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opinion and in-depth interview next on r.t. . today i'm talking to a dieter chakraborty who's an economics leader writer for the guardian newspaper where talking as politicians increasingly start to discuss an exit for greece from the euro zone as you see chakraborty thinks that orderly all disorderly that exit will see disorder on the streets of greece at easter thank you very much for talking to us today and we've recently seen these elections in greece which appear to have shown that the greek people reject austerity how long do you think that rebellion is going to go on for i think it's already been going on for the better part of two years ever since the european union and the i.m.f. impose a really severe program of spending cards and form of welfare greece you've basically seen a country which is dissin very quickly into the realms of the young governable what
you saw simply in the last election was about getting on the same percentage voted against austerity parties for a party that was against austerity now whether that means that they're against spending cuts that means they're against reforming labor laws would that mean they're against changing the welfare system where they simply privatizing whole swathes of national asset it i don't know but what you do see very clearly from greece these elections and i think you've seen for the best part of the year is a kind of wholesale rejection of the program that's been imposed upon greece and we've seen germany's finance minister will conk schauble make it very clear that i'd agree stick to this austerity all it quits the euro what's in greece's interest would you say what's best for them i think what we can stop the most obvious thing is to stop this austerity what happens next well that's a that's a more vexed question if you want to talk about whether it's a good idea for greece stay within the euro or i think the way it's commute very
painful decision for greece if it stays within the year it will be forced to stick to some. the program imposed on it from outside for a long time to come and it won't have a great safety valve that's normally given to countries in distress or being able to devalue its own currency lots of problems with staying in the euro problems living on the other hand of the kind of volatility and turbulence which may well look may may well make the general strikes to rights all the rest of it look like walk in the park compared to what happens next so that's from greece's point of view but what about the point of view of the rest of the year is the german chancellor angela merkel and new french president francois hollande says to both say that they want greece to stay in the year is a is greece essential for keeping the euro zone together really it's not but the big question that will come up as soon as any country walks out a door is which i was going to follow after it so greece is a very small economy greece is also it's pretty clear an exceptional case within
the euro zone economy because it's had the biggest crisis of the lot it's had the biggest bust of the lot it's got of course you know it's got a whole series of problems which all specific to greece but if it goes because there was thought portugal from going to and talking about sort of house of cards and this is being this is being the big question ever since it became clear that southern europe was in trouble it was never about one country particular and it was particular not about greece assoon as the questions arise about greece then actually the big questions get raised what about spain what about italy these are the really big economies even some europe and within the euro zone and so when i go merkel said if the euro collapses europe itself will collapse do you think that sort of prophecy almost coming true. it's a very funny statement for the german chance to make because the euro the euro is the union the seventeen countries the european union is a union of twenty seven countries and growing and so for her to ally one with the
other is a very curious thing to do it may be rhetorical over straight but it may also be that she sees the euro zone without that what happens in the european union the problem is she's got is that she says the euro equals europe but she also says austerity is nearer so what you've got. very clearly not just in greece but across the euro zone now you've got electorates and governments collapsing because they cannot impose austerity on their on their voters so even in neverland government government collapses because economy. belgium hasn't had a government for the best part of a year. if the if the european equal just thirty and if the year if european unique was and if the year equal then voters then what is thirty so what does that mean about the rest of the rest of the european union i think you've got to come up with a better story for europe is for than simply it's about the euro what about potential exit for greece politicians are now really for the first time talking
about an actual situation where greece might access and they're talking about an orderly or a disorderly exit what do those terms mean and what real difference do you think it would make a really really odd thing when people to well orderly or disorderly is all you are disorderly for whom because i can assure you that any sort of situation however well managed for the group for the ordinary greek it's going to be very disorderly indeed it's going to be very very turbulent. people have been modeling what a greek exit from the euro zone would look like for the best part of a year politically and economically politically even those who are in favor of greece leaving the euro zone it would involve the army being on the street to keep order it would mean the banks would have to be shot possibly shot to be a teams would not be working it would mean that people be stopped from leaving the country especially with this moves of euro's in their back pocket because the country would then need to stop all capital from the country and to maintain
a very high level room order so it would feel affected like a countryman model of all the question all in the saudis really for the rest of the euro zone if the euro zone can say to threaten to financial markets look greece is leaving but we all know it greece is a special case you know behind our hands will say it's a bit of a basket case and actually its problems are not the rest of the euro zone that's what they really mean by an orderly exit if they can convince everyone that greece is leaving because of greece not because of the euro i don't think people in markets would buy that because the rot has gone so far. financial markets i'm willing to lend to spain or to italy that i don't think people any longer see is a problem confined to just one or two small countries and what about the situation with the banking sector in greece at the moment you talk about sort of disorder on the streets we've seen in the region of a billion euros i think withdrawn from greek banks just in the last ten days how significant is that how close do you think that is to panic withdrawing a run on the banks essentially i went into one big spanx in greece in the capital
athens in syntagma square last summer and i asked one of the cashiers what's your most popular financial product and he pulled out a safe box and he said what people are doing now because they are renting from us to put them on they no longer keep their money in the count in a bank they keep it in a safe box in the vault below almost under the mattress exactly like twenty first century of keeping it on the pillow. so actually a bank run has been a very slow motion bank run has been evident in greece for the better part of a year what you see in the past ten days is that sped up dramatically. the banking system in greece to intensive purposes been a zombie five banking system for the best past years because most of the debts that greece holds has been written on so much and a portion of those debts held by the greek government are held by the greek banks system so effectively a sudden appollo worthless loans and that's before you get on to the loans they've
made to businesses and households which also not worth half what they were if that . so it's pretty clear that whatever you would have to do to greece stays in europe where it does then you're aware victims was thirty work doesn't mean you are thirty in need to do something to restructure and to bring back to life its banking system but it doesn't have the money to do up and no one in the rest of europe is willing to give it a money to do that and all over europe there's a growing popular opposition to the political and economic union how of european bureaucrats failed to convince the people that the european union as a whole and the euro particularly are a good idea. i'll turn a question around you'd have to say it's the most it's an it's the crowning achievement of brussels it's managed to take a largely pro european continent and turn it so wholesale against europe and the euro we're talking in britain where if you look at the popular press and even sections our political party system there are a whole variety people who would see brussels being on some kind of conspiracy plot
to turn all banal as straight and this is always been part of the british public discourse what's been really interesting from this side the channel is actually more and more the continent is turning against the euro and turning against europe and i think that's largely goes back to what angela merkel says about if the euro fails europe fails she has made europe about the euro and she's made about making vicious spending cuts even in germany which is seen as being the strongest and most successful economy of the past decade even in germany are rich german workers has seen his or her wages for of the path their case take out inflation the median german wages fall and four percent over the past decade so even your average german worker the person in the most successful strongest economy in all of europe is worse off now than they were when since the euro launched and how far do you think politicians in brussels are willing to go to save the union and what you've seen of past two and a half years is effectively
a whole series of blame games going on soon as it became clear that greece was in trouble people in brussels and crossed northern europe so well that's greece you know we knew they were they shouldn't really be in power of the year in the first place then oil and says hang on we're in trouble to well you know the irish they can never control this their property market in portugal well ways portugal for heaven's sake then spain italy and so on so forth always becomes the fault of these individual countries and no point until very recently didn't say hang on there is a systemic problem here because you see whole swathes of europe now effectively going bankrupt or as close to bankrupt as you can get. and so the very belatedly they realize actually this is not just about countries been for but about an extension crisis for the euro. having only just recognize that they are nowhere near putting policies in place as my savior. thank you very much.
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put. it to me with. top stories this week strong protests welcomes nato leaders in chicago police give it a heavy handed response wielding their batons on activists. and the u.s. opens its arsenal of weapons to king as a mass uprising in the state threatens to unseat the pro-west a monarchy. also reporting that the group of eight industrialized nations expressed hope greece can stay put in the eurozone but experts paid a very different picture of what's happening behind the sea. more on all of those stories in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime kate is next with the latest sports.
hello welcome to the latest sports and here are the top stories i know victory russia taking on slovakia looking to claim their third tightly in five years in the final of the ice hockey world championships in finland. while king of the europe chelsea braved the champions league trophy through the streets of london after beating by in munich for three on penalties and european champions. i think victory maria sharapova comes from a second underwriting breakdown to beat lead off and retain her italian open title after a thriller in a row. the first two ice hockey and russia are gunning for their third world title in five years as they take on the surprise package slovakia in the final of the world championships in helsinki well russia got off to a one full start to conceding a goal to their own products in the blue line just a minute in but alexander showing equalised midway through the open here is the time that if you're going gave russia the lead in the seconds before an accident
that i think that maybe three one seven minutes later and she had been through three ninety seconds and blushes balls well i'm beaten russia worth of pretty much favorites after also seeding back to back titles in two thousand and eight and two thousand and nine. but before a lot the czech republic stays up a late comeback by finland's two three two and seal the bronze medal which means coke has been finished outside the podium after winning last year's presents. now thousands of chelsea fans have lined the streets of london as the blues paraded the champions league trophy in an open top bus after beating by in munich for three on penalties to win europe's top club competition for the first time well after eighty three minutes thomas mueller had headed the german side on course for victory but he did a drug was only bullet had it set a match into extra time and though he then conceded the penalty for the blue eye and robin missed it. so it went to a penalty shootout and bastin schweinsteiger is misc a drug to clinch victory and the man of the match julie obliged to make chelsea
champions of europe for the first time in that one hundred eighty seven year history and the first team for london captain john terry had missed the chance to win the trophy with the spotlight again smashed united four years ago was suspended in munich but still allowed to lift the trophy along with frank lampard and it was joyful. out of our rich to finally claim the trophy he's craved since buying the club by years ago and spending an estimated one and a half billion dollars. and while the players and fans celebrated chelsea goes for better di matteo was relishing a unique double offer also guiding the blues to f.a. cup triumph but it's still unclear if the caretaker manager will leave the team next season. i don't know what the future is going to hold we are just very happy tonight. to have made history for this club is the first time that we have won this competition. and it's very difficult to win it we went very close so the club went very close four years ago and and you know i think
a lot of the player thought that no ok we'll would qualify again for final and didn't come until two thousand and twelve so it's a definitive competition to win and you have to take your chance when it comes on today chelsea with a lucky are teenagers they played typically as they do at the moment i send my congratulations to chelsea and london the team for brilliantly they stood well in defense and with luck they won the champions league with a penalty shoot out mind well meanwhile here in russia the national team have been dealt a heavy blow the head of the foster approaching european championships has experience defended the city but as a ski has been ruled out of the tournament the twenty nine year old has failed to recover in time from a new long term one muscle injury one of the end of a full of tears for what has tried to make a comeback after a month that in the two one dollar he would have a sponsor but he didn't make that for the second well it's a big setback for coach to guard the camp david is a central defender has been
a russian regular for over a decade and in an area where the russians have little strength in depth. those are very. relieved because he still has too much play. we also have to think of another club so we decided together with them. after doing . what in the meantime the russians want to still awaiting the arrival of one about a sporting midfield that my back is my last remained in portugal to play in the sun of a surprise one of the defeat to academic i am back in the coach has come final the twenty nine year old has been in good form for that has been side this season and his first call up for eight years but he's been given an ultimatum by at the cut he says while of must be in moscow on monday if you. to make the squad. i'm not sure that isn't delusional. after the game we have a dog which is my will to do i mean use. you know the way i think
if you're going to murder you you can buy the state not you can buy the you can stay. and is now in world number two maria sharapova came back from fallout and a set down to defend her italian open crown following a rain affected marathon with china's knowledge while on pleasing the first at six for the even former russian capital back before all of that in the second to take the match into a decider where she saved a match point before forcing a tie break in the final set when the rain came down but when it finally stopped sharapova called out victory seventy five to wrap up the epic battle in pool most three hours and it was her second dietl of the season after also winning a shotgun last month and make sure that the favorite for the french open in a week's time and that grand slam is the only one missing from her collection and knowledge is the defending champion. but however the men's final has been suspended until monday right now about djokovic is aiming to defend his title against five time formal wear rafael nadal the spanish world number three prevailed in the
previous meeting and would return to second spot in the rankings should be djokovic this record twenty first masters time for. basketball now and a week after losing the euro league final task i have bounced back to claim their tense domestically title in a row the only man before him to ninety points to seventy five to wrap up their best to find series three nil walter scott were always in control when fourteen points up in the first quarter. that was cut by fifty two five in the closing period but to put on another surge in the final minutes to a comfortable with ok i mean pressing ninety's twenty four and twenty one seasons. now murder j.p. and former champion jorge lorenzo is back at the top of the ride to standings after winning the french grand prix in style on a wet track the spaniard started from the second row but eased into the lead eventually outpaced valentino rossi by missed ten seconds nine time champion rossi overtook holder takes the stone on the final lap to claim only his second finish up
to joining the county last year stone and now trails lorenzo by eight points in the overall standings yesterday when the teammate diapered rosa started for the pole he had to settle for falls. has been difficult it was always on with very long race especially when casey was coaching me was very difficult to keep the concentration and not to drive too fast and finally becoming a team player isn't always easy but some children from around moscow have had the chance to develop their bonding skills like never done before michael craft trying to find that. camps but children in use have been promoted health from russia but looking for more specialized inventions which develop and hone skills and help promote interaction are still far fewer between the russian and venture a math based model and its founder had managed to bring team building exercises to
the outskirts of moscow. located roughly one hundred kilometers from the capital is the first fully equipped obstacle course of its kind in russia. the main difference between this course and others you can find around russia is that it focuses on providing challenges kids there's a seven or eight which can only be tackled as a team and the fact that they have to complete these tasks such as crossing a random bridge gather they learn new skills and qualities and overall become more confident indeed watching a group of hearing impaired kids taking on a devilishly tricky crossing six meters above ground is inspiring and although it's meant first and foremost for the less fortunate children organizers insist that they have been plenty of healthy adults who chickens out when dead not so for these little adventure seekers do how's your experience been just like last night well for sure scary when you climb on here you can understand what else has happened on
your own it would be difficult but my teammates. there are quite a few different obstacle courses available from rock climbing to train style insurance tests but it's the rubicon towering construction in the heart of the camp to draw the most gassed now it's named after the italian river that to the seas and his army once crossed back in forty nine a d. and of course it also means crossing the rubicon means crossing a point of no return now the organizers and creators although this obstacle say that it cannot be reached or completed by yourself you need a team for that but i'm going to sneak ahead of the pack here and see if i. completed without any extra help. fuel and of course. this is easy as. well i may have been the truth a little bit that it's really easy or difficult to get in the way of the she'd only
it's truly amazing how productive and proactive even the most shy or disabled child becomes once put to the task. i learned how to keep my balance and control my fears how did you do that well don't be scared and keep going to come back again yeah i'd like to come back next year so it's better than playing bass they said yeah it's better than a play station there may be only one rubicon in russia at the moment but with such experience that these kids take away with them it can only be a matter of time before the secret gets out. of moscow region. and that's all the sport i. seeking an exit from a decade of war and accused of leaving