Focus on Europe | Video Podcast | Deutsche Welle

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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    Spain: Black vultures in danger


    In many parts of Europe, black vultures have died out. However, on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca the birds of prey have survived -- largely due to the farmers here. Yet more and more farmers are leaving the island's mountainous regions.


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    The Netherlands: Debt as an election issue


    The Dutch middle class is worried about its future. For many, the dream of owning their home has turned into a nightmare that threatens the entire country's economy. The fate of indebted citizens has become an election issue.


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    Hobby mountaineers attack Mont Blanc


    The highest peak in the Alps is a magnet for tourists. During peak season, as many as 300 people per night set off to scale the majestic summit on the French-Italian border. But many underestimate the risks.


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    Czechoslovakia's founder: an emperor’s son?


    A documentary maker thinks he's got something on Tomas Masaryk, founder of Czechoslovakia and archfoe of the Habsburg monarchy. Was he an illegitimate son of Emperor Franz Joseph? A DNA test may provide answers.


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    Romanians take to the streets


    The Romanian government’s attempts to water down anti-graft measures have triggered the biggest protests since the fall of communism. The demonstrators are determined that official corruption should be eliminated.


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    Turkish military officers flee Erdogan


    President Erdogan is accusing his NATO officers of complicity in the failed coup. They've been ordered back to Turkey. Their NATO IDs and diplomatic passports have been revoked. Now, they're seeking asylum in Belgium.


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    Lighting up a shady village


    Viganella in northern Italian lies at the bottom of a deep valley. It gets no sunshine for 83 days every winter, but a giant mirror reflects sunlight into the town square.


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    British working class feels left behind


    The Brexit vote is widely seen as a working class protest against the political establishment. Struggling parts of the country seized the opportunity to express anger at London. We go to Dagenham to see whether people believe their protest worked.


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    Attorney fights populism


    A German attorney is organizing public demonstrations against the far right and has filed hate speech charges against a key right-wing leader.


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    Basque men-only cooking clubs


    In Spain's Basque Country, traditional txokos, dinner societies exclusively for men who meet to cook, drink and socialize, are flourishing. Women aren't allowed to become members. They're often denied entry.


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