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please let. this is d.w. news from berlin on the eve of a trade war to more of the united states plans to slam tariffs on exports from the european union tariffs will target aluminum and steel and come after two months of negotiations broke the e.u. promising to hit back with tariffs on american goods will do live to washington in brussels for more on this trans-atlantic. also coming up after almost
a week of political paralysis is closer to having a new government the leaders of the two main populous parties are reportedly ready to govern together but will their plan get the president's seal of approval. it's good to have you with us a trade war is about to begin between two economies that are supposed to be the world's closest allies tomorrow or the united states is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from the european union washington is slapping the same tariffs on canada and mexico last ditch negotiations in paris to avoid those tariffs fail and now europe is valid to retaliate with tariffs against u.s. products german chancellor angela merkel today calling the u.s.
tariffs illegal and warning that this could spiral out of control into a global trade war. it's the moment european steer producers were dragging their help there would be except from u.s. tariffs europeans expire tree point five million tons of steel to the united states every year but all negotiations between the e.u. and u.s. officials most recently at this week's summit in paris have proved fruitless. seduce you so they don't know what the decision will be dangerous for growth for trade right and the last growth both in the united states and in europe as well as the rest of the world's oldest region we don't want to trade more to get the measure we starting on friday washington will impose in part tariffs of twenty five percent on steel and ten percent on the menu of canada and mexico have also not
been spared both countries share a border with the u.s. and are currently negotiating a new version often off the free trade agreement with the neighbor the e.u. is already preparing retaliatory measures this is a but they probably were. european union cannot. react to that we've told you kind of reaction so really you need to introduce such a dispute. on that of the on the w t o level untrue knowledge in the next coming hours called the by the similar measures do you consider is in part to tease on u.s. products such as motorcycles whiskey cranberries and oranges mexico is also contemplating countermeasures. on george washington correspondent claire richardson and from brussels or course on that. to both of you good evening clearly we start with you now as the commerce secretary from the u.s.
defended the american decision to slap its allies and its biggest trading partners with these terrorists. the u.s. commerce secretary wilbur ross really tried to turn this on its head saying that european negotiators failed to convince washington not to extend id exemptions to these tariffs either another temporary one or a more permanent solution now this comes after months of anxiety about what the united states was going to do here we saw personal lobbying efforts by french president and manual micron and german chancellor angela merkel who came to d.c. to try and convince trump and not to impose these tariffs on the european union obviously that has not worked out originally when trump said it that this that these terrorists were going to take place he made the argument on a case of a national security he said that it was essential for the united states to have strong steel and aluminum allies excuse me industries domestically because this is necessary to the united states defense now it appears that that is that he is
willing to burn bridges with those european allies in order to back up those industries and those are often areas where he has a lot of domestic support politically and it's interesting today we were told that the europeans would be able to get over this quickly georg you know you could argue that europe has seen this coming along is there any shock tonight in brussels that's right they have seen this coming they're well prepared they have informed the w t o they have reaffirmed the i'm legislation but of course tonight you have this moment of shock that actually the the day it is now clear that all the hard work all the dialogue all the last minute efforts have been in vain. people are or they were still holding out for in a woman a war resolution the means they're there were pretty delegations meeting trying to find a solution. right we released all these lobbying efforts right up until the last
minute we knew that the temporary exemptions that the european union and canada and mexico had obtained after the towers were originally announced in march were set to expire at the end of this month so we knew some kind of decision would be coming down by today at the latest it's interesting to note how much this really could hurt transatlantic ties between the united states and europe at a time when the u.s. needs its european allies in so many other foreign policy challenges we're of course looking down the barrel of a possible meeting between donald trump and the north korean leader kim jong un they're going to be facing confronting china and other trade issues and they need their european partners to settle issues to try and find solutions to problems in the middle east so it's interesting to see that the timing of this is also quite sensitive even though this was the date that they set for them to expire it's an interesting moment for trump to go ahead and impose those tariffs on the european union and any case. we heard.
today calling them illegal i mean the top. of the day is there anything that they can really do about. the european union has started a dispute settlement case and they're really keen to stay within their legislation of the w t o and now what in twenty days from now if all member states give their thumbs up this list of tariffs could be slapped on the u.s. it is it takes twenty days because before hand the w g o has been notified so this is in accordance with the regulations of the w t o that this will now take place so they really stick to the rules here and they hope that the u.s. will understand that this is the channel on what basis they they want to resolve this conflict yes because they think that would stay with the w.t. oh this cannot spiral into
a global trade war but from where you're sitting tonight that danger does it seem stronger than ever retaliate but not ask that is the policy of the european union but of course if you take a look at the bigger picture you do not only have the scenario of a tit for tat war at the spokes person off of the german chancellor said that there's a we were looking at potentially of cycle of of escalation here that the u.s. has has provoked and the bigger picture tells you we also have the situation of the iran nuclear deal that the u.s. has walked away from so if the e.u. continues to trade with iran this could have potential counterterrorist coming from the u.s. then there's also a data protection law that has been passed that the u.s. has called hidden trade barriers so there is a whole set of things that could inflame this conflict or corresponded to remount
as in brussels tonight unclear richardson on the story for us in washington to both of you thank you. and now on to italy where the right wing league and populist five star movement say they have reached a deal to form a new government the two parties earlier effort was rejected by the italian president says you know much already over concerns about a proposed cabinet ministers europe skeptic leaning however the leader of the league but teo salvini today called off rallies across the country to enter into fresh talks with five stars the we did to mine. all right for more now we want to go to our correspondent robert vai's oshie is in rome on the story for us as she has been all week and evening to you barbara so does this mean we've finally found a way out of this political crisis. yes absolutely because at this very moment the con to the new prime minister designate is the
palace self surge of much i read of the president to get his men date so we're going to have a reboot off the coalition like a populist government and it's in the two point zero and condi everybody expects him to be some sort of puppet prime minister because you see has absolutely no political experience he's a law professor said that nobody had ever heard of before and then we're going to have in the finance ministry another professor this government and these two parties really seem to be in two professors he is an economics professor also from rome giovani therea nobody ever heard of him either ever before how ever if you sort of dig around in the internet you find some people say that he is pro europe and europe and a euro and generally rather inoffensive as an economist so this may be the solution this is the compromise to make good this government fly after we've seen the first
round that materiel a sort of stuck stick in the spokes it's important to point to our viewers isn't it barbara that it was the president last week said to these populous parties no i don't like your plan you know the government is not going to work there really created this crisis and again he's going to have to approve this new plan isn't me . yeah he does but he really can't pull the same trick twice i mean the first time was already the delhi kids because some people said yes it's within his powers other people said no he was exceeding his powers but definitely he can't do this twice and he didn't find another solution the parliament didn't want to accept an interim prime minister he didn't want to push the country into new elections because the polls showed that the populace would even come out stronger than they are at the moment so for him there is just no way
out of the situation he just simply has to accept this government and it was all these professors on there are quite unknown people and there are so many novices in this government who've never held office anywhere it's going to be a gamble but to really really really has no choice he can do anything even though he might have in the depths of his soul a lot of mistrust against this particular government italy in search of wives professors tonight's vigil on the story from rob thank you very much. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world spain's prime minister the young little boy says that he will not resign ahead of a no confidence vote that looks set to lose on friday spanish media say reform a new longer has the votes he needs to survive that can clear the way for socialist leader pedro sanchez to become prime minister you know denmark's parliament has
passed a law that bans the wearing of veils and other coverings in public the wall is popularly known as the burka debate and that the government said it's not aimed at any religion several european countries including germany and france have adopted similar law as a human rights group in nicaragua was said eleven people were killed during anti-government marches on wednesday other reports quickly told that two witnesses say armed groups opened fire on protesters more than eighty people have died since protests started last month over plans to change the country's social security system. our sports news now we all madrid's coaches at the don was living a never ending success story he just completed an unprecedented three peat in the champions league era and was at the top of the football world but at that relatively young age of forty five it on stepped down as the coach of real simply saying it's time to go. the announcement that stunned the
football of london. xena's indeed i'm stepping down as reale madrid coach this despite winning a record three straight champions league titles the first coach to achieve that feat snapping up the last one just under a week ago against liverpool are. looking to look at this is the right moment for everyone it might seem a bit strange but it had to be done for the good of everyone the players the club and myself you're sick as moment to book this team must keep winning and it needs a change after three years another voice or another method of working it is so but i thought. it's one of the most pressurised jobs in the world of sport some fans were unhappy that he done only managed to lead his side to assing a spanish title but that doesn't diminish from his historic champions league success the frenchman can walk away with his head held high. a night at the world
cup final in two thousand and six against italy where as a player he lost his composure and head butted the opponent and he's learned from that mistake and now he leaves just as unexpectedly as he came at us neon madrid it was. with more world news followed by the day the pissing into. the. freedom of expression with a value that always has to be defended and new. all over the world. of freedom freedom of art. a multimedia a project about artists and their right to express their views freely. d.w. dot com part of freedom.