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biala gassed. managed by. this is news live from berlin an unprecedented proposal to rescue e.u. economies from the pandemic. a must be to invest together and our common good we will be bold by raising unprecedented amounts of funding and european level the european commission wants to raise a $750000000000.00 euro recovery fund but now the real work begins convincing all
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27 e.u. members to agree also coming up riot police on the streets in hong kong as the territories government debates a law that would make it a crime to insult the chinese national anthem. i'm going to cross welcome to the program we begin in brussels where the e.u. may be on its way to forming a more perfect union european commission president. has proposed a 750000000000 euro relief fund to help the bloc bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic the bun the money much of it grants would be raised as common debt borrowed by the commission on behalf of the e.u. members that's a controversial idea in the e.u. and it may not be easy getting the unanimous agreement. required to make the plan
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a reality. the european union's massive recovery funding plan is aimed at helping member states hardest hit by the pandemic italy and spain will get the lion's share the commission president in brussels keen to play out europe's united approach the a must be to invest together in our common good we will be bold by raising unprecedented amounts of funding at european level we will be focused by channeling the funding to the new priorities that will shape the future. in practice it's germany and france which are driving the plan and will provide most of the money german chancellor angela merkel for the 1st time accepting joint e.u. debt as part of a mutual recovery strategy. is of course this proposal contains elements of both
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what was discussed between germany and france as well as elements of the guarantees and loans that were mentioned by 4 other countries. and now we start negotiating with $400.00 a group of northern e.u. countries known as the frugal for the netherlands led by prime minister mark ritter plus austria denmark and sweden and less keen to hand out money to their southern counterparts with no strings attached. government an emergency we need an emergency recovery fund to stimulate the economy. we believe this should consist of loans without any mutualization of tests or much of the information looking for. some tough talking lies ahead for the recovery plan to come into force agreement must be reached before the autumn. d.w.
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brussels correspondent spoke with or soften the lion just after her news conference . madam president you have the big member states france and germany on your side for your recovery fund how are you going to convince the smaller member states particularly in the north that this is the right plan to go forward i spoke to every head of state of government during the last weeks and it is important that we should keep in mind every member state is affected by the economic crisis so it's in our common interest that we rapidly come out of the crisis and that we invest in our european priorities and for that next generation e.u. the recovery fund is important. but with money that's member mainly we're friendship and so what's your message to those who have been critical or skeptical of the idea to hand out grounds i think during the crisis we saw how easy the single market can be heavily hampered and damaged when for example the different
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economies shut down and so the opposite is a necessary for our single market that we open up again and that we cover fast and that we have the integration of the single market repaired rapidly. no member state is able to do that on on its own they are all integrated and dependent on each other which is good because it increased the living standards in the prosperity of own. member states and therefore it's in our common interest to get the economy back on its feet we need for that grants because the european budget consists of grounds but there will also be a share of loans now you have a number of ideas how to get the money back mission trading or digital tax but to put it mildly these are ideas that haven't been exactly popular with member states . the fact that we have an unprecedented situation and that the commission is
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raising money at the market that has to be indeed paid back over a long period. increases the awareness that it is a good solution to pay that money partly back to new own resources now it's a matter of negotiations with the different member states but i think as we have in a completely new situation it is worse to go new ways thanks very much attention. dallas take a look at some other stories making news around the world several regions across india have been hit by a heat wave temperatures reached a sweltering 47.6 degrees celsius in the capital delhi and authorities urged residents to remain indoors and stay hydrated the un has warned that covert 19 will amplify the health risks of hot weather. at least 40 civilians have been killed in north eastern congo by suspected islamic militants according to rights groups the
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attack took place in the territory of the allied democratic forces militia has killed around 400 people since late 2019 and were tallied ation for an army offensive offensive against its bases. police in hong kong have fired pepper pellets at pro-democracy protesters and arrested more than $300.00 people demonstrators were opposing a bill criminalizing disrespect for china's national anthem hong kong lawmakers are expected to pass the law next month. thousands of hong kong residents defied police orders and took to the streets demonstrating for their independence and against china's efforts to tighten its grip on the semi autonomous region the protesters were met by a strong police force which fired pellets filled with pepper to disperse the crowds and arrested hundreds one of the residents concerns a bill threatening anyone who disrespects the chinese national anthem with up to 3 years in prison. i'm worried about the national anthem law i know it will
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pass in the legislative council because pro stablished that lawmakers have a majority there. i came to hong kong from mainland china when i was young so i know about the darkness of china i'm worried china will impose its standards and its system on hong kong the. protesters want to express their outrage not only against the national anthem law but also against the new national security law imposed by the chinese government the full text of the legislation has yet to be published but it has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city. bangkok security chief defended the measures on chinese state television. and it was necessary and important to establish a legal framework and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security and the hong kong special administrative region at the state level this will be
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conducive to the long term stability and prosperity of hong kong and also helpful in safeguarding the legitimate rights and freedoms of hong kong residents young and call for action. but that's exactly what the protesters fear one will loose the freedoms and civil liberties secured when the former british colony was handed back to china in 1997 there are meant to remain in place for at least another 2 decades beijing brands the matter and internal chinese. there but the leader of hong kong's pro-democracy civic party is calling on the international community for help. your partner has long be a member of the free world we share the same values we share the same liberty and freedom and now when china is trying to take this away from call we expect the rest of the well speak up for us despite social distancing rules resistance against beijing's attempt to tighten its grip on hong kong this growing fiercer protests
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are likely to continue in the coming days. and lending support to the protesters u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o notified congress that the trump administration no longer considers hong kong to be autonomy from mainland china the announcement could end the asian financial hub special trade status with the u.s. china said the move was interfering in what it calls a domestic matter here's what pompei o had to say hong kong does not continue to warn treatment on the united states laws in the same manner as u.s. laws were applied to hong kong before july 997 no reasonable person can assert today that hong kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from china given facts on the ground. let's get more now from all of our salat who's in washington all over what does this notification from the secretary of state actually mean. well you know what mike pump aoa saying here
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essentially is that if beijing puts this so-called national security law in place then hong kong would no longer be a free territory in the u.s. could then move ahead and there are special trade and economic relations that they're currently having with hong kong now and the trump administration went on and curtailing their relations and this would feel for a major blow for hong kong but not only for hong kong also for mainland china which is relying heavily on hong kong for trade for other transactions too with other countries so reportedly now the united states is planning to impose the same terrorists on exports coming from hong kong as there are currently imposing on experts exports from mainland china and that would certainly lead into a situation where hong kong suddenly would face the same punitive tariffs the china's face now this is ultimately a congressional decision so how is this announcement been received so far by u.s.
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lawmakers whether republican or democratic. will trumps allies are applauding of course senator lindsey graham 1st and foremost calling for the senate to act penalties against china but there hasn't been much of an opposition coming from the democrats on this in fact the speaker of the house of representatives nancy pelosi already a couple days ago called beijing's plans deeply alarming she said china was disrespecting the rule of law so we are looking at a very rare situation where it seems that both parties are actually on the same page yeah and this is just one small spat of the united states and china going at it economically politically financially technologically how does this with hong kong fit into overall relations that have been getting more and more tense between china and the u.s. . all right william you mention it i mean it's important to look at the overarching picture here and that is china and the united states are in the midst of in the
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midst of a trade war and some are even calling this the beginning of another cold war so trump has been using in recent weeks china as some sort of a scapegoat for the global pandemic we are just we've just passed through in the you as that psychologically important 100000. threshold of victims of course president. is is rejecting to accept the responsibility for that certainly raising pressure on china but also for another reason and that is with the election in mind in the message to the american voter is very clear china is the bad guy here not only with regards to the been damaged but also with regards to trade and the fact that beijing now is trying to undermine the democracy in hong kong of course is a good vehicle if you will for trans rhetoric but he's certainly also looking at securing his reelection all over sal in washington thank you very much.
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and as all of her just mentioned the covert 9000 death toll has passed the 100000 mark in the united states that's higher than any other country in the world the u.s. also leads another grim tally the number of people infected with the virus 1700000 confirmed cases still despite all those numbers all 50 states have either slowly been opening their economies or have announced plans to do so within the next week president trump has been pushing for the country to get back to normal business as soon as possible hopefully. launch or is it just t. minus 16 minutes before being called off it was the 1st manned launch of american astronauts from u.s. soil since 2011 but it's been delayed by stormy weather at cape canaveral in florida 2 astronauts are riding up privately built rocket getting ready for takeoff and it was aboard with just an hour to go the mission is a joint venture between nasa and space x. which is run by tesla founder
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a lawn must be another attempt to launch the craft to dock with the international space station as early as saturday. you're watching d.w. news remember to keep up to date with all the latest news on our web site that's dot com and you can follow us on twitter and instagram at u.w. news more news at the top of the hour thanks very much. to. the global corona crisis you can find more information online at e.w. dot com and on t.w. social media channels.
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