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tv   Made in Germany  Deutsche Welle  May 22, 2019 6:30am-7:00am CEST

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life story mean a ground to a halt. 27 years ago but there's no holding back his dreams flagrantly we're not. playing you for one. cinema that starts me 27 don't play. oh. i was thought that was the shadow of the spending of life of europeans the sort of unspoken agreement but that seems to be crumbling .
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we reporters out traveling to fix countries we border have vanished or new ones are about to pop up and what governments foreign thing you can hear wherever they can but they still take that you use money. plays ok ok but wait a minute she said if it's a good example of how europe could why i'll tell you more about that in a minute today's made in germany is made in europe play. when the bad weather and berlin becomes unbearable remember southern europe is not far away you can take a cheap flight anywhere. that's the e.u.
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i though. he spoke. a few hours later and i'm on the beach in follow in the south of portugal i could just stay here for wanted to get a job or start a business but for people who are not you citizens it's much harder the union may be softening internal borders but one is still quite difficult to cross the external border. gazing across the atlantic towards home towards morocco. every child heard that from his dad one day that my thought on the other side of the see there if you're up with spain and portugal you should work really hard in order to conserve and to get them both there. sinus l.r.s. has made it at least in the eyes of moroccan fathers. founded the company here in
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portugal one which helps other non europeans to do the same. i imagine that's incredibly difficult to move to the e.u. and set up a company all the paperwork must be very confusing if you aren't from here. and i said are us knows just how frustrating it can be that's why he developed an online platform that allows others to register a company with a mouse click even if they're currently on another continent. honestly it's very hard to tell the intrapreneur from any african continent that europe is bad like europe has its pros and cons as every other continent but still these entrepreneurs they want to grow they want to access bigger markers they want also to have a better social life and to. international experience. talking
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about international experience certainly has plenty of it he's only 33 years old but his c.v. is longer than many twice his age as a child he traveled a lot with his parents and that left its mark on him to begin with he became a jet pilot for the american army. then he moved to south korea to work in space research. he later headed up large construction projects in japan indonesia qatar and canada before managing business in the middle east for a german company. it's another of you know if you want something badly you. can just have to educate yourself right now like knowledge is everybody has access to the internet african countries so you have to have to educate yourself and you have to go after or treating is the best kind of spirit certainly fits well with
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portugal a country that's super startup friendly especially its capitalist where it's raining great. a recent study shows this relatively small city has become europe's 5th largest stop for startups you need the hype. is an entrepreneur and startup lobbyist without the hype and the attention it generates it's hard to build a momentum to do something like this here. she 1st company factory is converting an old military building into a huge office space for tech companies she works closely with the portuguese government which has launched a major push to attract tech companies and start ups a new business fees are makes entering the country easier for the european entrepreneurs. if they ask me how best to do it so we set up an online application process and did all the administrative stuff and then just let the people come to basically see how it would work other european country spent fine. too much time
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thinking about something before actually putting it into action in the form of money so far only around 60 startup founders have used the visa since the program was launched with no. real strong marketing efforts from the government if you want to. like. these youngsters in other countries but when what they're when you have to go and talk to them and help them come here. and i sell our us sees that as his task offering others the opportunity to follow in his footsteps because a border shouldn't be an obstacle to a good idea. reporting from portugal has shown me that the advantages of being in the e.u.
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are basically reserved for those who live in it and those advantages that not arise overnight. the middle of europe europe or a beautiful princess in greek mythology carried to create by god wearing the form of a book and figure that stands for the diversity of the continent that bears her name europe's history has been one of bloody wars until free trade helped cement a lasting peace but the european idea is losing support in some quarters. the e.u. is the largest trading bloc in the world in terms of economic output it ranks behind the united states as the head of china member states share a common currency the euro but not all countries benefit to the same extent from the union germany for example and 3 times as much as italy with intra e.u. exports there are no border controls within most of the block and no custom stairs e.u.
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citizens can live and work in any country and sell goods and services there but there is a huge divergence in income and living standards across the block average wages range from 4 to 43 year old an hour and solidarity it's crumbling the british want to keep out eastern europeans while hungary the czech republic and poland have refused to take in their share of refugees the e.u. has an image problem many europeans see it as detached technocratic and practically run by lobbyists but much has also improved rules about the shape of queues numbers are long gone the european commission now employs fewer civil servants than the city of munich but europe still gets blamed for things that go wrong for many in britain an argument for leaving the union. europe could dare to be so much more a united states of europe with a common fiscal policy and wage equality. but many want the opposite and are happy
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to see the poor europa carried away. a normal t. shirt can easily travel 20000 kilometers before ending up in a shop but it doesn't have to be their way from start to finish my homegrown homemade fully european t. shirt on the travel a fraction of that my 1st stop was in lubec germany. surrendered to lauren's a chain of clothing shops but he rejects the basic principles of the fast fashion
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industry. faster cheaper ever greater volumes that is not what he is interested in . the most important thing for me is that nobody gets exploited and that we protect the environment we only have this one world who we are going to the end of the. in order to reach isn't bush's goals he follows a strict policy. there are many sustainable fashion brands but we differ from most of them in that we try to do things entirely within europe from the raw materials to the finished article we aim to do it all within our region and by that i mean the european union. to. fashion made in europe the single market should make it really easy bright i'm going to check that out for myself. and retrace its production across europe the
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1st stretches shot just a few kilometers to sarah once headquarters and warehouse. this is where the online shop is managed new collections are designed. and the stance is made to print t. shirts. it's also over there stop before my new shirt is delivered. from here i set off with this wendy's salute to poland. in which he has his own factory with a staff of 10 there you can set his own standards with money that we really have to ship a piece of clothing 20000 kilometers around the world that it is it is of course
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much much cheaper to manufacture in asia we've got over there i can't exert any influence. on it by force. in terms of volume do you still can't compete with the fast fashion produce outside the e.u. but still this location does serve advantages you've been in and around which there's an entire infrastructure for the textile industry but it takes 2 to make clothes you need more than fabric and thread you also need my buttons but i works knitting factories all you need lots more as well things like zips it's what you can get all of that right here. you know. this is where my t. shirt takes shape it's cut from dyed song together. high end and package. nearby is the knitting where threat is turned into fabric.
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and then it's tied at the same company producing in poland guarantees at hearings to huge environmental. pendants and the distance to siren and spectra is minimal. retracing the shirts path now takes me to greece that's where the cotton comes from . greece produces 80 percent of the copy grown in the european union but that accounts for less than one percent of global production most of the cotton used in europe is imported from far away. the company but that source does things differently the family owned yarn producer uses cotton from local farms but that isn't cheap. much should cost about $20.00 europe's that's a lot more expensive than a comparable t. shirt from fast fashion industry. quality has its price and if we're not prepared to pay for it as european citizens then someone in asia pays
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a price for us namely in the form of work for low pay in accordance with the fast fashion logic of producing more and faster so that we can pay less is a problem the bubble vessels company has to contend with that's just the reversal of recent years it has to do with high production costs and with the asian competition which often is much lower price is this and we are working on it the idea is to keep our entire production inside europe and be transparent about it and that ensures that. more transparency about how close are made and at what cost can help make consumers across europe more aware of the issues and that might inspire them to buy more products made nearby. my new t. shirt demonstrates that things can be done differently. fair fashion made in europe . i got up at 4 30 in the morning.
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flew to london. changed airports there. in order to fly to a place between borders a place full of millionaires. it's jersey u.k. i'll explain that asterisk later. literally every single ad i've seen since i stepped off a plane is of a financial. it's what jersey has become famous for financial services look by the island's tax haven status. to finance industry has made its presence felt everywhere. the people suffer. and continue to suffer. if nothing is done. but some
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people want not all of jerseys 100000 inhabitants are profiting from the island's tax haven status but how did it come about in the 1st place. well jersey used to be a quiet island that lived from agriculture and tourism most people had nothing to do with finance. but jersey isn't just any old british island. it's a crown dependency meaning it's under the direct sovereignty of the british crown the union that is everywhere but that doesn't mean jersey is part of the u.k. . confusing right it means it has its own government and makes its own laws one of them is 0 tax policy on almost all companies and while jersey has one company for every 3 people and over 330000000000 euros of funds under
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administration. they say of rich people around the world we say that. that's what we did get it that's jeff suppan he's one of the few open critics of jersey's tax policies this is joe morning he's the chief lobbyist for the finance industry he wouldn't put it that way increasingly international business wants to be based in jurisdictions or wants to use jurisdictions that are well regulated my respect we certainly meet all those requirements well it's working apple based to have its subsidiaries in jersey from 2015 to 16 allegedly to save billions of euros in tax and nobody knew until the paradise papers brought it to light we exchange information with the authorities that need to know. on what basis should everybody know about. business. and to confidentiality
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as long as one is is is not breaking the law this system attracts wealth and the wealthy people as a result living costs have skyrocketed in the past year. and average terms. about 600000 euros but prices can reach into the millions that average annual wage $44000.00 euros and the tax base also means that the government is slowly running out of money to pay civil servants for example. we've lived through the last. 34 years with austerity policies will stop we've got a tremendous gap between the rich on one hand and the poor. behind the shiny facades of government statistics show that one in 5 islanders find it difficult to cope financially. that's why people like pat lucas are striking. in the last 3 weeks 2 different
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teachers have said that their families are having to help them with money how many banks do you need we certainly need teachers and nurses. police we need people unless they are. and treated properly and paid properly they won't be there. the teachers have been holding strikes since january and there's no end in sight. somewhere on the way to becoming an island for the rich jersey seems to have neglected its average citizens.
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i'm off to hungary in southeast europe that has been a member of the e.u. since 2004. it's both cosmopolitan and inward looking. the mood is volatile but nobody really wanted to talk about it with me. i'm not going to talk about the politics well i don't really like to talk about politics because it's not an i phone tech here. hungary is also facing a serious brain drain young people are keen to leave disheartened and unwilling to endure the political situation and corruption.
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you know the far problems and the current government but there. was some hunger ariens tried to get out people from outside the european union hakim to come in to find work and have a better life. than the have to do with the option if i try to motivate myself every day. i have a dream. things that i want to achieve. ok i think that's why i'm here. but more i just want to regular life. torsion when one of them but isn't even . in generally 29000 down here cause my bid farewell to his home country serbia and headed straight for the e.u. he felt he had no choice but all he wanted was to earn more than 250 euros a month
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a temporary employment agency brought him to hungary as a serb he's allowed to work here for 2 years he got a job with a german car parts supplier b.o.'s assembling roofs for audi companies here are desperate for people like daniel. going in there and i think it would be quite easy to find another job there's a lot of work in hungary and not only here but in the rest of the e.u. as well but. hungary's labor shortage runs through all sectors the us fields it is specially. developing new product ranges is a complex task and impossible without foreign labor. at the same time wages are climbing repartee. to keep workers at the company even for a few months managing director gad fish bar has to offer
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a pretty good deal. we had to pay 30 percent more in 2017 this year we also saw a double digit percentage jump if you don't keep up with the going rate you don't get any workers or b.o.'s employees over 2000 people in hungary some 300 of whom are temporary workers either from inside the country or abroad despite the generous pay hikes only free out of 10 workers stay with the company for long many hung guerin's considered the wages too low and move over to austria but they'd rather not say so on camera when we talk a lot to our employees and hear how dissatisfied they are with the various health care systems and schools and so on it's clearly got worse over the years there's been a lot down your cause my has decided to stick around he'll try to keep moving up the ladder to send more money to his family in serbia 450 euros
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a month is all he keeps for himself. cause my lives in the outskirts of marshawn my yacht over not far from the austrian border. although he is not an e.u. citizen he still could move on and earn higher wages if he got a job offer else where. he shares a 15 square meter room with 2 friends from serbia but 3 of them came to hungary together. instant coffee and cigarettes other small luxuries they allowed themselves. to do many of their conversations revolve around the home they left behind. it's hard to be here when everyone else is back home. and it's just the 3 of us here. we've made some new friends but all my old friends my brothers and sisters
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the entire family they're all in serbia and weighs on our hearts. 10 years bravos will soon be joining him here in hungary they too are willing to make the change for higher wages. a lot of the time i really do feel like an outsider here and that makes it pretty tough i mean yeah. but i guess that i'll just have to get used to it. marginalized with more money in his pocket for 10 years that's worth. at least for now. i feel it's incredible what people are prepared to do to get into their. lives so much we haven't shown you we should set off again straight away.
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