tv [untitled] October 25, 2012 12:30pm-1:00pm EDT
so. here with me today is a french politician former presidential candidate and now the head of the popular republican union here in france. thank you very much for being with us thank you for inviting me mr sort of not one of mr holland's campaign slogans was change is now that was the most important slogan actually of the hell can paint and actually now we see lots of changes indeed here in france but unfortunately not always for the better so where is france going right now. this situation is complicated at the moment and we'll get even more so it's not just in france but all euro zone countries look at what is happening in greece italy spain portugal arland france is somewhat better off than those in the south but the situation here is grave unemployment has surpassed the three million mark and things will continue to
worsen why is this happening because our economic policy is bound to create recession cycles the central strategy is to cut government spending apparently in order to balance the budget people often say there is a budget deficit so in order to balance it we just need to cut government spending but it only works if your income comes from salary the state's revenue comes from income tax corporate tax the eighty tax on fuel but these largely depend on the level of economic activity in the country if you cut government spending stop hiring government employees if you lay people off if the government invests less then obviously social care systems will suffer unemployment will go up people without jobs will consume less they will stop driving and so on companies will sell less trade will decrease as a result the budget will receive less money from taxes the fuel tax corporate tax the value added tax so it is very possible that there will be an even greater budget deficit even though government spending was cut now with the. konami crisis
and golf in europe france has also been shaken dramatically have mentioned that stat is an enormous budget deficit is to be in this situation how dangerous is this situation actually and when and why it all went wrong and who's responsibility or whose fault is all this the problems that could the problem is that the french people were robbed of all their major powers in the area of economic fiscal and budgetary policy taxation diplomacy and military policy all these powers were transferred to someone else. and mask who are these people those are there is the european commission in brussels the european central bank in frankfurt it handles the euro so this institution also pushes policies that lead to recession and finally nato and the i.m.f. which is based in washington d.c. they also impose financial diplomatic and military policies on all european
countries a good example of the european approach to the situation in the middle east the syrian crisis it's very good that you mentioned syria and libya let's discuss a little bit france's foreign policy at the time of nicolas sarkozy the arab spring has just started and france has actually played has been very much involved and has played played a central role in the libyan crisis what role does france play in the syrian crisis today as you recall. this is a difficult question because the coverage has been mainly one sided a few years ago nobody had a serious problem with the assad regime the syrian president was invited by nicolas sarkozy to attend french national day celebrations but somehow he is now the devil incarnate i am not trying to defend the assad regime but we get all our reports from the syrian observatory for human rights basically to people in london presenting only one side of the conflict first of all i think the countries must
observe international law and. international law prohibits interference in the internal affairs of a foreign state so the first thing we need to do is to make sure that other countries don't interfere with the situations in syria and libya france no doubt has sided with the opposition but what kind of opposition is it the opposition that enjoys wide support and sufficient funding it gets arms from saudi arabia qatar and nato countries and the us in particular as such the current situation can be described as external aggression against a sovereign regime not a civil war i think that the french government is biased i don't think it's trying to resolve this crisis in earnest despite a new government coming to power the wall and replace our cozy no major diplomatic changes occurred the reason is what i've already mentioned france is a member of both nato and the e.u. so every decision has already been made for us the new government should reassess the situation and said we will look into this again alas the foreign minister mr
fab you said exactly the same as his predecessor mr assad has to step down and on what grounds can we make this demand look at what is happening in libya what's been happening in iraq since the so-called western intervention of these countries are now hotbeds of islamism where christians are persecuted that iraq is a striking example hardly any christians live in iraq under saddam hussein they made up almost thirteen percent of the population what will happen to syria if we continue down this path the country might fall apart into emirates like libya into smaller hotbeds of instability like somalia sudan iraq or afghanistan. or do you think france fredricka is serious foreign policy. of course france should take a neutral stance and sees this policy of double standards remember the pussy riot case which started massive outrage in the west with western media calling russia a dictatorship similar to any sleep protests were raging in battering
a tiny kingdom in the goal. seven protesters were sentenced to life in prison you see a life sentence is different to say the least from a two year sentence for pussy riot and all those bahrainis did was take part in a political protest but nobody in the west spoke of that because the u.s. fifth fleet is based in bahrain that country is protected by nato and this can no longer be tolerated and i believe that france should revert to its traditional policy of restoring justice in international relations this is the role we should play instead of taking sides about. what has the new french president brought to people friends. mr all and got elected on promises he cannot keep it's a simple as that so what is going to happen is what's already happening mr owens does not have the resources he needs to change policies imposed by brussels the european commission or european central bank his election victory was a result of a misunderstanding and a few months into his term the french have already started to feel angry and i'm
willing to bet my last dollar and please note i'm not at all happy about it that in a few months time the political situation in france is going to become very problematic is it going to stay like that is will status quo remain holes debate and criticism of the european system are not allowed in france legally you do have such a right but in reality you don't it's as if it never existed it is prohibited for all major french mass media outlets many french political parties criticize the e.u. and decisions coming from brussels the normal democratic logic would be to discuss whether we should continue to be a part of this political structure or not our party is the first to offer its citizens the political possibility to step out of the european system to pull out of the treaty and by the way it is legally possible as article fifty of the e.u. treaty allows it but i should say that since creating this party i have run into major difficulties in advocating my position in major newspapers in french. outlets
the union only grows even though it's not functioning any longer switzerland and norway are not you members and they are better off than other european countries furthermore inside the e.u. sweden denmark and the czech republic are not part of the eurozone and they are fairing better than eurozone members there is no reason to believe that things will worsen if we pull out of the e.u. and the eurozone ok another dollar a fan of the european union but what future you see it having. i am sure its future is bleak in any case people are now turning away from it for example fifty five percent of french voters opposed to the european constitution in a two thousand and five referendum but instead of saying ok our people are against it we need to have a real discussion to find out whether we really want to move closer to disaster we forced the european constitution on the people the case was far from democratic going overboard ok as i understand you say that the european union is the biggest
threat for france but ken france actually resolve its economic problems without european union. the e.u. is aggravating our problems and not solving them and first of all every year france pours twenty one billion euro into the e.u. budget and the e.u. gives us from seven to fourteen billion back it means that every year we lose seven billion euro spent on funding you operational work or financial institutions that provide aid for eastern countries secondly if we leave the eurozone we will be able to determine our monetary policy on our own again to set interest and exchange rates none of which we can do now. thirdly people think that the e.u. makes a stronger but in what way. there aren't any examples of joint manufacturing projects that have been successful thanks to the e.u. many people believe that airbus an area on space launchers were the result of e.u.
cooperation. that's completely wrong these projects are international and i support international cooperation there is also a moral aspect to the european integration crisis people understand that they can't control the process anymore we just need to take the power to determine our own future back into our hands and then moral will improve. you also known as a harsh critic of another membership of france's membership. why. nato was created in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine to counterbalance the soviet union does the soviet union still exist no. moreover nato is engaged in the afghan war at the moment if you know what nato means nato stands for north atlantic treaty organization does afghanistan border the atlantic region nato has become a military alliance which is trying to impose its rules on the entire planet france has always been known to stand up to empires. though let's not change the subject
completely. provocative low budget u.s. made movie insulting islam has provoked into western protests throughout community all around the globe france is home to the biggest muslim community in the western europe around five million people is there anything here that they too could be inflamed. i think that it's quite possible that some french muslims are shocked and rightly so i believe most of them are shocked i don't think it can lead to mass demonstrations though but since you mentioned it i'd like to elaborate on the issue personally i'm shocked that in western philosophy there's a will to confuse freedom of expression with obvious insults to other religions i think this is all part of the course that i disapprove of it's not only about islam you know what happened in russia with the widely covered pussy riot case it's not only about freedom of expression there are agencies organizations anglo-saxon power groups that are behind it poor thing all oil on the flames i can see that freedom
of expression is regarded differently in different countries here in france we use what we call two sets of standards is often becomes a target for criticism but muslims themselves don't criticize other religions they don't do it because of one simple religious tenet moses and jesus are also considered prophets so muslims don't do that however there are some taboo topics in france which are never subject to criticism so before making any conclusions you need to find out who is behind all this we do have the right to advocate atheism or agnosticism but that's not what we see here it's something different someone is trying to sow seeds of discord and unrest poor oil on the flames on purpose with political and geo political motives in mind. you would.
the rider that takes your breath away through eating across the scholars is a mohnish who do know the biggest salt lake in europe and more than two hundred species of birds but are on the verge of extinction on these islands in the south of russia they find shelter before migrating to all the parts of the world paladins as well as other species of the monish who do low feed. these words are waiting for their parents to bring them food to the best cash for them is in a small area of the lake where the water is relatively fresh as fish cannot survive in the salt of the month and the lakes getting salt every year. and all too fishel reservoir which was failed in the nine hundred fifty s. in the areas hot climate that evaporates quickly and. takes over.
the drying out of the lake cool. things. there are four hundred of the animals here to protect. it's a place of peace and calm in recent decades dozens of canals of around here to cultivate the locals taps broad grassy plains may be useful for humans but it does badly hit many species as the animals here. just some forty years ago there were more than two million. the world now people brought the species to the brink of extinction this region has been. for thousands of years but now i know relatively short space of time it's my brain diversity of creatures.
russian premier league and at the summit of the europa league group but they're sent for quite a challenge tonight heading south fit or away to liverpool in europe's second week of competition the russians have been in since the initial form of late suffering just one loss in twenty one games winning seventeen and drawing three three players have ever been ruled out for the side tonight former real madrid mom. made off giving hitting a selection headache but they world's highest paid footballer samuel eto will lead the line once again up front liverpool currently set twelfth domestically but hiddink is well aware the european giants have always done well on the continent spy troubles at home. although liverpool is not in the top three at this moment. as we have experienced players they know they are going for this competition what i know as well to get through there in europe. and that makes
them favorites another. former french international player marcel desailly said football chiefs don't do enough in terms of fighting racism in the sport in one thousand nine hundred eight world cup winner sitting the three well known for pulling bodies know what they have to do but up to now how often taken the necessary steps to stop it. one that the father he waved. the calf to be a bit more strongly and so on anything happened and anything that these creates a proper resistance i think the real of the amazing meaning maybe. more high emotional strong that. we are not on top of that they know what they have to do and we just hope that they're going to find the right solution. let's talk tennis where a viral infection has forced the withdrawal of defending champion petrik of each of us from the year ending w.-t. a championships in this town bowl the check is being replaced by world number nine
a stroll in some stores or. i mean i know they returned from the tournament. experience the end of this press conference he said. yeah i mean i don't like to. be separating her to. me meanwhile maria sharapova is storming ahead in her quest for owners in turkey advance her latest victim with the russian making it to wins from two or courts trump of aging the first set seven five but was four to dine in the second before battling back to also take it seven five for the match the twenty five year old bus marching into the w.e.t.a. championship semifinals. i. over to go off on to china where jimmy spent all of the blocks at the b.m.w. masters the welshman securing
a four shot lead following the opening round in shanghai the thirty six year old shooting a course record ten on par sixty two muller and keeping up the chase are the ryder cup winning perth sweet peter on the telly and francesco molinari six under while the top ranked remark arroyo is right on their heels after posting a five under sixty seven alongside of offending champion is another northern irishman michael holy spirit jose maria. i just played really well from start to finish hardly missed out on the missed one show all day which is great. you know. the law puts today which sort of finished off well you know you can play well the parts don't go in the nit you know it's not as good as school but we put really well and a lot put some line in and they all just seem to go in having to malaysia or american troy motus in a one shot lead see i am be classic kick off in kuala lumpur were number two tiger
woods meanwhile fired a five under sixty six the six three shots behind the current leader to seventh place alongside a whole slew of other players. or of india of the six under sixty six joint fifth with american. eagle put on the seventeenth hole here keeping the twenty very much . sleeper macit will continue to fly there for rory flag next season the formula one team deciding this week to extend the brazilians contract for another year at least has been with the script area for the past six years with his best result coming in two thousand and eight when he finished second overall now i'm not so young anymore but really looking forward to carry carry on with. especially now. that's very. good but also very. good. from the beginning. and really looking for
that. on finally second chances in sport are sadly all too rare these days but for some of the world's most gifted ometer footballers the opportunity to become a pro has come knocking once again thanks to a major sporting manufacturer robert downey and picks up the story. everyone is given the chance some take it others wasted and that's what separates winners from losers. is the one who won the young russian relaunched his football career through the night jones program sixteen tons of youngsters from all over the globe without professional contracts earlier after a serious injury the eighteen year old had almost lost hope to return. i try to come back and join spark talk look on what steve said turin sports schools but they were uninterested i was told i was too small they said to gain some weight
and grow some muscles then try again they like my skills but fitness has always been a priority for them. not jones gave love to another shot but he first had to get through the local selection just one hundred hopefuls out of four thousand from across russia met up in my skills tests and games watched and assessed by pro coaches only four of them would be chosen to represent their country at the world finals in barcelona. i went there for nothing less but the victory i spent so many years playing football my parents helped me as much as they could but a year ago my dad lost faith in me as a player that was my motivation i had to win. with a global final being held in barcelona that was definitely in my favor i think i play a spanish style fast passing great vision good ball control that's my game and i think the coaches saw it in me training with the likes of win yes and must draw
know putting his skills on show in london. one hundred contenders from all over the world and proving he had what it takes to make it to the last sixteen. has already done that in style to good hockey he's now set to embark on a world tour early next year with a chance to be signed by one of europe's top clubs at stake. myself and my teammates train with javier mascherano for a while frankly speaking i realize then even superstars were just human just like any of us and most of us could reach this level the gifted midfielder was once denied by some coaches in russia but he proved he deserves a second chance now it's time to take it to the next level. i think russia will do very well of the twenty world cup especially if they pay more attention to young and talented players. get elected has already learned one of the greatest lessons
live. nuclear fashionable side. radioactive fallout old government betrayal of the government. and claude and claude and claude how can the truth be revealed if there's no official evidence there was a very bright day to the servicemen concert who was given no problem protection and to the people of this country generally because all righty like to full.