the prize went to lithuania's first female president. she increased spending on growth and employment. she has been credited with pulling lithuania out of economic crisis through a strict program of austria -- austerity. >> more than ever, europe needs political will to make responsibilities. no challenge can be faced without assuming responsibility. leaders and ordinary europeans. >> eu parliament president called her an extraordinary european. >> if we had more leaders in europe with this kind of courage, we would have far fewer problems in the you -- eu. it has been awarded to individuals and institutions outstanding services to european unity. eight people were killed and a fire at a clothing factory in bangladesh on thursday. the blaze broke out late at night, when most workers had finished for the day. investigators believe the fire was caused by electrical fault. english'sndards in low-wage textile industry are in the spotlight after a factory complex collapsed -- bangladesh's low-wage textile industry are in the spotlight after a
. >> eu leaders wrapping up their summit in lithuania. they are all smiles for the cameras, but the meeting failed to achieve its main goal -- an agreement that would bring ukraine into the eu fold. the ukrainian president refused to sign the deal despite last ditch efforts by european leaders to persuade him overnight. that has prompted anger. the eu has blamed russia. the new council president used unusually harsh language. >> the union will continue insisting that any russian actions aimed at influencing our partner's sovereign choices would be in breach of the helsinki principles. >> ukrainian president says he may be prepared to sign the eu deal in the future and europe is not prepared to burn any bridges. >> the door is open. we will discuss matters of concern that ukraine may have, and we are ready to discuss them with ukraine, with russia, or whatever country. >> it was not all failure. george and mulled over have initial partnership deals with the eu. that means in future, more access to the european market for the former soviet
a failed agreement between the talkse and the eu, against lithuania, strengthening time with eastern europe. and americans get things with a traditional turkey dinner and the famous macy's day parade. thousands lineup to take advantage for the early sales the season.
. >> we spoke earlier to our dw correspondent in lithuania. i put it to him that merkel once german data protection law to be european standard. how likely is this to happen? >> the european authorities are now trying to do that. german standards should be european standards, said the home affairs minister. now they are trying to get through negotiations with american counterparts, and that could be a problem because americans are not very eager to adapt to european standards, so there is a long way to go. the new organization will not be in place before 2014. >> are the europeans afraid of the u.s.'s ability to spy on us so well? >> yes, and rightfully so because europeans are very eager to protect their data now. the scandal was a wake-up call for europeans. now they want to tackle the problem swiftly. the big question is -- will the americans play along? >> how likely is it that americans will play along? >> europeans want to connect the data protection issue with the free trade deal currently in negotiations, and they say to americans that
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