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What drives people in Europe? How do Europeans lead their lives? What are their views, hopes and fears? Fokus Europa provides the answers: up close, exciting and balanced.

What drives people in Europe? How do Europeans lead their lives? What are their views, hopes and fears? Fokus Europa provides the answers: up close, exciting and balanced.

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Köln, Germany

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DW Germany

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What drives people in Europe? How do Europeans lead their lives? What are their views, hopes and fears? Fokus Europa provides the answers: up close, exciting and balanced.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sniffer dogs in Finland test for COVID-19

11/26/2020
At the Finnish Helsinki Airport, dogs are successfully sniffing out whether travelers are infected with COVID-19. Their accuracy is almost 100 percent, and Finland wants to expand its use of them.

Duration:00:04:13

Seborga: Smallest European principality?

11/25/2020
The village of Seborga is fighting for independence from Italy and has declared itself a principality. It was discovered that the 14 square kilometers never belonged to Italy. Since then, Seborga’s 320 villagers have elected their own monarch.

Duration:00:04:18

In the crosshairs of Turkey’s MIT

11/19/2020
A man suspected of working for the Turkish secret service MIT has told Austrian police that the Turkish secret service plotted to assassinate Kurdish-Austrian politician Berivan Aslan.

Duration:00:04:39

Germany: Witnesses Remember the Nuremberg Trials

11/12/2020
On November 20, 1945, the Allied Powers put 24 high-ranking National Socialists on trial before an international military tribunal in Nuremberg. Twelve were sentenced to death. The trial is considered to be the birth of international law.

Duration:00:05:13

Bataclan attack: A tale of two fathers

11/12/2020
One father's son was the assassin, and another father's daughter was a victim, in the Bataclan terrorist attack in 2015. At a time when Islamist terrorists are killing again, they wrote a book together. In France, it's viewed as a lesson in tolerance.

Duration:00:05:08

France: Islamist fake news terrorizes students

11/12/2020
In Parisian suburbs, many teenagers believe Islamist fake news spreading on social media. Schools and most teachers are unable to combat the propaganda spread on cell phones any longer. They want to stop it with facts.

Duration:00:04:53

Abortion ban divides Poland

11/5/2020
Tens of thousands of young Poles protest against an almost total ban on abortion. It says abortions are unconstitutional even if the unborn child cannot survive due to severe malformations.

Duration:00:04:46

The German wish granter

11/5/2020
Frank Wenzlow gives terminally ill patients one last bit of joy by fulfilling some of their dying wishes. His work has even led him to the North Cape in Norway.

Duration:00:05:30

Spain: Squatter evictions on the rise

11/5/2020
Spanish authorities are evicting more and more squatters from illegally occupied apartments. The squatters are often in a state of sheer desperation.

Duration:00:05:22

Germany: Six villages fight for survival

10/29/2020
Six villages in a German lignite mining region are fighting for survival. Their fate has already been determined; the demolition will go ahead despite Germany’s commitment to ending coal mining.

Duration:00:04:59

Italy's "Robinson Crusoe" must leave the island

10/29/2020
Mauro Morandi is to be driven off Budelli. But after 30 years on the island, the hermit does not want to leave, even though Italy has terminated his contract.

Duration:00:04:44

Belgium: When grandpa dies – Children and coronavirus

10/22/2020
Coronavirus affects everyone, but one particular group has been hit particularly hard by the crisis: Children. Studies on the mental health of boys and girls show them battling depression and anxiety disorders.

Duration:00:03:59

Russia: The drag queen of Moscow

10/22/2020
Homophobia and violence have increased significantly against members of the LGBT+ community in Russia. According to surveys, one in five Russians wants to "eliminate" them. Drag Queen Sergei is also affected by the violence.

Duration:00:04:27

King crab invasion in Norway

10/22/2020
Norway's Arctic coast is plagued by animal invaders: King crabs. A source of ready money for fishermen, but environmental activists fear for the coastal ecosystem as a whole.

Duration:00:04:29

Germany: Planting trees for climate justice

10/14/2020
After a break due to the coronavirus, Fridays for Future has once again taken to the streets in cities around Germany. But young country kids have been active as well, planting trees to fight climate change.

Duration:00:02:45

Romania: The dirty business of truck driving

10/14/2020
Around 60,000 Romanian truckers work under dire conditions in western Europe. Tighter EU regulations are supposed to prevent exploitation within the industry. But the long haul drivers are still very concerned.

Duration:00:04:54

Italy: Turning the coronavirus crisis around

10/14/2020
During Italy's first wave of coronavirus infections, the nation had a very high number of deaths. The country is now admired for its success at fighting the virus.

Duration:00:04:42

Hungary: Culture and education under attack

10/14/2020
The government in Hungary is trying to get the nation's cultural and educational institutions under its control. In response, students have occupied the University of Theatre and Film Arts.

Duration:00:04:37

Bulgaria: Violinist helps Roma children out of the ghetto

10/7/2020
Mariana is twelve years old and does not want to get married, like many of her friends in the Roma settlement of Sliwen in Bulgaria. Violinist Georgi Kalaidjiev is helping her with a scholarship. For Mariana, her cello is her chance to escape hardship.

Duration:00:04:02

Switzerland: Abused by their own state

10/7/2020
For decades, up to 60,000 people in Switzerland were in administrative care. disenfranchised and mistreated. The reason: They did not conform to social norms. Now the victims are fighting for compensation and recognition.

Duration:00:04:47