Focus On Europe
This series provides offers a fascinating mix of stories exploring the important political, economic and cultural developments in Europe. With the unity of the region under threat from the bankrupt economies of Greece, Portugal, and Spain, the global economy continues to feel Europe's pain, and EJ is there each week with reports and analysis from Berlin, Paris, and London. The program also views the crises in Europe through the eyes of those whose lives have been affected the most. Presenter Nina Haase provides her unique take on the week's stories, telling the story with compelling video, strong reporting, and a good sense of humor.
Focus On Europe Previous Broadcasts
Refusing Refugees (Episode #3336)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
Bulgaria/Germany: The exploitation of migrants - Jobseeker websites in Bulgaria are full of lucrative vacancies in Germany. Unscrupulous agencies, however, are exploiting the desperate situation of those migrants and robbing them of their wages. Cyprus: A thaw in relations? After 41 years of division, hopes for the island being reunified are growing. The Turkish-controlled north and Greek south are in negotiations. The younger generation, in particular, are confident of a shared and peaceful future for all. Ukraine: Smugglers - The Ukrainian-Polish border zone is home to a thriving black market. The lucrative trade in contraband cigarettes has unleashed a bloody struggle also involving the "Right Sector" paramilitary group and even members of parliament. Germany: Racist attacks - Germany is currently seeing attacks on refugee homes on an almost daily basis. Daniel Molitor runs one such facility in Dresden, and is determined to protect his refugees from the racist violence. Spain: Tourist invasion in Barcelona - The residents of Barcelona are suffering from the effects of tourism. They complain about the noise and filth, as well as rising apartment prices, all of which seriously compromise their quality of life. Resistance is now growing among locals.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Fighting on the Front Against Russia In Ukraine (Episode #3335)
KQED World: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
Coming up this week on Focus on Europe from Deutsche Welle and MHz Networks: Nationalists are battling Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. On the island of Ouessant off the coast of Brittany, women have traditionally run the show. The growth of holiday resorts in Bulgaria is leading to serious pollution in the Black Sea.
- KQED World: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 10:30 AM