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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Church asylum program under pressure in Germany


German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.


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Can Venice be saved?


Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.


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Turkey: the amateur astronomer of Diyarbakır


For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakır. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.


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Russia: Lack of teachers in rural areas


A program called 'Teachers for Russia' is designed to attract young academics to rural areas, otherwise many schools will have to close. This would leave school kids without teachers or prospects.


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Violence against politicians in France


Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.


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Kosovo's planned reintegration of IS members


Kosovo wants to reintegrate and hold trials for its citizens who were IS members upon their return from camps in Syria. Since the Syrian offensive, the discussion about this approach to IS members has been reignited.


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Spain: Orange industry under threat


Spain is Europe's largest producer of oranges. But competitors on other continents sell theirs for less, so Spain's growers are under major price pressure. Some are devising ways to earn more again.


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Germany: Border villages divided


Zicherie and Böckwitz came to symbolize the division of Germany. The adjacent villages were for decades separated by the inner-German border. Although it was opened in 1989, there are still significant differences between the two hamlets.


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Turkey: Forced disappearances


Opposition activists keep being 'disappeared'. Some have reappeared and say they were interrogated and tortured. Their families think the government is to blame.


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Combatting dog smuggling in Germany


It is big business and it is illegal and cruel. Animal rights activists want to stop it. Some go after the smugglers themselves and then call in the police to do the rest.


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