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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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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Cruel spectacle in Spain


Hundreds of Spanish villages practice a cruel tradition at their fairs. In what’s known as becerradas, bull calves are tormented in the arena and pierced with barbed lances or banderillas, often to death.


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The fall of the Iron Curtain - Poland


In 1989, Polish workers helped bring down the Iron Curtain. Today, the former revolutionaries are disappointed with how their country is developing.


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France: The Camembert war


Small cheese makers from the Normandy are angry at major cheese manufacturers. They say not every soft cheese from the region deserves to be called Camembert.


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Germany: Medics in danger


German emergency medics and doctors are increasingly insulted and abused while on duty. It is a worrying trend.


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Germany/Poland: New/Old Neighbors


More and more Poles are settling in eastern Germany. Since the fall of communism 30 years ago, rural areas in the east have been depopulated. Now, Polish families are taking advantage of the low real estate prices.


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Scotland: Strawberry Pickers, Fear & Brexit


Many farmers are afraid that Brexit will keep harvest hands from EU countries away. Both farmers and seasonal workers from Eastern Europe have benefited from the freedom of movement in the EU.


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Cyprus: Golden Passports


Buying real estate worth at least €2,000,000 will get foreigners citizenship in Cyprus. An EU passport allows visa-free travel in over 140 countries. The Republic of Cyprus’ naturalization policies are controversial.


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