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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Poland: German with Marlene


The number of Poles learning German is declining. As a consequence, many German teachers have already lost their jobs. One out-of-work teacher tackled the problem with creativity.Marlena Uzieblo has been criss-crossing Poland, singing chansons by the legendary Marlene Dietrich. For years, she and her Blue Angel Band have been appearing on stage, and she's come to bear a striking resemblance to the original. Marlena's mission remains to familiarize her audience with the German language.


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 2014-09-24  4m
 
 

Albania: No Girls Allowed


Pregnant Albanian women have been aborting unborn baby girls. Albania's traditional family structures place a premium on male off-spring, and today's medical technology can tell parents the gender of an unborn baby well in advance.Albanian law prohibits abortions after the first trimester of pregnancy, but that doesn't deter some parents, if they find they're expecting a girl. The authorities have been turning a blind eye...


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 2014-09-24  5m
 
 

France: Refugees in Calais


Over a thousand refugees have gathered in the port of Calais. The situation is getting critical. They live in occupied buildings and emergency shelters. The local residents are protesting and calling on the government to take action. Refugees hoping to make it across the English Channel often get stuck in Calais on France's northern coast. The entire port area is surrounded by high fences to keep them from making a dash for ferries bound for Britain...


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 2014-09-24  6m
 
 

Learning German with Marlene


The number of Poles learning German is declining. As a consequence, many German teachers have already lost their jobs. One out-of-work teacher tackled the problem with creativity: Marlena Uzieblo has been criss-crossing Poland, singing chansons by the legendary Marlene Dietrich.


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 2014-09-24  4m
 
 

Albania: No girls allowed


Pregnant Albanian women have been aborting unborn baby girls. Albania's traditional family structures place a premium on male off-spring, and today's medical technology can tell parents the gender of an unborn baby well in advance.


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 2014-09-24  5m
 
 

Finding Refuge for the poorest in Bulgaria


Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the EU. Almost half of Bulgarians live in poverty or close to it. The St. Trinity Monastery in Novi Han has become a place of refuge for the poorest of the poor. Father Ivan, who's known across the country, runs the St. Nicholas Orphanage here.


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 2014-09-17  5m
 
 

Yazidi refugees in Turkey


Tens of thousands of Yazidis are fleeing Iraq due to attacks by 'Islamic State' militants. Many are heading for Turkey, to return to villages their ethno-religious community was once forced to leave and which, until recently, lay abandoned. .


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 2014-09-17  5m
 
 

Turkey: A New Home


Tens of thousands of Yazidis are fleeing Iraq due to attacks by Islamic State militants. Many are heading for Turkey, to return to villages their ethno-religious community was once forced to leave and which, until recently, lay abandoned. Large numbers of Yazidis are flocking to the village of Kiwex in southeastern Turkey. With the assistance of Germany's Yazidi community, it is hoped up to 1,000 people should be able to find new homes here...


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 2014-09-17  5m
 
 

Bulgaria: Finding Refuge in a Monastery


Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the EU. For over 400 days, residents of Sofia took to the streets to force the government to resign. And they succeeded; new elections will take place on October 5. There's hope this will rein in the rampant corruption and political chaos. Almost half of Bulgarians live in poverty or close to it. The St. Trinity Monastery in Novi Han has become a place of refuge for the poorest of the poor. Father Ivan, who's known across the country, runs the St...


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 2014-09-17  5m
 
 

Yazidi refugees in Turkey


Tens of thousands of Yazidis are fleeing Iraq due to attacks by 'Islamic State' militants. Many are heading for Turkey, to return to villages their ethno-religious community was once forced to leave and which, until recently, lay abandoned. .


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 2014-09-17  5m