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.
Ongoing Battle for Ukraine (#3304) Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
Denmark: Reintegration for Jihadists - The city of Aarhus has a program for reintegrating returning jihadists from Syria and Iraq. The model project also has the collaboration of the police and the local Muslim community, and has already proved productive. One in three jihadist fighters returning to Denmark in recent years hails from Denmark's second city - but Aarhus is now also a forerunner in deradicalization programs. It was here 10 years ago that the controversial Mohammed cartoons published by the Jyllands-Posten newspaper triggered massive protests around the world. Ukraine: On the Front - The battle for Donetsk airport rages on between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. The ceasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine in September now may be finished for good. Surviving amidst the destruction is proving increasingly difficult for residents of the Donbass region. The conflict has so far claimed the lives of 4,800 people, with several hundred thousand Ukrainians and ethnic Russians displaced. The UN has referred to the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. Greece: Children of the Crisis - Many young Greeks have grown up with the economic crisis, complete with silent factories and stores closed down. Over half of 15-24 year-olds are unemployed. Since 2010 the EU has been keeping the Greek economy going with 240 bn in bailouts. The latest recue loan expires at the end of February - after elections in January. The left-wing Syriza party has a good chance of winning with its demands for an end to the austerity program and for some of the debt to be forgiven. Such developments have also led to a debate on the future of Greece in the euro zone. Poland: An Uncomfortable Legacy - Auschwitz is the most infamous of the extermination camps in the Holocaust. 70 years after it was liberated, the local authorities are eager to show that there's more to Oswiecim (the town's Polish name) than death and horror. On January 27, 1945 the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp, where an estimated 1.5 million people had been murdered by the Nazis. The upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation is expected to be attended by a range of high-profile leaders from around the world. One big name will be missing, however: Vladimir Putin. The Polish government has declined to invite the Russian President due to the Ukraine crisis.
Episode #3305 Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
Episode #3306 Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
Episode #3307 Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
Episode #3308 Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
Episode #3309 Duration: 26:10 STEREO TVG
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 -- 8:30am email reminder