tv Focus on Europe Deutsche Welle May 30, 2019 6:30am-7:01am CEST
since you seem to be. discovering and. subscribe to the documentary. alone a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe with me peter craven and we begin with good news for europe because roumania finally appears to be taking up the battle against the corruption that is endemic in the country and justice it
seems has finally caught up with this man livia dragon they have the most powerful politician in rumania has been sentenced to 300 half years in prison for incitement to abuse of office in the past dragnet has been accused of electoral fraud and embezzlement among other things somehow though he always managed to get off the hook but the scam he's now being found guilty of means that people like jett are thrown chairs suffered years of neglect. it's morning in alexandria one of the poorest towns in romania we're on our way to meet one of the local residents. inject outrun chaya lives in this tiny room just 10 square meters but she wants to move out she grew up in an orphanage and has no idea where her parents are. cannot read or write.
she says her life at the orphanage was miserable. enough for all barnie i got small benefit payments from the state until i was 18 but people at the orphanage kept taking my money and those were really tough times they used to beat me and a lot of the other kids would have no one helped us i had to hold out my hands and then they'd beat them with a stick or block when i want it that way. there jess says that the local youth welfare office was supposed to look after them but didn't. the office made headlines a few years ago when it was targeted as part of the corruption investigation. at the center of the investigation was leave you truck enough head of romania's social democrat party and a senior official in parliament. in 2018 jack now was convicted on corruption
charges dating back to his time as a regional government administrator. he appealed and lost. and has now been sent to prison. attila beadle is a prominent investigative journalist he followed the darkness case closely and provided written evidence to prosecutors testified that the local youth welfare office failed to transfer children to foster families and did not involve them in a local school that had just been built the school never opened. all of that of them he may be possible but to. too late these were hired by a local protection services agency. but those pulling these never work there but they worked in the office of the local bar that he's bought the. this is the headquarters of the social democrat party in alexandria where doc and i used to
have an office. this party member admitted she was given a job at the youth welfare office and earned a salary but never did any work there. i'm not going to talk about god or his trial. but if you make mistakes you have to pay for them harriet that. jetta would agree with that but right now she's trying to find out where her mother is living. she turns to the youth welfare office for help even though the office did little to improve her life at the orphanage. if the group got more than worth it if they look you're an adult out so we're no longer responsible for you read it and we have no idea whether your mother is still alive or i can't help hear about. jet or fears that she may never find her family also so but i'm angry nobody cares about us
especially the politicians also. where she was in parliament that now had pushed for legislation that would weaken anticorruption laws critics said he was likely trying to protect himself and his colleagues against possible criminal charges but voters in romania this month approved a non-binding referendum that said the laws should stay just as they are. back in alexandria that has had added stops by to visit. she's the young woman's only friend here but she can't do much to help her. i have to take care of everything all by myself i'm still waiting for something to happen. jet at lunch i am hopes that the children of the orphanage will one day find justice and the chance for a better life. now each year some $10000000.00
tonnes of plastic waste end up in the world's oceans and the people of norway are among those who are increasingly concerned about the impact that it's having on the thousands of kilometers of coastal waters for instance those around the city of baghdad and our report begins with one man from the area who's been an anti waste activists since he was shocked into action 2 years ago. rumiko assertion is how the clean up effort got started with a tragic incident off this island near vatican norway that happened in january 27th . the doctor thought it would be hot in the probe a rare beaked whale that was found stranded in shallow waters. every attempt to herded back to the open sea failed the whale was weekend emaciated and eventually had to be euthanized.
when scientists at the university of bath again examine the whale they made a discovery its stomach was full of plastic bags. people in norway were horrified by the images tens of thousands flocked to the beaches to help. with the. high cost of the coastal service had about $60000.00 trash bags on hand well enough for 5 years. there but it will come back but in no time at all they were all gone from everybody wanted to go out and collect plastic waste because. ronald gross are used to work for the oil industry now he joins teams of volunteers to clean up plastic trash among the countless inlets bays and islands of noways west coast today's destination is a small uninhabited island off barrack and these volunteers are members of
a society of engineers most of the waste that washes on the shore here comes from britain or big ships many of the bags and bottles have disintegrated into bits and pieces for the plastic collectors it's a never ending task. faster the deeper you dig the more you turn up and it's pretty frustrating after this experience. i'll be even more careful about using plastic and i'll make sure that i dispose of it properly. but it's a hot issue. even the snacks the volunteers have brought along are sealed in plastic avoiding plastic entirely isn't easy. but it. got a lot of thought but now we want to put pressure on industry in the government to look for alternatives to the use of plastic but for me personally make i'd like to keep on catching lobster here in the sea at my doorstep and i'd like my kids to be
able to do that to them. it's got barlow and also. just 4 hours of work at 5 trash bags filled with plastic. that home room ago sir posts what they've achieved on the internet the site keeps track of every section of coastline the collection team cleans up given the length of norway's coastline that's a herculean task. but meanwhile every political party in the country supports the initiative. the us is. studies have shown that for every quarter or euro the state spends on supporting the volunteer effort it gets 10 times that value back in return 1st because of the clean up work itself but also because of the weight boosts environmental awareness and social solidarity
that. we want to go sure and other activists have had a plaque set up at the place where this environmental initiative began in memory of the whale that came to such a painful and here and then log on with a stomach full of plastic you brought us the message about what is happening to the oceans thank you for waking us up with. a wake up call that's intended to be heard far beyond the coast of norway. well with the yellow vests far rights populists and declining opinion poll ratings from says president emanuel my craw is under pressure from all sides the french people are clearly not happy with their leader with many saying they feel left behind especially in rural areas but in one small town at the foot of the french alps they're putting up a fight against bureaucratic indifference and they've adopted
a distinctly how should i say sheepish strategy to help support the local parents and their children. their comfortable existence on a lush meadows of clay and you can a little is about to come to an end the sheep are rather unusual they're about to start school they've already been rolled out the paperwork spin submitted down to their birth certificates. is this a joke to guy 11 and the other parents in town it's serious business. and it's not my fault they're just one man i spoke to michelle at the peony festival i know him and know he's a shepherd i mean so i went up to him and asked him if he could help save our children's class at school. francis' national school administration wants to close the class at the local elementary school. the students were to be assigned to other
classrooms to start that the class needed new students even if these aren't all that interested in book learning. i'm glad to help the community it's exact same story with the sheep stable for 300 sheep 15521 just too many and then the sheep suffer a school is pretty much the same 15 children a class works well the 35 is a whole different story. much to the joy of their new classmates michelle herded his flock in the town. when they were registered for the coming school year which will start in september. yeah commands just showed up at school and we were allowed to pep them to me. although the class was short only 5 students the authorities told the school it would be disbanded with no warning. the parents are still dismayed. i said you may seem hopeless exists if the children are
just numbers to them we're treated like sheep so we're using humor to protest so much and no one wants this so we can just resign ourselves to it's we have to fight back. the mayor supports their protest a few years ago the ministry of education told him to build an annex at the school and now they want to eliminate a class he says that's absurd. let's put it did he didn't do it to convert don't throw. their name the parents have the support of the municipal council so it's an intelligent alliance so the parents are trying to protest in humorous ways but they could also take more radical measures because the prison structures are different drugs. occupying a school. bus ride by the school or were you. the school doesn't want to comment on the protest everyone's presenting
a united front they believe the authorities haven't grasped yet that this is about more than a single class at school rural france is being neglected. offaly defect in france if you live in a rural area your added disadvantage it's called territorial discrimination the next largest city is pretty far away but they still wanted to shut down our bus route and now they want to close the class at school no famine class as part of their protests the parents about the posted to schools new extension building for sale online vulgar classroom for sale very good condition constructed in 2012 no water damage no dry rot good insulation no it's best us beyond. the residence of camperdown say they may live in the countryside but they're not sheep who will simply do what they're told. no to denmark which projects itself as a country that is cool cosy and above all tolerant bartz tensions over the issue of
migration looks to be the hottest topic in june national election and those tensions have been stoked by a law listing $29.00 areas such as the myan the park and district of copenhagen is ghettos yes you heard right ghettos it's all in response to politicians not just from the far right but even the social democrats who've been vying with each other to outdo themselves in a race to the bottom each claiming that danish nurse is under threat. copenhagen's old new how and nightlife district the town hall and the tivoli amusement park every year millions of tourists come to denmark the country that's become famous for coziness not in cars or keeps a slice of the traditional denmark alive with his snack bar offering a smooth and poses sausages instead of kabob pizza and falafel.
discovered by those who want to hold on to what defines their nationality let's very important many day in stone even know what a real pulse of or a smaller bill is any more that only a few people still sell them about sex and. they've given over the last of this and many danes feel the national identity is threatened by neighborhoods like new park and one of 29 neighborhoods the government has designated a ghetto mohammad a slum has been living here for nearly 30 years unemployment and crime are above the danish average education and household incomes below over half the residents are immigrants or their parents or grandparents were the danish parliament wants to abolish the ghettos over the next decade mohammad us mom feels marginalized by the new law all for the at the as far as i was born in the non-western countries and spent the 1st 7 years of my childhood in pakistan he basically under the new law
now counts as a negative criterion for all 4 of my children it's so discriminatory to say that to a person who grew up here feels at home here and gets by with no problems and says he's got. mohammad runs a did use of a university student and resident of the park and there is crime here but use of says that's no reason to lump everyone here together with any of the white and when one person commits a crime it hurts us all even though i and all my friends go to university and but nobody talks about them. they only talk about the ones who commit crimes and. by they he means in particular the right wing populists like ross miss pollard dunn who's been agitating against me on a park and he's the head of the strong course party a new anti islam group in denmark with police protection he enters neighborhoods where many muslims live deliberately provoking people then he posts the videos online because it demonstrating and cites his right to free speech even going so
far as to burn the koran in a public that big gap that it can get out of here. yet no you get out of her country. where we have. to counter protesters chant no racists in our cities in the near abroad district protesters call for a liberal cosmopolitan denmark and an end to racism and xenophobia. giving up oh my god i'm hearing lots of stories from children who tell me in the schoolyard their classmates play who's the next to get thrown out you because you're a muslim that's damaging to the children they feel like they're danes it's not this is and that's no. catarina sarah onsen is a political scientist at the europa think tank in copenhagen she's been observing political developments in her country with growing alarm. in the show i distrust it's immigration has become the main campaign issue for all the parties in denmark
and they all take more or less the same stand whether on the right or on the left of the political spectrum to be distributed. even the social democrats are taking a hard line on immigration an indication of how the political climate has changed. as a kid who missed the fair in the election campaigns of the past 2 or 3 years the parties have actually been trying to outdo each other as to who's the toughest on foreign as an ethnic minorities that opens the door. for certain politicians to carry racist ideologies from the parliament out among the people. on board video of a lunatic before turning 400 years ago shakespeare wrote something is rotten in the state of denmark many here believe this famous quote is more relevant now than ever before. so on a very different note indeed it's time to dip into the british music scene and introduce you to 2 guys who are described as the oldest rappers in the world pete
and bass from london a both in their seventy's but they're punchy and edgy and growly would you believe it is their thing the 2 cockneys is best known track shut your marrow through instantly went viral 1st bumped into each other in a corner shop. directly behind the skyscrapers of london's financial district there's a completely different world low income housing estates in the shadow of big banks . still this district is filled with people who have interesting stories to tell. to find a lot of those people in this corner shop. for example bass. every friday he heads for the back of the shop to give the owner's son keyboard lessons. this is all that the boy. ramble beginning still with oh
jesus dog doo that why didn't he and he got mozart in these attic when your blokes yeah i think when you're older you know you're not really forever and you think i'm in for a good time not for a long time what. you got this true young you got this tree a life you gotta shake you bloody yard before you die as i yeah. one day pete happened by the shop he lives nearby and he's also a musician. no one even bast became good friends right away. it's just a group for the again it's a lot old moment yeah just been playing in it was up yeah yeah we're in vegas we don't hear you explain it to us we don't know what is friendship in the kids now now. let's friendship see that we just buy yourself each other there's so that we
realise that we're 99 percent of the stuff we do have are the songs you see nonces we don't have. this sheer nonsense are there music videos featuring rhyme and underground genre that emerged in london some 20 years ago. sure it's great to see . which. bhasin people love it though they're both over 70 the grandfathers of grind are hits even if they still make their own breakfast fry up. they create their music here in a one room apartment rented by their producer steve he helps them with the digital technology but bass and pete compose all the songs themselves. that your men now fill entire concert halls playing music that has its origins in black urban cultures. bright people as
a rule people driving is no ego that there's no bullshit it's just real human being here just being themselves well i can feel good and all things running and swimming upstream we would love busy. and every child one of them gets when they want to get better and better and better better and better yet. a know if a few idle life or. its biggest fan is his 15 year old granddaughter lily now she's going to see him in concert really got interested in grime music in the 1st place and she kept trying to more right. to go in. charge of the bad. bad. bad but she can't charge him back there she was a bit more stern. george felos open to it. clearly doesn't have to change the station anymore and now she
can even watch pete on you tube where he's become a star. that's grandad. in the back show charts. and then. also see how the last crowd of baghdad i tried my friend and i'll snap shots as well. teach them how to trick in brighton lily has given pete and bass some pointers on how to improve their stage show. to take should be. more secure. she says. one speed and bass take the stage they look like they've been doing this their whole lives.
in the bottom up economics of my. mom nothing really just. fit. but the next morning people flex on the fact that he hasn't got a whole lot of time left to enjoy a career in the music business. they'll go bad a challenge you got. me it i want to get there you know either one of those is really what is there is there is called thought taxation that's going to happen anyway as if he were to get a call and call it for me. but for now pete and bass will give it all they've got it keeps them feeling young and they're determined to make their mark in the music world while they still can. great stuff so now you know go out there and shake it the tree of life while you
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