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Residents of the village of Sieben Linden in northern Germany have embraced an eco-friendly way of life. Their dwellings feature thatched roofs, they're economical with resources, and they don't even waste water by flushing toilets. But is it a realistic model?
Once a half-forgotten Portuguese colony, Macau is now the second richest place on earth - and the biggest gambling hub in the world. But those riches come at a price.
The mountain village of Samnaun in the Swiss Alps used to be poor. But it’s turned into an up-scale shopping paradise for tourists. That change is down to a special exemption that makes the village a duty-free zone.
Seborga in Italy is a village that wants to be an independent country. It has its very own prince and princess, its own currency, even its own coat of arms. Most of its residents are in favor of independence, not least to escape the economic crisis.
The border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is open. People in the towns on either side move freely back and forth; goods too cross unchecked. This is thanks to the European single market. But Brexit could change it all.
Countries like Greece and Italy are still suffering from the fall-out of the debt crisis. In 2008, Iceland was also facing bankruptcy. But today its economy is booming – thanks, in part, to tourism. How did they do it?
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