Focus on Europe

Focus on Europe

2014 - 2017, News
Stories and news from across Europe.

Episode Guide

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 161)
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    Survey shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel leading over challenger Martin Schulz; Germans elect members of the Bundestag, the country's parliament; refugee deal between European Union and Turkey; German passports from the internet.

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    Brexit may cause problems for Britons in France; the family of a man killed during the Gezi Park protests seek justice; Russia's endangered leopards; discrimination in Poland.

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    A former prisoner of the Islamic State group helps German investigators; dangers of a disinfectant used in Romania; duel over dual citizenship.

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    Life in Spain after the terrorist attacks in Barcelona; Christians facing persecution in Turkey; Italy's forgotten earthquake victims; Ukraine's capital gets a makeover.

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    Polish judges face pressure; increasing radicalization of Hungarians; a 70-year-old woman in Berlin fights against right-wing propaganda; Italian Mafia benefits from refugees; falling beluga whale numbers in Russia.

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    Tax inspectors combat fraud in Greece; neo-Nazis on Mallorca; urban explorers search ruins in Ukraine; Dooagh, Ireland; Viktor Orbán and nepotism.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 155)
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    Fears grow that EU citizens working in Scotland will decide to leave; epilepsy drug; killer whales in captivity in Spain; violence in Odessa, Ukraine; cricket in Germany.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 154)
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    More retirees in Germany live below the poverty level; Chinese invasion in Greece; unused housing attracts squatters in Spain; Sacred Employment Contract in France.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 153)
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    Land mines remain in the soil of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Lithuania secures its border to Russia's Kaliningrad enclave; French imams visit terrorist attack sites; smoking restrictions.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 152)
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    Turkey, a year after the attempted coup; Russian hackers targeting German elections; German politicians take on cyber bullies; Slovak pensioner blogs against neo-Nazis; in France, Syrians sell Aleppo soap.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 151)
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    Germany bans child marriages; justice for protesters beaten by police at the 2001 G8 summit in Italy; academic protest in Turkey; ban on bear hunting in Romania; Crimean Tatars under pressure in Ukraine.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 150)
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    Older expectant mothers in Spain; Jihadism in French prisons; online passports; Belfast, Ireland, facing Brexit; new Jewish life in Poland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 149)
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    Bosnians fight for the Islamic State in Syria; epilepsy drug scandal in France; refugee helpers under pressure in Italy; isle of Eigg; hairdresser for the homeless.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 148)
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    Open-pit mine in Hambach, France; sun tax in Spain; prison subculture of Russia; police emergency in Sweden; the smallest school in Greece.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 147)
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    A French woman seeks a seat in parliament; an 82-year-old Polish actress starts a new career as a model; conscription for women in Norway; the fight over white truffles in Italy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 146)
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    A Scottish village inherits a fortune; Syrians in Germany want to go back to Syria; gay priest; anti-Brexit camp gears up; Eurovision.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 145)
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    Border dispute between Montenegro and Kosovo; decriminalizing domestic violence in Russia; five women perform in a play about racism; Absurdistan in Brussels; cannabis in Switzerland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 144)
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    Armed protesters storm Macedonia's Parliament; recycling in Denmark; committee on missing persons in Cyprus.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 143)
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    French activists plan to take control of Parliament; killer whales in Spain; fears rise over losing the EU workforce in Scotland; neo-Nazis in Sweden.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 142)
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    Turks seek asylum in Greece; Denmark's first village for people who have dementia; pilgrimage site in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 138)
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    Presidential elections in France; conflagration in Ukraine; garbage dumps in Romania; Italy welcomes refugees; Spain's digital democracy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 137)
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    Kurds resist the proposed presidential constitution in Turkey; African immigrants produce vegetables for European supermarkets; surfing in Siberia.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 135)
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    German teenagers fight against the deportation of Afghan schoolmates; folk healers in the Carpathian Mountains.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 134)
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to tax the Garazhniki; Turkish opposition to a referendum in Germany; aid workers help children in Bucharest, Romania, learn marketable skills; winter lights in Italy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 133)
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    Turkish academics take protest outdoors; insecurity prevails a year after the terror attacks in Brussels; vacationers displace tenants in Portugal.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 132)
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    Protests in Belarus; mistreatment of refugees in Hungary; Polish police ward off environmental offenders.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 131)
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    Election in the Netherlands; Longyearbyen, Norway, is the world's northernmost town; saving Rome; Donald Trump's wall around his golf course enrages the people of Scotland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 130)
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    Ukraine's Azov battalion attracts young recruits; Spain's orange farmers; Buddhist monks fight for their monastery in Russia; journalists accused of terrorism in Turkey.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 129)
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    Debt becomes an election issue in the Netherlands; cinereous vultures; wall around Donald Trump's Scottish golf course; cyberattacks against Ukraine.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 128)
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    Turkish NATO officers seek asylum in Belgium; mountaineers attack Mont Blanc; Finland experiments with getting its economic crisis under control.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 127)
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    Working class voters who supported Brexit try to take back control; conflict in Moscow; bartered brides in Turkey; fighting populism; men-only cooking clubs.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 126)
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    British Jews seek German passports so they can retain European Union citizenship; Turkish informants in Germany; bison; a film sparks fury in France.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 125)
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    Youth gangs in France target Asian immigrants; refugees are stranded in Serbia after Hungary tightens its border controls; mining bitcoins in Iceland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 124)
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    Romanians reap the benefits reserved for the revolutionaries of 1989; international custody disputes; refugees leave the Greek islands.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 123)
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    Toxic waste revealed; Turkish government seizes businesses; French villagers face trial for helping refugees cross into Italy; Norway's winter rescuers.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 122)
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    Saint Vladimir's on the Seine; collectors fight over white truffles in Italy; Quran distribution in Germany; theater project in Ukraine features civilians and soldiers.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 121)
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    Endangered fjords in Norway; Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland; Britain's fishing industry; Jews massacred in Ukraine; reporters arrested in Turkey.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 120)
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    Terrorist attack at Berlin's Christmas market; Jaber al-Bakr case; unknown heroes in France; pilgrimage shrine.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 119)
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    Endangered fjords in Norway; the fishing industry in Britain; massacres of Jews in Ukraine; reporters facing arrest in Turkey.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 118)
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    Terrorist attack at Berlin's Christmas market; the case of Jaber al-Bakr; unknown heroes in France; pilgrimage shrine in the Czech Republic.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 117)
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    Debate over the arrest of an Afghan asylum-seeker suspected of rape and murder; conscription of women in Norway; Romania bans hunting of brown bears.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 116)
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    Young voters fall prey to right-wing populists in Austria; refugee helpers on trial in Greece; residents protest construction in Moscow; mass graves uncovered in Ukraine.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 115)
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    A Northern Ireland's rights activist seeks to block the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union; survival in the legal grey zone in France; members of the judiciary in Poland fight back.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 114)
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    Taxes in Russia; refugees from South Asia form cricket clubs in Germany.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 113)
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    The National Front in France anticipates a boost from the U.S. election; fans of Donald Trump celebrate in Russia; an attorney in Germany fights populism.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 112)
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    Turkey's last opposition newspaper stands its ground; many Parisians risk their own lives to save others during the 2015 terrorist attacks; inspectors root through garbage in Belgium; alternative currency in Italy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 111)
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    The European Union investigates claims that Hungary misused millions in EU funds; patriotism in Kaliningrad, Russia; refugee hotel in Greece; island mentality in Britain.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 110)
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    Genetically modified corn contaminates non-GMO varieties in Spain; Crimean Tatars subjected to repression in Ukraine; France and Germany align against Islamic State group; dating app for Muslims in Britain.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 109)
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    Terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr commits suicide in prison; impact of the vote to leave the European Union on working class Britons; dolphins in danger in Bulgaria.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 108)
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    The search for remains of victims of the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship in Spain; Orthodox Jews from Ukraine travel to Uman to celebrate their New Year; supermarket bus for refugees in Finland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 107)
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    Justice for protesters who were beaten by police at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, Italy; Italian police uncover a people-smuggling network that takes refugees to Frankfurt, Germany; palaces in the Czech Republic.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 106)
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    Workplace accidents in Turkey; massacres of Jews and other Ukrainians at Babi Yar; despite the danger, Lauterbrunnen's sheer cliffs continue to attract base jumpers in Switzerland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 105)
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    Greeks lose their homes to repossession; abortion laws in Poland; communal apartments in Russia; farmers on Corsica want livestock to be contained; terror-tourism in Brussels.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 104)
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    Residents of Berezniki, Russia, worry about sinkholes; Hexi Pharma is accused of selling diluted disinfectants to hospitals in Romania; Sweden integrates child refugees; Germans move to Hungary.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 103)
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    Traveling the Balkan route by bicycle; Hitler's house in Braunau, Austria; hotel chambermaids work for low wages in Spain; many Britons forego vacations; hatching season for sea turtles on Cyprus.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 102)
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    Tourists avoid resort areas in Turkey; people who aid refugees face prosecution in Denmark; tensions escalate over the ban on full-body burkinis in France; earthquake in Italy sparks debate about inadequate building regulations.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 101)
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    Migrants and refugees drowning while trying to make it across the Mediterranean to Europe; the effect of the influx of refugees to Europe; Serbian refugees waiting at the Hungarian border; Portugal offers a home to those displaced by war.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 100)
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    Zell am See in Austria; Italy's banking crisis; Russians denied asylum in Ukraine; treasure hunters in Germany and Poland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 99)
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    Anti-immigrant sentiments on the French island of Corsica; Slovenian-born Melania Trump's early life; France's plans to strengthen its National Guard; young and well-educated citizens flee Turkey; La Lanterna in Trieste in Italy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 98)
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    Ukraine celebrates the release of fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was freed from Russian captivity; Armenian Christians from Syria seek refuge in Nagorno-Karabakh; many Spaniards feel the country should adopt Western European Time.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 97)
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    Division in Turkey over arrests and dismissals following the attempted coup of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; underage refugees missing in Germany; debate over a universal basic wage in Britain.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 96)
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    Turkey's failed military coup; critics of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan risk being charged with terrorist activity; the aftermath of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 95)
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    International press organizations call on Turkish security forces to protect Syrian media members in Turkey; Volga Germans in Germany make the move to Crimea; lottery in Berlin.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 94)
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    Orphans and children who were forced to work on farms in Switzerland finally receive restitution; Austria's presidential election; Serbia and Kosovo fight over ownership of the mines near Mitrovica.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 93)
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    Fallout from the U.K.'s decision to exit the European Union; owners of shops in Germany that sell British goods worry about economic difficulties.

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    Brexit may result in more border controls, ending the Common Travel Area between Ireland and Northern Ireland; British voters decide whether to remain in the European Union; fearing a Brexit, many Britons apply for citizenship in other countries.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 90)
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    African soccer talent moving to France; Istanbul's new airport; criticisms of electric cars in Norway; a mobile kitchen unit that tours throughout Europe; a mosque destroyed during the Bosnian war reopens.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 89)
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    Jewish community in Croatia accuses the government of downplaying crimes by Ustase regime; church and state grow closer in Poland; refugee children and minors may be victims of human trafficking; selling church antiques and artifacts.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 88)
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    Albania accepts members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran; residents seek protection for Romania's Danube Delta; Christians and Yazidis in refugee hostels in Germany are threatened by radical Islamist refugees.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 87)
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    A social movement in France pushes for relaxed redundancy laws; Operation Sophia tracks down human smugglers; drug prevention in Portugal; private clubs in the U.K.; EU funds help the Slovenian village of Smarje.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 86)
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    Austria plans to reintroduce border checks at the Brenner Pass; drug abuse in Russia; a small soccer club in Sweden makes its players sing and dance; the government restricts EU citizens from buying land in Poland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 85)
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    The dark past of Colonia Dignidad in Chile; decline in the use of meerschaum pipes in Turkey; fears over terrorism and war rise in Poland; tourists avoid Belgian seaside resorts.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 84)
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    Germany allows Turkey to bring a lawsuit against satirist Jan Böhmermann; Slovak Reserves; Swiss farmers call on hunters to protect their vegetables against crows; financial crisis in Greece.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 83)
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    Cancer rates remain high in Ukraine and Belarus 30 years after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster; excavating the Atlantic Wall, a defense system built by the Nazis during World War II; officers of the Berkut special police force face trial.

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    Residents and officials in Northern England remain silent about child sexual abuse; refugees use Turkey as a gateway to Europe; Norway allows tailings from mining to be dumped into the sea; private collection of amber.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 81)
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    Imprisoned for murder, Jacqueline Sauvage is pardoned by French President Francois Hollande; business owners in the Welsh town of Crickhowell move offshore to avoid taxes; Polish government sells off state-run stud farms.

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    Belgium copes with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks; Islamic radicals in Austria; IMC TV journalists are caught between Kurdish militants and the army.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 79)
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    France pardons a woman who killed her abusive husband; the camp at Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border is home to thousands of refugees; gates communities in Poland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 78)
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    Turkey is pressured to make a decision about millions of refugees; the Ukrainian military installs defensive systems along the Russian border; French Jews emigrate to England; shamanic rituals.

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    Children's rights in Norway; street traders in Istanbul; refugees on a British military base in Cyprus still await acceptance into Britain; Lech Watesa rejects claims that he cooperated with the Polish secret police during the communist era.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 76)
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    Two generations of refugees struggle in a Serbian camp; conflict over a peace monument in Paris; declining prosperity in Scotland; counterfeit passports.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 75)
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    Lithuania's part in the Holocaust; police crack down on North African street gangs; Finland's government gives the go-ahead for constructing the world's first final repository for high-level waste; inmates cook and serve at a prison in Italy.

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    Syrian refugees flee to Turkey; track and field team trains in Ukraine despite civil war; reunification of Cyprus; British match-making site brings together people who want to buy property.

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    Refugees from warmer climates deal with cold temperatures at a Swedish ski resort; Romania's Cighid children's home; record numbers sign up for the police and armed forces in France; pork at day care centers in Denmark.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 72)
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    Thousands of refugees are trapped near the border between Macedonia and Greece; two North African men are held on charges of theft and sexual assault in Germany; Sochi, Russia, is popular for maritime flair and winter sports.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 71)
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    Refugees set out for the Greek island of Lesbos; wealthy Russians emigrate; Belgium's nuclear reactors; the Turkish government's campaign against Kurds; women's soccer team in Calabria, Italy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 70)
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    Anti-terrorist raids in Turkey; Denmark's entry regulations for refugees; Swedish police cover up sexual assaults attributed to young foreign men; activist Nadezhda Kutepova faces accusations of industrial espionage.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 69)
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    Police suspect organized gangs planned New Year's Eve assaults on women in Germany; prison inmates forced to work in Soviet uranium mines during the 1960s barely survive harsh conditions; young people return to Albania to start new companies.

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    Support for the Law and Justice party in Poland; German-Turkish circus helps Syrian children deal with the trauma they've experienced as refugees; a shop owner in Italy helps police bring a gangster to justice.

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    The French respond to terrorist attacks on Paris by flocking to street-side cafés and bistros; Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17; a Moroccan refugee on the Greek island of Lesbos works to achieve Greek citizenship; poverty in Kosovo.

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    Pope Francis calls on Catholic communities to accept refugees; whirling dervishes; National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo; Kashubians have the highest population growth of any ethnic group in Poland.

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    Support for the Front National in France; a man awaits asylum in Germany; Roma women are encouraged to seek political office in Moldova.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 64)
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    Crimean Tatars may lose in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; rising numbers of stateless people in the Netherlands; Caravan of Women matchmaking initiative; increase in the number of firearms sold in Austria.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 63)
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    Islamic State recruiters target Syrian refugee children in Turkey; NATO increases its presence in Bulgaria; contaminated soil in Palomares, Spain; climate change threatens French winemakers.

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    Doctors from emergency treat war victims and refugees; jihadists in Brussels; Arctic permafrost; the French continue to go out to cafes and bistros following the terrorist attacks.

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    Terrorist attacks in Paris; life after the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office; Islamic extremists in Belgium; Germany reacts to the attacks in Paris.

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    Protests in Romania; Switzerland rejects refugees; a television series breaks viewer records in Poland.

  • Focus on Europe - Charlie Hebdo, Russian Eco Crisis, Dog School (Episode 59)
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    People smuggling in Sofia, Bulgaria; Cova da Moura; Indian immigrants make Italian parmesan cheese.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 57)
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    Refugees in Slovenia; some mayors in France say they don't want Muslim refugees in their towns; boxing school in Moldova; decreasing population in southern Italy.

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    Public criticism against Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan could result in a lawsuit; abortion debate in Ireland; a nursing home uses chickens to help senior citizens who are lonely or who have Alzheimer's.

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    Storms damage holiday resort areas along the Côte d'Azur in southeastern France; a Moroccan runner hopes to achieve Greek citizenship; refugees from Montenegro flee their sovereign state.

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    New police force in Ukraine; integrating Muslim refugees in Germany; the German government considers a new law against assisted suicide.

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    The last allied troops pull out of Germany 25 years following unification; integrating refugees in Sweden; cycling in Turkey.

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    Syrian refugees cross from Russia into Norway; artists protest Hungary's refugee policies; hikers and cyclists can cross from Poland's Bialowieza National Park into Belarus without a visa.

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    The Greek government shuts down a gold mine; young Albanians seek a better life in Germany; saving the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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    Refugees head to Germany; tourists flock to Poland to see a World War II-era train filled with gold; the Catholic Church in Spain and Italy ordains more priests as exorcists.

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    Some small towns in Austria refuse refugees; the trade of contraband cigarettes in the Ukrainian-Polish border zone; attacks on refugee homes in Germany; residents of Barcelona, Spain, complain about tourists.

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    A militia in Ukraine fights Russian separatists; Ouessant Island in France; the case of serial killer Thomas Quick; thousands flood the border between Greece and Macedonia.

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    Hungary builds a four-meter-high fence along the Serbian border; tensions rise between Norway and Russia; Ukrainians flee to Poland.

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    Kurdish groups disagree over how to respond to aerial strikes against the PKK; Finnish women impregnated by German soldiers during WWII and their resulting children speak out; the Isle of Wight's crumbling cliffs; rose pickers in Bulgaria.

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    French refugees sneak into trucks, hoping to get to Britain; hazards of synthetic designer drugs; whale slaughter on the Faroe Islands; animal welfare activists call for a ban on cowbells in Switzerland.

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    A summer camp in Norway reopens four years after a terrorist attack; property dispute in Transylvania; clearing unexploded World War II munitions from the bottom of the North and Baltic seas.

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    Exempt from the embargo on exports to Russia, salmon farmers on the Faroes provide them with fish; Syrian refugees pass through Balkan states on their way to their final destinations; swordfish hunting in the Mediterranean; money laundering with art.

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    Unemployment remains a problem in Spain; Greek companies struggle as a result of the debt crisis; Germans send care packages to Greeks.

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    Dutch soldiers deal with guilt over the 1995 murder of 8,000 Bosnians; Portugal starts repaying debt; British Muslim women and girls align themselves with Islamic State.

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    Greece heads toward debt default; desperate Syrian refugee families sell their daughters to Turkish men; illegal logging in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains; men-only cooking clubs in Spain.

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    The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo seeks a new direction; residents of the Danish island Samso get most of their electricity from alternative energy sources; Russian economy.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 38)
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    Military readiness in Finland; the Georgian Orthodox Church; Belgium prepares to host a battle reenactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 37)
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    Prostitution in southern Switzerland; nationwide strike in Iceland leads to a meat shortage; refugee children in Italy seek foster parents; flooding danger in Bosnia and Croatia.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 36)
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    Focus on Europe

    Iceland's ice tunnel stretches more than 400 meters long; corruption in Romania; horse racing in Britain.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 35)
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    Morten Storm, past informant for Denmark's intelligence service; general election in Turkey; HIV in Estonia; Greece demands reparations for World War II from the German government.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 34)
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    Power struggle in Macedonia; fighting anorexia in France; most asylum-seekers in Swedish villages don't want to stay; ban on fox hunting is lifted due to the large volume of fox in the London area.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 33)
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    Citizen defense and paramilitary groups in Poland; Latvian victims of the KGB; the rebuilding of the town of Kiruna, Sweden.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 32)
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    Shipping companies in Greece enjoy many tax privileges; despite protests, Malta continues the springtime hunt of migratory birds; children in Ukraine deal with the effects of war.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 31)
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    Focus on Europe

    Residents of a small French village help save Jews and others targeted by the Nazis; animals at mink farms in Denmark endure terrible conditions; child refugees.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 30)
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    Focus on Europe

    Rescuing refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean; halloumi cheese may unite the island of Cyprus; Germans fight alongside pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 29)
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    Bacteria destroys ancient olive groves in southern Italy; Switzerland holds a contest for a new national anthem; conflict over land in Scotland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 28)
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    A woman dedicates her life to teaching children about the dangers of Islamist extremism; Norway opens long-sealed court files about Norwegians accused of treason during World War II; Podemos, the Spanish anti-austerity party.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 27)
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    Residents of Seyne-les-Alpes, France, help recovery workers and families of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash; military staff fall ill after working on tanks and vehicles; German gun club is denied a bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 26)
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    An Iraqi Islamist granted asylum in Norway is not welcomed by residents; toxins in Carinthia, Austria; Ukrainians flee to Moldova.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 25)
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    Focus on Europe

    Public judicial inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko; protests in Hungary; Borussia Dortmund soccer club.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 24)
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    The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17; British pubs fall prey to gentrification; camels.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 23)
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    Combating pollution in Paris; the square around Spain's Sagrada Familia church attracts tourists; Abisko, Sweden, attracts tourists who want to see the northern lights.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 22)
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    Jews in Copenhagen consider leaving Denmark after attacks; Beziers Mayor Robert Menard; Switzerland's tourist industry.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 21)
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    The Serbian government seeks to stop the practice of selling newborns to adoptive parents abroad; refugees flock to the French port city of Calais; economic reform in Greece.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 20)
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    Latvia's intelligence agencies monitor a volunteer organization that may be sending support to separatists in Ukraine; Madrid train bombings; aerial lift may attract more visitors to Austria's Stubai Glacier.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 19)
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    Mussie Zerai helps refugees; sturgeon in the Danube River face extinction; children of Mariupol, Ukraine, grow up surrounded by war.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 18)
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    Criticism suggests Belgium isn't doing enough to monitor the actions of returning jihadists; opposition to the PEGIDA movement in Germany; Greeks seek to bring an end to austerity policies.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 17)
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    Reintegration project for jihadists in Denmark; conflict in Ukraine; high unemployment for young Greeks; 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 16)
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    Terrorist attack in France; volunteers set up a school for Syrian children in Turkey; Sami reindeer breeders in Sweden.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 15)
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    The Serbian government wants Serbian volunteers to return home from eastern Ukraine; mass emigration from Poland takes its toll on the older generation, whose children are no longer there to care for them.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 14)
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    Historic Warsaw hotel, the Bristol; climbing France and Italy's Mont Blanc; coal mining in Turkey; human traffickers who sell children to immigrants hoping to gain sympathy; Finland's municipality of Pukkila.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 13)
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    Roman Catholic nuns campaign against blood feuds in Albania; a 19-year-old speaks out against Islamist extremism and violence in Norway.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 12)
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    Public safety video causes a stir in Hungary; shelter for refugees in Ukraine; Greeks combine jobs but still have trouble making a living.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 11)
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    Using social media to combat propaganda by Islamic extremists in Britain; antisemitism forces Jews out of France.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 10)
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    Children of migrant workers bear the brunt of poverty in Moldova; a convicted rapist and murderer is granted the right to assisted suicide.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 9)
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    Focus on Europe

    Islamic State seeks to control border crossing points to Turkey; the Minsk Protocol; National Horse Fair in Portugal; "Talk to Me" campaign.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 8)
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    Archaeologists find remains of gas chambers in Sobibór, Poland; Operation Triton intends to track down refugees; marketing campaign focuses on bringing tourists to the Bushmills in Northern Ireland.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 7)
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    Officers in Spain use Twitter to track down suspects and issue citizen alerts; poor Albanians survive by collecting scraps and recyclables from trash heaps.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 6)
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    Chilly relations between Norway and Russia; anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; artifacts worth millions are smuggled out of Bulgaria.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 5)
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    Dublin has one of the highest gun violence rates in Europe; Jacques Pedehontaa, the mayor of Laas in Bearn, France, pushes for the town's independence.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 4)
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    German police make an effort to stop human traffickers; corruption in Pompeii.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 3)
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    The Turkish-Kurdish conflict; Berlin's Jewish community expands; former Croatian secret police chief Josip Perkovic gets ready to stand trial.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 2)
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    Focus on Europe

    Russian soldiers missing in Ukraine; refugee tragedies on the Italian island of Lampedusa; rise in the rodent population in Paris.

  • Focus on Europe - Focus on Europe (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Focus on Europe

    Human trafficking of African refugees; cameraman Siegbert Schefke; Turkish authorities pursue protestors.