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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Parakeet plague in Spain


Monk parakeets from South America are multiplying in Madrid and endangering Spain's native birds. Bird conservationists and the city of Madrid want to take drastic measures to tackle the green parakeets.


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How much tourism can Austria take?


In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.


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Strikes against Macron in France


Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.


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Dream of dancing a solo in "The Nutcracker"


Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.


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Poland: Adamowicz's widow


Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.


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Germany: Meet Rostock’s Danish Mayor


The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.


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 2019-12-18  4m
 
 

Germany: Living with antisemitism


Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.


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 2019-12-11  4m
 
 

Lithuania battles cybercrime


A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.


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 2019-12-11  4m
 
 

Turkey: the garbage-truck library


Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.


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 2019-12-11  3m
 
 

France’s Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths


The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.


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 2019-12-05  4m