane which had been flying over syria. Entered it's ass base and this happened. After repeated warnings to the russian pilot in the warnings became increasing urgent they were ignored and turkish f sixteen fighters that were patrolling shot. The plane down remember turkey is a nato member and had engaged with russia militarily. That's not something that happens. Often and russia responded quite vigorously by imposing sanctions on turkish products and a bombed ethnic tuchman fighters in northern syria that allies of the turks so that was Towards the end of two thousand fifteen and into the beginning of two thousand sixteen but it was a dramatic shift. If you remember in the summer of two thousand sixteen there was an attempted coup jet sopa head. The world watched in shock as a military coup and in turkey eight. Us ally a major strategic partner in the fight against isis putin was quick to call president of and commiserate show solidarity is some suspicion in turkey. Anyway that gave some advance warning to add one that his life was in danger helped move him out of the area where he might have been bombed and from that point onwards things have changed dramatically in the two men developed this kind of own tone this brotherhood of hard power. And what is it. That had changed between the downing of the bomber and this evan beginning of a friendship they first of all recognize in one another leaders who know how to use power in a full full way but there are other similarities between them in terms of that authoritarian style of leadership at home. And there's a common set of grievances against the west in turkey's case decades of not being properly accepted wanting at one stage to join the european union but being put on hold. And i think one of the reasons why the attempted coup was such a turning point for adwan is that he came under attack from his own planes and he felt that nato had improperly come to support nato countries were slow to express solidarity so he started to think that maybe putin was someone could depend upon for his own survival where he couldn't necessarily depend on nato partners and how the relationship between these two men evolved since then it's developed in some very concrete ways add one has bought from russia s four hundred air defense system. So it's a nato country. Remember that is buying russian. Ed defense system that does not delighted his nato partners. It's meant that it's been kicked out of the f thirty five fighter jet program that Nato has its face sanctions from america and despite all that it's gone ahead and on the ground in particularly serious led to kind of accommodation even though they're on opposite sides they've managed to accommodate each other's objectives in particular turkey vis-a-vis the kurds and most recently they've accommodate each other in the south caucasus. Where again they support opposite sides. The russia has played its role as a mediator. Turkey supported azerbaijan. And they've managed to end up with a result that suits them both well. Russia has peacekeeping troops on the ground. Turkey has an economic opportunity and the air that causes missed out has got nothing out of this is the west. You mentioned the word accommodating in the sense that that perhaps they're just essentially keeping out from under each other's feet or is there more to it than that. There is more to it than that because a particularly developed closer ties economically. The two economies have been struggling so they can do all the support they can get and although russia has a big surplus with turkey. Turkish contractors get a lot of business from russia. So there's the economic aspects of the relationship is particularly important and putin to have turkey as awkward member of nato driving a wedge within nato. That's a huge attraction for him and for to and sometimes to be able to play off the west and russia that's also helpful so that they play the power game very effectively by using each other and given all of that. Would you call this alliance proper and if so what should the west make of it well. It's a remarkable development given the long history between the two countries going back centuries. It's remarkable when you think of the more recent history of of the to literally coming to blows as recently as two thousand fifteen but it's far from being an alliance turkey is still a nato member that's valuable to it and it's also bristled it's fragile. Remember they are on opposite sides even where they're accommodating each other in places like syria in libya they have differences over ukraine over georgia as well so there are many places where this could deteriorate rapidly. It's rather brittle its recent depends too much on personalities with big egos so does mean that. There's absolutely no guarantee that this is going to last or even develop further so in that sense. You think the west doesn't need to worry because the alliance will eventually fall apart from. It's the concern for the west. It's certainly a challenge. One of the things that will be on the radar screen of the biden administration. It's a worry that there is this increasingly close relationship between her big important nato member and russia and although it's bristol although it could blow up in various ways it's a serious concern and worry that a nato member like turkey could drift further away from its moorings
EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout
"European Union leaders are gathering to try to inject new energy into the blocks lagging Corona virus vaccination effort As concern mounts, the new variants might spread faster than authorities can
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup
"And its affiliates from using its platforms, including Instagram, The social media giant says the risk of allowing the army on their size was too great in light of the violence after they took power in a coup earlier this month. The APP has around 20 million users in Myanmar. European Union leaders
A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up
"It's been two months since the European union's vaccination program began but the twenty seven nation bloc is still struggling to get up to speed ET design meeting to jump start the process fearing that new virus variants might spread faster than Europe's response in the video conference the leaders will look at ways to improve the rainouts they will as the vaccine makers to respect the terms of the contracts as well as trying to fall straight faxing authorizations as the bloke scrambles to boost its vaccine program France's government spokesman Gabriel lifestyle says something needs to be done soon the number of new Kevin nineteen cases decreased by ten percent last week and increased by nearly ten percent this week the situation is worsening and it is actually worrying I'm Karen Thomas
Brexit-Intro + Wrap on Brexit
"British fishermen he sells selfish have called on the government to take urgent action to lift the European Union ban on the exposed to the twenty seven member bloc since brexit came into force on the first of January seafood that needs to be purified before consumption can no longer be sold to the European Union the European Commission said the ban was the health reasons and applied to all third countries ways to fishermen Tim head who has been catching we system fifty years says the situation is so bad they're at risk of losing their homes if I never put the money into buying my wife wouldn't working I think we've been for the National Union of say this quick selfish Malton Leyte says he wants direct announces from the government's approval so that I you know get some stamina get over to Europe sorted out Karen Thomas London
World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact
"States returned to the Paris climate Accord, President Biden telling a virtual gathering of European Union leader of European leaders yesterday. That the world can no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change. Global leaders applauded the U. S is formal return to the mostly voluntary 2015 agreement that former President Trump again pulling away from last November.
Boris Johnson Speaks Positively About US Return to the Paris Agreement
"Together, including the U. S to combat climate. JJ is great by the way that Joe has brought the United States back. Into the Paris climate change, of course, a great a great step forward. Johnson also expressed his hope that the G seven leaders would be able to meet face to face for the main summit in Cornwall in the U. K in June. European Union has pledged to double its
Biden administration says it's ready for nuclear talks with Iran
"To restart nuclear talks with Iran and U S official tells Reuters talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal could go forward if the European Union invited all of the invited parties involved parties. This comes after foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany and the U. S met. Iran is demanding the U. S drop sanctions imposed by the Trump administration before it would consider rejoining the agreement. US rejoins
Biden addresses the Munich Security Conference, Rescinds Trump's Sanctions on Iran
"The biden administration wants to talk to iranian leaders about rejoining the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement. Let's recall here. Donald trump withdrew the us from that deal and restored sanctions on iran. That put the us at odds with us. Allies who remain part of the agreement along with other world powers today in his first speech to world leaders. President biden lays out his plan. Npr white house correspondent gordonia as is following this story. Good morning frank. Oh good morning. Well what do we expect to hear. President biden say about iran. Well senior officials told us yesterday that the united states is ready to accept an invitation from the european union to hold talks with iran about its nuclear program. Of course obviously the former president donald trump had quit the deal that was aimed at curbing. Iran's nuclear program biden said during the campaign that he was ready to take steps to rejoin the international pack but his team has repeatedly said that iran. I needed come. Back into compliance officials said yesterday that biden will not get into specifics about timetables but added that. He's keen to hear what iran has to say. And it's still really unclear if the run would even accept such an offer. They had demanded that sanctions be lifted. I but regardless. This is a big step toward diplomacy with iran which we have not seen in four years. I'm struck by the language that the us is ready to accept an invitation from the european union and it makes me wonder does biden have to convince us allies that we are prepared to work with them again. We will work with them again. I mean short. Yes i mean. We expect that biden today is really going to dig into his. America is back message. A senior official told us last night that the speech would be a quote confident. Clarion call for european allies to work together on global challenges. He'll talk about working together on the pandemic as well as other issues like arms control cyber hacking and climate change and to prove that commitment he plans to announce a four billion dollar contribution to kovacs. That's the international fund to help get covert vaccines to the poorest countries. The president will be making this speech to the munich. Security conference virtually. He won't be there in person. Of course who is going to be speaking to today you know. He is a very familiar face at this conference which is kind of who's who of people involved in national security around the world the leaders of germany france and the united kingdom will also be there. But you know as we've noted. There's a lot of uncertainty about the united states commitment to trans atlantic affairs. Here's actually charles corruption. Who was a senior adviser in the obama administration talking about that. The biggest change is that by will be speaking to europeans after a period in which electorates on both sides of the atlantic have looked into the abyss. And what that means is that americans and europeans remain in shock about the growth of global populism which has raised questions about the stability of liberal democracies as we
Russia says it's ready for split if EU imposes new sanctions
"Lavrov says his country's ready to sever ties with the European Union If the block imposes new, economically painful sanctions. The rhetoric of the sanctions is ramping up. In that context, Sergei Lavrov said. If you want peace prepare for war, he insisted that Russia does not want to isolate itself. But when the EU's foreign policy chief paid a rare visit to Moscow last week, Mr Lavrov underlined that Russia saw sanctions over Alexei Navalny as illegitimate. The recently jailed Mr Navalny is in court again in a separate defamation case. He's been challenging the judge accusing her of lying over why state media has been broadcasting footage of the trial despite an order banning filming. That's the BBC's Danny Eberhard reporting. Australia's parliament will
Human Rights Council hears call for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
"Un human rights council debated a call on friday for the immediate release of myanmar's democratically elected leader. Aung sang succi along with other senior officials in a special session at the geneva-based council which is the preeminent forum for international rights issues. the united kingdom and european union presented a draft resolution condemning last week's military takeover the draft text urges the lifting of restrictions on the internet and unimpeded humanitarian access. Here's another al-nashif deputy high commissioner for human rights. Let us be clear. The indiscriminate use of lethal or less than lethal weapons against peaceful protesters is unacceptable more violence against me and must people will only compound the illegitimacy of the cool and the culpability of its leaders. Special rapporteur on the human rights situation in myanmar. Thomas andrews also urged the international community not to recognize the country's military leaders arbitrary detentions and intimidation. I increasing the independent rights expert continued adding that political leaders were targets as well as community and civil society leaders myanmar's ambassador to responded by underscoring his country's commitment to democratic values and justified the military's intervention as
Russia Threatens To Cut Ties With EU If Sanctions Are Imposed Over Jailing Of Navalny
"Is warning european governments that it will cut ties with the european union. If they impose fresh sanctions the eu was protesting the kremlin's imprisonment of opposition leader alexei navalny eu is reviewing whether to sanction. People close to president vladimir. Putin navalny was poisoned last year. He blamed that. Attack on the kremlin. Russia denies
Exit-stage plight: Brexits costs come due
"It's been six weeks since the end of the transition period when brexit formerly fully finally happened. This is an amazing moment for this country. We have our freedom in our hands and these up to us to make the most of it so far. It hasn't been straightforward this week. The european commission listed a series of shortcomings in how britain is following border agreements in northern ireland. Meanwhile amsterdam past london as europe's largest center of share trading. Of course there are other teething problems and Britain's government is projecting confidence about getting past this teething period. They're all some specific issues that relate to what the european union that can be resolved in the next few weeks months as we adjust to a new situation at the same time. Figures released this morning. Show that the country is grappling with a record fall in economic output. Although the deal is done. The transition period over the relationship between britain and europe whether on banking or trade is still far from settled it was inevitable when brexit took effect that some business would move out of london because the business of london in the city has lost. Its automatic right to trade london across europe. Don't pete is economists brexit editor. And because it's lost that it's not recognized by brussels and therefore quite a lot of share trading in european shares and other euro denominated bombs was going to move and it has moved. Its move very fast. Mr trump sit down and what kinds of impacts can we expect from that kind of shift. I think we'll see. More shifting of trade. More fund manages moving capital more trading in europe. Erivatives will move into the european union. That will mean some loss jobs. It will mean. Some banks have to relocate people and activities to continental europe to amsterdam paris and frankfurt. It's not going to be huge in terms of the city. The city is a lube bull financial center. It's still going to be europe's largest financial center but it's going to lose a lot of it's european business and is that a permanent fifty think or could that business return if brussels were to recognize bridgman actual regulation in the city as equivalent to its own then. Some of the business might come back to london. But i think it's unlikely that the eu will do that. I mean many countries in the including brussels want to take back a lot of the trading and euro-denominated stocks chaz and. They didn't really see reason why they should be helpful to city of london.
"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
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"european union" Discussed on PRI's The World
"It's banned travel list for a total of thirteen harm that it has done to the reputation of the country and to the people and community. That's impacted it is so natural. Max wilson is a lawyer with the national immigration law center in washington. Dc which sued to end the travel ban. He says the impact goes way beyond the more than forty one thousand visa requests. The night from people in blocked countries and wilson says that total doesn't include the thousands of other requests. That might have been put on hold or people to discouraged to apply every child that you keep separate from their parent every person who misses a wedding and then every person who misses a job opportunity. Those don't just hurt the person involved or they hurt the people that would benefit from being reunited with their family members. They hurt the the places that these people would end up. Working biden could undo the travel ban. Just the way trump started with an executive order that would trigger a reversal at the state department customs and border protection and other federal agencies abbott. A ube with the american arab anti-discrimination committee says if biden ends the travel ban has promised it would signal a new start on how the us streets immigrants including protecting young immigrants brought to the country as children and reuniting separated migrant families by overturning the ban which is the lowest hanging fruit but he can signal to the communities that you know what i take immigration. Seriously i take your concerns. Seriously i'm dairy. Whose father still in iran came to the us more than a decade ago to work in clinical trials and do a residency at a prestigious clinic in ohio but the travel ban made him feel like he wasn't welcome in the us and he says getting rid of it would lift a weight off his family and many others. It's going to be a huge relief for people affected by this injust and discriminative act. It means a lot for us. Darrow's dad has recovered from cove. It now he hopes he can finally come live with his son in california for the world and fatty that double romeo. We may not hear about the much. But more than seven hundred. Us troops are currently stationed in somalia. In the coming days trump administration is planning to remove most if not all of them. It's time to come home. The quick draw down could be devastating for somalia. Us troops there have been propping up somalia's faltering government after years of war and strife. They've been training and equipping an elite somali fighting force. That's kept the al qaeda linked al-shabaab at bay. Omar mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia at the international crisis group in joins us from nairobi. Omar what is likely to be the most immediate impact of us troop drawdown. A unit at the us has been training. Got an high marks or it's operations and its ability to really engage al-shabaab in so any sort of sudden withdrawal immediately calls that training into question. Somalia's government collapsed in nineteen ninety-one and it's been struggling ever since what exactly have the seven hundred. Us troops been doing there. Yeah so the. Us is focused on building these somali national army from the bottom up in so to do that. They've taken this approach where they're trying to build an elite unit. So right now you have. Various components of the national armies not very coherent. There's no command and control structure and so rather what the. Us did was focused on his particular unit and tried to build that up in a manner where it can start to take over primary security force responsibility where can start to engage militants. Us forces we should mention are also stationed in neighboring djibouti and kenya. Where you are. What's happening to them. As far as you know will they take on any of the role left by the departing american troops in somalia into guti in kenya. I mean they are very much. We'll probably still pick up the slack but you can't really make up by not having ground troops there so You know even if there is still some support given to the somali. National army coming out of kenya. Coming out of. Djibouti won't really make up for the lack of on the ground presence. The lack of in person training. What about the trump administration's argument that. Us troops cannot stay in places like somalia forever. I mean. I think everyone agrees that. In long-term foreign troops should go home in and we'll go home at the question is just when and honestly the timing for this might be particularly complicated as somalia's also headed into elections an election season in in somalia elections. Aren't your typical election. Rather they take place in certain parts of the country only better get some extra attention in some extra security in this time. They're going to actually add some new locations to that so there's a bit of a security pressure there right now but i think in the long run everyone agrees. That troops need to go home. But there's some conditions on the ground that everyone wants to see. I in and those are the the to mention before in terms of leading somali security forces in degrading all. I just want to mention to the fighting in ethiopia because neighboring ethiopia had deployed thousands of peacekeeping troops to somalia but some of the soldiers have now been pulled out others have been disarmed as ethopia has own fighting in its northern tigray region. What will that unrest in ethiopia. Mean for somalia has been another key security guarantor in somalia in. So what happened is is if you'll be has troops both within african union mission and then outside of that and so they pulled their troops outside of the mission. Most of a minute now. It was never quite clear what agreement those troops were operating under. But the main point is that again. A sudden pull-out opens up a bit of a vacuum and create security vulnerabilities which a group like al-shabaab could very much step into omar. Mahmoud is a senior analyst for somalia the international crisis group. he's been speaking with us from nairobi. Omar thanks very much for talking us through this. Glad to be your with the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world since the late eighteen. Hundreds global sea levels have risen about eight inches in recent years rate of rise has more than doubled. We know that largely from a series of satellites deployed in the early nineteen nineties that measure the level of the world's oceans from space. The next member of that family of satellites will launch on saturday. As the world's karen. Bela reports it's expected to give scientists the clearest picture yet of local variations in sea level rise. The news sentinel fix. Satellite will eight hundred miles above earth but be able to capture the height of the global oceans below within a few millimeters of accuracy. Satellites give us the global view of how the climate is. Changing josh willis is nasa mission scientist on the project. The earth is a big place and to measure all of it in a short period of time. Really the only way to do it is from space. When i talked to willis on zoom he had an illustration of the sentinel six satellite us. His background. so i'll do my best weatherman impersonation so here we have a cold front. I'm just kidding. No this is the satellite it looks sentinel..
UK's Digital Economy: The Future of Payments
"K. Is a country that is adopted many payments innovations faster than most and it has risen to the challenge set by the European Union's Second Payment Services Directive which requires banks to open up their payments infrastructure. The resulting open banking promises to unleash even greater innovation by reducing the barriers of entry to the payment services market the UK's experience therefore is likely to foreshadow the evolution of payment systems around the world. My guests this month are Adrian. Buckle head of research portrayed dissociation. Uk Finance Steve Everett Managing Director of payments for global transaction banking Lloyds Banking Group and Fiona Roach Canning Co founder of UK based Fintech pollinate. I started our conversation by asking Adrian. What explains the apparent outbursts of innovation around payments in recent history? That hasn't been a lot of innovation. I'm payments in recent years. Although I think the changes in consumer behavior the patterns of payments that we've been seeing over the last five years probably driven more by innovations. That happened in the five years before that because people are very much creatures of habit when it comes to the way that they pay for things. It takes a lot for people to decide to change the way they pay and slow for example. The things that we've been seeing really growing over the last five years one of the key examples would be contactless payments and that has really exploded since about two thousand fifteen but actually the first contact and contactless cards were introduced in two thousand seven. So it's taken a long time for consumers to come round to the idea of contactless cards and then really take them and use them in a huge way such that by twenty eighteen. I think one in five payments made by consumers were made using contactless cards so we have seen some real innovations and real changes some of that due to changes in technology so for example contactless technology coming in but also mobile devices. And the fact that we're now all essentially carrying a mini computer around the time which gives us access to a huge amount of data and huge mountain information but also regulatory changes which have opened up the information that banks provide access to in the ways in which we can interact with all banks and those are going to provide changes that perhaps haven't had an impact on consumer behavior in recent years but are likely to be really key defining factors in the way that we pay for things over the next five or ten years
"european union" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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"european union" Discussed on Hijacking History
"In this podcast. We're going to be talking about the strengths and the weaknesses of the European Union. Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about about the European Union after all not even Europeans know very much about the European Union and we have to define what this entity or institution is before we try to answer the question that is posed to you in this unit. Six discussion four assignment. That question question is what were the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. But let's go back and see what the European Union is in the first place after World War Two. The nations of Europe had finally learned their lesson. They realized that they could not continue to go on. And Fight World War after World War and still survive so they decided that they would try to do something fundamentally the mentally different from what they had tried after World War One. After nineteen forty-five you have a United Nations in place but let something more seemed to be necessary when we talk about the European Union. We're talking about something called European integration. What that means is that the European nation states would agree to give up some of their individual sovereignties in order to to pool their resources with others and time their economies together as closely as possible European integration ration- refers to the pulling down of barriers between nation states as well as the surrender of power by hi the nation states to some organization that exists above it in this case the European Union now the European Union did not come into existence until nineteen ninety one but it was being put together for decades before before that the first title was the Common Market? It really started. After World War Two Winston Churchill said we've got to have some kind end of integration of economies at least in order to build trust between nations. Now this is all not as this cloudy and abstract as you think this is pretty pretty simple stuff if you think about the idea. Is that nation states. Do not go to war with each other if they are constantly trading with each other that is if they have economic linkages if they have economic not MC ties and communications with other countries generally speaking nations do not go to worry with each other when they depend upon one another her for their economic livelihoods so the easiest concept of how to create linkages between nations was to have economic conomic ties and to set up economic relationships between say Germany and France by the early nineteen fifties Germany armony and France had agreed to the foundations of the common market and because Germany and France were dependent upon each other for their economic livelihood. Tariffs were removed and essentially. It was like they didn't have any borders between them and because they we're tied together their animosities tended to go down and it was true. That nation's get along better when when they are dependent upon one another for their economic prosperity now of course. Eventually the European Union would expand in two ways. I it would expand in terms of the number of member states that belong to it because it started out as just an agreement between Germany and France but the ambition was to extend this relationship to all sectors of the economy to pull down on all tariff barriers between nation states but also to strengthen it with something called enlargement enlargement refers to bringing other nation states into the Union and eventually there was going to be twenty seven European states in the European Union every European nation and except for Switzerland which has always wanted its independence and so the European Union seemed to be a huge huge success by the end of the nineteen eighties and the aspiration or hope for integration. was going to go way way beyond economics. It was going to include politics and political agreements. For example. The European Union Union prohibits the death penalty which means that no member state of the European Union can have the death penalty this assay law. Aw at the level of the European Union and all the member states have to agree with it or they can't be a member of the European Union and so there are many different examples of this and there's also a government structure to the European Union. which makes it look a little bit like the United States? Ace the fact that the European Union can order the member states to do certain things like prohibit the death penalty that sounds like the national government in the United States and so some people have referred to the European Union as a United States of Europe Europe now that is a fallacy Europe never was and never will be a United States of Europe nor will the European Union Nyan ever go in that direction Europeans. Do not want to have a structure like the United States and what is is that structure well that structure is a supra national government that has the ability to coerce coerce. Its member states. And that's what we have. In our Constitution. We have a federal structure of government. It is true that the states have some powers reserved to themselves under the constitution. However it's also true that the national government can impose its will on the states in a host of ways and it's also true that if there's a conflict in the United added states between state power and national power the national government always comes out the winner the founding fathers in the seventeen eighteen eighties when they wrote the constitution wanted to transfer power away from the states and concentrate that power in the national government? So that the national government would have the power to coerce. The state says I said before the Europeans don't want that they don't want member states to surrender their sovereignty more than is absolutely necessary now sovereignty I should should have defined that for sovereignty is power and the question in any political structure or political institution or or constitution is who has the power well. In the United States America the states do have certain powers but the national national government has more power and again if there is a conflict between the two the national government is the one comes out the winner. The European Union is not like that. The member states in the European Union do not surrender much of their power or sovereignty not to the European Union. European Union can do very little to impose its will upon the member states and that's one of the reasons the European Union doesn't seem to be very powerful institution so here are some of the differences between the EU and the US who s in the United States. National Government is supra national. That means it's above the states and it can impose its will upon the states in the European Union. The member states are in charge. Laws are not passed unless all the member states agree to them there has to be unanimity. There are sectors that the states have no control over in the United States dates such as the military foreign policy and the coining of money. All those powers are reserved to the national government from it in the United States but in the European Union the member states must agree for any decisions on military action or foreign policy. Let's see or monetary policy the coining money. If you want to find a parallel to the European Union it would be the confederacy in the American civil war. The confederate states of America were member states. That had most of the power reserved to themselves and there was very little power that was given up to the national government by the confederate states of America. That's that's one of the reasons why the confederacy lost the civil war because they could not coordinate their efforts and they could not surrender their sovereignty sovereignty to Jefferson Davis so that he could win a war that required coordination at the top so the confederacy is is sort of the model of the European Union and we saw how that turned out. Many people think the European Union is going to collapse because it has has the same issues of weakness that the southern confederacy had in the American civil war. There are two specific problems that are faced by the European Union. One is that is CR- incredibly complicated. The government structure is very hard to understand right. And they don't have congress. They don't have a two party system they don't have a supreme court. They do have a court of Justice they do have what's called the European Commission where member states try to agree on legislation or constitutional provisions from time at the time. But these have to be unanimous decisions and the sheer complexity of the European Union drives Europeans. Crazy after you listen to this podcast you will have a greater understanding of the nature of the European Union than the vast majority. The of Europeans have think about that for a minute since they can't understand it. Well what's the chance that this European Union. The thing is going to survive much longer. It is under tremendous stress right now for a variety of reasons but it has also had tremendous success over the years and it's impossible to say whether it will continue to survive or or whether it will go the way of all flesh and disappear at some point in the future. The death of the European Union has been predicted for many years and yet it continues to limp along and survive the other problem with the European Union. Is there's a democratic deficit with it. That's that's a famous phrase the democratic deficit. What that means is that the European Union is not very democratic? The member states can make all these decisions behind closed doors and it applies to the European people but they themselves have very a little leverage over the decisions that the European Union makes. There is a parliament that is elected by all European citizens since but the parliament has the least amount of power within the European Union. It has very little power. Compared to the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers which represent the member states is really the member states that make decisions from the top top levels of their individuals state leaderships in other words. The Prime Minister of Britain makes the Chancellor of Germany and the President of France. And they get together in a room and they make decisions. Well where does that leave the people. The people don't have much say they can vote for. Party's parliamentary party. In the European Parliament but the European Parliament has little say-so over the decisions of the European European Union and so those are the two main problems with the European Union. So what can we say about the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union since nineteen eighty seven. Well it's a complicated subject. Sometimes the very successful things that the European Union has done have created problems at the the same time. This is true in so many areas of life man as problem solving creature but in the course of solving problems he often creates new ones. I would say the biggest strength of the European Union is its environmental policy. The European Union had a hard time getting started did with legislation to protect the environment and the United States had the lead on this when the United States created the Environmental Protection Agency under the Nixon Administration in one thousand nine hundred seventy but over the decades. The European Union has gone far beyond the United States and since the George W Bush administration and even more so under Donald Trump the United States has been a laggard on environmental airmen's policy and has contributed to the problem of global warming and climate change whereas the European Union has been and leader in attempting to enforce strict environmental policies that allow for something called sustainable development. That is for industry to know that they can continue to operate for decades to come because they are not spoiling the environment so much that their existence would pose a intolerable threat to life and the environment so the Europeans have been a model for environmental environmental policy which kind of makes sense because environmental policy requires coordinated effort across national boundaries pollution in does not respect national boundaries. What China does to the environment affects the environment of other countries? And so you need. A global response is to climate change and environmental conditions and the European Union as well structured to provide such leadership not so much traditional nation states like the United States. The European Union has also deserve praise for spreading democracy to Eastern Europe but eastern Europe and Western Europe. Do not look at the world. The Same Way Eastern Europe has been more supportive of American foreign policy for example then Western Europe has been and there are real divides between eastern Europe and Western Europe but the inclusion inclusion of East European nations in the European Union is in one sense a success story and ever expanding union however however this has brought into the Union states that don't see eye to eye with the existing states and that poses a threat of does union down the road. Finally Monetary Policy is very important success story. The European Union now has a common currency you see the euro and it's very solid currency it trades at a higher value than the American dollar for example. That does it's not mean that the euro is more stable than the dollar. It's actually a lot less stable and it has never been able to achieve the stability stability of the dollar. Nevertheless it's an impressive chievements for Europeans to have the same currency whether you're in Germany or in France or in the Czech Republic or anywhere else in the Union so monetary policy threatens to divide Europeans as much as it promises to bring them together because since the European states are not equal in terms of their economic health health some nations that are wasteful in their spending can borrow money simply because they belong to the same in Currency Union as very powerful Germany and sometimes they borrow money from banks that respect the euro only to spend it wastefully swiftly and creating problems within their respective countries so the European Union is a work in progress. It has problems but it also oh has had successes and we've only touched on a few of those successes but I think you.
"european union" Discussed on Up First
"Hi this is Steve Inskeep we have a special report from up I. It's the background to a dramatic day of News Gordon Oakland arrived at the Capitol to testify before house investigators in the impeachment inquiry into president trump he is the United States Ambassador to the European Union Oh quid pro quo in the president's requests from Ukrainian officials in prepared testimony Sunland says Moore he says that in that text message he was just conveying what president trump told him and he insists he didn't know the president wanted a probe of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden so who is Gordon saw put our colleague Rachel Martin takes a long look Gordon Sunland has an important job he is the US ambassador to the European Union here's a bit of a video he made with his family introducing him after he was named my family is the most important thing to me we spend a lot of time together we travel together I grew up here in Portland Oregon and I'm very excited about the opportunity to spend more time in the EU and specifically in Brussels did this introductory video because the US and the author to the EU is not really a position that makes someone a household name no what has elevated Gordon Sunland into the public consciousness is something that wasn't part of his original job an assignment that put him on the ground in Ukraine and it's the reason he's testifying today the day after that now infamous call between President the trump presidents Alinsky Gordon sunland spoke with Ukrainian TV you're the US ambassador to the E U But you've been spending a great deal of time in kid why is that while President Trump has not only honored me with the job of being the US ambassador to the EU but he's also given me other special assignments details emerging about those special assignments this week we learned from testimony that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney pushed out the diplomats who had been in charge of Ukraine policy and put three other people at the helm instead who apparently gave themselves the nickname here sunlen again on Ukrainian TV we have what are called the three Amigos and the three are migos our Secretary Perry again Ambassador Volker myself and we've been tasked with sort of overseeing the Ukraine the US relationship between our contacts at the highest levels of the US government and now the highest levels of the Ukrainian government in that same interview sunlen said that he spoke to president trump just a few minutes before he placed that call to Alinsky although in his testimony today on the minimizes that conversation he says it was short what's substantive his now famous text messages came a month and a half later that's when he denied that there was any quid pro quo in president trump's conversation with presidents Sqi he was sure in his denial he says because he clarified the issue personally with President trump the phrase quid pro quo has now become a sort of shorthand describe this entire debacle but it's a phrase Gordon Sunland uses himself to explain his own negotiating philosophy here he is describing at a business breakfast Portland back in two thousand sixteen how he used to facilitate phone calls between the former Democratic governor of Oregon and President George W Bush we would make these requests it's done quietly they were done with rifle precision and there was always a quid pro quo the governor would help the president US something and the president would help the governor was something and it was very transactional transactional was a word I heard a lot when asking friends and former colleagues about Gordon Sunland so was pragmatic as a hotel developer tight end. Gop circles working in liberal Portland Oregon Sunland had to figure out how to work with a lot of people he didn't agree with workbooks and wine bottles and Gordon among other things collects relationships this is David Nuremberg he got to know sunland when they both worked as fundraisers for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign back in two thousand twelve he and others said that back then it was pretty clear Solomon wanted to hitch his wagon to a candidate who could make him an ambassador probably to a German speaking country sunland Jewish parents fled Germany during World War Two they ended up in Washington state and opened a dry cleaning business it's a story SOM- Lynn has recently started telling a lot I'm the first in my family that was born in the US my parents were both European Mac Prince I started in Germany that was the beginning of the uprising of Hitler was able to escape my father was muddled out of Germany before things got bad soon gun through Frieda and my sister Lucy found fortunate permanent refuge in Seattle Washington David Nuremberg told me son and saw an ambassadorship as a way to square the circle of his family's legacy as some kind of symbolic justice not uncommon among the people I know who come through this experience to want to have relationships too powerful people in government because let's face it almost anyone who either personally survived or whose parents or grandparents survived the Holocaust did so because of the intervention of someone who who helped him and you think you think that explains Gordon Sunlen support of president trump and I think it may I think it may it was a process though song supported trump and then he didn't support him and then trump became the nominee in sunland went on all in and made a million dollar donation to trump's inaugural committee he still had his eyes on the prize a European Ambassador Post and jobs like that often doled out to top donors but on made the donation quietly through four separate entities lindbergh steen spent a decade working as a consultant for someone and he helped him push back against a big convention center hotel in Portland he also observed him as he made political alliances around the state Burg says sandline is not ideologue he is a political pragmatist and he would ally himself with whomever could help him achieve his dream posting in Europe he was a chance he tried to kind of the European Union fast forward fifteen months and twenty six days and now today ambassador Gordon Sunland has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress yeah I've been thinking about that I'm not sure I'm able to answer that I didn't certainly never asked me to go over and he lines he was someone who not wasn't looking to bend the rules necessarily but was trying to bend the narrative trying to make sure that he if he could tell his hit a story in his way he would win Burstein than told me his own story about working with Sunland it goes back to that Convention Center Hotel Project They were after statement saying that he was inches battle in Portland. Gordon was first and foremost interested in his own reputation Thursday is going to be I think that pillar of the.
"european union" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Now obviously the french empire in africa collapses axes bike quickly after the treaty of rome assigned and it's one of these late imperial episodes that people don't much like to draw attention to these days but pay attention to these episodes reminds asif how contingent the creation of things like the european union are but also how many different ideologies play whether religious or imperial <unk> own limo or along. Do you feel if this one fails there are still when you look at the long history lots of other ways we could do it. What do you think we have now. Wrap this idea up in this this version of it because there are still lots of other ways we could do it but it's not clear we can get to them all back to them so i don't know enough about about the politics especially of international banking i mean i think if the current european union fails it will be because some banking crisis blows up the european financial system tom this podcast helen thomas the person to ask about that wherever as a european union mark to to replace the current one i think will depend on what form break-up takes what former collapsed aches and how long people try to keep a failing institution going because that will set the scene for the next phase of the story but i would have thought that if the current european union collapse as for whatever reason there's enough legal harmonisation and after the political ankle class has instincts towards cooperation my guess would be there would be an attempt to european union two point bert exactly what format would take. We'll have to depend on the way in which exist in union fails we will tweet links to some of christie's writing on this subject about rousseau and many other things at t. P. podcast under school will and as always this further reading in our show notes. My name is david runciman and we've been talking politics yeah..
"european union" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"A violation of European Union sanctions and tonight tips reported that Iran has test fired a ballistic missile that went to about a thousand miles North Korea has launched two short range military missiles to in a show of defiance to president Donald Trump the military leaders in neighboring South Korea say the surprise launch took place in the one song that region east of the rogue state the US justice department has reinstated a two decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduling the executions of five Deathrow federal inmates major opioid manufacturers of asked the judge to throw out the first test case or whether they must pay for the nation's drug crisis arguing that the two Ohio counties cannot prove that the drug companies actions were responsible for overdose deaths or other harms according to newly unsealed court documents Dr Peter Breguet our resident psychiatrists who has written a book called medication badness with us right now Peter I want your thoughts on what's going on with this well I don't have any doubt that the oxycontin plague which is the Purdue pharma's the produce company owned by the fact there's they systematically flooded the country with oxycontin and that played a big role in getting all this started they they marketed very heavily as a over produced the drugs to those plenty around they they spend a lot of money on pushing at the doctors and only ended up to you four times what you would expect thing out there and then ironically I mean this is a it is just hard to hard to wrap one's mind about around these big corporations they then when ed realized as they were closing stoppage addiction that they they really ought to start looking into getting into the addiction centers business and I know that that that ever materialize far as I can tell so far but it was definitely documented that they were talking about this ETA can't over emphasize the venality these large corporations whether they're selling Prozac you know the stimulants for kids or or pain meds but there are other factors and the the Chinese and other countries illegally are making a drug called that now which is set to just a little bit to kill you where I can tell you that's right and it is probably the major cause of the death themselves date they're often caused by he said tens of thousands of deaths a year what having caused by opiates and fan mail being among them the one thing I really want to let people know though is that is that they had back lash going on doctors are being blamed for this more than they deserve and you know me I'm certainly quick to to hold my colleagues responsible sure simply prescribing opiates and simply taking opiates for pain represents a very small portion of the problem the vast majority it is are the are these drugs that are being so freely out there that their souls that families share them friend share them and that's a result of the of the huge over production of right now if you have an operation for example your doctor is now afraid to give you the amount of pain medication you need and the next scandal is gonna be a lot of increase suffering because doctors are afraid to give proper pain meds and if you're going into surgery out there folks and bring a friend along and make sure you get pain coverage after woods because it's becoming a problem good point thank you Peter keep in touch Dr Peter Bergen well the internet is really slaughtering newspapers U. S. newspaper circulation re still to lowest level since nineteen forty the first year with available that are total daily newspaper circulation that's print and digital combined was an estimated twenty eight point six million for week day thirty point eight for Sunday in two thousand eighteen those numbers are way down a mysterious temple as we discovered in a sunken ancient Egyptian city which has been described as the Egyptian Atlantis archeologists have found a Greek style temple as well as several sunken treasures such as coins or jewelry which was discovered in two thousand one the temple slid into a canal running south of it but that's a great discovery we got a story in our highlight reel it coast to coast AM dot com two separate individuals in Mississippi have reportedly come Ford two separate ones now with claims that they witnessed the your fall on the night of the legendary Pascagoula objection incident back in October of nineteen seventy three the incredible case are two men Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker taken aboard and ET craft against their will and subjected to some kind of medical examination the testimony of the two purported to abductees was so compelling that it became a sensation in the world of your for research for two more witnesses coming forward after all these years what else is going on in the skies let's check in with none other than Peter Davenport from the national UFO reporting center hi Peter good evening George in the Pascagoula case.
"european union" Discussed on FT World Weekly
"Hello and welcome to wealth weekly from the financial times i'm gonna in rockland today when discussing the new leadership of the european union selected earlier this week in lake nona summit joining me on the line from brussels correspondent spot on that jim brunson and here in the studio is europe editor benham jim i described as a light not something i mean they are but this one seem particularly fraud i mean watching from a distance i did not see wonder whether they would be able to find a compromise and therefore find find the new head of the european commission and the european council and someone how long ago was it yeah exactly i think that's what sets it apart i thought she is summit where they had a total cops in total failure on the modern day in each then pull things together i'm still by the cheese day so you know we used having all that summit talks very difficult and then they have a chip to know that and they're about to announce so they found a compromise on everything from greek bailouts to maybe at least part of the solution to a crazy some kind of migration system fear for example on this occasion they took all the way through the nights on sunday into monday morning and basically and then pretty made the decision to carry on trying and so then another three or four hours and see which diplomats described to me as being chaotic take crazy groups of leaders sitting around trying to come up with a deal completely bucket kind of way than i think they took wilson's petitions go get a few hours sleep and then finally the deal was hatched don't choose day says the deal is eventually hatched came out where they present the european commission assertive underline the german defense minister had been completely undiscussed beforehand how much did she just sort of image suddenly is somebody is brain wave and how much was this always in retrospect in the background on probably more important jim once you're gonna be nine can the commission president yeah us the underlying was owned the very long list if you'd like of potential alternative candidates for defense rights i say alternative because they official candidate for the sense rights also nine in brussels of european people's policies this is the grouping of christian democrats in central leaders their official candidate manfred veda member of european parliament when it became clear that wasn't gonna fly which is apparent before the summit they needed a plan b and her name us dylan's name was in that conversation but to be honest the main people who were mentioning it was the french french president emmanuel macron who ready pushed her kohl's and put forward their idea of building a package round which is well avenged e books and break the deadlock in the talks so i'm told by one source the jury in the negotiations her name did come up as earliest stages sheila's mentioned as a possible high represents to foreign policy so easy for minnesota role but really i think the fact that she emerged from if you like slightly from left field really helps in a way because it completely changed the dynamic of the discussion up to them all joining the summit they've been trying to solve this 'nigma of how to build a package around friends timmermans a dutch socialist as commission president's manfred favor of the president's european council this is climate been hits appalled and it wouldn't work and i think bringing her in completely change the dynamic not least because both the ac be much more essentially into the discussion with christine lagarde cutting baptized just shifted the tectonic plates bad grades some breathing room for discussion in terms of what kind of commission president's since she's gonna be they don't really know she's very strong integration is views some people fettes hers european federalists but there's no idea in brussels watch jeopardy we're moving from shown coach jim komi who is an old school european federalists but also very pragmatic donald tusk who is by no means european federalist it's a generally a much more avowedly old school you're filed if you like team michelle michelle from belgium leading the council on muslims align leading the commission i think maybe we can expect to see some clan it's just projects coming back on the table on pops and quite controversial ones so you solidarity southern european countries on migration in the form of compulsory migrant crisis may be very difficult and also maybe some ambitious projects but here's i said man i mean obviously they see the one package age are we right to focus on the line at the head of the commission as the headline or maybe in retrospect decide that it's costing the balance moved to the european central bank will make a break this package i suppose were focusing on those underlying partly because of course he is at the center of the political control the cnn political action but i agree i think christine lagarde is the most significant appointment and may have a big role in terms of shaping the future of yours and us on the line at the end of the day and it's also an appointment which has some controversy or at least questions because of course christine the god has no experiences a central banker has no experience of monetary policy is northern economist but she clearly he's a very talented two small charismatic woman with very very good politicals skills and she surrounds himself with good technical people since mario draghi is ready sort of setting the coolest monetary policy for sometimes they come maybe she's a success and ben jim sent the the french should be pushing us love on the line and generally this whole package is being seen as a bit of a trauma from manual macron so you have a french woman is the head of these e b canada they propose the the head of the commission you gotta francophone belgium as the head of the council do you think that's the right way region and if so is it a technical front porch the french basically monster shape they decisions but did she get anything out of it in the long run in terms of the mumps and francaise it's national and i think it's definitely a win emmanuel macron thing that is beyond out especially when you put it in the context of his recent sort of faded goes to build alliances and to make any headway on yours on reform for example i think this is k a big win for him he has used his influence within the european parliament ways policy within the european parliament to good effect he's established a good liberal beachhead in european policymaking which i think will be important in the years ahead but at the end of the day these are just a few people in a few very important critical posts about all the underlying problems at you and yours and remain as do many of the fundamental tensions between france and germany on how to solve those problems they know so by these appointments and what do you think will happen jim actually you mentioned there may be more of a federalist push now do you think that line to make much headway given the center of any federalist push it seems to me has to be attempts to build more of a knee conomic union around europe and the resistance waxing come probably from germany from mrs underlines and country well again i think this goes by tibetans point i think there's a risk if you're stating the importance of these appointments getting someone who's you'll put its carlisle shed geopolitical to political vision into a tough job in brussels doesn't mean your gender is now gonna carry the day simply because this is a system where anything significant has to be approved by national governments the most important stuff us directly by national leaders and then you've got the european parliament to contend with as well but it certainly helps i mean my crawl has come along with a very ambitious agenda the u of centralizing economic policy on the forging very strong corporation in other areas and having basically you'll mates in key coordination roles kind of any help microsoft income and isolated figure you summits but now his political best mate michelle michelle is not gonna be sharing some it's so anyhow brady in terms of just kind of greasing the wheels of processes endless brussels prices and imaginations you need to go through to get some kind of result i think it certainly does mean is that you've got leaders who want to push europe forwards inquire ambitious ways in assimilates mr macron say just just counter example you have a goal it's very cautious conservative leader from central and eastern europe coming in and taking over major prosecution with an agenda say robot coney udall making slash easy regulations on basically rewind policy you integration you've got people coming in who could have a very positive agenda to try and keep building new european project and i'm not sure you watch the favor of dislike manual not only wants to exactly that and then i mean not does uninteresting when it seemed to me to imagine the summit which is that it is accounts and they outside seems like a bit of a defeat the central and eastern europe they used up all around munition to block friends timmons she'd been taking some companies such as potent cold but now that faced with an intern in western european federalists team would geographical you're not you're not certainly not like yes they seem to take so much pleasure in looking timmons and the hungarian rocking manfred very bad that they saw as a triumph for them and for the unity of the vinograd for cool but i agree i mean they clearly can be an effective negative fools but still they have anything positive out of it how do they move forward their agenda now will if she lives on the line be any self thrown rule of law where she's i doubted so to it felt like a pretty fleeting victory for them and it shows you that they're gonna need to do a lot more to be able to build opposed to the lawn and maybe it's not just these new york eastern europe undoubtedly they need to figure out why they can actually use their influence better yeah i love the sense where nothing we obviously have to discuss stuff's brexit the neighbors government will be shutting up quite soon property led by boris johnson asking for rocket adjustments to the brexit deal otherwise we're gonna end with a no deal brexit now it always seemed to me jim that it's unlikely were gonna get any adjustments but the law steve somers had shown a reluctance to embrace no deal brexit on the palms with e you maccarone quote some pushback when he seemed to be proposing that but now we have shown michelle at european council does that make action no deal brexit slightly more likely it's ready instincts no the donald tusk the man who shot michelle will be succeeding is european council president i think he's often portrayed in the uk press as being a part of the sports in because because he's been very outspoken against breaks to such as boris johnson united states most famous quotes is the breakfast is have a special place in hell because they cars uk tonight's leave without having a way described at the time is a shred of aplomb but i studied donald tusk is fundamentally anglophile the file politician who was devastated the uk to leave i desperately wants to be uk tribus the decision so the uk undue influence in europe hot very very strong friend in donald says he's not being placed by shell michelle if you opt now has played the role being the most outspoken julieta when it comes to expressing frustration about you case approach to brexit when it comes to saying that you should be ready to take a new deal if necessary when it comes to pretty much ridiculing to be honest the way the uk is gone about the negotiations so he's in by the mind the person the politician saying the things the other leaders such as i'm gonna go called say now he is the one who is gonna be sharing these summits when you british prime minister will be attending zillow's western they used when you leave and afterwards and even joined that will be charing meetings twentyseventh e you leaders say it's a very very interesting change i'm pretty quite worrying one you yeah yeah yeah so although i suppose the show michelle will have to motor right his frustrations izzy council president but i suppose were the stage and the prices were even mind you change of attitude and temperament could count for quite a long yeah because to push back against macro and michelle one i don't think he will known certainly no the beginning okay well after leaving now but will get a sense of how this is playing in the coming months the new team take that places in brussels but for now thank you very much indeed the gym runs in brussels tobacco home here in the studio london that's it for this week until next week goodbye this financial times podcast is supported by capital.
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"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..
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"It the maker break issue for the european union certainly is for her government that issues migration how to handle the million and a half economic migrants and refugees from the world's worst conflicts who've reached europe shores in the last few years for now it looks like disagreements over the migrants will not break the european union after pulling an all nighter in brussels g you leaders announced an agreement on several albeit vague measures to control the flow of shakers npr's sheriffs are hardy nelson cover that he used summit joins us from there now sarai thanks so much for being with us you're welcome good morning the southern european countries wanted to help in dealing with the migrants who who still arrive on their shores what did they get out of this well the main thing is that europe is now taking a harder line in migration and that they're talking about creating screening centres be they on on the edges of europe or even in africa and places like that where migrants who tried to do this crossing over the mediterranean would be kept until their cases can be adjudicated and that reduction in that attention is something that's certainly countries like italy were looking for because they're worried about these people who come and then ended up in their country and draining their resources there's been an awful lot of anti immigrant talk among populist politicians for example the prime minister of hungary over the past few months was this dressed certainly was viktor orban's actually took the unusual step of speaking english to western reporters reiterating these issues of this invasion as he calls it of these mostly muslim migrants who are coming to europe and another thing that he got as well as what they call the bisa garad countries which are poland czechoslovakia and hungary they were able to ensure that there weren't any mandates at the eu wouldn't be ordering them what to do and so that in addition to the un general is now taking a much harder line and migration is something they consider a victory chancellor merkel's government the survival of her government was considered intrinsic to these talks wasn't it it is and still is it still up in the air about what's going to happen with that anything in this agreement to to mollify her and for that matter people contending for control well see she certainly felt that way or suggested that yesterday at the briefing that she gave us after the summit she says in fact this exceeds what it her coalition partner the cs you these are the bavarians conservatives who have been aligned for decades with her a christian democrat party and she says that okay with you know the eu is committed now to these centers to to reducing what they call secondary migration which is when the migrants for example registered italy or greece or spain the first port of entry in the eu and then they ended up moving to germany and and refiling their plane there and so she feels that in addition to an agreement she struck with spain and greece to take back migrants who are in fact registered in those countries and who crossed the austrian border into germany that this is more than what he was asking for he being the interior minister who's threatening to unilaterally closed germany's borders to most migrants try having covered this for a number of years you sense there's fewer countries in the european union who are willing to work out compromises with each other to stay together that's certainly the sense that came out of this summit italy for example the italian prime minister basic basically threatening to veto anything that was coming out of this summit which would have derailed it just to get his point across and the the countries like austria which is now going to be taking over the presidency still talking about national actions when it when it comes to migration or other things without doing it in conjunction with the eu so the whole unity issue i mean the whole point of the european union is for europe to present a unified and stronger voice that seems to be really at risk now npr's herash nelson in brussels thanks so much you're welcome that'll pop quiz now who are theme music a snoop dogg be dolly parton see philip glass or d j liederman computer would quickly know d is the correct answer but now computers are also starting to grade students essays as npr's tovia smith reports many teachers see that as a mistake developers of the socalled robo graders say they understand.
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"Yes oh indonesia is two largest palm oil producer in the world about twelve million people actually indirectly depend on to industry and so if really does aband should be implemented that has all sorts of free percussions aid indonesia however then also a couple of analysts being quoted into article that basically say overtime the european market for palm oil will become smaller and smaller and china electric become more important so into long running denise probably doesn't have to worry the difficulty that we face is that the european union is doing is not imposing a band i didn't know anticompetitive reasons dumping reasons have you it's just ecological reasons saying that the damage that the production of palm oil does to the environment is a stoning the rainforest disappears peatland gets gets you know absolutely ravaged so the indonesia's the indonesian basically being told to stop doing something that she doing themselves home into yeah i mean his it's quite roenick stop by fuel as actually damage to environment much more than full sal fuel right which it was supposed to replace for environmental reasons on so you're absolutely right that no matter how you look at this it's bad news four indonesian rainforests and whether they you implements is ban or the chinese marketable pickup some of days palm oil i think the bottom line really is that the nation rainforest is suffering from that and of course stained in asian government does not want to acknowledge at the same time they make a case about associate comic impact being tremendous if he would actually ban palm oil from being imported into the european union china can step in at a flat in.
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"European union my whole civil service is devoted to the european union you couldn't get promoted in the european union and then she would devote into the call let me ask you this i'm talking about politically not just militarily with these authoritarian regimes in decline following the classic pattern becoming more authoritarian as their into klein which guarantees acceleration towards their demise except for all the super weapons we've got now it just i mean this is insane this does not look good i mean it looks very explosive the future looks very explosive the sad because if you look historically when you see an empire collapsed it's normally followed by the two things either another empire or dark age and i'm sorry to say i think we've probably going dark hey hey and trump at least in his rhetoric and others are trying to pull us out of the new dark age let's let's look at the permutation of that dark age because the globalist have decided on a breakaway civilization new dark age elise eum scenario and now you're going to the heart of their master plan they have decided to controlled crash of civilization and depopulation into a new dark age emergency transmission straight ahead if you or anyone you love has been diagnosed with lung cancer as best hostess or measles lioma your diagnosis may be the result of job related exposure to as best as and you may.
"european union" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"How much of this do you think is aimed at shoring up more support full the eu as an institution i think the european union knows that needs to have something positive to get hold of particularly in the in the if britain does go ahead and leave the european union obviously that's that's an all great for this the union as any kind of project whether it's a piece diplomatic cultural economic whatever it might be lose one of your biggest members and fifteen percent of your budget at that's terrible news the problem is you're looking at these countries of the western balkans then not economic powerhouses not cultural powerhouses and they have very weak traditions of democracy in fact in some them it's it's questionable i mean for example the report on serbia which the pin commission has just made as said that last year's presidential election in in serbia walson entirely free and fair and they there was some issues which the need to be addressed in serbia itself so those countries navigate to replace britain there's another drive ahead they've been which is the actions of russia and china in the western balkans china moving in a in a big way economically with investments in steel railways and banks among other things russia continues to use it soft power in the region to stir up mischief and that's keeping the west very busy indeed the european union commissioners have actually set to me in so many words we need to be more visible in this region we need to give a clear timeline on what membership might look like for these countries we need to offer hope and not just nag them about the reforms that they need to make we'll guy politically and diplomatically speaking the argument fuller joining the eu might be.
"european union" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The european union and the trade imbalance we have the european union and how much money they invested directly not stocks and bonds but directly into investment in american industry and it was more than their trade imbalance so so the whole point is the investment is what comes in and they said that investment that comes in is roughly five million jobs that are directly related to that investment just from the european union and the american jobs of biz businesses that do business with that has to be ten fifteen twenty twentyfive they really weren't able to figure out exactly what that may be because it multiplies out the fact is we're not in an economy anymore that's just the united states were a portion of a global economy and that's the reality of it and people wish it wasn't that what we need to have our economy but it's not the way that it runs anymore look at the ten we have to address all the foreign ownership of our business in within our own country then you should that be is that correct why should we have so much foreign ownership we shouldn't because then then then then security problem then what they can't do anything with the dollar and the dollar crashes then we then we get back then we get back to the fact that the okay our dollars can't leave and therefore we need to have trade just within our border nobody would want the dollar it even as it travels around the world it travels around the world because it always has the same that same value it has the impact between party to party to party to party because they know eventually the next person wants that potentially to bring it back to the us if they can't bring it back to the us if there's nothing they can invest in in the us dollar crashes then the dollar has no value and so if you can't do that then the next thing would be well then we can't trade because the dollar can't be outside the.
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"Uh what's on as fda generally guard a safe or not of food status or supplement status but it's not necessarily of scheduled drugs as wall seasons gray area limbo area but these are considered drugs in the european union or other nations apace you're hearing that people taking is things in i they want to get smarter so you know if you think about human performance is a spectrum will be fewer fixing deficits what if he pled those same techniques to normal person extensively could you enhance various asked using alzheimer's strategy some are limited there does a theory right so a lot of these compounds some had interesting results on route models some had interesting results on uh folks with dementia some had early human trials on healthy humans and you know there was sort of like i might as well be optimizing myself so i could like work on the next big thing right optimizing myself de yes i it's a very look ias account engineering thing ray like if you don't actually know what the next palm you wanna solve all you might as well solved abstract problem of making you more efficient for the next possible thing and that's our just lungs racial ended up being like the next thing does optimizing oneself but yeah and early days or was just like okay i'm gonna have my in parallel like reading all these reports is like okay is this stuff real quick think the natural scepticism is like okay where other rct the randomized controlled trials is this like some crazy thing that crazy were doing and will some were pretty crazy somewhere like you know like darpa funded peptide that like has never been tests on humans some were you know had reasonable.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from slack where work happens all over the world no more losing time context switching more than nine hundred apps seamlessly integrate with slack so that's less time jumping between tools and more time getting things done more at slack dot com the tensions between the european union and poland are applying out right now in a fight over trees and bison brussels isn't happy with warsaw's populist government pawns leaders have tried to limit judicial independence and this week they rejected an order from the eu's highest court to stop logging a protected forest and pierce rice are hiding nelson has the story the air is rife with miskitos here in the of a wage of forests which spans three hundred fifty thousand acres in poland and belarus the rich canopy is home to many endangered species including the european bison polish journalist the naturalist adam virenque says the forest survival depends not only on the live trees towering overhead but on the many dead ones underfoot the look of birth here you see mrs lynne lethal spruce growing goumba on the buddy of that spruce this very often the heavens fireup shows me more he flew luke under the bar moore's who the beat goes a little spiders ever a with a with a resume can on this is how it's worse wet way good if the of he's a forest to coral reef because in coral reef it a lot of life it's base also on there.
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"Support for wsj comes from comcast committed to improving your customer service experience with two our appointment windows including nights and weekends because they should fit into your life not the other way around learn more at xfinity dot com slash service the parent company of google is in hot water in europe what's news from the wall street journal top story without the noise i'm john word on the news desk in washington for the wall street journal google is facing a record antitrust fine by the european union let's head to brussels now where wall street journal reporter natalia drozdiak is standing by she's covering the story so natalia what is happening here give us some details the european union antitrust regulators are expected to find out at some point in the coming weeks the google has abused its dominant and with its uh search five favoring its own comparison shopping service and at the same time demoting rivals in its search results and the expectation is that it would the the regulators would set the fine um uh to record levels so that means it would go it would topped their previous record of an abuse of dominant fine which they head uh levied against intel in two thousand nine and that was at about one point one billion euros or about one point two billion dollars and the ideas to kind of set it at such a deterrent level that no other company even thinks about doing something similar uh it's also possible that the find could go you know significantly above that they could double or even triple the maximum that they could find google is ten percent of its global turnover so that would be around.