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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France: Charm and Arrogance


Familiar scenarios for foreign tourists in Paris: a waiter brings coffee instead of water, or a hotel clerk supposedly can't understand English. Service in France is in need of improvement. France remains a hugely popular tourist destination. Hotel bookings are decreasing year by year, however, especially in the capital Paris. Service there doesn't exactly have the best reputation, while not speaking French can also be a major problem. That's set to change...


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 2014-08-13  5m
 
 

France: Protests in Little Jerusalem


France is home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities. The start of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip has prompted a number of anti-Israel protests. In Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, Jews and Muslims have traditionally lived peacefully side by side - shopping at the stores or playing soccer together. Now many Jewish families are concerned for their safety due to antagonism and threats from Muslim protesters, and have bought weapons for self-defense...


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 2014-08-06  5m
 
 

Turkey: Miners in danger


A mining accident in the town of Soma cost the lives of several hundred men in May. It was the latest in a long line of mining-related disasters in Turkey. Poor safety standards have left the miners angry and frustrated with the government. Coal mining is an important part of Turkey's economy. Conditions for workers have worsened since the government sold many of its state-owned mines around 15 years ago. Some mines are illegal, with accidents frequently covered up...


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 2014-08-06  5m
 
 

France: Protests in Little Jerusalem


France is home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities. The start of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip has prompted a number of anti-Israel protests. In Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, Jews and Muslims have traditionally lived peacefully side by side - shopping at the stores or playing soccer together. Now many Jewish families are concerned for their safety due to antagonism and threats from Muslim protesters, and have bought weapons for self-defense...


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 2014-08-06  5m
 
 

France: Protests in Little Jerusalem


France is home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities. The start of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip has prompted a number of anti-Israel protests. In Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, Jews and Muslims have traditionally lived peacefully side by side - shopping at the stores or playing soccer together. Now many Jewish families are concerned for their safety due to antagonism and threats from Muslim protesters, and have bought weapons for self-defense...


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 2014-08-06  5m
 
 

The Netherlands: When grief turns to anger


The national mourning in the Netherlands after the downing of flight MH17 is turning towards anger and frustration as the investigation on-site continues to face obstacles. For many in the Netherlands, the repatriation of bodies of the victims is proceeding too slowly. They believe Moscow is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. A number of parents of victims have demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ensure the bodies of their children are returned...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Italy: The heart of the Mafia


The Ndrangheta is the most powerful Italian Mafia syndicate. But to evade law enforcement, its organizers have had to go underground. The Ndrangheta is rich, powerful, and heavily involved with drug cartels all over the world. But the bosses can’t be seen in public. Instead, they hide out from the police in underground bunkers that are connected to ordinary houses. The region of Calabria is the hub of their international drug trafficking operation - and an excellent hideout...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Bulgaria: Beefing up the border


Europe continues to fortify its borders to the rest of the world, and Bulgaria is no exception. They’ve just spend 4.6 million euros building a new fence along their border with Turkey. It's only three meters high and 30 kilometers long, but the new barbed wire fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border reveals a lot about relations between the European Union and the oft-tumultuous neighboring regions...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Italy: The heart of the Mafia


The Ndrangheta is the most powerful Italian Mafia syndicate. But to evade law enforcement, its organizers have had to go underground.The Ndrangheta is rich, powerful, and heavily involved with drug cartels all over the world. But the bosses can’t be seen in public. Instead, they hide out from the police in underground bunkers that are connected to ordinary houses. The region of Calabria is the hub of their international drug trafficking operation - and an excellent hideout...


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 2014-07-30  5m
 
 

Bulgaria: Beefing up the border


Europe continues to fortify its borders to the rest of the world, and Bulgaria is no exception. They’ve just spend 4.6 million euros building a new fence along their border with Turkey. It's only three meters high and 30 kilometers long, but the new barbed wire fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border reveals a lot about relations between the European Union and the oft-tumultuous neighboring regions...


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 2014-07-30  5m