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of a break through head of the media. and the russian military is trying to restore its former glory with the kremlin form the armed forces the military industrial complex turns fallen behind technologically and become riddled with corruption. next we talked to former german chancellor and current chairman of the north stream gas pipeline schroeder he tells r.t. about the benefits all the energy cooperation between russia and the e.u. and discusses ways for the eurozone to escape its debt crisis. go through the world charles love germany from one thousand nine hundred to two thousand and five he's now chairman of the board at nordstrom's russia's new gas pipeline under the baltic sea to europe mr further why should the e.u. increase its dependence on gazprom has kidney. opinion. we're not
talking about russia's dependence we're talking about cooperation between russia on the one side and the european union on the other in the energy sector three million new upstream is viewed as a priority project both by russia and the e.u. because it's been part of europe's energy networks since two thousand and six not recognized by the european parliament and the e.u. council of energy minister brussels wants all russian energy companies not just gazprom to be allowed to export gas to europe what are the implications of that for gas problem and europe. regulator e permission is not the issue but the e.u. germany and the rest of the nations need gas to sensibly reform their energy policy to get russia on the other hand has to sell gas to keep its budget in order so there's a codependency which is a good thing now to be happy to see european companies invest into russia and european markets open up to russian companies it's a good free market economy as is and i think europeans need gas or gas has many
uses here with the political uncertainty in north africa it's good to have a stable partner that you can rely on and russia is one of these you know better than anyone else for instance that written recently switched from export to india europe needs a gas supply to maintain a stable mix of energy sources but its climatic conditions require getting needs norway's gasoline but also russia's gas and therefore i think opening the market up to goshen companies would be a wise move of. their name to do some e.u. officials oppose russia whatever it does get us is for it or just most of my own i guess it is so we have to admit that what i hope we will get over it it's understandable and his class. the european union needs russia geopolitically but the reverse is also true it's not a question that the time has come to start cooperating and stop looking back at an ideological difference he had to. use for the could russia switch supply east to china if brussels keeps up its hostility was that it's
a known as it were to your informants of which is in a situation where it could ship gas to china and all of asia and europe i hope russia never has to make a choice of the russian government is evidently pro european but europe cannot keep pushing russia away it hurts russians pride and then we have to keep in mind that while russia has the alternative of shipping to asia europe has no such alternative and europe's geopolitical position will only improve if it manages to enter a tiny hard to ship with russia on and at the same time grant all you a session to turkey that would be a sound strategy aimed into the future the rest is yesterday's debate unless and. haven't guessed that if russia does decide to go east could that mean the gas shortfall for europe now does vitter sneak no that will not happen russia was an exceptionally reliable supplier during soviet times so no one has to worry about that ranting you will see again that europe kamarck it is incredibly important for russia to keep its budget balance among other things therefore we're not talking
about the conduct here but a codependency to good progress in shipping liquefied natural gas. makes europe less dependent on pipelines can that affect this project and. i don't think it would have a negative effect on the project because europe's liquefied gas market is quite limited to move there's nowhere to sell it in germany or poland has a developing market important is that it's in no way a danger for us and that's not the reason i'm criticizing is the indication that there are alternative sources the low spot prices on gas their dubious spot deals can be of no more gain than long term supply agreements in the short run but they do. not offer stability for us to go for. in the wake of the fukushima disaster germany is closing all its nuclear power plants do you support that and how will it change germany's energy mix. have been damaged mind consider this me and my team were the people who originally negotiated that deal with our energy suppliers and
we had agreed to make a sensible exit out of nuclear strategy that was followed by a short period when the federal government thought our agreement should be overturned and they've since gone the other way and started to porting what i had negotiated on this does not mean bridge technologies like nuclear energy cannot be used until energy efficiency is sufficiently developed but we need gas as an interim energy source for the sake of energy security that's the reason we need to buy gas from new york from other cultures but primarily from russia and the reason we need to build a gas power station. with this debt crisis mr sarkozy says no euro no europe surely you're worth of oil without the euro so on that there's an a and a former well this is a quote from a successor in office likes to go to of course europe is going to have problems if the euro has problems but there's one thing you can be sure of and if the euro is going to survive as a common currency there even it theoretically things turn out differently which i
find very improbable you think we will still have a united europe it is vital in or you would chancellor when greece cooked its books to join the euro should you have stopped athens from joining the single currency. i do not think that was our situation of the european commission its employees that had to conduct an inspections they had let us know that we could take the responsibility for greece's e.u. a session on ourselves and it was a purely preparatory mission conducted by the european commission and the national governments we had made the decision to take greece in we cannot claim without having firm proof that the. the nation we got then was on diplomatically speaking not entirely correct various people might keep in mind that the european parliament voted in favor of greece's membership almost unanimously including the conservatives who are now trying to distance themselves from that decision you know sometimes in politics you don't want to believe things that he wants condoned or
actually happening. for under either the commission was wrong or the handling of greece has been wrong since it ended which which is it ends in. it's pointless to talk about how things were in the past we're talking about the future you can go i hope we manage to keep greece in the eurozone for that to happen you know i hope the package of aid agreements that european leaders have agreed on is implemented if that's the case then i think we can start taking care of stabilizing the market because it was a great deal of help from greece of course there is one point i would like to make the country should not be broken down not only does greece need a budget discipline which is of course true but what greece needs most on our investments of a would be good to see wealthy greek citizens who are currently investing abroad pay taxes in their own country instead of looking for investment opportunities is there a red line beyond which german thursday we're not going to bail out southern europe anymore or does germany have a historic debt to europe has from. been digging about debt i'm not against
discussing a red line the problem is that if you start to talk about a red line then you'd eventually have to correct it in germany's interested both politically and economically in a functioning europe that have economic interest is easily explained what it is forty percent of our export goes to the european union and beyond that if those countries are hit by a crisis then so is germany your secondly or the lesson we learned in the past and our prospects for the future dictate that germany is not strong enough geo politically to play a significant role in a game where the u.s. is one superpower and an asian leader. in this. china is the other new european state isn't the only a united europe can take on a role like that if that's why germany is interested in a night in the us that does not just because of the pastors but for the sake of our citizens future of the two conference a lot of being to small question many germans many dutch people many finns are
angry at having to pay. are they wrong that's enough for it see and i can understand that but i have to explain it very consistently to the current generation of political leaders that it's within our own interest to maintain stability in other countries as germany's a nation that relies hugely on actual year if markets around us crumble it harms us we have to explain it to our people the new generation the prospects for long lasting peace allies in europe. when you serve the german chancellor there was no question of receiving financial aid from china or russia directly or indirectly through the i.m.f. do you regret that's happening potentially and what would be the implications i think it doesn't have but i do not think we should feel bad about other nations getting stronger be they russians chinese brazilians south africans or indians it should not concern us because these countries offer us more opportunity to export our products as they develop. but that's only the case if we stay better stay more
innovative when we fulfill our agenda of twenty ten and sort out our social policies germany is the only country that understood back in two thousand and three that for an aging country to maintain prosperity it must provide for change i wonder if the rest of the e.u. states having understood this a decade later will manage to take the action needed to maintain prosperity i have on the other hand we have an understanding that an aging society with a decreasing number of people who are deployed has problems of that so it will be about a third we started taking care of our problems in time or the rest will regret it and be forced to take on a harder mission this goes for everyone not just the sound of all bus this but if they've been ignored and god product of the board for the north stream gas pipeline thank you for speaking with r.t. .
turning up the tension in france calls for tough new sanctions against iran targeting the country's financial and energy sectors it's accusing top round of developing nuclear weapons even as around says it's ready to talk with the west about its atomic program. israel and the palestinians had back to the negotiating table for the first time since peace talks broke down more than a year ago but both sides have played down expectations of a breakthrough ahead of the meeting. and the russian military is trying to restore its former glory with the kremlin being to reform the armed forces the military industrial complex has fallen behind technologically and become brittle to with
corruption. prompts tuesday afternoon here in the russian capital time now for a sport with you and it's all going according to plan for the favorites at the deckard rally so far. the guys who know how the wind they have taken control in argentina. in just a second. this is sports today plenty head over the next ten minutes or so giving the story some. cream rising day two at the car rally sees the reaming champions move to the top of the standings in argentina. late starters detroit's boston poll finds me of how to wage war games to witness a victory this n.b.a. season but the pistons are now on a winning streak. and hitting the heights it was world record breaking time and
some of the eagles this week with motorcycles. the last flying higher on longer but for the. great stuff more on not coming up but let's get underway a little soft of there in argentina where it hasn't taken long for the car rally royalty to get into gear after stage two it is reaming champion. who leads in the cars section while in the saddle three time winner more coma is the amount of catch a two hundred ninety kilometers stretch lay in wait for the competitors from mar del plata to santa rosa but nine time champion behind the wheel stephanie well he looked reward to the top of the standings after quite brilliant but. finished a disappointing twelve on day one would be better the frenchman a fifty four second advantage of the in line the perfect response from the holder while you're in the bike's normal service resumed after the tragic death of local rider. on sunday finishing the round on top after coming home in second during the
opening round they are reeling champion leaving veteran cyril dupree in his just by almost a minute. now during twenty eleven we profiled one of the most promising russian racing. drivers to emerge over the last few years mikail been a teammate of reigning tomorrow formula one champion sebastian vettel in their younger track days but as constantine but top off reports their careers have taken very different paths today. behala lashon is a well known driver in his homeland the twenty three year old's progress over the past few years has been impressive he became the first ever russian to win an international championship at the arena world serious and last year it looked like he was ready to take on the biggest challenge and sit behind a n f one wheel but then the support of his sponsors stopped and the larson lost his seat you want to get the from
a one way ticket and you not only that but hearing it also some financial support. it's not a secret that anybody in the formal on. his way there also reading the budget that pilots sponsor will bring so. in this case. it was very difficult for us to get a home on this year. launched his racing career in classical style where starting out in courting which acts like a training cumin guard for drivers and lays a foundation that many future world champions used to transform themselves into successful f one drivers among them the likes of reigning champions who has him vettel who used to be a lotions teammate in randal's world serious. and we're glad that we. have with often. you know one team and one championship at the same time i know that i was meeting him quite often and though he is
a formal one champ and so it also makes a hero makes me feel better. eyelash untested an f one car at the young driver's test in abu dhabi last year and made a good impression but without driving practice and the support of sponsorship the promising russians career is in jeopardy however it seems he's getting back on track as he starts the season in the carling g.p. two team from england they must go i didn't take part in the test drives and hasn't signed in concert with the team so he's still anxious about competing in the upcoming serious chikatilo car from the us here is quite an interesting car because it's brand new and nothing the same so. beautiful thing yes yes come back their brand new design. and it's quite a bit faster than it was before. the track at the opening one printer working on
the six okami thirty three formula one drivers have come through the g.p. two series in the past four years in the last an issue to make the most of his chance and prove he's worthy of an f one driver exam but out of archie. it continues to be a busy post lockout holiday season in the n.b.a. but detroit fans aren't complaining the pistons notching their second straight win after starting the season with three consecutive losses the home side showing their fighting spirit early on ben gordon winning a vicious scramble for the loose ball before getting a three for an eight six lead big ben finishing up with twenty six points but detroit's hit a roadblock in the form of orlando's dwight howard the five time legal all-star ending with nineteen point seven five steals howard however fell died late in the fourth just about the time the pistons kicked their game into another gear tayshaun prince fourteen points from the eighty nine seventy eight. over the tennis where
spain remain unbeaten in the group phase of the hotlink up on a bell at medina for a number over dusk doing the necessary against their chinese counterparts. in perth it was china who struck first though in the women's portion of the actual season troll of the time world number five letting her stride against twenty seven greek is to take them out six three six. to go put the three time champion right back into contention in the next flush the spaniard a six three six three win over which meant a mixed doubles rubber would decide the hunter spain not messing around here wrapping up the mounts six six to a time to warm the royal marine battalion which a ghastly affronts up next for the world. russian kickboxing star button hasa cough is now a fully fledged member of the fight game elite but who can who first beat albert kraus earlier last year went on to claim victory over another k.
one grid might some be this in november artie's robert downey watch the action from ringside. to eat every fight as if is the fight over a life that fried by which but the bicycle has lived his entire career that culminating in the biggest bug of all in moscow on saturday russia still welterweight he boxer against one of the toughest men in the business my cousin bettis the reigning w. chant them to greet the second day one legend to death the thirty one year old. in march made his way up the letter by bidding i bet rouse a unanimous decision the stand around he didn't wait around somebodies is also known as iron mike but but the move to be made of something even stronger in the night one of his danger is nice forcing them to give up the fight due to fracture
early in the first round though it slowed zyklon clear when the full heat came. out my plan for the fight was to make mike constantly move and not let him stay firm on his feet that's where he's extremely dangerous punching very hard but when it comes to knees and kicks well that's where i'm strongest. so who's next will but the fun that question is yet to be answered although the man himself knows what he wants. my point of view is that the very best k one fighters should keep coming to russia to show what they have to offer now i can fight on my own terms and not have to travel to. the main event of the night was preceded by a number of exciting fights russia's mixed martial arts. to go on ukraine's you've caused enough and this ain't this book native was quick to show why she deserved the favorite stat claiming a unanimous decision when
a hugely skillful fighter and on top of that a lady it is going to deciding not to speak to archie until she fresh. and up a little slice of the to do it's a binge i had to do took when food rules which are not quite usable for me just pay a lot of attention to kiki while my forties book saying though tonight i focused on wrestling and that's what gave me the age meanwhile the clearance between russia. and china. so real must look less of. the man from the martial arts homeland however schooled by the local was simply better in zero aspects of the clash over r t moscow. finally it's not too often that i for one anyway see a snowmobile fly thoughts essentially what happened in san diego this week embarcadero marina park playing host to a couple of world record attempts for the longest snowmobile motorcycle helmets to
leave the love valley. and the brave men ready to hit me right the vehicles tearing the water kowtow to run one hundred sixty kilometers per hour the effort brilliantly executed by the perth love valley going a distance of a hundred thirty metres while modest and managed ten more both jumps good enough to make the guinness book of world records the event was the latest in the red bull new year no limit series which continues this. extraordinary stuff all your sports world weather is here next on twenty four hour r.t. . wealthy
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giant corporations are the day. turning up the tension france calls for tough new e.u. sanctions against iran accusing it of developing nuclear weapons says it's ready for dialogue. israel and the palestinians head back to the negotiating table for the first time since peace talks broke down more than a year ago. but both sides have played down expectations of a breakthrough ahead of the meeting join me for this new intel of formal. and the russian military is on the march to restore its former glory with the kremlin to reboot the armed forces and cut out corruption.