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starts november twenty fourth b.t.w. . this is d w news live from the leaders of france and germany come together in berlin for germany day all from member of the french president is closer cooperation with an enduring ceremonies marking germany's day all remembrance he set to take steps in that direction in talks with chancellor angela merkel will have full coverage also coming up. with a survey suggesting more people in a britain would now choose to stay in the european union it will take you to
a town where the leave a vote was among the strongest and where so many now switching sides. i'm helena home free glad you could join me germany is marking remember and stay with a number of ceremonies. and the borders tog a special service has taken place to honor the victims of war and violent oppression during the twentieth century european conflicts twice turned into world wars with hundreds of millions of lives lost and destroyed in both world war one and world war two fronts in germany for all the opposite sides and french presidents money when michael addressed parliament he emphasized the importance of france germany and all european countries working together our strength of our own real strength. is our unity. and it does not mean
unanimous or uniform book in order to progress we have to accept that our rhythms and circles are different that some larger project the corporation which was the case pushing on of the euro but we always need to remain open to everybody and keep in mind and in our hearts the interests of a unified europe that was our strength must also become our sovereignty if you want to govern which fellow countrymen we are going to be able to protect them from the numerous and to choose our future then we need to be more sovereign as europeans by the bag. and with me in the studio now to talk more about this is the w. political correspondent peter craven and kate brady is standing by outside the chancellor a welcome to you both kate to you first now chancellor merkel and
president michel are holding talks but they talk to the media beforehand tell us more about what you had. well what we really heard this afternoon was to the leaders i think who definitely showed that they were ready now to take on that responsibility now when it comes together as well as a united front when it comes to reforming the e.u. of course there is a number of challenges facing the european union right now and a number of those were named today by. and merkel but of course this unity in the european union that is fraying at the edges and right now we see what we saw this afternoon is a really new to push for those franco german relationships but the big question then will be depending on what the german chancellor and. the french president
work on this evening here in the chancellery behind me it's whether or not the other european member states will then be ready to play along in their push for reforms in the european union and hey how would you assess the franker german relationship at this point of a point in time because it has been under considerable strain recently hasn't it briefly if you would. it has indeed as you mentioned being under strain and that's largely due to these reforms because as i mentioned that they see at the moment that they are the leading countries rating and the two biggest kind of powerhouses really in the european union that compose that can really begin to reunite europe have to some very difficult months and difficult years and of course that would be really important as well with the european parliamentary elections coming up in may which could then see a surge in the or pm parliament from right wing populist so the message right now
from the koran is very clearly unity and togetherness going forward in the european union. over to you then eh talking about them. ssage there from the lady is a lot of talk and they walk the walk and believe delivered the meaningful reforms that the european union needs really is a very big question you know the extent to which they've got the leverage they require to tackle wasn't to do the heavy lifting required to deal with some of the massive problems that europe is facing and then there's also the fark of course that anglo american is a bit of a wounded chancellor here in germany because of political developments recently she's often being described rightly or wrongly as a bit of a lame duck in the context of german politics maybe even on the international stage and then there's also the problems that the president bankroll is facing back home in fronts this is a popularity rating the ratings have gone down to just thirty percent to this point in time nine percent unemployment and strikes across the country so that you've got to weakened leaders with very ambitious goals and it's very difficult to see how
they're going to realize those those goals in a very tough environment which is the you know the e.u. at this point in time not just because of bragg's it sent me a hard sell craven political correspondent and kate brady outside the chancellery thank you. i know some of the other stories making news around the world central american migrants traveling together through mexico have reached the city of tijuana on the u.s. border they plan to apply for asylum in the us but city authorities say they're unprepared to deal with the number of people expected to arrive in the coming months leaders of asian and pacific states have failed to agree on a joint statement at their summit in papua new guinea because of major trade issues differences were particularly stark between rivals china in the u.s. and marks the first time apec has not reached a consensus the doubting. british
prime minister to resign mae says the next seven days in the break that process will be critical for britain in an interview she said she wouldn't give her backing to a plan to leave the european union until the two sides agree on what their future relationship will be when european ministers are set to discuss that plan this week but as briggs it begins to take shape many who voted to leave the e.u. don't like what they see surveys now suggest a significant number have changed their minds. this is one of britain's most years skeptic communities here just to the east of london seventy percent of people voted to leave the many of them were young people after a week of drama at westminster but did the under thirty's think now was a point i believe in this is going to be a lot of hassle we want to break we want to europe. are far more of a benefit from leaving the state i don't think we want to stop arguing and.
prompted young adults have been following the political show in london closely the result is that many are not sure whether leaving the you is the right thing to do after all i was in favor of leaving and when i vote it's a leave i knew that there would be short term struggles all of the mess that is going on is has brought me to a point where i almost regret the decision to leave twenty four year old mitchell in the technology industry he had trusted british politicians to deliver on their promise to secure a good brakes a deal now he has doubts about whether a bet is possible if you see how much of a mess everything's actually come into there's no structure no one knows where it's going to go there's lots of uncertainty but the moment i feel that we should probably we should stay not far away suit connelly of the local conservative party is just as unhappy with the draft breaks a deal as much alone but for her the answer cannot be to stay in the i think the.
green men has. rubbish basically it's not what we want it's not what we voted for we didn't vote for a load of idiots up in westminster to watch the whole do you might as total mess of the and that's not so bricks if we won't we will we will help now. to connally things the young people from are wrong and doubting their leaves out but back in the snooker club mitchell oma believes that britons perhaps shouldn't have been asked to vote on the issue in the first place i want to kind of. disease in like this with something as complex as europe has been put in my hands because being honest i don't understand it. the prime minister understands it so how we making the decisions. this is the thing everyone has an opinion but no one knows what should happen now with all of the unfolding uncertainty and chaos is rampant young people are not sure that the brakes are game can be won any more.
for more i'm joined here in the studio by my colleague reporter alex forrest whiting welcome to you alex now we know that prime minister to resign may is under immense pressure from within her own party she spoke on television today she gave an interview what was her message oh she is fighting for her political life at the moment and there are m.p.'s within her party black cities who want out and they are trying to secure forty eight conservative m.p.'s that's fifteen percent of the conservative party to write a letter saying there has to be a no confidence vote now they haven't got those numbers yet they've got around about twenty five that she is in danger and because of that she used that interview to warn them that they could be risking breck's it altogether. you know a change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it's not going to change the parliamentary arithmetic what it will do what it will do is bring in a degree of uncertainty that's uncertainty for people and their jobs what it will
do is mean that is a risk that actually we delay the negotiations and that's a risk that wrecks it gets delayed or frustrated. and even dominic robb who was the brett six secretary and till thursday when he quipped over this deal has said that he thinks that the leadership contest could be a distraction so at the moment she she just about seems ok i listen about brussels then for a moment how do you think brussels will respond say for example if britain then tries to renegotiate the draft deal that is obviously a huge amount of pressure on theresa may to get a renegotiation going and she is going to brussels this week she's going to meet the e.u. president. and she did make it very clear in that interview that she would only sign off on this divorce deal if she can get it absolutely secure that the that the u.k. would get a good relationship with the e.u. in the future they want this free trade agreement in some form however let's face
it at the e.u. they've been trying to do this so town all the details on this for two and a half years with the u.k. maybe they will make a few more compromises but i think it's very difficult. unlikely that they are going to go back to the drawing board that isn't the time for them to do that so i think it's pretty much going to be you take it we leave it all right that alex let's go through the if then if she survives in her own party and then the withdrawal agreement is signed off next sunday will she get it through british parliament so she would then have to go to british parliament and today we heard the leader of the labor party jeremy corbyn say that labor would not support this deal so she hasn't got labor behind her she hasn't got the scottish nationalist party she hasn't got those ten irish unionists the d u p members who prop up the government with her she hasn't got the liberal democrats and she hasn't got many bricks it is it's going to be very tight but there will be a lot of pressure on m.p.'s to make sure that we're not in a situation of
a no deal because that could cause we'll have it within the british economy and i mean resistance doesn't just come in one political stripe and resist. it's growing tell us about the potential the idea and the backing for a second referendum people's vote there are people certain we heard in that report didn't way that some people are changing their minds and it is growing across the u.k. and certainly there are m.p.'s who are moving over to that view as well we saw boris johnson the former foreign secretary his brother joe johnson quit government saying the had to be a people's vote so there was definitely a rally of support for one however i do not think at the moment that we are there yet to resume a has absolutely ruled it out jeremy corbyn leader of the labor party today said that's not for now that might be for something in the future so they certainly not there at the moment but they obviously those people behind it want that to happen because they think whatever happens over the u.k. leaving the e.u. is going to be worse than what the u.k.
has at the moment. forest whiting thank you very much indeed. antenna's germany's number one eggs on his bed have caused shocks legendary player roger federer to advance to the championship match at the a.t.p. finals in london on the twenty one year old won the first set seven five stops those doubts a blow in a second when federal broke his stuff and have rallied to win the second set in a tie break and now face even about joke of it kevin. church. you're watching the news live from berlin i'm helena humphrey we'll have plenty more you coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can always get the latest around the clock on our web site that is of course d w dot com you can also follow us on social media twitter and facebook thank you that is your company and