Berlin has a growing homeless population. More than half of the people are from Eastern Europe and depend on the many shelters around the city. Local authorities are struggling to cope.
Paris' mayor is planning to adapt part of the Hotel de Ville into a homeless shelter this winter. She is calling for all to chip in to provide a warm place for the estimated 3,000 people without a home of their own.
After the war, expellees from the East came to Northern Germany. Nowadays, it's the people who have fled the big cities. Dörte Hansen tells of a traditional farming region which has offered refuge for generations.
For many, giving money to a homeless drunk is taboo. But what if they were given money and a home where they could keep drinking? Tamsin Walker met some men who've been given just that.
French President Emmanuel Macron has grand plans for the EU, but he has to get eastern Europe on board. If he wants to succeed, he must address that region's concerns, writes Romanian analyst Radu Magdin.
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