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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.

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Bosnia: Gays and Lesbians Live in Fear


A growing number of Bosnia's LGBTI community is hiding their sexual orientation. Numerous attacks against LGBTI people have been reported in the country, where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.


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France: Cock Fights in the Courts


If a rooster crows too early or too loudly, it may well be a matter for the French courts. Holiday cottage owners on the Isle of Oléron have filed complaints because their guests can’t sleep in on a summer morning.


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Spain: 'Beehive-Flats' in a Housing Shortage


Housing in Barcelona is so scarce that developers are turning a profit off tiny "beehive flats." The three-square-meter cubicles barely fit a bed, but waiting lists are already running to the thousands.


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Finland: Resisting Deforestation


In Finland, record numbers of trees were felled in 2017. Environmentalists are outraged. The country’s trees capture the equivalent of about half the amount of CO2 it puts out. But lumber exports are vital to Finland.


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Northern Ireland: the Rocky Road to Brexit


As uncertainty over Brexit drags on, people in Northern Ireland are losing their patience. Two thirds of the town of Newry, close to the Irish border, voted against Brexit. Now, they’re hoarding foods and medicines.


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Italy: The child crisis


Italy's birth rate is at a record low. Is it because young Italians lack confidence in the country's future? Italy has just formed its 66th government in 74 years. State debt and unemployment are high – and fewer Italians are choosing to have kids.


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Scotland: Exit from Brexit?


Most Scots oppose Brexit. Many hope another referendum on Scottish independence could allow the country to remain in the EU, if or when Brexit goes ahead. But the British parliament would have to agree to the vote.


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Germany: The far right on the rise


The right-wing populist AfD is expected to do well in upcoming elections in eastern Germany. According to recent polls, the party could get over 20 percent of the vote in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony.


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Italy: Bridge Blas ting in Genoa


Italy is marking one year since the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, which killed 43 people and left some 600 homeless. The cause of the disaster has still not been determined. Last June, the ruins of the bridge were demolished to make way for a new structure, but for those affected by the tragedy, the future remains uncertain.


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Britain: Seaside Towns in Danger


More and more seaside towns in Britain are fighting against coastal erosion. One is the Welsh town of Fairbourne, population about 1000. Experts say climate change is the cause.


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