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.
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.
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.
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.
The many thousands of kilometers of public footpaths are sacred to ramblers in Britain. But landowners and famers often illegally block the routes that pass through their property. If no one fights, this "right to roam" could disappear forever.
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.