Around 85,000 disabled Germans have court-appointed legal guardians -- and are thus disqualified from voting in their country's upcoming election. In Poland, activists are holding vigils to protest against unconstitutional judiciary reforms.
EU civil servants aim to change the way Belgians prepare their famous 'frites', or French fries. They want to protect consumers from acrylamide, a carcinogenic compound that can form in the frying process. That has Belgian chefs boiling with rage.
Natural gas from the province of Groningen may be worth billions, but it's ruining the lives of locals. The process of gas extraction is causing earthquakes. Sixty per cent of the houses in the region have been so badly damaged they are uninhabitable.
Moscow is conducting military exercises right on the EU's doorstep: on Belarus' western border. Neighboring Poland and Lithuania are concerned -- despite the presence of NATO forces. Many Belarusians also oppose the Russian maneuvers on their soil.
For months activists have camped out in front of the Polish Parliament in Warsaw. They're counting the days since the ruling Law and Justice party undermined the separation of power in Poland by refusing to publish a constitutional court judgement.
Around 85,000 disabled Germans have court-appointed legal guardians -- and are thus disqualified from voting in German elections. Some are now taking legal action against this practice which they believe contravenes international human rights law.
The refugee deal prevents millions of Syrians from continuing on to Europe. They are stuck in Turkey. Tensions are increasing there, and there are attacks on the refugees, who have bad living conditions.
Challenger Martin Schulz seeks to persuade undecided voters in Germany. Surveys show the Social Democrats clearly trailing behind Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat and Christian Social Union candidate running for her 4th term.
Welcome to our special broadcast from Berlin, 'Germany votes'. Germans are electing members of the Bundestag, the country’s parliament. Many people are still undecided.
French firms are pinning high hopes on President Macron’s reforms. Germany’s powerful economy is tough competition; they complain about its dominance and hope that France’s promised economic reforms will improve their position.
Growing numbers of illegal migrants are acquiring forged German passports. Police and border guards are alarmed. Terrorists could use these documents to enter the country, go underground, and attack.
The Hallig islands Langeness and Oland off of North Sea coast are among Germany’s smallest electoral districts. Fewer than 100 eligible voters live there, and you’ll find no campaign posters.
Germany has great influence in the EU, so European Union politicians are watching the German elections in suspense. They are familiar with Martin Schulz – he was the president of the EU parliament for a long time. But Merkel enjoys international respect.
Since the 1960s, many Britons have moved to southwestern France, especially the Dordogne. But Brexit could throw a wrench in the works: as non-EU-citizens, they would face new restrictions.
For Britons who have made their home in France, Brexit could cause big problems. Relatives of a man killed during Istanbul's Gezi Park protests are demanding justice.
Since the conservative Law and Justice Party came to power in Poland, hostility toward homosexuals has been growing. Same-sex couples face discrimination. They may not marry in Poland, so many go abroad to tie the knot.
German border officials are tightening controls on freight trains coming from Austria. Increasing numbers of migrants are using this new transport route to enter Germany illegally. For the refugees it can prove fatal.
15-year-old Berkin Elvan happened to pass the Gezi Park protests on his way to buy some bread. A tear-gas grenade struck him in the head. 9 months later, he died of his injuries. His family is still fighting for justice.
This past spring, 1400 bee colonies died in the Romanian village of Puiesti after a pest controller sprayed an insecticide that contains fipronil, a known cause of colony collapse disorder. Now the destitute beekeepers are fighting for compensation.
Masoud Aqil was a prisoner of the so-called "Islamic State" in Syria. Now he's helping German investigators. And: the dangerous disinfectant that is still being produced in Romania.
Greece is headed for a record 30 million visitors this year. Fear of terrorist attacks in the Middle East has encouraged many vacationers to opt for Greece. The tourism industry is also profiting from cheap labor.
If you weigh 160 kilos, playing soccer is not easy. The "Man v Fat" program has inspired some 1500 men in Britain to take up soccer to lose weight. Together they've lost a total of 10 tonnes so far.
In 2014, Germany scrapped a law that required German-born teenagers with Turkish roots to choose whether they wanted German or Turkish citizenship. Some conservative politicians are still outraged by the decision.
Masoud Aqil spent eight months as a prisoner of the so-called "Islamic State" in Syria. He was held in the terrorists' torture chambers, but was able to escape. Now he's helping German investigators.
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