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tv   Frag den Lesch  Deutsche Welle  April 29, 2021 4:00pm-4:15pm CEST

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this is the end of the news live from u.s. president joe biden delivers his 1st speech to a joint session of congress he sets out america's return to a politics of international cooperation saying no nation can succeed alone also on the program. germany's top court says the government's climate change in missions targets threaten rights of future generations. brazil battles a 2nd wave of corona virus infections as a variant 1st detected that spread across latin america health authorities are
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scrambling for more vaccine. alexina valmy appears in public for the 1st time since the russian opposition leader and his. long hunger strike. i'm phil gal welcome to the program. u.s. president joe biden plans for what he called a once in a generation investment in america his 1st speech to congress as president he outlined proposals to a vast massively in infrastructure and said the country must reassert its place in the world by sharing advice democracy still works. joe biden spent decades in the u.s. congress as a senator. he was back with an ambitious program that could see him becoming
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a transformational u.s. president. would be back. he began by drawing attention to the historic fact that for the 1st time ever the 2 people behind him where women madam speaker madam vice president i. was with. has never said those words from this podium no president ever said those words. then a grim summary of his 1st 100 days combined with a note of optimism 100 days since i took the oath of office left in my hand off our family bible and heritage foundation we all did it was in crisis the worst pandemic of the century the worst economic crisis since the great depression. the worst attack on our democracy since the civil war now after just
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100 days i can report to the nation america is on the move again thank you for being a wide ranging vision of jobs prosperity and a new era of big government with big spending plans biden said he would pay for it all with higher taxes on corporations and the super rich continuous cycle growth things worse $20000000.00 americans lost their job in the pandemic. working middle class americans at the same time. roughly 650000000000. saw their net worth increase by more than one trillion dollars the same exact. my fellow americans trickle down. trickle down economics is never work it's time to grow the economy in the bottom in the middle out. on international policy biden focused on adversaries russia and china linking america's ability to conjure
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them to the success of his domestic policy agenda. america's movie moving forward but we can't stop now. we're in competition with china and other countries to win the 21st century really great inflection point in history thank you circumstances of biden's speech where on like any previous presidential address members of congress were mosques and were seated apart because of condiment restrictions. so that's president biden's domestic agenda what did he speech reveal about his foreign policy priorities they call ranvir chance at lot of policy experts international university of applied sciences welcome to d.w. dr is china's president is china president biden's foreign policy number one.
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speech that he builds not. on the relationship and china china. dresses many of the challenges united states faces in the caracal titian but we really see a new period of pricing he is the sign of revolutionary also when it comes to foreign and security policy. he's also talked about the return to. internationalism a return to working with other countries to achieve his goals we look at america against china we look at europe against china there is no consensus of approach there is the. well i mean there are certain areas where the united states and. areas of cooperation western china for example the whole issue of climate protection and more efficient use of often source is something where
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he started entering and out of china and of course in the end in certain areas there is more. cooperation between the e.u. and china but in other areas united states clearly show that it's not only in competition with china but he also sees certain gateways to cooperate whereas the competitor here the climate change was an interesting go one on the other i'm glad you're right about working with china because there's a history is that the world's 2 biggest polluters something has to happen they're setting that aside though when you look at what he had to say about china achieving its goals not at america's expense this is a president who cannot necessarily look at the europe to back up his stuns against china. absolutely and what i think is very interesting that if you look at the military expenditure at the expense that the united states will take it's
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still 4 times higher than what china can offer and here you see of course the united states have identified china as a competitor but also as a threat and lots of challenges europe because europe has a very different relationship to china also a lot because of the dependency they cannot make carry us and i think the picture is not black and white and also the view of the vitamin ministration on china and europe the european relation to china is more gray so even though they've demonstrated that they have to be tough in the area as tough with the e.u. well they deal with china they are science and you can identify areas where they can cooperate so again it's not black and white but it's a great one and he has a very clear eye on as it's very clear thank you so much dr dr the colbert from the the international university of applied sciences. germany's
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ice court has ruled the government's climate change law is inadequate judges of ministers must set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2030 by the mental activists argue that the current law doesn't go far enough judges have given the government until the end of the of next year to really find their emissions targets. so let's talk to our fellow access card to the lawyer who brought one of the young cases the court ruled on today a welcome to do you w. a professor you described today's verdict as groundbreaking for germany why. well it is actually groundbreaking and this is a 1st ruling where the german federal constitutional court ruled in favor and against the government protection its paris climate try to get the bond to.
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pre-industrial levels finding not only legally binding international law but also binding. perspectives of fundamental rights constitution all along it is unconstitutional according to the constitution of. all. next years. if you follow the established pathways of. the one of the this is proving. told. the court said that this law does not protect future generations sufficiently it sounds odd for a court now to be to make rulings about some future generations who may or may not come into being. well. paula policy in politics in general is about balancing different spheres of freedom and this is also true regarding climate policy it is. the freedom of enterprise and consumer on the one hand and.
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these freedoms with the elementary conditions of freedom. all people which are highly in danger due to climate change of course there is democratic lead based . no means it is allowed to put a very vital basis of this democratic balancing at risk and this is what happened if we follow established so of course there are also human rights aspects that are relevant to all future generations because once they are both wrong they're clearly entitled. to have these human rights and so we're not we're not allowed to destroy the by the basis of this right. and so if this binding on the german government look at this is say ok that's very
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interesting i will get around to it. well constitutional court's rulings in germany clearly binding. the german politicians have to develop a new pathway in order to be in accordance with the paris targets. tarion majority of the elections will have to find new concepts germs off. and this will probably be also relevant for other countries because german federal constitutional court is a highly conserved 'd recognized also in other countries as far as i can see i'm sure to future generations thank you for your efforts and i thank you for joining us professor professor felix. latin america is home to just 80 percent of the world's population but has suffered nearly a 3rd of all covered 19 deaths brazil is the worst affected country maybe
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400000 people that have died of present job bassanio bottom naro has consistently played down the fact of the virus but is now trying to get more vaccines from abroad. the streets are once again filling up in sao paolo and other cities after 4 weeks of local restrictions that have seen the number of new infections fall slightly but the statistics are devastating. april has been the deadliest month in brazil to date many experts say insufficient lock down restrictions make the country a breeding ground for virus mutations that then spread to other countries the p one variant that 1st emerged in january in a city of menow says has triggered an explosion of infections and deaths with hospitals often running out of beds and oxygen the poor are being disproportionately affected around 12000000 brazilians live in 5 ehlers in
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extremely crowded conditions malnutrition is also a problem is especially as government aid has been cut and unemployment has risen during the pandemic no outdoor. all the data shows that the poorer you are the higher the rate of infection. the death rate from corona virus is much higher amongst people who are on the margins of society. presidential year war scenario argues that lockdowns increased economic hardship but critics say brazil is paying a high price for his radical stance this week the senate opened an inquiry into paulson arias handling of the pandemic. the president has resolutely ignored all scientific advice he long played down the virus and encourage the use of medications that doctors say are worthless with his poll ratings taking
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a hit balls in our air is now making more of an effort to procure vaccines from abroad but in a country of well over $200000000.00 it would take many months to vaccinate even the most vulnerable at the current rate. in the meantime without any nationwide restrictions thousands are continuing to die in brazil every day while the european parliament has been debating latin america's worsening covered situations and i've talked to mikhail garner who's foreign affairs coordinator for the parliaments and largest grouping the center right european peoples party welcome to d.w. once a parliament has debated the situation in latin america what can you actually do about it well we have stated that both europe and latin america are 2 of the most distracted regions in the world with regard to this pandemic and we have. according
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or survive to just reportage clearly said that we regret this pandemic has been heavily politicized including such negation it negates in this rhetoric don't play off the severity of the situation by heads of state and government i mean realit not named anybody directly grants everybody knows who is. who is to be named and shamed but what can we actually do we have. work on the commission to activate oath of the civil protection mechanism and other solidarity funding for a latin america we have contribution to it financially to the kodak solution to the commission has from the budget added 500000000 which is your budget one.

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