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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Cyprus: Bird Killer Mafia


Despite an official ban, birds are being killed in droves in Cyprus, and sold as a delicacy. This is having dramatic ramifications for the bird population.


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The Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District


Amsterdam's red light district is famous for skimpily-clad prostitutes posing in lit-up windows. But residents are fed up with all the tourists and littering.


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Facial-recognition court case in Britain


British police are testing controversial high-tech facial-recognition cameras. But critics say this technology raises serious privacy concerns. Now, a court will decide.


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Disputes continue over rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral


President Macron says Notre Dame will be rebuilt in five years -- but that's a tall order. Architects say the current plan won't work. And local residents are concerned about lead emissions that were released as the cathedral burned.


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Syrian Refugees in Turkey are worried about possible deportation


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is accused of planning to deport Syrian refugees. There are 3.6 million refugees in Syria right now, and many of them are worried about their future.


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Fear of Brexit in Ireland


People in the Irish enclave of Drummully Polyp fear the introduction of a hard border. Some 200 live in Drummully, which is almost entirely surrounded by Northern Ireland. Many think the return of checkpoints could also lead to a return to violence.


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Frontex-Deployment on Albania's border with Greece


The EU's Border Agency Frontex is to undergo a huge expansion. Its first deployment beyond the EU's borders, in Albania, is to be the first of many. The goal is to beef up border security, but critics accuse Europe of closing its doors.


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Where did the Berlin Wall once stand?


Tourists from all over the world come to Berlin looking for traces of the Wall, but 30 years after its fall they're hard to come by. Now guided tours help to fill in the blanks.


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Building bridges for Cyprus at the EU Parliament


Niyazi Kizilyürek is the first Turkish Cypriot to represent the Greek part of the island at the EU Parliament. The MEP has made it his goal to overcome Cyprus' internal division and border conflicts. He cites German reunification as his role model.


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Italy hinders help for refugees in distress


Using ships and airplanes, organizations like Sea-Watch try to rescue refugees in distress. DW accompanied the crew of the Moonbird on a reconnaisance flight over the Mediterranean.


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