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raising the retirement age and slashing pensions and they all say that's not much slashing jobs jobs in the public sector that's what they're trying to prevent and that's true in an effort to reduce the debt these countries have run up or stalled budget discipline and of course small competence in the year eight but this comes a certain respected economists say that it's time to get rid of the year it's time to go back and let countries like the peg go back to managing their. finances and drop out of the. german economy told me after listening to that. if we allow those countries to set their own economic policy again and to be sovereign in their currencies we would do europe a service we're doing europe a disservice by having this artificial currency imposed on it it can only lead to political tensions like in greece where the greece population greek population now has to suffer the taxpayers germany has to suffer the only ones that didn't suffer in greece were the banks because they were fully rescued so that's to me is
a deal that is not quiet equitable all over europe really we've seen quite extraordinary scenes from spain as well where there's been a general strike to cloud and this is the first general strike in spain since two thousand and two and it marks a split really between the unions and the socialist government which have also been always been quite cozy previously and that's because spain now has an unemployment rate of twenty percent so we seem transport workers go out on strike so nobody can get to work they're just wasting aimlessly at bus stops in the metro newspapers prepared for it by going on strike when she's day so there's no wednesday edition being published in a quite a damning. notice to the government refuse to workers have gone out on strike so no rubbish is being collected nearly one hundred percent of steel workers have walked out and the car industry in spain is almost ground to a halt in dublin there's been a demonstration there is a demonstration going on. now and that's been particularly timed to coincide with
the members of the irish parliament coming back from their summer recess to start work again economic figures from ireland really released last week really terrible it looks like ireland is certainly going the way of greece someone drove a truck into the irish parliament building in dublin earlier today in anger there also protests going on in portugal in italy latvia lithuania cyprus serbia rumania poland and france say this is really a europe wide day of action of course that biggest march taking place in brussels. i met there now let's get some more analysis on this with f. william endo who is live for us in frankfurt he is the author of gods of money wall street and the death of the american century hello to you so we are seeing some a massive demonstrations but is this just the start i mean could the protests like this get even bigger and perhaps more frequent well it's certainly possible the
what's not yet clear is these are largely organized by public service workers trade unions across europe and they have been one of the unions in the last twenty thirty years that have grown in membership unlike the industrial unions so they have a little political clout the question is whether other sectors of the economy will join in these. protests and that right now remains to be seen whether they are able to pick up public support and of course the mainstream media tries to isolate them down by the numbers demonstrating and so forth but i think this is a significant political signal now certainly brings me to my next point here do you think these demonstrations and strikes actually have the power to change you policy and see any relaxation of the austerity measures. i certainly think they have the potential power to change e.u. austerity policies the the way that this crisis has been handled since it first
broke in the summer of two thousand and seven from the part of the e.u. governments and the european commission in brussels has been catastrophic to put it mildly. by no means is as disastrous as the wall street bailout that the bush and obama administrations of facilitated but it did certainly ranks up there in the same direction so what we're seeing right now across europe is a realization among ordinary voters that they are having to foot the bill for the corruption of the big international banks that made this problem in the first place and they don't like that now is there a way to avoid the public spending cuts considering the massive debts european countries have started with. that is a very political question at this point in europe highly political question the point is the governments in berlin and paris and elsewhere are are extending the
the age of retirement or cutting down on the salaries of public workers government workers and so forth and all of those measures really have a negative impact as you saw in germany in one nine hundred thirty one under the brooding austerity that to pave the way for the entree of the third reich a platform of jobs for all so i think this is a very very tricky tightrope that the governments of the e.u. with are walking right now i think there are other ways to do it but you would have to have a real shake up of the political vested interests in the e.u. all right let's look at the broader scope could these strikes in riots undermine the existence of the euro or even of the e.u. itself. the e.u. i rather doubt it i think it would have to escalate quite dramatically over the coming months to weaken the euro we saw in greece since the beginning of this year that the greek trade union tradition is a very very activist tradition despite very very vigorous general strikes and
protests and so forth the greek government the pop andreea government has more or less stuck to its austerity guns. and that hasn't brought the situation to a standstill in greece so i don't see a strong militant to do it tradition in the post-war western european countries so unless there's something that that sparks a change in that they the tradition of the last fifteen years has been unions making concession after concession after concession as the jobs go to non-unionized countries either in eastern europe former warsaw pact countries or in asia. right after william and author and economic research thank you for joining us live thank you well the ousted mayor of moscow is planning to challenge the decision to sack him in russia supreme court that's according to
a source close to you would be loose cough on tuesday he was fired by a president who said he had lost confidence in the man who had been in charge of the city for almost two decades now t.s.a. you go to prison off as the latest. according to moscow's former mir's close friend and state duma deputy and singer. of all challenge his sacking in russia supreme court and under the law he has ten days to file an appeal and defend the court will have ten more days to make a decision but it despite the outcome of that case if indeed it will happen according to former assistant moscow's x.-man is he is planning to stay active in russia's politics just previously she officially went off the united russia party and also filed a letter to the party well first of all officially resigning and secondly complaining about what he called was a strong media campaign against him in the past few weeks and when we talk about
i have to say he really is quite a controversial figure since this man stayed in power as law schools mayor for eighteen years that is quite a lot of time that's why his sacking caused quite a mixed reaction of quite so many people supported liskov for his policies on pension years since the average pension in moscow is higher than in other russian cities a lot of people said that it was because of. course for that to moscow received a new modern look however there are also many of those who accuse you will score for failing to resolve the traffic problems in the city or failing to protect many buildings and morals which were all cultural heritage not only to the city but to be entire nation and were destroyed as moscow was getting this and also there is quite a lot of speculation around. why i feel about the who is thought to be russia's richest and most successful businesswoman and maybe people do see that it was
because of being demeanor of moscow that she managed to become so successful at the moment that the city is controlled by a former team until a new marries appointed until a new. is put together under the deal or the united russia party which holds the majority of seats in the russian poland has two weeks to file at least at least three names to the president for him to make to pick one out one candidacy out to the polls to me and then have to he will pick one out he will submit this name to the city do much more schools fall into to find revolt on. and choose the new head of the city none of these names have been analysis at the moment however analysts do say that we will find them out in the near future and moscow should receive a new head of the cd as soon as possible even within the next two weeks or so.
with the details of the sucking. well fifteen suspected militants have been killed in two separate counter-terrorism operations in russia's a southern republic of dagestan and there are no reported casualties among the police and the operation is the biggest success for security forces in dagestan over the past month relatives of the militants were asked to persuade them to surrender but the insurgents retaliated by opening fire last week in the region a suicide bomber blew himself up killing two policeman and wounding dozens of civilians. could have done is preparing to elect a new parliament following months of political turmoil and ethnic violence the central asian nation was shaken in april when deadly street riots in the capital alstad president back here and in june the interim government had to tackle an outbreak of ethnic violence in the south of the country the general election will
be held on october the tenth and it's hoped the results will bring security to the country artie's a ridiculous goal reports on one man who is among the favorites to lead the struggling nation. as the clock ticks towards the current is ten elections the country holds its breath while the polls bring stability or plunge the country into another round of violence and chaos need fake school of the country's former prime minister who could be next to lead the country following the controversial rains of this kind of cause and could not get becky if poor phase one of the few figures who have not been tarnished in the last fifteen twenty years so it has a pretty hard moral standing cubist population and here is a good chance for us all we need in the next parliamentary election who have has a different times in the national security general the regional governor and mayor of the capital bishkek but what he's most renowned and praised for in his home
country is an ability to handle crisis situations. into. and five there were scales total mass marauders in the capitol police and national security had all running away at that point that's one pool of his friends revolutionaries ask him to take matters into his own hands and in three days he restored. but also has a reputation for being difficult he was a close ally of both presidents at the beginning of their terms and soon fell out of favor with both of them finding himself in opposition and twice in prison. they can never be two or three powerful figures at the top of the curious politics pool of has always been a very powerful person and a key of and a kind of have both felt that he could be the person to sweep them from their post and take power into his hands some predict school of the party are numberless which translates as dignity is in
a strong position he had cool of will have to run against a multitude of other parties all of whom also fancy their chances of challenging him the problem is that it's very difficult to create a democratic country in central asia kyrgyzstan is the most democratic country in central asia unfortunately this is a very immature democracy and sometimes it leads to or some very bad results right now what kyrgyzstan needs is not a democracy if you would be and i don't think it's possible in kyrgyzstan what it means is stability and suspicion of violence whoever wins the election this is a crucial decision for kurdistan a country that's been to the brink it in a go. it's quarter past the hour here in the russian capital you're with r.t. and still ahead for you in the program this land is not for sale that's the message from many indian farmers who are protesting and dying to protect their only source of income all the details are coming up here.
well let's get to some other news stories now making headlines this hour and the youngest son of the north korean leader has been appointed second in command of the country's central military commission it comes a day after kim jong un was also made four star general the moves are being viewed as a gradual transfer of power due to the ailing health of his father kim jong il a u.s. white house spokesman called the developments the ultimate reality show. western intelligence agencies say it's a four year old an al qaeda plot to carry out terrorist raids on several european cities it's supported teams of jihadists were planning attacks similar to the siege of two hotels in mumbai two years ago the plot was reportedly disrupted by drone attacks on targets in pakistan and afghanistan and france germany and the u.k. all are currently on
a heightened state of security. well colombian officials say up to thirty people have been buried by a landslide in the northwest of the country many of the victims were changing from one bus on a mountain road at the time emergency workers say it could take several days to recover the bodies it comes as heavy rains devastate parts of the country triggering widespread flooding and mudslides. the families of thirty three miners trapped underground in chile are hopeful at the rapid advance of the rescue operation could be out by mid october if all goes to plan although the government still predicts november three drills are trying to open up a whole wide enough to pull the men out one at a time and they've been stuck for seven hundred meters below the surface since an all good cave in. well ahead of november's nato summit in lisbon r.t. spoke to the former secretary general of the alliance george robertson he says the
security challenges and risks the world faces today are different from the past. too much of a tie at the present moment ticket are worth find to three and we have people in the way. russia have a tag russia wants to rule the world what catherine the great you know i can only secure my thirty years by expanding catherine it is being quoted today more scientists. and you can watch our full interview with former nato head george robertson in about an hour's time right here on r.t. well in india thousands of farmers say they're willing to fight to the death to stop the government building a motorway through their land while some fear losing their livelihood others argue
the real consequence will be a full blown food crisis charan singh reports. indian farmers took to the capital recently in protest against a government takeover of their land to build a new two billion dollar highway this followed the deaths of three farmers who were killed after police opened fire on protesters in the state of the top of this. we will not learn to put development attorney price at any price at any price we're ready to die and will not to know any one to step in our learned. these protests have stalled the government efforts to acquire farmland for industrial india which means developers have been forced to put the roads refineries and plants on hold the media is the land acquisition if this is going to put there should not be one with the order department. and that is what government is trying to do in case
there is you know projects and they are big and they lend available to you are going to going to thirty percent then the. the. land is an emotive issue in a country with two thirds of the population is still dependent on a greek culture fifty five year old saying doesn't want to sell out but nor some offers will be hard to turn down. if my land goes i will lose my livelihood what will i do so i say if you are going to take my four give me a fair price for my land as well as a job. some analysts believe that acquiring prime agricultural land for non agricultural purposes a food crisis in the country what was it. there will be no food to eat they aren't giving us good conversation and they're still taking our land without the land what we eat either the government listens to our demands or than a month where we will take action. the farmers do have
a point after all the government uses a colonial law to pay a tiny amount of compensation to farmers to buy their land for development projects the government plans to update this law by the end of the year to get indian market prices for farmers but until it does vital infrastructure projects remain in limbo something third largest economy can ill afford got and seeing r.t. new delhi. there are plenty more waiting to be discovered on our website r.t. dot com me including all the stories we're covering on air you can log on any time and take a look and here's a preview of what's online for you right now little green men do exist try to save us from a nuclear holocaust at least that's what a group of former u.s. air force officers are claiming. of the sexes find out about the legendary russian who served in the all male military for a decade without revealing her secret.
let's head over to stephanie in our show bring you up to speed on the world of business in just a few. this is mara region is economically and socially one of russia's better developed provinces the region has a significant scientific and industrial capacity but we realize its full potential after the construction of the. park can tell you he has completed the id parco has r. and d. projects in the spheres of automotive construction aerospace and oil chemistry high tech data center furbished with cutting edge servers and communication equipment will be constructed at the core of the park the project has been personally
approved by prime minister vladimir putin the federal government is planning to allocate sizable funding for the parks construction investors will be given benefits such as property tax exemption low land rental prices and other preferences this him our region government is open to mutually beneficial cooperation we invite investors to participate in existing projects and we are ready to give a hand of fulfilling your projects and growing your business in this small region. hello and welcome to the business but it's russia's a major. problem will start the construction of a new gas pipeline to china next year gazprom step or do you see the two sides move closer to an agreement on the basic price present event of recent state visit to china it was so great on new tongues for shipments to china including the route
quality and the final point of the pipeline idea this week why thirteen billion cubic meters of gas i need to china over thirty years starting from two thousand and fifteen. russia's timber industry has been severely hit by the financial downturn in the last couple of years the volume of wood harvested has fallen by more than a foot it so one of the countries. exports but to ensure its profitability the government wants to encourage producers to process the wood here rather than exporting it rule our correspondent medina cochon of our reports from an exhibition of wood processing machinery in moscow attended by prime minister putin. but here at the exhibition we're trying to find ways to improve the future of the timber industry in russia in particular we're trying to find ways how to develop the processing sector prime minister vladimir putin has just held a round table on the development of the industry he sponsored finds that despite
some economic difficulties of this year has shown some positive results and that the ak spirit of a role would a materialist has decreased by forty percent well out of the moment too much of a russia's would is a big exported draw and its association the government is king to address by encouraging producers to process the wood here and add value at the. our strategic goal remains on change russia should get away from mainly exporting room materials we believe that our mission the global market is the products with value such as building materials and paper grocers the place where new job should be created tax paid and territories developed programs to support the export of products with the levels of processing. meanwhile a prime minister vladimir putin has spent half of this week at drafting the representatives of the timber industry just on tuesday he had visited russia's
republic of commie where he attended one of the biggest timber industry plants he's pacified over there than ten projects with the total investment all over eight hundred million dollars will be fulfilled by the end of this year and this projects create additional four thousand new jobs across the country. now let's have a quick look at how the equity markets are performing european shares are just edging into the red on the choppy weather states trading session about as labor protests against austerity measures spread across europe but down to resources is the worst performer on the foot seas. five percent of softer courts in india would have the pleasure of one of its prompts financial stocks also waiting. for here in moscow the r.t.s. on the my six are making gains that comes amid high u.s. and asian markets overnight and from oil prices ranks the leading my sex high would
be unspent right off around one of the ports with sun's energy wages are also gaining apart from you close down point six percent this hour. russia's national airline air afloat is to start its own budget kariya its part of the company's fifteen year development strategy it concentrates on increasing its domestic business while cutting the number of international flights air force has set itself a target of quadrupling passenger flow and revenues by two thousand and twenty five . but it. may buy the rights to publish the russian version of newsweek magazine according to com the sun newspaper become publisher axel springer allegedly doesn't want to extend its license agreement with newsweek as the magazine is losing money access bringing has declined to comment on the story. ten k. b.p. and petro vietnam have signed a contract on a blend crude deliveries starting from november to supply at least one hundred
thousand tons of oil each month to vietnam much of it has also off the tier k.d.t. to set up a parity joint venture it would include a three and a half billion dollar oil refinery in vietnam and so on the freshest oil fields b.p. says it's considering buying new fields in vietnam as it looks to expand it so for ration outside pressure. it opens a new partnership with one of the most dynamic you're going to be some of the east is that you are in a corner of the road for growth in vietnam is one of the most dynamic economies in these where do you feel you prefer. let me go to the calls of ten percent for you so a partnership with them is for us to stick to. your bill so. update for now but i'll be back with more for you next hour and of course it was fun with stories by logging on to our web site. that's.
this is all t.v. live from moscow the headlines now people from across. the government also measures to slash pensions spain has been paralyzed by a general strike and at least twelve other euro zone countries have been gripped by protests. moscow's deposed mayor is reportedly planning to appeal against his forced resignation. and a court despite falling out with the russian president who ordered the sucking off . could've just dissolved the parliamentary elections amid simmering fears of more violence in a country yet to fully recover from deadly ethnic clashes this summer former prime
minister felix school is among the favorites to meet the nation. well up next the munich act of one hundred thirty eight was meant to bring about peace for all time but instead it turned into the final piece of european a piece for the wall hungry third reich we now look back at that event and reveal some of its secrets special report stay with us. chick fil a. is situated two hundred kilometers from. fifty years ago it was called persecuted in germany.