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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Romania: Discrimination against Roma


Romania's Roma minority are facing increased discrimination because of the coronavirus. In some regions, tensions are rising between local residents and Roma seasonal workers who've returned home.


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 2020-06-11  4m
 
 

Anti-racism demonstrations in France


The death of George Floyd in the U.S. has sparked large anti-racism protests in France. Many black people in France feel that they're treated like second-class citizens and have been targeted by police.


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 2020-06-11  4m
 
 

Bulgaria: Hospitals as coronavirus hotspots


Poor hygiene in some Bulgarian hospitals means high rates of coronavirus infection among staff and patients. That's especially true in economically depressed areas, where hospitals are often underfinanced, understaffed and ill-equipped.


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 2020-06-04  5m
 
 

Italy: The prospect of empty beaches


Hotel operators fear a bad summer season despite the easing of restrictions. Little income coupled with high costs to ensure hygiene spell trouble. Resorts that are usually most popular will be hit hardest.


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 2020-06-04  5m
 
 

Greece: Doubts about Chinese investments


China has invested billions in projects in Greece, but critics fear Beijing is seeking political influence there, too. Still, construction is not the only industry that has been revived thanks to China.


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 2020-06-04  4m
 
 

Russia: Vodka and the virus


Many Russians think alcohol can protect against the coronavirus. Alcohol consumption has soared since the lockdown began. The nationalist group 'Sober Russia' aims to unmask the illegal trade in alcohol.


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 2020-06-04  4m
 
 

Germany: Courtyard light shows


A light designer is putting on shows for his neighbors in the courtyard of their building. He wants to offer a glimmer of hope and express solidarity with people across Europe suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in Italy.


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 2020-05-28  2m
 
 

Turkey: Refugees at the mercy of politicians


Thousands of refugees are stuck in Turkey after the government misled them into heading to the Greek border. The European Union remains closed to them.


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 2020-05-28  4m
 
 

The UK: London aims to boost cycling


London is closing many roads to cars and improving bikeways. Congestion needs to be reduced anyway, and social distancing on public transport means fewer passengers per trip. Not everybody backs the ambitious plans.


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 2020-05-28  4m
 
 

Spain: Tragic Upswing


Forest-rich Galicia has a tradition of coffin building. The growing competition of cheap imports from China was making life difficult for the coffin manufacturers. Since the coronavirus crisis there has been a flood of orders.


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 2020-05-21  5m