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for them to enter service. ahead of nordstrom's first gas deliveries we talked to a man who was behind the ambitious project from the start he's a former german chancellor gerhard schroeder who's now chairman of nord stream he tells us why the fuel round is so important all around. gerhard schroeder was chancellor of germany from one nine hundred ninety eight to two thousand and five he's now chairman of the board at nordstrom's russia's new gas pipeline under the baltic sea to europe mr further why should the e.u. increase its dependence on gazprom. i know. we're not talking about russia's dependence we're talking about cooperation between russia on the one side and the european union on the other in the energy sector stream is viewed as a priority project both by russia and the because it's been part of europe's energy networks since two thousand and six not recognized by the european parliament and
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the e.u. council of energy minister which was an informal appears from part i meant or and from that interview minister to nordstrom pipelines have already been laid what top of the third one will be added and what will be its capacity we haven't yet i don't know that we currently have at least two pipelines with a total capacity of fifty five billion cubic meters would be the question of whether a third or even fourth pipeline will be laid that should be answered by european stock holders of as you know we have gazprom on the one side and holland's got sunni france's g.d.s. suez and germany's on and b.s.f. winterson along the other investors decide to build a third and fourth pipeline privately financed mind you we're not talking about stink financing in the us then it could be done i do not know whether they will make such a decision as it was not part of my work line of. brussels wants all russian energy companies not just gazprom to be allowed to export gas to europe what are
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the implications of that for gazprom and europe. regulator reprovision is not the issue the e.u. germany and the rest of the nations need gas to sensibly reform their energy policy and russia on the other hand has to sell gas to keep its budget in order so there's a. co-dependency which is a good thing now to be happy to see european companies invest into russia and european markets open up to russian companies it's a good free market economy that is good for the marketer what do you think of the recent in your raids on gazprom and its partners in europe think about just the or p.r. guys i think europeans need gas field gas has many uses with the political uncertainty in north africa it's good to have a stable partner that you can rely on and russia is one of these you know better than anyone else for instance that written recently switched from export to india old europe needs a gas supply to maintain a stable mix of energy sources but it's climatic conditions require them and it
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needs norway to get outside but also russia's gas and therefore i think opening the market up to national companies would be a wise and of course a shorter name to do some officials opposed russia whatever it does get us is for though that's most money i guess it is so we have to admit that what i hope we will get over it it's understandable and says the european union needs russia geopolitically but the reverse is also true it's not a question but with the time has come to start cooperating and stop looking back at ideological differences yet again that is for the could russia switch supply east to china if brussels keeps up its hostility was and is unknown as it towards your informants of which is in a situation where it could ship gas to china and all of asia and europe i hope russia never has to make a choice of the russian government is evidently pro european but europe cannot keep pushing russia or away it hurts russians pride and we have to keep in mind that
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while russia has the alternative of shipping to asia europe has no such alternative and europe's geopolitical position will only improve if it manages to enter a tiny hard to ship with russia on and at the same time grant only u.s. session to turkey that that would be a sound strategy aimed into the future the rest. yesterday's debate i was under did but haven't guessed that if russia does decide to go east could that mean the gas shortfall for europe now does vitter snake know that no not happened russia was an exceptionally reliable supplier during soviet times so no one has to worry about that drenching i will say again that you are at home market is incredibly important for russia to keep it a budget balance among other things therefore we're not talking about dependence here but a codependency to give and that we've heard plans to lay an electricity route alongside the nord stream project could germany and europe in in your opinion be interested in importing electricity from russia if i sneak funds i can play i have
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heard about such plans they have long since been rumors about it but so far the talk has been detached from reality i doubt the plans will ever be realized but ultimately it's up to the pipelines owners not the chairman of the stockholders committee and the shareholder committees progress in shipping liquefied natural gas . makes europe less dependent on pipelines can that affect this project and. i don't think it would have a negative effect on the project as europe's liquefied gas market is quite limited to move there's nowhere to sell it in germany or poland has a developing market important is that it's in no way a danger for us and that's not the reason i'm criticizing is the indication that there are alternative sources the low spot prices on gas their support deals can be of no more gain than long term supply agreements in the short run but they do not offer stability for us to go for trigger because in the wake of the fukushima disaster germany is closing all its nuclear power plants do you support that and
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how will it change germany's energy mix. have been damaged mind lloyd and consider this me and my team were the people who would rigidly negotiated that deal with our energy suppliers that we had agreed to make a sensible exit out of nuclear strategy that was followed by a short period when the federal gov. i thought our agreement should be overturned and they've since gone the other way and started to plotting what i had negotiated on this does not mean bridge technologies like nuclear energy cannot be used until energy efficiency is sufficiently developed but we need gas as an interim energy source for the sake of energy security that's the reason we need to buy gas from new york from other cultures but primarily from russia and the reason we need to build a gas power station. with this huge debt crisis mr sarkozy says no hero no europe surely your will survive without the euro so that there's i know i know former english as a quote my successor in office likes to go to of course europe is going to have
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problems if the euro has problems but there's one thing you can be sure of the euro is going to survive as a common currency even it theoretically things turn out differently which i find very improbable you think we will still have a united europe it is vital in all pugging you would chancellor when greece cooked its books to join the euro should you have stopped athens from joining the single currency club nick there's. i do not think that was our situation of the european commission its employees that had to conduct inspections they had let us know that we could take the responsibility for greece's e.u. a session on ourselves but it was a purely preparatory mission conducted by the european commission and the national governments if we had made the decision to take greece in we could not claim without having firm proof that the information we got then was diplomatically speaking not entirely correct very much keep in mind that the european parliament voted in favor of greece's membership almost unanimously including the
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conservatives who are now trying to distance themselves from that decision you know sometimes in politics you don't want to believe things that he wants condoned or actually happening. unless either the commission was wrong or the handling of greece has been wrong since they tend. which which is it that matter kinds in vegas if the it's pointless to talk about how things were in the past we're talking about the future i hope we manage to keep greece in the eurozone for that to happen as the new greek government would have to be nonpartizan uninfluenced by debate provoked by right wing party that i hope the package of aid agreements that european leaders have agreed on is implement if that's the case then i think we can start taking care of stabilizing my market with a great deal of help from greece of you for there is one point i would like to make of the country should not be broken down not only does greece need a budget discipline which is of course trigger should what greece needs most are
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investments that invest it would be good to see wealthy greek citizens who are currently investing abroad pay taxes in their own country instead of looking for investment opportunity or so on was a good us thought to bring is there a red line beyond which german thursday we're not going to bail out southern europe anymore or does germany have a historic debt to europe has from it's been they're getting a bad debt i'm not against discussing a red line the problem is that if you start to talk about a red line then you'd eventually have to correct it in germany's interested both politically and economically in a functioning europe and the economic interest is easily explainable you get forty percent of our export goes to the european union and beyond that if those countries are hit by a crisis then so is germany secondly or the lesson we learned in the past and our prospects for the future dictate that germany is not strong enough geopolitically to play a significant role in a game where the u.s. is one superpower and an asian leader in this case china is the other new european
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state is only a united europe can take on a role like that if that's why germany is interested in a night in the us that is not just because of the past but for the sake of our citizens future of that conference a lot of being to small question many germans many people in. finns are angry at having to pay. of a roll that's enough for it see and i can understand that but i have to explain it very consistently to the current generation of political leaders that it's within our own interest to maintain stability in other countries as germany's a nation that relies hugely on actual year if markets around us crumble it harms us we have to explain it to our people the new generation that the prospect for long lasting peace lies in europe. and when you serve the german chancellor there was no question of receiving financial aid from china or russia directly or indirectly through the i.m.f. do you regret that's happening potentially and what would be the implications if
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think it doesn't have a dollar do not think we should feel bad about other nations getting stronger be they russians chinese brazilians south africans or indians it should not concern us because these countries offer us more opportunity to export our products as they develop. but that's only the case if we stay better stay more innovative when we fulfill our agenda of twenty china and sort out our social policies germany is the only country that understood back in two thousand and three that for an aging country to maintain prosperity as it must provide for change i wonder if the rest of the e.u. states having understood this a decade later will manage to take the action needed to maintain prosperity highs on the other hand we have an understanding that an aging society with a decreasing number of people who are deployed has problems over that so we will be able to we started taking care of our problems in time the rest will aggressively be forced to take on a harder mission this goes for everyone not just the sound of all posts this but if
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they've been ignored in the house rhoda chairman of the board for the north stream gas pipeline thank you for speaking with l.t. . from los angeles to chicago to birmingham twenty trauma centers have closed since two thousand severe problem is not enough inpatient beds not enough urgency department beds and not enough nurses to members there to take care of all the people who are here the only real health care system that we have in the city of los angeles is the los angeles fire department in fact when i started my venture as a firefighter i didn't want to tear your ass so i started out going to just do fire fighting it's about eighty two percent of what we do the fire department is medical but they had to rescue a couple weeks away to four hours for a bit i've waited sometimes three hours but i would say it's
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a frances and we went for four hours and fifty minutes staring at a wall of patients and we have a federal law that mandates that if you can turn now what a way to six care in an emergency room. we have the most expensive health care system in the world and it's probably valued the least. the official. from the. video. and street with the palm of you want to. push.
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the world's longest to some see pipeline is said to start pumping the russian gas to warm up western europe without lying on transit countries president is in germany ready to flick the switch to receive supplies later on tuesday. it's a race for the rescue funds in greece which are the prime minister and the leader of the opposition scrambling to form a government with enough power to resolve the crisis in the euro zone's given fifteen weeks to sort out the making of an associate cuts. and it is a real friends a strike on iran on top of recent ground invasions of lebanon and gaza its young people are increasingly turning their backs on the army many have told r.t. their countries are now too severe for them to enter service more news in around fifteen minutes time but next though it's the sports update with.
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i know that this is based sports update turned out to have a company again first let's take a quick look at what's making the sporting headlines. the first international tournament under the new head coach into the dinners and then prepare for the first stage. of the carling cup. developing young skills anyway in the country russia's top walled rhythmic gymnast visit their remote region to find tomorrow's talent. and. it's the final phase of preventive vs following a first round. but we'll start with the said news that former world heavyweight boxing champ joe frazier has died the legend was diagnosed with liver cancer just last month rushed away at home in philadelphia surrounded drawing his family the
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nine hundred sixty four olympic gold medalist who was also included in the international hall of fame now in a smoking after all he became the first man to use and how dirty it was in one hundred seventy one somewhat right close fight of the century fraser sixty seven. but. to other stories now top european i saw the nations will set out on their fourth stage concerts a tournament which starts in finland they sway can the euro hawk it is widely considered as a preparation stage for russia finland sweden and the czech republic ahead of the annual well championships to russia were thought from last season to failing to reach the world championship finals the result and human of the homes into law took over the reigns from which to secure as russia's back to back world free days ago who. then a phase helped lead russia all the way to the such olympics in twenty four teams but that coming very stage of the year it will be his first real task as head coach
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of the national team where the next winter games a little over two years away better then it will have plenty of time to come up with an ultimate roast. the olympics are a very serious and interesting affair for me personally as a coach is a pretty building i want to develop my roster here in russia using primarily cage old players the upcoming international tournaments including the world cup should reveal their capabilities and then we can start thinking about. them. well bill didn't have decided to give us a chance at the opening stage in helsinki with steyn loaded with promising talent a little bit it's always this court's primary objective so it's experience at both ends of the rink the coach will rely on some of us who live forward on the battle of fame when a fellow by the has two world championship gold medals and his experience for the priceless hole getting replaced just paid. a lot of us here
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and now and a real talent and the you know someone won a world journalist last year and really good in. the day in the team not because they yawn did they really. play goodish in. the us it's not surprising at all. in the meantime the russian under twenty's beats go back to junior lakeside in the first question of the twenty seven super serious the russians managed to flood the net twice get us out in the scoring seventeen minutes and well bogged down by taking double brushes lead way through the game and despite the canadians having does many as forty two shots on target against his just twelve for their drugs meant manage to keep the gold. because i do is into has ended this season on a low note as the russian question until the final it's a big event of the in paris suffer the thirst round defeat by
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a separate. tiebreaker saying that the second set would go to a tie breaker again to double fault from dividend of the intercept. another might just another dos could book took place in the second round faced gracious and had come from much sat down to between opponents in the opening set six three but found a dust storm back in the second and second six to six free respectively one of the first from germany. czech roddick's upon a seven five six three one x. ray says modification of the united states who is trying to make it through to the world to follow these concrete seats in the rankings and is determined to make it to london. i've never been in this position before. you know from what i hear you know everything at the o two arena everything there is to do with the world
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tour finals is pretty amazing. and i love to experience it for myself and not only for myself there's a lot of people who i mean to put a lot of work in. that. you know are pretty emotionally and physically invested in my results and friends and family and coaches and trainers and things like that so they're the ones i want to do it for as well i mean what world number three and who has won the two previous must a serious event in twenty live in cincinnati and shanghai starts his companion wednesday and he's not expecting an easy ride. i really enjoy. the corps is. great atmosphere. maybe the. courts aren't as good as some of the other nurses but this has grown and. looking at the draw of the other news very few is you know it's very strong.
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you know it was pretty much the exception of rush. everyone's blowing. up there was one of the one of the strongest most. informative on jensen bottom and lewis hamilton anticipate some thrilling action at the pronouncement race of the season in abu dhabi with the drivers' championship already wrapped up by sebastian vettel the summer car and drivers are both looking to consolidate their positions in the overall standings bottom car sits second there thirteen points ahead of them on the long and wants to how their position on sunday hamilton thirty eight points behind his teammates and the scheme to replace mark webber in fourth in the race the brits promise will deliver. a good deal. of beasts i would have thought we probably have to do. so over taking too long a long straights so i think overtaking is going to be very good there think it
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would be a great spectacle this year it's a circuit it's very stop start i would obviously need a car that's that's very good under braking you need good traction it's also so it's very difficult overtakes. finding overtaking opportunities is going very tough so we've got to qualify well pretty well for a row is pretty much a must. russia has been taking all necessary steps to try and maintain its dominance in the world of rhythmic gymnastics even in the countries remote regions like the town of care of getting a visit from the national team with impressive efforts to develop young talent now well under way it was of course has a story. eighteen hundred kilometers away from moscow but a long journey didn't stop team russia from paying a visit the message being talent across the vast country will be left undiscovered with a remote mormon screech an opening a brand new gymnastic school top class instructors are helping young talent blossom into transcendent performers on the biggest stage these students aged three to
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seven years old washington or as the current top crop of rhythmic gymnasts put on a show at the school's opening ceremony one of the sport's main figures in russia irina venier believes it's the most complete line up she's seen in a while and business cream of the crop of global rhythmic gymnastics got us here we haven't even had that many people at the world championships and this time we rode our entire golden reserve gymnastic europe has. always stood head and shoulders above the competition winning all round gold the three straight gymnastics world championships and at the beijing olympics the twenty one year old remaining hopeful despite clearly being russia's main hope for london two thousand and twelve and beyond that is great for us in coming out and hopefully it will be used in preparation for the upcoming russian championships as in have such fancy facilities and that's when i started so i'm happy for these kids i have no plans
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for the olympics yet because i'm still in the process of qualification the soviet union and russia have always been the world's mecca of rhythmic gymnastics winning sixty one world championship medals over the entire course of history the russians have also won gold in individual and team events during the past three weeks but everybody at the world's gymnastics stronghold are aware that maintaining the title as the greatest in the world won't be easy come next summer. our team. world champion the thirty nine year old finally able to rightfully claim the title after a calculation error built him as a twenty seven when a primitive early the american was initially annoying to. november the second but it was soon discovered that slater would have to win one to claim the crown and did just that states are now able to enjoy the fruits of his labor in california.
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of. the world's longest subsume pipeline is set to start pumping a russian gas to warm up western europe. and russian president included it is in germany to turn the plates on more details are just ahead for you. rushing to secure cash for greece politicians will scramble to find a viable way of sharing power to bring the country back to its feet r.t. asks what greeks themselves think. and as israel threatens to attack iran the young israelis are increasingly saying no to the uniform claiming that they don't want to join the army to take part in their country's politics. and in business so russia stocks up pointing upwards in morning session that only a trading on the wisest has been suspended due to a technical glitch we'll be looking at the figures in about twenty minutes from now .

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