Focus onEurope

Focus On Europe

This special edition of Focus on Europe comes to you from Belfast, where we look at the EU's borders. With Brexit looming, a hard Irish border could be reintroduced. But we also take you to places where borders are disappearing or being secured. Residents of the Greek island of Samos are divided on how to deal with the overcrowded refugee camp on their doorstep. The heroes of Poland's Solidarity movement reflect on the end of the Communist era and how their country has changed since.

Monday, October 21 at 3:30 am on 12.1

additional airdates

  • Tuesday, October 22 at 12:00 pm on 12.1
  • Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 am on 12.1

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series description

With Focus on Europe, DW has developed a new program that adds a more personal touch to the issues affecting people across the continent. The weekly magazine which replaced European Journal in October 2014 provides audiences an inside perspective on the diversity of people, places, conflicts and coexistence that define Europe. Focus on Europe presents genuine stories about the lives of real people - from the Polish blacksmith to the Finnish air traffic controller, from a British businessman to a Turkish women's activist. Reporters file their stories from all over the continent and special editions are devoted to a particular country or event. Focus on Europe will continue to attract audiences with up close, visually powerful, exciting and balanced profiles and reporting. Like its predecessor, this new series is a must see for everyone who wants to be an expert on Europe.