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to a new era of cooperation and partnership between the united kingdom and the european union and to a stronger fairer more prosperous future for us all for that is the prize if we get this negotiation right a sovereign united kingdom and a confident european union both free to chart their own course a new partnership of values and interests a new alliance that can stand strongly together in the world that is the goal towards which we must work in the months ahead as the relationship between britain and europe evolves however it does so i am clear that britain's future is bright our fundamentals are strong a legal system respected around the world a keen openness to foreign investment and enthusiasm for innovation and ease of doing business some of the best universities and research as you can find anywhere
an exceptional national talent for creativity and an indomitable spirit it is our fundamental strengths that really determine our country's success and that is why britain's economy will always be strong there are other reasons why our future should give us confidence we will always be a champion of economic openness we will always be a country whose pitch to the world is high standards at home when we differ from the e.u. in our regulator e choices it won't be to try and attain an unfair competitive advantage it will be because we want rules that are right for britain's particular situation. the best way for us both to succeed is to fulfill the potential of the partnership i have set out today. for we should be in no doubt that if our collective endeavors in these negotiations were to prove insufficient to reach an agreement it would be a failure in the eyes of history and a damaging blow to the future of our continent indeed i believe the difference
between where we would all be if we fail and where we could be if we can achieve the kind of new partnership i've set out today to be so great that it is beholden on all of us involved to demonstrate the leadership and flexibility needed to ensure that we succeed yes the negotiations to get there will be difficult but if we approach them in the right way respectful of the challenges for both sides and pragmatic about resolving them we can find a way forward that makes a success of this for all our peoples i recognize that it is not something that you are european partners wanted to do it is a distraction from what you want to get on with but we have to get this right and we both want to get this done as swiftly as possible so it is up to the leaders to set the tone and the tone i want to set is one of partnership and friendship
a tone of trust the cornerstone of any relationship for if we get the spirit of this negotiation right if we get the spirit of this partnership right then at the end of this process we will find that we are able to resolve the issues where we disagree respectfully and quickly. and if we can do that then when this chapter of our european history is written it will be remembered not for the differences we faced but for the vision we showed not for the challenges we endured but for the creativity we use to overcome them not for a relationship that ended but a new partnership that began a partnership of interests a partnership of values a partnership of ambition for a shared future the u.k. and the e.u. side by side delivering prosperity and opportunity for all our people this is the
future within our grasp so together let us these it thank you thank you thank you. thank you. thank you there is a an opportunity for some questions for the media as well initially i will go first to i think is really from no one here. as you said the six hundred thousand the time now live and work or in the u.k. and you said the u.n. them to remain how what do you want to change for them i guess something is going to change well for we've set out that for those citizens e.u.
citizens currently living in the united kingdom who've made the u.k. their home and looting those hundred six hundred thousand italians who are in the united kingdom we want them to be able to stay and to have the same rights as they have at the moment and we've negotiating this with the european union because of course as the british prime minister i want you k. nationals living here in italy and elsewhere in the european union to be able to have maintain their rights too we're very close to ensuring that we have that agreement and i've set out today what i hope is a reassurance that those italian citizens living in the united kingdom as we move ahead will know that it is our legal system that will guarantee those rights into the future i think that's what people want to know from my point of view i value the contribution that italian citizens have made in the united kingdom i have quite a few italian citizens living in my own constituency and playing
a very real part in our social economic life there and i want to ensure that those italian citizens who are in the u.k. at the moment know that we want you to stay we value your contribution and what i'm setting for today is a guarantee of your rights for the future thank you laura. thank you prime minister lora can spark b.b.c. news and what do you say to voters at home who chose to leave who might be rather angry to hear that the immigration rules will be roughly the same for another few years markets will be roughly the same for another few years the european courts will still have a role for another five years potentially until twenty twenty one five years after the referendum and they justified in being a bit cross about that and also if i may in your view is no deal still better than a bad deal yes on that last point we continue to think believe that but the important thing nor is what i have done today is set out an entire speech which is about what
a great deal we can have of the future the future partnership between the u.k. and the european union if we approach this with ambition and creativity i've set out how we can do that today and achieve a deal that i believe is in the best interests not just of u.k. citizens but of people living across the remaining twenty seven states within the you know what will be the remaining european union and all the on the issue of immigration that you have set out the people voted to leave the e.u. and at the end of march twenty nine thousand we will leave the european union but i think people also voted to ensure that that process of leaving could be orderly and smooth so that people had confidence in their future and businesses had confidence . in their future too and that's what i've set out today an implementation period which provides for that smooth and orderly withdrawal the will be a difference during that period because we will be asking you citizens who come to the u.k. they will be able to do so but we will be asking them to register and that's an
important building block towards the full set of immigration rules that will be in when the new agreement when the new partnership is in place and when we take full control of our borders so that's an important stage in us taking full control of our borders. faisel prime minister on the implementation transition phase do you you said that would still be on the e.u. regulations and laws do you rule out being a member of the european economic area during that period and indeed on the final status deal you outlined a kind of spectrum between canada and norway it seems to me that you are leaning a little bit closer you want splitting the difference really look at closer to norway and perhaps the chancellor in canada and the foreign secretary is that a correct reading the situation oh look this is one of the things i would say to you fives all is that i suggest that you start thinking not just about norway and
canada but actually about the fact that the u.k. is in a completely different relationship with the e.u. from either of those countries when they started negotiating their relationship with the e.u. and that gives us an opportunity to create a partnership that is completely different from either of those what we're talking about during the implementation period is a practical a period of time for the practical changes that are necessary to put in place the four new partnership and of course you can't do those practical changes until you know what the partnership is and the negotiations of course we will leave at the end of march twenty nine t. a negotiation as we continue to be tension quite close to that time but let's think creatively there beyond bishops about what we can achieve because as i said we start from an unprecedented position in terms of our current relationship with the e.u. we remember we're coming out but that enables us to build a different sort of partnership for the future. james.
prime minister your strategy since lancaster house seems to be being to lay out positions and then concede to what europe will agree to happen on the sequencing of talks it's happening today on money and is happening on their requirements for a transition period can you point to a single concession from the e.u. that you're on the go shooting strategy has one for you well i can say that during the new yes during the negotiations we've got at the moment there are a number of issues where we've set a position paper forward to the you and we now have agreement on a variety of the issues that we're looking at but i challenge the picture that you have actually set out to james what the united kingdom has done throughout this process is actually set out our ambition our negotiating principles and if you look i set them out in lancaster house and into the article fifty letter and actually the negotiating guidelines that came back from the european union to
a very great extent mirrored the issues that we had raised with them in the first place as key issues that we needed to look at during this during this relationship this is a negotiation there will be during that process science put out their positions discuss those positions and come to an agreement what i'm doing today is saying here is an opportunity for both of us the u.k. and the e.u. to come to agree to a new partnership a partnership that hasn't been in place with anybody else in the past because of the reasons i've just set out to feisal but can be one that will really show a great future both for the e.u. and for the u.k. for our future prosperity for people not just in the u.k. but in the european union as well. so i see jason here yes. i just goes in the early mail what would you say to those people who voted last year to leave saying we really we should have left already we should turn off the
direct debit we shouldn't we should stop free movement straight away and tell the open judges to get lost they've got to feel a bit because they're trying to tell him you know what i what the government is doing is ensuring that we deliver on what the people who voted to leave wanted which is for us to live in the european union but if we're going to ensure that we do that in as a way that is has lit as little damage and disruption to our economy and to people lot of people's lives as possible we need to do that in a smooth and orderly way but what we're very clear about is that the implementation period will have it will be time limited and crucially that we will leave the european union in march twenty ninth that's what the process of withdrawal allows for and that is what is going to happen at all. thank you promise it's only been done from the sun on your section on security you said earlier that the u.k.
is unconditionally committed to securing europe's security that therefore means you will cooperate militarily security was intelligence wise with or without a deal and so therefore what do you say to people who might just accusing thrown away britain's best cause in the situation what i say is look the issues around security and our cooperation on criminal matters on justice and home affairs matters is important to all of us we do face significant challenges particularly in relation to the security issues but we have seen over time and obviously i saw this particularly and when i was home secretary how that cooperation with our european partners is good for us and good for them so i think what then is the public would say to us is we want you as the government to ensure that we can continue a partnership of cooperation that is helping in terms of keeping us safe in the u.k. but also across the rest of europe i think that's what people want us to do and that's
what we will be doing. and i'll take a couple more george thank you i just part of the prime minister not the promise of the financial times. so i wish wishful thinking obviously. promiscuous you to two specific questions the first is during the implementation phase you've just described would print be subject to new laws and regulations passed by brussels while we don't have a say in the making of those laws and the second question is you were you were citing also the idea of us being quite close to the single market under this new arrangement you have in mind would britain be prepared to pay for access to that single market something some of your back benches say is an unconscionable. what i as i said in the speech during the implementation period we would and this is because it's in the interests of individuals and businesses to be able to actually have a period of time when they can make the adjustment to the new relationship make the changes necessary be it an i.t.
systems or whatever but actually know the basis on which they're going to be operating during that period that it would be operating on the current rules and framework now of course the details of that would have to be part of the negotiation what i've set out here is a principle in relation to that and i think that's important i think it's important in the interests as i say it's not just of businesses but actually of individuals as well so people know where they stand as you all know george the e.u. withdrawal bill that we're putting through parliament at the moment actually brings the e.u. a key it brings e.u. law into u.k. law precisely to in sure that we have that smooth and orderly process of withdraw and that people know at the point at which we leave they still know the basis on which they're able to operate now take a final question is. representative issa torches i told here yes sorry i think i've answered that it's a dimension this is prime minister what exactly do you now expect from brussels and from berlin after the speech well what i would hope the people in brussels in
berlin and across the european union would see is that this is the united kingdom setting out the opportunity for us to work together to negotiate what would be a strong partnership i've used the term deep and special partnership that will ensure the future prosperity of countries in the you and the united kingdom in the future and i hope that people will feel that and will respond to it in a tone and a way of partnership and of friendship because that is what the u.k. is offering and i think it's important not just for the u.k. but i think for the whole of the european union the you the remaining twenty seven will be considering what their future is as an e.u. what the future structures of that should be we want the e.u. to continue to be strong it is in our national interest for the e.u. to continue to be successful what i've set out today is a way we can go forward together sovereign united kingdom making its own decisions
but a strong and successful european league union working to thank you. thank . you. you're watching the news coming to you live from berlin british prime minister is a man has just delivered a major policy speech in italy in an attempt to revive stewart breaks it talks speaking in the city of florence the ukraine you clearly defend their moving through a critical period in the history of u.k. relationship and she looked ahead to beg for it with optimism she also stressed that london wants to be the strongest friend and partner of brussels she reaffirmed that she wants to see in britain but maybe the country's position very clear in terms of leaving the union. our decision to leave the european union is in no way
a repudiation of this longstanding commitment we may be leaving the european union but we are not leaving europe our resolve to draw on the full weight of our military intelligence diplomatic and development resources to lead international action with our partners on the issues that affect the security and prosperity of our peoples is unchanged the european union never felt to us like an integral part of our national story in the way it does to so many elsewhere in europe that was an excerpt from the trees and me said in a major policy speech on a breakthrough with me in the studio i have john worth he's a prolific blago on your friends and also a british citizen living in europe and he listened to speech with lean also a lot listening to the speech with me while our correspondents bigot mass in london and barbara visit in brussels welcome to the boys if you let me start with you
barbara it was a long ranging speech to the misspoke a lot about this deep and special relationship between britain and the e.u. she talked about a new partnership what was your initial take on the kind of tenor and the substance of what she had to say. my allowed to wring my hands and tear my hair in front of the camera this i'm afraid is going to drop like a stone in brussels because what the european union wanted was not those torrent of lofty rhetoric we're all in the to gather and it's our common future and the common threats and so on for us if this is about to resume a things that she should just stay within the european union about what you want it was some concrete proposals and those did not come she also said that there was a step sent a substantive progress made in the talks already and that is exactly the opposite
of what the chief negotiator barney says who at so far stated there is a stalemate and we have not reached sort of consent on anything so how can you reconcile that and then the these sort of the final games and eighteen after breaks it is as we see now it is a rather hard breck's it is she does not want any of the existing models for the for the united kingdom she wants something else like canada plus in a trade agreement was a lot of other added to the bond points on and then she thinks she's going to achieve this within three years because that's all the time that's left to negotiate even taking into account the transit transition period that she just demands and that is something that the e.u. has to grant well knowing that it's in the it's in the interest of britain to have
this transition period so it's not going to be plain sailing even on that and then money wise there was nothing really of course if there is a transition period u.k. stays within the market and the customs union for the time it will have to pay it's as simple as that and. from that there was no financial offer so everybody here is going to be sort of rather disappointed guests and maybe even furious about this ok but that was your view let me down a draw in bigot mosque in london to get as we heard that it is that means that message may not go down too well in brussels about what about britain she described this as a defining moment for her country and said despite there being some concerns this was there was also a lot of opportunity and promise do you think this message resonates with the people there. well it's a question of who she wants to address i mean she's really walking on a tightrope because she's got in her own cabinet so many opposing views of how
people really think that the future relationship should be between the u.k. and the u. and it's clear that she you know she had to put a lot of work in this and then she didn't come out with this vision that people would have hoped for she said there is creativity that is needed in shaping this new relationship but she said she doesn't want any off the shelves models but we have also heard from brussels that brussels thinks that that's not really on offer and and anyway it's going to be very very difficult as barbara has mentioned to negotiate anything new and creative as she's mentioned again and again creativity was one of the buzzwords in his speech it's going to be very difficult to hammer all this out within such a short period of time on the other hand you have years you have people like nigel farage who are not happy with what the reason may is going to envisage they think that this is in the end just maybe a ploy for the u.k. to stay in the e.u.
in any way the transition period is going to be mainly like being a member of the e.u. so they see this as a win for the establishment and they they are they are not believing that britain might actually in the end leave so you can imagine from the different spectrum here in the u.k. be yeah it's going to be very different to how people are actually judging that speech but in some ways i think she has been not concrete enough as barbara mentioned people would have really have hoped for also here in the u.k. to have some concrete offers for example as far as as the financial obligations of the u.k. are concerned. that's the view from london let me draw you in john b. you been listening to speech sitting with me in the studio and i saw you shaking your head a lot of times of what the reason they had to say. why i was struck by how little knew there was that in this speech we've already known for some months they'll be a transition we've already known for some months a britain has
a problem the financial settlement there was nothing new here to resume a if she wanted to move the bricks process on as we discussed before the speech she wanted to move this on she had to make commitments on three areas on citizens' rights on financial commitments on the northern ireland border question we heard nothing new about any of those three issues she just addressed the whole thing up with these this for capital we have been creative and open and wanting to have a close relationship with the european union but that's not enough to make progress in these negotiations so i was extremely disappointed by the way that this speech was structured this was a speech that seemed like she was negotiating with her and conservative party rather than actually a serious effort to move the brics process forward this means advancing in the negotiations is going to be very very difficult in the short term and this was even more minimal in its scope than than i was fearing before the start so you as
disappointed as well as big have been let me return to you know barbara if you if there's a great sense of disappointment from all three of you from what you heard based on what it is that may have to offer in this address in florence the dual issues she took at the end of her address was one visit the economy and the other one was security was there enough in brussels in what she said to form the basis for the negotiations she said three rounds of negotiations had yielded some progress is there enough bases not to move on and what would be the substance of those talks. there is just at the moment no scope to move on and this speech hasn't really all took that at all and that is the main problem here more or less michelle bar and you the chief negotiator can sort of tell david davis to stay at home tomorrow if he doesn't bring a big pile of papers was a lot of concrete proposals how this is going to be fleshed out they might as well
leave it because on the basis of what to rescind they offer to here you can't do anything the european union doesn't want visions from the united kingdom it once concrete proposals and they didn't come and so we simply don't have a basis to continue and then the e.u. contests to reason may use saying that there has been substantive progress made michelle garn you says we have nothing so far there is nothing in fact concrete on the table and and so what does theresa may expect them to do this will the stalemate will go on and will go on throughout october when we'll have a european summit and i would dare to say if things continue like this it will go on towards the end of the year and then we are really getting into dangerous territory time wise ok so now let me draw you in here begich so obviously the e.u. not likely to be very satisfied by what they've heard what fifteen address which
was actually aimed at all conservative people people who look at and the big fifty years in britain. well it was aimed at the bright cities and was aimed of course also at the people in the u.k. boss i think each side will be equally on happy with the debate city as we've already had a reaction from niger for us who of course is not within our own party but is somebody who drove this whole process and who should be really happy that the u.k. is leaving however he stinking this is all a fog and it might never happen but then we also have people who are for example e.u. citizens we've had that she would want to have a registration system within this transition period this is going to be something that people will be worried about even though she says there. will be able to to stay and will be able to come during the transition period but how is that really going to pan out so she's also making these people for example unhappy and then she
hasn't really said much about northern ireland this is of course something that also british people are concerned about how is the border how is the peace process how is that going to be implicated and what's going to happen to britain. john what do you make of it well ok you know what you need i mean if you're going to just take a short break and i'll be back with you after that and we'll continue the conversation you're watching. these problems need to be addressed more aggressively we have to change people's mentality kenya a country in a vicious circle of poverty. but some people work hard to improve things long term
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and continue to play into the e.u. budget speech in florida with broken in italy when she came to dividing the stored brick for the witch of reach an impasse after three months of total. now voters here in germany are gearing up for federal elections on sunday and both candidates for the post of chancellor are making a final push ahead of the vote the latest polls have not been encouraging for martin shows and his center left social democrats his party is trailing the america's christian democrats by a large margin surveys suggest a conservative bloc could take thirty six percent of the vote on sunday but both candidates would hold their final election rallies this evening. that we now are drawing indeed obvious little correspondent melinda crane she's standing by at the brandenburg gate here in berlin and with me in the studio is the w.'s editor in chief welcome to you in this and let me start with melinda crane
melinda the countdown is on to sunday's elections you are on the heart of the german capital is a sense of excitement two days before the election. to be honest there is a sense of excitement here but it pertains more to the berlin marathon than to the election now that is partly because this is an absolute center for tourists and many of the people at the square today are tourists or marathon runners but i did manage to find germans as well and i have to say that they weren't terribly enthusiastic about the election in fact several of them told me this is about the hardest choice they have ever had to make as voters they said that they have the sense that there isn't all that much difference between the parties and that in many cases they feel that the politicians don't always deliver what they promise so so i can't say that i encountered
a lot of voters who said we are absolutely looking forward to seeing what sunday brings right and what funding that we do and in a split it in chief it is useful to chancellor angela merkel on when state the polls put her party substantially ahead of any other party here did she seem confidently that she'll be forming the next government well she is pretty confident and she knows that she will most definitely well most of the you never know but that's the problem of most votes but she has you know a high respect for her office and you never really know what happens in the last hours of the last days before the election she seems confident but she's not full of herself and she does not take it for granted that she will win the election i think now one of the questions that you know the all the poets freely. actually polls show that. he will get the highest number of votes possibly followed by her rival the social democrats but a lot of people are really worried about which party will be number three and the
police but the f.t. the far right parties could be the third party you raised this issue with the chancellor what did you say to you well she said very explicitly that she's not going to work with you if to you she said it really not going to work with you this is pretty huge but indeed it is possible that the f.t. becomes the leader of the opposition and that means many rights you know for example they could open some debates they have special you know rights through to to lead parliament to parliamentarian groups so that i'm pretty sure would really change our culture our political culture in germany if they really would become the third biggest party but let me melinda if you can fill in that you find reflected there as well that people are worried about the rise of the far right in this election. yes i did hear that concern from several people they say they certainly would not like to see the f.t.
become the third largest party in germany but they have another concern as well many of the people i spoke to here on the square of whom by the way nearly half still haven't decided how they will vote and in fact that pretty much reflects what we're seeing in the polls as well still a lot of germans undecided but those i spoke to said that they are also concerned that the chancellor might once again don't go into what's called a grand coalition here that means that the c.d.u. her party the conservatives might wind up governing once again with the social democrats and nearly everyone i spoke to here said that is an outcome they don't want to see those who tend to lean toward the left toward the social democrats said they think another grand coalition would be a disaster for the party they feel their party has lost lost its profile lost its its direction and that it really needs to go into opposition and yet the polls indicate that it could well wind up governing once again with chancellor merkel. ok
and it is a head with what melinda had to say that in people in a sense why do you know what form the government would take even if. he wins the highest number of votes what do you see the smaller party spain playing you said just america ruled out working with the f.t. but what role are the smaller parties playing in this election that's a great question because this is in a way it is a very exciting election it's a very exciting day sunday because we do not know nothing many many people are undecided so we don't know how big the liberal party will be the f.t.p. we really do not know how big the greens will be we know not a lot about the left. so there are so many open questions so it's hard to say with whom i'm going to america by the end of the day is able to build a coalition this is milena current just pointed out maybe it will become. a grand coalition again so that you would the government is pretty but is this possible that you able to. government with the s.t.p.
or the liberal party that would be new we have had that in earlier days but we haven't had that since quite a while this is a possibility so be called a jump because it's also possible that we have. the green party and the social democrats so it's many many open question not social democrats excuse me the liberal party so that many many opportunities so we will be an exciting day on sunday to see you know what is the do you think of course coalition reflecting the flanks of the jamaican coalition and the tea party's engine the as you said in this is is this so many permutations and combinations which could emerge from the election thank you very much for coming and sharing your thoughts and thank you also to you melinda crane at brandenburg gate and of course. we will be kind of following that election closely and just as germany decides you must actually stay with you we will be bringing you live coverage of the election on sunday as well as of course in the lead up to sunday now with germans preparing to cast their ballots
facebook is stepping up efforts to prevent foreign governments from meddling in the election and this comes after the company revealed russian entities and likely bought thousands of during and after the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has now pledged to boost the transparency of the company's paid political advertising here's some of what he had to say about those efforts. we are actively working with the u.s. government on its ongoing investigations into russian interference we've been investigating this for many months now and for a while we had found no evidence of fake accounts link to russian link to russia running ads and when we recently uncovered this activity we provided that information to the special counsel we also briefed congress and this morning i directed our team to provide the ads we've found to congress as well now as a general rule we're going to be limited in what we can discuss publicly about ongoing law enforcement investigations so we may not always be able to share all of
our findings publicly but we support congress in deciding how to best use this information to inform the public and we expect the government to publish its findings when their investigation is complete ok cynical they're going to specifically commented on the german election which many experts billed as the number one target for medicine in the u.s. election now got enough one joins the follow on that story on what this is not about what it's about had to say about the general election as it was interesting at the at the end of that address that we just saw he's pacifically mentioned germany and i think he really tried to reassure people that germany's election would be free from that online meddling in fact we have another clip pay close attention here's what he has to say finally we've been working to ensure the integrity of the german elections this weekend from taking action against thousands of fake accounts to partnering with public authorities like the federal office for information security to sharing security practices with the
candidates and parties we're also examining the activity of accounts we've removed and we have not yet found a similar type of interference effort in germany now this is incredibly important and we've been focused on this for a while. really interesting that he's talking about the german elections maybe trying to be more of a watchdog figure now he came under so much pressure because of all the fake news on facebook here in germany and now here he is saying that he hasn't seen any of this online influence so does this mean this is the nuance that attempts to influence the german election i mean in a way mark zuckerberg is right we've seen much less if you compare to the french election the u.s. election but there have been some smaller efforts to disrupt the german election and these are coming really from the global far right community and here is just one of the things that we found this is coming from an online chat forum called four chan and you see here groups that are really trying to boost the far right alternative for germany party or a.f.d.
and this is a thread it's basically a lots of different online weapons for influencing the german election you see links here to videos and means that attack rival parties tips for creating fake social media profiles and there's even a link here where you can donate money directly to the a.f.d. and this is all publicly available and you know we've heard so much talk about maybe potential russian involvement in the german election and we really haven't seen that you heard about the buddhist hogback with lots of data stolen directly from the government that has not been released and experts actually say that most of the online influence is coming from far right groups in the u.s. not from russia so not clear evidence of russian interference but there is some kind of russian connection which is raising eyebrows that it got there is there's actually a large population of russian speaking people in germany and the political parties especially if you're actually trying to directly target them take a look at what we're talking about here there's lots of support groups for russian speaking a.f.p. supporters right here in germany like this one it's even followed by the party's
top candidate you see her there all this out this vital not only that the f.d.a. is even airing t.v. ads on russian television this is a picture that was taken by a journalist sergey sume lenny and it's an election ad at the bottom of the screen as choose to. for your and our future and i was aired on a russian t.v. station but broadcast in germany for russian speakers so very interesting stuff we're even seeing the c.d.'s you target russian speakers here in germany it's a big enough group that it may influence the launch oh gosh last one from a social media this thank you very much for that. you're watching the news up next helena joins me for business news and the battle for bankrupt evelyn thank you very much amrita that's right we're talking about that later in the program first we're taking a look at the french economy because the french president a man you are mad cause now signed a series of contested labor reforms into law or tens of thousands of people took to
the streets on thursday to protest the changes in the measures make it easier to hire and fire workers as well as allowing small companies to negotiate directly with staff were all the through the trade unions now my core hopes that the reforms will help reduce france's unemployment rate which is currently at a stop at nine and a half percent. so of course paris wants the french economy to pick up speed and to come along so to speak and so do most entrepreneurs there so let's get a closer look at what those changes to the labor market actually mean to the people living in france these newest reports on the pros and cons of president michael's signature reforms. maggie that run for a german had always dreamed of moving to paris eight months ago she opened a cafe here but life as a small business owner in france is harder than she expected especially when she
hires staff that need an extended period of training as it has been the problem is that france has strict rules against dismissals. and one of my pastry chefs was still very slow two months on so i had to let her go if i kept her on a longer she would have had a permanent contract then even if she didn't improve i'd have been forced to keep or. even under the proposed reforms dismissals would still be strictly regulated but the new rules would make it easier to offer short term job contracts also giving employers more time to see if staff are a good fit the proposal would also cap compensation awarded by courts in dismissal cases every leaf or small business owners like sashimi lol. it's polluted. with always had this sword of damocles honey over our head if we had to let anyone go it could be so expensive we'd go bankrupt. employers
may welcome the change but many trade union activists are dismayed. turns back the clock to labor conditions at the start of the twentieth century employers will be able to calculate exactly how much a dismissal will cost them so they'll take advantage of that to fire experienced and more expensive workers and replace them with young workers who don't pop off with low wages. the hard line c.d.t. union isn't ready planning massive protests so far few if any other unions have committed to joining them many economists say that's no surprise because the planned reforms are moderate overall they'd like to see even more changes. in me afloat we really need our tax cuts to provide incentives for investors. the government also needs to slash incidental wage costs and improve training and
continuing education. that's the only way our businesses will become competitive again. we told. you the. mother of a grandfather also hopes that this first round will be followed by additional reforms which have two employees i'd like three but can't afford it the incident wage costs are too high more reforms are in the works to lower non wage labor costs and relaxed rules against dismissal but it's unlikely french unions would waive that through without a fight. and we can speak to karen hornet now she's an economist at home university and she is currently in perth to new york in the south of france karen good to have him with us now most economists do tend to agree that these reforms are necessary of course you know that timing is everything so is the french economy
in good enough shape to stomach these reforms. i would say well actually the french economy is in bad enough the shape that it needs these reforms but i have to qualify this actually is it changing is getting better and it has been getting better credibly in anticipation of the reforms that mark karr has promised when he started his campaign so we will see someone better g.d.p. growth this year and investment in consumption soon to be going up a bit which is which is a good sign which will probably help mark karr was his reforms as he tries to use to speed up g.d.p. growth this will work because the order books are full of them they used to be and that will give a good incentive for people to actually hire people which is now easier thanks to live alone and yet people were protesting even on the eve of this bill being signed into law there's a great deal of opposition so how beneficial can these reforms really be.
these protests are not as bad as an outstanding option remote might assume it's been much less produce than usual and it's just been normal background music against and friends i think we just have to wait and see what happens the only the last crucial point will be when probably one will have to vote along which which which puts this these decrees into practice and that will come and the months that that will fall so there will be the last test and that will be the last crucial point that the problem actually majority is clearly on my past side as we know his legitimacy is perfect so i don't i don't see that these protests will change anything and in terms of what they protest against of the security for the individual employee is still very high in france and it doesn't
change to traduce to these recent reforms or i will we will be eyeing that unemployment rate. on. karen what impact in your thank you for your insights. german flag carrier of tense is poised to snatch up the largest chunk of bankrupt that's according to local media reports citing inside sources now if councils reported to be considering a takeover of the bankrupt airline subsidiary nicky as part of a bid to carve out the company there was a easy jet and coin door to spit remaining assets in the airline now says negotiations well continue until the twelfth of october. over now to emery said with news of a big birthday that's right helena down the street and finger and a song are right in if nick cave turns sixty today the man famous for his deep
voice and narrative song fast forward to korea with his band the bad feet the alternative rock scene robin men from a culture disc is here to tell us all welcome but how do you sum up this a unique artist what he is a very rare breed dogs a singer songwriter and i think in his softer moments he reminds me a bit of land of cowen which is not surprising that account is one of his big heroes he has been dubbed by the music press as the prince of darkness and he certainly has the look for it and his songs are often about death religion possession and sometimes even violence is a really charismatic performer who leads the audience down a dollar from which they may they may never return. anyway he's done so much artistically in this report we can only touch on a few of his talents. nick cave has penned screenplays and novels and
worked as an actor but he's best known for his dark sultry songs from an early age a stray bone cave was taught the importance of literature his parents were also staunch anglicans and religion and a gifted use of language in his storytelling have been central to his work. in an intervention in. the function of a rock star. was a place perhaps not these days was it was to be both both monstrous and to be godlike at the same time the embryonic version of what would become the cave and the bad seeds first formed in one thousand nine hundred three their first album from head to eternity make a found sanctuary when the band moved to berlin in one nine hundred eighty five. but it seems i spent three years in the courts but i never really left it because of that time everything everything was there everything that it needed was the
intro it. was just as wonderful place. in the early ninety's caves work took on a more ballad line tyrone coleman eighteen in the haunting murder ballads of nine hundred ninety six the dark album pairing cave with p.j. harvey and cali minnow would prove to be the band's biggest commercial success. in two thousand and seven k. formed the band grinder man releasing an album of the same name just to. he's broody an enigmatic which continues to flourish at the twenty sixteen release
of nick cave and the bad seed studio album skeleton chain. you know that is the lyrics and his kind of music so some people to go that is quite morbid and doc is opus the life is also affected by tragedy when his son died this was accomplished years ago one of his twin sons arthur fell off a cliff near their home in southern england whilst tripping on l.s.d. unfortunately of course there's nothing worse for a parent than for such a tragedy to happen but he has said since that eventually what brought him out of his grief and helped the healing process was his music they talked there about the skeleton tree it seems that that latest album is a lot about his son's death but actually he said that he wrote a great deal of it before that time but there is one song the first song on the albums does seem to be a terrible premonition i mean if we just listen to
a few bars of that song in the words that he's things. you. need to refer to. bring in the. tools of a body no forming from this guy but he has since by the way moved with his family away from southern england for obvious reasons moved to los angeles young son was only fifteen as we saw in that report when but it seems to have a special place in his heart yet oversee does not mean he came to live in best west but west berlin i should say along with the entire band the band seeds in the not bad seeds in the 1980's. it was a time when the city was an optic for an attic sort of very creative and surrounded
by a wall i mean west berlin was then it is now of course but it was then a very special place and he struck up a professional relationship with a musician blix a bar gold from the german industrial band thoughts and annoyed by it and. professional relationship that was a coming of mind you that lasted for twenty years or so finally i'd just like to say he is a very special artist if you ever anybody ever has the chance to see him live he whips up the audience into a frenzy which is him self into a frenzy and his band as well these extraordinary performer live and we wish him a peaceful happy birthday exactly ten six is a happy birthday to nick cave and all the males thank you very much for being the story into our studios. you're watching a news has a recap of the top story that we're following for you british prime minister is a may have proposed a two year transition period for britain off to leave the e.u.
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