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successful. tough economy. starts to turn so. this is news coming to you live from berlin a massive spike incredible iris actions in serbia followed by talk of a new law now an explosion of violence and police on the retreat protesters say the president is using depend on a crisp own ambitions also coming up 10 businesses large and small to go green after suffering through the red ink the global pandemic the international energy
agency says it will require investments of at least a trillion dollars a year. and who will lead the euro group to 19 nation party of countries using the euro currency the frontrunner for the job is for spain's not enough to be the 1st one to trust euro group this in the biggest crisis. low in terry martin welcome to the program anti-government rallies have filled the streets of serbia's capital belgrade for a 2nd day protesters are angry over what they see as the government's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic a surge in new infections led to talk of curfews and a lot of critics say the sharp spike in cases is the fault of serbia's president to lifted an earlier lock down ahead of recent elections. pandemic
frustrations bubble over on the streets of belgrade chaos erupted as thousands of protesters battles with police and try to storm the parliament they're angry over the president's handling of the coronavirus. the main reason we are here is to support the protesters during these abnormal times when the country is falling apart. cases have spiked across the balkan country in recent weeks serbia recorded its highest coded 1000 death toll on tuesday it forced president alexander to take action announcing a weekend curfew for belgrade the protesters have pushed him to backtrack. just as what i considered it but the crisis team thinks there's still hope to slow the spread so we may introduce harsher measures but without introducing a curfew. that hasn't been enough to keep the peace as police and
demonstrators face off with flares fireworks and tear gas. demonstrators say they want to return to normal and for the president to resign. let's get the latest now from journalist ferry he's following the protests and joins us now from the serbian capital it grow give us a quick update how bad were the clashes last night. where the clashes were very bad i was out there in the streets still 01 off their midnight and they were not stopping the group spread in the small streets after they started in the main front of the parliament and the police couldn't sit they controlled basically all the serbian special units were there trying to make peace in the streets of belgrade
but they didn't look like this was going to happen and i could hear a show form for their gas and they were fighting grimly brutally because brought the worst throwing stones and also they had some kind of shot from throwing back to the police and. ran very bad at the end. everyone had to go there the cleaning companies to make the traffic function again very dramatic scenes indeed what's this all about anyway people in lots of countries are unhappy with their government's handling of the pandemic but they they don't go on a violent rampage why is it different in serbia. because there were 2 months locked down and serbia was in the mall for a month function is that they were very using the fandom make food log.
very hard for the citizens and then almost thawed on serbia declared. victoria again phobia tonight the and then few weeks later there were elections so demonstrators are saying that the president who just was trying just to fake the figures are doing this to control the citizens and they were very unhappy 1st the fall because he announced that from the friday they will be wealthy again but then they say they are not happy with his politics because we're last 8 years see the control over everything in this country and they are not happy how the leading u.s. politics those journalists a ferry there in the serbian capital belgrade now let's take a closer look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today the united states has crossed a new high watermark in the coronavirus pandemic to date the country has registered
more than 3000000 cases of covered 19 the highest number of any country wednesday saw the biggest daily increasing cases so far catastrophic flooding and landslides in southwestern pakistan have killed dozens and blocked access to more than 3000 homes rescue efforts are already underway but spends meteorological agency has warned that heavy rains will continue through the weekend. german exports fell by almost 30 percent in may due to the run of virus and dropping to 80300000000 euros year on year german car companies the engineering sector and makers of electronic equipment one of the worst hit by lower demand around the world. filibustering less companies are producing less studies show the environment has benefited at least briefly but as governments try to reignite the global economy is it possible to build a more sustainable future we spoke with the head of the international energy agency
but 1st this report on the economic aftermath of the panda. shuttered shops empty high streets life at a standstill in many parts of the world the pandemic has prompted governments to take action to stabilize their economies. airlines have been rescued and stimulus packages of help keep companies afloat but with so much attention being devoted to the health crisis there have been calls not to neglect other pressing issues by climate change such concerns have prompted the international energy agency and the international monetary fund to propose a plan that aims to unite climate protection with economic growth. among the goals and you will global growth of 1 point one percent by 2023 to save or create $9000000.00 jobs globally every year all the while reducing c
o 2 emissions by one point $5000000000.00 tons per year for reference some $37000000000.00 tons of c o 2 are currently a minute every year. reaching these targets says the energy agency will require more than one trillion dollar annual investment in green technologies like geothermal energy or solar powered airplanes the prospect of the coronavirus kickstarting a global move towards a more sustainable economy certainly sounds good the question is can governments afford the additional investment in a time of crisis let's put that question to fatty b. roll he's executive director of the international energy agency thanks for being with us so ken governments afford to invest a trillion dollars a year and fighting climate change when their economies are all their needs. definitely so because governments made his u.s. men's one trillion dollars not only. based on energy and examine the future
but. we said just this investment is coming we also have to recover the economy and create jobs a government let's think of a government who doesn't climate change. even those governments need to follow what he sees these ideas just the create jobs and also. going to go ok i'm not bill made it receives only dreams we look at what is the create jobs. and had. an energy. that was fosse a b. roll head of the international energy agency talking to me a short while ago. the euro group will vote for a new president today the group brings together the $1005.00 aspen misters of the nations that share the euro currency the vote comes in the midst of one of the most
severe economic crises in the euro group's history the spanish candidate not the kind of you know is the front runner and could become the 1st woman to head the body. yet sam says she can navigate breathless spirit crazy with her eyes closed not. a 51 year old spanish economist spent more than a decade in top civil service at the e.u. commission before being appointed to a top job and spain's government intervention 18 and i mean promise some a conscience an honor to lightly fulfill the obligations of the position if economy minister. then you know is described as tough and as always being perfectly prepared traits for which even political rivals pay respect since she's not a member of any party she's considered the moderate voice within spain's socialist government she the person that the some exchange used by the border mean as
a way of sending say notes to foreign investors in the sense that you know having this way showing we've far left the good to some extent you know send the wrong santos to foreign ministers in 2020 she was promoted to deputy prime minister a crucial role that includes managing the economic repercussions of the covert 19 crisis which hit spain especially hard look at him we see it changing trend from the end of the lock down this changing trend can be seen in a number of indicators the most relevant in my opinion is job creation as backing your recovery scheme that is spaced on grounds northern countries are checking her with a critical eye so she's trying to stress that everyone is in the same boat she was playing that card of basically trying to call. all their countries that are all of
the spain and italy that out were. problems as well and i think that this is you know i think the reason why is a smart woman this was a wise venue has always been a woman among men the man she now is the only woman in the euro croup and it is likely that this is just another stepping stone in her career. well to create more of those stepping stones and level the playing field for women and men the german cabinet has approved a strategy meant to achieve equality in all future legislation and government programs its stated aims include bringing more women into management helping them reconcile work and family encouraging a fairer distribution of care work between the sexes. nic that. was what a fun day ally and 3 women at the helm of german and european politics all 3 are members of germany's conservative c.d.u.
but while their rise to the top may point to a party that fosters women in its ranks the c.d.u. standing is actually quite poor. with 20 percent of female m.p.'s the conservative parliamentary group is 2nd only to the a.f.p. as the group with the lowest share of women and far behind germany center left parties. the cd use party chiefs have now recommended the adoption of a female quota starting next year members hope this will improve the party's record on female representation however the measure still needs to be approved at the party conference in the summer. but women are underrepresented across german politics less than a 3rd of lawmakers in the german parliament are women and at the local level only 10 percent of mayors in germany are female and with me. on wednesday the government presented an equality strategy aimed at improving female representation and promoting equal rights in all aspects of society including politics.
when i was and the mission has been good there are certain mechanisms that prevent women from participating equally in leadership and if that isn't solved with a non-binding recommendation and that's all we've seen in the last few decades then binding targets need to be set whether that has to be a quota that's a matter that is open to discussion. but not everyone agrees quotas are an option the business friendly free democrats while still calling for more opportunities for women believe quotas should not be the way forward. quotas might result in some areas having more women in management positions but in the end it won't have an effect on many women and we will only be tinkering with the symptoms but not tackling the causes. of the c.d.u. is by no means the 1st to call for gender parity the social democrats and the greens both introduced quotas in the eighty's but as the biggest party in germany the measure could now become more accepted as
a means to empower women in society as a whole. just a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you this hour a 2nd day and night of violence pushed the serbian police back protesters say they're angry with the government's coronavirus response they claim the president is using the pandemic for his own ambitions. you're watching g.w. news i'm terry marsh and thanks for being with us. and for. language courses. video. anytime anywhere.