Focus on Europe | Video Podcast | Deutsche WelleAuthor: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
22 Mar 2019

Focus on Europe | Video Podcast | Deutsche Welle

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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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    Germany: Corgis -- A dying breed?

    German dog breeders fear Brexit will spell the end for British breeds in the EU. Without the UK's gene pool, they worry the canines will become inbred or die out. Owners don’t want their four-legged friends to be quarantined for long periods either.

  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019

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    Ukraine: A comedian gets serious

    Volodymyr Zelensky plays the Ukrainian president in the TV satire "Servant of the People". Now he's running for that office in real life. But questions are being asked about his relations with one of Ukraine's richest oligarchs.

  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019

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    Russia: A nation of cat-lovers

    Russians are feline-friendly. No country in the world has a higher rate of cat ownership. Nearly 60 percent of Russians have at least one cat. And some cat-lovers put up strays in makeshift shelters in their homes.

  • Posted on 14 Mar 2019

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    Turkey: Construction boom collapses on AKP

    With less money in their pockets, Turkish voters may punish the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in upcoming municipal elections. And the construction boom is weakening. Many developers can't sell their properties, which have become ghost towns.

  • Posted on 14 Mar 2019

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    Russia: Fighting the power with music

    In Russia, bands that criticize the system are coming under pressure. The government fears they could inspire a youth movement against the Kremlin. Electro-pop duo IC3PEAK is one of the groups most affected.

  • Posted on 07 Mar 2019

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