Europe is the third-most populous continent on the planet, home to an estimated population in the region of three-quarters of a billion people. The continent stretches beyond the borders of the 29-member European Union.
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Turkey hosts around 4 million Syrian refugees. But in a recent opinion poll over 80% of Turks said they want the refugees to leave the country. The government appears to be getting the message. In Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and home to around a million Syrians, a looming deadline for all unregistered refugees to leave the city has been extended to October. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
It's 50 years since the violent period known as "The Troubles" began in Northern Ireland. 20 years since the peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement sought to end the bloodshed. Now the relative calm risks being shattered again by Brexit, which Northern Ireland rejected. Teri Schultz reports from Belfast on whether Irish reunification is seen as a way to preserve its future in the EU.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met in Berlin during the week. It was Boris Johnson's first trip abroad since becoming PM. Keith Walker speaks with DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow who has been following events unfold in the German capital. Thomas begins by explaining what the two leaders said.
Demonstrators in the Czech capital Prague marched through the city centre this week to mark 50 years since Communist security forces brutally suppressed mass protests a year after the 1968 Soviet occupation. However, the march was also a protest against the current political establishment, amidst claims that democracy and the rule of law are increasingly at risk. Rob Cameron reports..
Matteo Salvini's call for a swift no-confidence vote is rejected by the Italian Senate —Downplaying lead contamination at the Notre Dame reconstruction site? — The Fridays for Future climate movement turns one — Protests against 'fast fashion' clothing chain Primark's arrival in Bonn — Europe's e-scooter revolution reaches Slovakia — and more!
A picnic in a meadow on the Hungarian-Austrian border: That was the plan. But the symbolic event, a show of support for a united Europe, enabled the first exodus from behind the Iron Curtain. Unintentionally — or not?