to some extent western europe make that for a positive such as that they make is that because they have been following insulated from the consequences of those decisions now europe of it is no longer insulated from its policy from the consequences of its foreign policy in the middle east and north africa you're dealing with lots of migrants coming into your country it is putting a serious challenge here and compounding many of the challenges that you face at the moment do you think that may in a way sober up the decision making when it comes to international politics at least as far as the european. intimation on matters we saw. and so successful as we are in economic matters this is and so we have been successful in recook nine individual rather than the spreading them on an equal basis to all of our member station here become
a victim of your own success in that way not at all we have not been successful in internation of the matter so that's the point this is where nation. has remained but it is so clear when we needed to fix it up and we adopted the old suit you so to gear is. into nation of politics remained as a provocative of the member states i mean it's not normal why because there are the external relationships of the community and the foreign policies of the individual member states and the poor high representative have to be has to be present both the so this is not a success this is a difficult compromise immigration is one of the. areas where
from i would so people tend to see you as a sawed took of the unique single lend these makes the single very difficult with countries like eat at the end grease that the gates as we say overview dope but are forced to behave as if the image runs then doing both thing reason they need to be. with their food eat that he and grease only so these is the. tree that steve remains well mr madam we have to take a very short break but we'll be back in just a few moments. in
order to overthrow a regime it does take popular discontent and popular mobilization but it also requires actors with in the leadership of the regime who feel that the regime is no longer serving the national interest you need people in the military or the bureaucracy or both who are willing to see the regime change otherwise they would be able to put down a popular revolt but did not have support at higher levels. all to see we have a great team but we need to strengthen before the free flow world cold and you're better than a legend to keep it so it's at the back. in one thousand nine hundred two that must qualify for the european championships at the very last moment no one believed in the last few. we want and i'm hoping to
bring some of the waving spirit to the r.c.t. . recently i've had a lot of practice so i can guarantee you that peter schmeichel will be on the best fall since my last will call him a true true as we've. both of those are those are you. know left left left more or less ok stop that's really good. welcome back to worlds apart with julian and mother former prime minister of italy mr maher just before the break we were talking about the law being influenced by a political considerations internationally but obviously it also happens in the domestic landscape we have a major issue with independent judiciary here in russia but it also seems to be
increasingly an issue in other european countries like for example poland or ukraine and those countries rhetorical at least have long embraced the western way is that really an issue of valleys why do you think it's so difficult to insulate politics and the judiciary. in the domestic context as it is a constitutional law scholar i find it very much understandable that after years of communism the notion of the concentration of power prevails upon the notion of division of words because the communist regime was based to formally but i mean they've had him over the end decade after the economy . you see of powers when i was discussing with. the. it was necessary for. these news and into the european
union building market of a communist gun in the building liberal democrat. of communist states the her years difficulty was in the circle not in the fruits to on. precisely because of this reason creating an independent judiciary i can tell you the this is times difficult old in with renewed or now there can commission is now a century in poland for misbehaving in poland essentially a response by saying that it's not your business and i think that touches on the subject you often talk about reaches the supremacy of national or versus the primacy of regulations i suspect that your heart will prevent the european
commission but do you see any merit in the polish argument that they should be allowed some space of making their own decisions and some space to develop democracy the way they seem necessary well there are limits of course. in. the huge construction like the european union should be not eliminated but absorbed and somebody has returned having said so there are limits so all of us all of ours ever accepted that we respect the rule of law we concede the independence of the judiciary part of the rule of law something that from the polish point can be argued rupp's i'm not sure. they could say but. appointing judges it is not necessarily.
threatening their independence because if you argue that appointing judges excludes the independence of the judiciary they use is out of the rule of law because we know that federal judges are appointed by the president so there is. a margin of discussion but within limits really because what has happened in poland in relation to the coast it. is let me say so beyond the credibility of the financial times had an article the other day saying that poland was of where the soviet empire began to crumble and that it may well be the place where the future of the e.u. will be decided do you agree with that no why not not at all not at all no because
poland is an important european country it's one of the big ones after brawler and. whatever happens in poland affects the union and this is something i am convinced but not that poland will lead to do you know we're it's a disruption this is something i don't think there is something that is to do we could sing ski give the time to go back to his country things might change and all of this is sort of. need to of the present might change the you know one parallel i would draw at the soviet union first human to parallels i think one is this intention by the soviet union to centrally mandate policies rather. and lead the regions to develop at their own
pace and the second one would be the very linear view of history in progress that you only go from certain point to the next point without allowing a country or society to make its own mistakes isn't it helpful ultimately for the democratic process for poland for hungry for russia for ukraine for anyone else to make its own mistakes and to strengthen that democratic model there is a limit there is a little a limit to the because. something that is really important for us is not to be only a common market but as we see to be a community of values you moaned to me cured only birds even if you. please contradict. the common values you create a problem absolutely you create a problem also. on the outside fronts because we needed
to be perceived as the community of the that is something that we are very affectionate to the fact that no member of the european union can accept the death penalty and no country adopt still adopting the penalty can be accepted as a member of the union imagine that we accept a country to make its own mistake adopting the death penalty we don't really care about i could tell you that italy has had its own a very long history you have pages in your history that i'm sure you are very proud of fascism for example and yet you manage to build your society on it when you say that all countries have to comply with certain valid don't you deny them an opportunity to arrive at the appreciation of this values by themselves rather than
being mandated by some central if they are not mandated to don't adopt these views of brussels as if it were is soviet power world that free moscow prides to dominate why terribly terribly and several communities it is not so the only power in the commission now as are soft power is not to. aggressive well certainly you know the best and times it is there is a poison as you rightly really has been perceived the don't believe the commission with its soft power its power words abut solved open up a dialogue. among the member states all of them discussing with the charter the respect of the law that exists in each of them because you will find that
perhaps the violations by poland are made crow others might be minor but look at the of migrants how they are treated in each country you will realize that the rule of law is a splendid view but the compliance with it is not so splendid also in other countries this has to be done the dialogue but it's a dialogue it's not a soviet power word on the poor poland well good to know how can i ask you very quickly about another country that is involved in negotiations with the. united kingdom i know that you were greatly disappointed by the result of the backset vote even though you yourself wrote that article thirty did you ever think that it would have been invoked. no my purpose in
proposing in shaping the three paragraphs of the girl was if they have it they won't use it because frequently they hear. you are doing so many things difficult to accept with ass and it's impossible to work out it's impossible to work out we are prisoners of this bureaucracy or brussels accent and know the door is there and you can open it so feel more relaxed inside the union but the fact of the matter is that those who voted to cage it gave a majority to bracks it know it has to be seen were. under the light of the actual conditions that are not defined yet of the exit they will really be ready to do it
i can see this issue open but it's too early to say can i ask you specifically about that because i heard you express that whole of the british reckon fettering their decision before and i wonder if it's fair it's a continental europe to you. it just seemed there and wait for the u.k. to decide for another child whether it won those but this is not europe is doing this is what i'm i think but europe is negotiating with a very rigid the time table they have concluded that the first stage of negotiations which is the states devoted to how much it costs to you to leave and they are found in agreement which is allow them to open up the second stage of negotiations which relates not to the past. the cost but to the future these will be the real negotiations and the time is going to lead me to until next
year the braxton vote was ultimately a result of very self-serving political decision you can argue that what we see now transpire in poland is also a result of self-serving politics do you think the e.u. is treating poland and the u.k. . by the same standard in this case because it seems to me. later on paul and then on the difficult for me. to to the two situation. the same kind of. benchmark because poland is a member of the union that has no intention to leave even though mr tasks said that that could be an up or a possibility if poland is pressed too hard. there is always a possibility but at the moment poland is
a member of the. common use bridge the u.k. which is not by your later any come along as this press the view to leave. and therefore we are negotiating with them it is to be clear if they don't want migrants easily and being into the. they have to set a rigid border between north and in ireland and the republic if they don't want to read the border between the two i rely on lampedusa would be in dublin. and this is the untractable problem that they have created to themselves is not my form polish your letter we have to leave it there really appreciate your time and tell us. please keep the conversation going on our social media pages and i hope to see you again same place same time here and also
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after intense air bombardment turkey now starts a ground incursion into kurdish held syrian territory the assault follows a now retracted announcement by the us that it would set up a kurdish border for something that enraged. the. olympic a peace in north and south korea reach a breakthrough deal to march and compete under one flag at the upcoming winter games but that comes as western leaders decided it's time to up the ante against. the. pressure to include cutting off diplomatic ties to his north korea. and then germany to vote on coalition talks with angela merkel's party sees as party leader martin visibly. although he gets the green line the social democrats are clearly split on the issue.
of broadcasting live from moscow this is the ark international i'm john thomas certainly glad to have you with us. turkish tanks are rolling into syria supported by air power and ground troops with military operation against kurds in the region now in full swing. we can show you pictures we have received from the turkish syrian border take a look. because i these are images of turkish rockets fired from a thai province in the south of turkey you can also see turkish artillery firing on kurdish positions breaks down the situation on the border for us. to get
a clearer picture of what's going on between the turks and the kurds along syria's northern border we should look at the map this is where the kurds are the two yellow areas the one on the left is the african region that's the new war zone the turkish army entered it from the north west plus they used airstrikes the green area is where the turkish backed syrian rebels are these are the militias that ankara is counting on on the ground there moving in on afrin from the east turkey's claws are being drawn together turkey has officially made it clear they are determined to create a thirty kilometer buffer zone right here along the border once the actual armed operation is done and dusted there's little doubt that the turks have enough military capabilities for that so the buffer zone will mean effectively that a part of syria is under turkish control at the moment it seems ankara isn't going
to stop there they want the operation to extend further east as well as president aired on announced towards mon be a city also controlled by the kurds it's and this other kurdish enclave when it comes to the kurdish forces they say they've been returning fire the kurds also claim they managed to repel the offensive speaking of casualties for now the kurds say there have already been quite a few mostly civilians it's all lawyers says ankara they say they've only killed fighters or terrorists as turkey puts it the turkish military is trying to reassure everyone it will take precautions to minimize civilian casualties but in the media reports we also saw more threats from the turkish government like the prime minister saying anyone who helps the kurds with weapons will automatically become a target for an korea's guns. but it is not just the kurds that have sustained
damage during operation olive branch this turkish city was hit by three rockets fired from syrian territory where turkish troops are now carrying out an anti terror operation one person was killed and more than thirty others injured in the shell according to local officials. with turkish incursion follows outrage over america's recent claim now are attracted to that it would create a force to patrol the turkey syria border this was to consist of syrian democratic forces which are made up of largely kurdish y p g militia the coalition is working jointly with the syrian democratic forces to establish and train the new syrian border security force currently there are approximately two hundred thirty individuals training in the b.s.f. in all groups plus with the goal of a final force size of approximately thirty thousand soon after the announcement u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson backtracked he clarified that the whole situation
had been mis described and ruled out the creation of a border force but here are pictures of kurdish forces who have already allegedly graduated from a u.s. led training course aimed at establishing the border security force in washington now claims will not exist the unit here consists of five hundred men and is reportedly the second to have graduated he spoke to. will go group a former turkish ambassador to the u.s. who believes the situation has acted as a trigger for turkey. i don't think they're us really into fear but the us is responsible that is the reason why turkey felt compelled to intervene and to start this opposition in the first place because. the u.s. even though they backtracked. to the initial announcement and the day said they want first published an army of course power about force. in all countries of the
world there is only one plug and one army so but the u.s. says i'm going to create another force to. control and secure syria's border with turkey what does this mean that turkey is not on an enemy or syria turkey is not on and then we have to us turkey is a member of nato so it didn't make sense and i think turkey was quite correct in percy having this step as a direct threat to its national security in light of recent events the u.s. state department issued a rather measured statement the department spokesperson said turkey should ensure its military operations were limited in time and scope that is after the turkish president earlier today accused its allies of providing military support to the kurds with washington first and foremost in his life fires are. the texas president added one has come out with guns blazing and some pretty harsh way trick for the trump administration lot of. america do not encroach on our borders to
not provoke us and we will run out of patience i told barack obama the same unfortunately i don't get any response. to those who see the backing of the us will not stand the turkish nation it is our national struggle and one is essentially turning on and close allies he's accused the west of providing weapons and ammunition to the kurdish militia he says that aside from the fine. thousand trucks weapons and ammunition from some two thousand planes has been provided the turkish president also saying to quote that his allies are dishonest when they do not admit to the fact that they have been supplying weapons to terrorists and here of course he's referencing the kurdish militia known as the y.p. g france is calling for an urgent united nations security council meeting while at the same time germany has expressed that it is extremely concerned with these
developments particularly saying that the culture latest risks that could result from this confrontation between turkey and the kurds is something that might mount at the same time we are hearing from the turkish foreign minister who says that anyone who does not support of turkey's actions in the acid region essentially is siding with the terrorists and will be dealt with accordingly so what we see is some pretty harsh rhetoric coming from ankara particularly towards its allies essentially saying that it will not sit back while they get involved in warning them that they could potentially take further action right in the turkish city of istanbul protesters could be seen demonstrating against the military operation targeting kurdish forces in northern syria. was was was but they were met by a heavy police presence according to reports officers used crowd control agents to disperse the demonstration of these twelve people were said to be detained after
scuffles broke out between police and protesters turkey's military action against the kurds in syria also triggered protests across europe people took to the streets in a number of capitals to denounce the incursion and demand it be escalation of the crisis and of course our team will be following developments on the turkish syrian border as they unfold. all right this week the two koreas agreed to march together under a single flag during the upcoming winter olympics the north will now send twenty two athletes to compete in three sports games international olympic committee president thomas bach praised the agreement calling it a milestone in a long journey the two koreas will also form a single team in women's hockey for the first time in olympic history they will also have a korean folk song as
a common anthem. officials from both countries have been meeting throughout the week to discuss peace efforts by the seeming reproach ment between the koreas has not convinced the u.s. president who said that he is not sure the talks can lead to anything meaningful also this week the u.s. and allies of the nine hundred fifty s. korean war gathered in canada for separate talks on the current crisis and agreed more pressure is the only solution the person. decides to do i think. is to send out a very clear message that we want to intensify that pressure discord to include cutting off diplomatic ties to his north korea we spoke to human rights lawyer eric surat can he says washington fears dropping out of the spotlight in the korean crisis president. somehow believes that this pressure approach is the this is something different than that has been applied before.