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minutes and i mean tamati talks to a lot of the former chief accountant for the european commission she says brussels only cares about propping up the idea of the e.u. however much the budget grows and her interview is next we hear on r.t. . i. i'm talking to ma to an address and who is now a member of the european parliament for the u.k. independence party but she was formally the european commission's chief accountants while she was in that job she raised concerns about flaws in the commission's accounting system which she said left it vulnerable to fraud bartram dress and thanks for talking to us today now were you a euro skeptic when you joined the commission as chief accountant no i was not a euro skeptic in fact i thought the euro project was a project of cooperation i thought they were sharing solutions among the different
member states so i was quite on earth to be able to be part of the european union and also or to be part of our if i had minister to reform and that they were undergoing what happened or what did you find out to make you change your mind when i found out that they had no control on the payments they were making out of the european union budget basically you know they didn't ask if people qualified to get the funding from the european union and i was responsible for the signature of the spain so i had the highest responsibility and i thought i needed to know if i was talking to the right person and for the right purpose and they just didn't care and they didn't allow me to make changes to be able to determine if we were making the right pane so what does what does that all mean well this means that e.u. funding is going to people who do not qualify for these who do not need the funding
and who use it for other purposes and this is very dangerous because you know there are many other purposes for which the money can be used. when they raised the money from the peon taxpayers they are short of saying this is going to be used for certain. purposes. certain extent they are lying to the you know people actually i thought i was working on behalf of the european taxpayer and my obligation was to make sure the payments were correct others didn't see it like that they did that in fact you were fired for blowing the whistle do you think anything's changed since i don't think anything has changed i now see it in the budgetary control committee so all the committee in the parliament that oversee the payments out of the budget and i see it in the budget committee that the committee
that oversees the planning of the budget and in both committees i can see that they have no respect for european taxpayers' money and i don't see that fundamental changes that they shouldn't have taken place you know once anybody who makes up payments in the long run will. take care that the payments would ask the question what is this painting and what is the purpose and this questions are not asked by the canal. the solution is to blame the member states only gave the money to the u.k. it's the u.k. who is committing the irregularities well yes but you paid the money out the to us the proper questions they dealt so for me nothing has changed a lot of window dressing but nothing else and are you suggesting that the commission is being defrauded and if so who by. well it's being
the products to a certain extent in. talking about fraud it's always very problematic because obviously you have to prove it and it's very difficult to prove fraud in places where you don't have adequate systems to control ok there is no all the tray so it's very difficult to prove but you know there are beneficiaries who are getting the money without being qualified to get the money that is the essence of the situation do you think brussels is capable of reform is there a will to tighten practices like that no i don't think that it's any will to tighten this practices because they have a different agenda they want to promote the european union project and to promote this project they're going to be able to give the money to the people who will support the project not the people who really care about their lives.
in a proper way not the people who are going to use this funding to grow the economy of a certain member state but the people who will promote the european union project how deeply entrenched do you think best interests are in brussels where the real power play is well from my experience in the commission fundamentally but also now that i'm in the parliament a powerful people in the e.u. are the directors general in the european commission the european commission has different directorates with different substantive issues so you have environment kaname culture and this directive the generals are the ones who hold the power you know the commissioners come and go every five years but this that ector general normally have been there for decades and they hold the power they know who they need to get the funding to get the support where in times of austerity at the moment and members all. across europe cutting testate spending is there any sign
that brussels is doing the same you know absolutely you know last night we spent six hours approving in the budget committee the two thousand and twelve budget. and they have they are asking for a over four percent increase i was even asking for the creases but fundamentally saying we should at least reduce the allowances for the any piece and they don't want to reduce them i mean i think we should show the example and the any piece themselves don't want any reduction and the council of ministers had decided they wouldn't give more than a two percent increase and here the parliament goes back and say no we want more than four percent so i don't think there is no will and i am
a lonely voice really in the parliament in what we first reduction of the budget and ultimately it's your goal to as it were destroy the system from within ultimately my role or my goal is to make people in the u.k. but also around the rest of you know the truth about the european union you know the truth about how their money is being spent this is my job and then it's up to people to react to this new information or to this information and if it's not enough or something you know we are now in the middle of a crisis and people saying well the year budget has nothing to do with price but i will give you an example greeks was brought into the european into the euro zone when they didn't qualify to get into it now people say greece lives while maybe in their account but. european commission has
a statistic soffits uterus that who should have challenged the figures and they didn't challenge that side. ten years later they realized something is wrong but they are there they have one thousand people working in euro stat to analyze the figures they should have come. another thing the budget was used to grow the economy of all these countries that came into the euro zone greece got sixty billion pounds in the last twenty years out of the european union but the question is were did that money go because the greek economy has not grown so where did the money grow william hague the u.k.'s foreign secretary says that the e.u. budget is now under control is that the truth and i think it's not the truth i have to challenge. the speech because he doesn't know. he thinks it's under control because he's asking for
a freeze in the budget but while he was talking about the freeze there was somebody in the budget committee was trying to vote in favor of an increase of four percent so it's not under control and also. you know with or know exactly where the money is cool and i think we should know it's visible for everybody you know as i told you why is it that greece hasn't grown its economy italy spain portugal what is what are all the structural reforms that we have been paying for the last take. so no it's not on that point members of parliament here in the u.k. now look set to hold a debate on whether there should be a referendum on britain's membership of the european union do you think britain is hooks on the e.u. despite talking about wanting to leave. while i think that the government might be hooked to the european union i don't think that the country as
a whole is called to the european i think. they could to the european union and negotiate another type of relationship when there are people who are very critical about you know what would happen how would we trade. the u.k. trade they've done existed before the european union try think it could go back to the days. the u.k. is one of the biggest importers from the european union so forty two percent of a imports come from the european union so i think the u.k. seem very solid the situation. and i think it would be healthy not only for the u.k. but for the rest of the member states because it would force i really need to see asian of the european union and all the trade agreements that we have i don't see of course this doesn't happen in twenty four hours i mean of course now we have
seventy percent of the legislation coming from the you of course that would be interim period or the u.k. would have to own up to new legislation of its own i mean of course it doesn't happen in twenty four hours but we first have to make the decision to leave and then. start the process euro zone countries are staring down the barrel of a gun basically about what e.u. grandees are talking about is in forcing more fiscal union in the face of economic collapse which seems like a desperate measure who stands to gain the most from keeping europe together i think it's the directors general the bureaucracy in brussels who stands to gain those people who have been pushing the project all along and they want this european union who are they will hold the power over all the member states and finally as a euro skeptic do you feel any way vindicated by what's going on in the euro zone
at the moment. sadly yes i feel he made the katie because you know if people had heard and had sort of responded to my claims ten years ago. maybe this wouldn't have happened so yes i feel vindicated but it's sad to say because we could have prevented all that's happening today. thank you very much thank you. is he used to just. try. to ease.
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hello welcome to the cheese eating sports round on this pivotal night of european football qualifiers and here are the top stories cruise control group believe is russia are on course for a place in next summer's european championships as they dominate when i was under a delusion in the stadium for neil at half time. while mixed fortunes for the masters andy roddick soldiers all but body facial is no match for bernard tomic in shanghai. and hearing up late call ups and stephen donald pump i knew the new zealand squad had a tech crunch semifinal with rivals australia at the rugby world cup. but first a football and the greek really does russia need just a point as they host minnows on dora at the luzhniki stadium in moscow this tuesday night to secure a place at next summer's european championships well bottom of the table on dora having taken a point in their nine game so far and trailed after just three minutes of school
the winner in slovakia on friday but russia up there and they are two nil from a free kick up the twenty five minutes for them on. their third just four minutes later to go to the second just before the break while they were in dublin ireland needs just a point against ami needed to go second place overall and have a numerical advantage after the distance goalkeeper were sent off in the first half while macedonia they face the back yes in the other group game. while as well as hosts poland and ukraine four teams have already qualified for the finals these are group winners england germany italy the netherlands and spain well four more will join this tuesday night along with eight teams who find it out in the playoffs next month so of the twenty two qualifying matches including group the eleven have something riding on them. well joe last better turkey is results to join germany from greece eight serbia need a point at slovenia to go through from group c.
with italy leaders france hosts second place bosnia-herzegovina to decide the top two in green day leaders greece must do better than second place croatia and the top two in group f. second place denmark welcome first place portugal to size the top two places in group h. and scotland to world and european champions spain has been just better the czechs results because second place with pi. well meanwhile pfieffer general secretary jerome valcke a has been on a visit to russia to check on the host nation's progress for the twenty eighteen world cup while it might be just under seven years until the competition kicks off but there is just one year to go until russia must name the eleven cities and twelve stadiums which will host the biggest tournament and the country sports minister is confident about russia's preparations so far. russia was given the right to host the world cup we've had a little millings. before our. budgeting branding and other important
issues concerning the world cup it's quite basic a world cup you need the. stadiums public transport or. local transport i would say national domestic transport between the cities. you have to ensure that all these different group of people the media the officials the players and the fans they can enjoy the country during the period of the world cup. well over in england the future of london's olympic stadium is once again in the balance last time united football club was bidding to take it over after the games next summer but their deal fell through over legal disputes the championship side have valid to continue their bid but the stadium remains in public ownership and as a new tendering process begins here's a band that the flagship venue could stay empty for years. ted is now in to reach out to us and also has lined up
a meeting with second seed andy murray in the second round of the shanghai masters following the russian's hard fought opening win for last week's we're now in tokyo receive a bite into the second round but chose not to make it the hard way as he came from a set down to knock out brazil's last bellucci after two hours and forty five minutes on court. on the road it is true to round three but the ten seeded american hansoms battled back from a breakdown and saved a set point in the second set before breaking to go to love close out a tight match seven six seven five next up for him spain's last album i go. there it is top man muddy fish were sent packing the fifth seed throwing away one set lead to go out in three sets to australia an up and comer the knowledge to make four six six one six four the way it ended it was a second top ten scalp for tony aviation attorney nineteen will still be going solo doing during his three run to the quarter finals she has been drinking.
for while the world number three david nalbandian went crashing out to florian my in straight sets the german number fifteen seed converted the first of these three points not in my top seed rafael nadal. meantime younkers to savage became the biggest first round casualty serbia's number two was seeded ninth think shanghai when you start to finish the. and lopez the spaniard prevailing in by this time breaks through with just over two hours. now at the rugby world cup france had named an unchanged side for saturday sunday final with wales in oakland coach mark leave it all will keep the same side that beat england in the last eight with morgan again starting at flyhalf last at the semifinal stage of the last two world cups that believe their experienced team will see them through this time between them and the players have six hundred eighty
seven caps and also a good record against the welsh having lost only once in their last seven meetings . well in new zealand will face australia in the other semifinal and spent the day in the gym on tuesday among members new flyhalf stephen donald hughes common after an injury to collin slade who himself was called to cover up the injured dan carter and winger jose again has also arrived after mills many on it suffered a broken shoulder in the quarterfinal when i were argentina. now over in america the first two weeks of the new n.b.a. season have been counseled after players and club owners failed to agree on a new wage deal the argument is over the structure of a salary cap and what slice of the n.b.a.'s revenue players should receive well under the old deal that was fifty seven percent but the clubs want that reduced to one of the half the party's message on monday but couldn't find a breakthrough n.b.a. chiefs to scrap the first fortnight of the season which was due to start on them
the first. now after losing to. the the i should say the elder brother in july and promising never to fight after the age of thirty four boxing champion david haye is none the less reported to be in talks for a heavyweight showdown with the elder brother vitali klitschko again the british every way it will turn thirty one on thursday and to signal december no retirement by declining a virus to review his license to fight and whether that it's coach motor burnt out insists the negotiations are still on or about the elder of the two brothers so hanging up his gloves might have to wait for two year old vitale currently holds the w.b.c. belt while haye conceded he's double be a title. by now this decision after battling homburg if you like the second. violate russian mixed martial arts. yelling on the is preparing to use one of his biggest challenges the last embargos up against american jeff munson in moscow on november the twentieth and sees the fight as
a chance to revive his career as robert onion reports. who knew of fools never stands up the wards of the mansion had dominated the mixed martial arts heavyweight division for a decade that changed last year. suffered his first actual defeat in june twenty town i i brazillian for brazil were doomed forcing the russian to tip out that kick started they don't want spiral on the canvas with subsequent losses gentleness and dan henderson. had been optioned for thirty five years old but he made any good claims he's far from dumb and was just thrown back to their way in the three bouts i lost i felt like. the wind somehow eluded me i felt i could do it so i had chances but goals will was different there were two to get
back to winning ways will be unique one. set to take for the first in a pool mixed martial arts clash in moscow jeff monson the man who stands between hayne and with dempsey on the twenty four year old missing visit to tell world supply mission risking chance to get his nickname snowman from his brazilian jiu-jitsu counterparts as a sign of respect for his ice cold demeanor and the pressure for the as a. you know i've said a long time ago he's the best heavyweight of all time and. to have the privilege to fight him is an honor and but i'm going to train hard and and you know i want to take fights expect to win so all i expect to win but i think it's going to be very difficult challenge those sentiments echoed earlier and it's less applied then the launch of an entire career. still it seems has been left in. in the build up
i'm going to put up a little field there will have a great training camp of the netherlands with those strong restless and standup i just that i'm going to invite to be going to yeah you've just won the world submission rest in championships and beat no less than for priests who are through the finals so he can be considered the world's best wrestler at that moment. there are no and the fans are looking forward to seeing the other rise again but then they can sell these remaining composed as usual hype what's hype it's just another day at dampers office almost a victory that's what will be at stake for me in this match i will fight for it's. his greatness is beyond question his legacy secure the one suspect's father himself beliefs and when extend out he's the only alternative robert but in the arctic.
ukraine's prime minister a sentence of seven years in jail for abusing. of russia. clashes between supporters and police the court's decision also got a harsh response from russia the u.s. and the e.u. when experts agree entry to the european union is now on the chiva ball for ukraine . washington accuses tehran over of terror plots as the u.s. claims it's uncovered and assassination targeting a saudi ambassador. also the moscow and beijing bush corporation is china becomes the first country to visit stating he will run for the presidency next year . and america's protests are targeting the society's elite demonstrators plan a millionaire's march to the houses of some of new york's wealthiest i could.