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tv   Focus on Europe  Deutsche Welle  October 24, 2019 5:30pm-6:01pm CEST

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don't you see how strong and it's still peaceful in every nation for your seat in the making and grandchildren are shy in. the an emotionally because it's arsenal in your sixty's on the w. . it. the at. the at it the at my. alone a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe with me peter craven and europe is it seems all our high a never before have there been so many drugs on the mark that cocaine consumption for instance is at record levels and there's also a flood of cheap drugs they come in tiny packages for just a few euros and the mixture might include dried herb's with
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a cocktail of chemicals it's strong stuff and extremely addictive the result is panic attacks dizziness palpitations and even fatalities where one place hard hit by this epidemic is greece's 2nd largest city thessaloniki we joined a former user there who is determined to understand the root causes of the problem and find a solution but it is not optimistic. as darkness descends on. drug dealers swarm into the city's parks. many are young migrants working for greek or albanian drug lords. the substances they sell are becoming cheaper and more dangerous for example the increasingly popular pot pourri also known as synthetic marijuana basically herbs coated with synthetic chemicals. used to be a drug addict himself today he's
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a social worker helping junkies get clean he's alarmed by the substance abuse in his home town these days and he wants to find out more about the drugs. he meets an old friend who is still part of vessel in the drug scene he tells them about a drug called. a cheap knock off version of crystal meth. the friend explains the dangers of pot pourri. it is a potent it's like heroin and what does it cost just $20.00 euros a bag i've sworn never to touch that stuff again my mother once found be tripping after taking it i thought i died. drug consumption in greece has been rising many attribute this to the country's youth unemployment rate of almost 40 percent. many drug users have psychological problems.
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it's in them now and then you do you have to be a good reason they just care about a drug been cheap and not about what's actually in that. category as this wants to learn more about the notorious pot pourri drug. he's heard it's even sold in some shots under the counter. after all it's a concoction of substances that are legally available like artificial fragrances. that's why drug expert fed on color is calling on greek authorities to act. he says the country faces are part of 3 and 6 epidemic it is quite a big deal because people. want it more and more because of its power it's a powerful it's a potent substance a potent drug unlike heroin here is a dollar we call a dollar here isn't really a briggs doll so this makes it also very attractive. the catastrophic
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effects of pot pourri and fisa are evident on thessaloniki street in some parts of town locals are too scared to leave their homes at night and some shopkeeper say the drug users are harming their business. but. they attack each other with stones clubs annoyance was not only people who want to cross the square feel unsafe and threatens yours also shopkeepers like goods are in mortal danger. i've heard about these new cheap drugs but we. all know there are many who consume them in the student neighborhood your particular. police are going after a dealer here. the country's new conservative government is clamping down on the drug trade there are now more police controls and the number of arrest has increased but often suspected dealers carry too few drugs on them to warrant
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a conviction. caddick has obtained a packet of the notorious pot pourri drug it looks like marijuana but it's far more dangerous 10 doses cost about 20 years it would be better to buy it this drug can be produced by anyone with just the basic understanding of chemistry. will have a major impact a new many people's lives we still don't know enough about the long term effects of this drug and attics. but it seems the drug lords couldn't care less night after night dealers spill out into the streets of. so what is it's a farce or a tragedy well one thing is for certain for chaos known as briggs it continues to rock every aspect of life in the united kingdom it's been especially traumatic for the hundreds of thousands of poles who have made the u.
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current their home in recent years now many say they no longer feel welcome and are heading back to poland but one man is doing all they can to persuade his fellow nationals to stay on. solid cursed pork belly on a bed of sauerkraut a polish style dish made with ingredients from the british county of campbell chair it's the creation of polish chef damien in virginia. i treat britain like my home and i cook my home food in my new home if maybe documents cited by you know that this is what i'm trying to do i try to create something completely completely new for this environment for these guests. his menu and his restaurant house of feasts reflect damian's identity he came to england in 2005. when poland joined the e.u. he's worked his way up even cooking for royalty like princess dan. and
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prince william. but most of his guests are eastern european. some of them don't even speak polish but they come in here they look on the dish or does doesn't look polish and then they eat the dish as if this is like my mom cooked so this is what i think makes me smile. house of feasts is located on the outskirts of peter bell in the east of england it's many factories and farms and workers from eastern europe who are long welcomed here with open arms. tens of thousands of poles settled here but since the grex referendum many feel unwelcome to be allowed to stay jen's girl lived here for 8 years and she's worried. the moment i don't want to have to go back to poland mainly because of my 13 year old son speaks very little politics will be so i don't think he has a future there is
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a president or is going to move. she's brought all of the documents which prove she's lived in the u.k. for more than 5 consecutive years to damien's restaurant outside of opening hours a polish social worker comes here to help people apply for settled status online. a lot of us have not been keeping these documents. you know this whole time because who would know that would actually be required at any point so the anxiety around the settlement scheme comes from comes from not being you know not not being sure whether they're going to be able to prove that settled state is even if they get it damien didn't get his at 1st either though he's lived in paid taxes in britain for 15 years but he fought back and now has the settled status by hosting free info sessions he hopes to stop more poles from leaving. the numbers in britain
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fell from around 1000000 to under 900000 last year making it harder to find staff illustrious is drastic is huge issue and well probably because of breaks because so many friends of mine already left. and they were well settled. we have also chefs which came here 56 years ago they work for me they left so he's also using the info sessions to recruit staff p.s.y. vision scott says thanks but no thanks against all odds damian plans to expand. your ass. he's done 12 trailers to sell his polish style dumplings from cambridge here although over the u.k. . now the
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russian capital moscow is of course a huge city and it's facing a huge garbage crisis there's very little recycling and waste sites are quite simply overflowing so the of origins had wanted to transport the problem to a so far unspoiled location more than a 1000 kilometers from moscow as i say that was the plan but in an unusual show of grassroots activism local residents are up in arms and the proposed garbage tip is an environmental disaster in the making. moscow with its $20000000.00 inhabitants is a rich metropolis responsible for a quarter of russia's gross domestic product. russia's capital both luxurious cars and restaurants catering for all tastes. on the flipside is this garbage a lot of garbage. most of it still ends up on dumps hardly any garbage is recycled . and therefore local authorities would like to use trains to transport the
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garbage here 1200 kilometers to the northeast she is a rail station a tiger a chance hunters found this construction site which came as a shock for local residents like on your check of. the plant but plan there is a 1st they said they were going to cut down $300.00 hectares of forest the heechee now it's already up to $3000.00 and this isn't what they're planning is unbelievable ready they simply want to destroy russia is not to install it. and activists worry about the swamp land becoming europe's largest dispose of facilities they believe toxics could see 1st into rivers and then into the sea certainly no ecological impact studies was commissioned a construction was never approved. a new chair caliber and other residents have started protesting. they blocked gas trucks so that the fuel had to be delivered by
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helicopter. joy it's there were 35 of us at the helicopter landing site when a group of at least 60 security personnel came toward us they started beating us and carrying us away asking. construction has been suspended but the atmosphere remains tense mass security personnel danced the site we recorded 2 and a policeman takes note on his phone. to night activists monitor the site where that construction might start again. but instead of fighting the muscle could learn from the. fears are experienced in garbage separation in the nearby town of earth citizens themselves constructed a central collection point for recyclables. to survive came up with the idea to separate recyclables into 10 different categories each symbol represents
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a different material and can be found in the packaging. the initiative and or the most has earned them warts and is inspiring others. kulik much about their own will with a realisation that life can't go on as before results from human beings learning and understanding by example. 100 over for the protesters and she. volunteers come from all over the region some of them have travelled by car for 12 hours. they've erected a camp and keep an eye on the sites day and night. the governor's promised jobs and investments into infrastructure schools and hospitals provided the dump will be constructed the activists want to prevent this at all costs. just a few meters away the operating company is passing out information a p.r.
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ploy explains the garbage from moscow and safely whether the boxes for them or construction here was just a policeman or in some an ancient. look at the 10 iraqi buildings like these trailers and the loading and unloading side of the minimal infrastructure necessary to start construction to start examination. of what. the activists don't believe a word he says they've called for further protests and over 20 russian cities. gladly pack up and leave as soon as the authorities decide to abandon construction plans for this dumping site until that happens will stay i don't always lie
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down the. marina and her husband take on shifts at the activists monitoring site too they don't want their efforts to be misunderstood as a conflict between cities and rural areas. we're not against moscow citizens that both they and their bosses need to understand that it's time to start separating garbage into give up plastic the activists emphasize that their protest is peaceful but we are repeatedly been told that if needs be they can start blocking rail tracks once garbage arrives from moscow. now the series of wars that followed the breakup of yugoslavia back in the 1990 s. were notoriously bitter and bloody and still today militant nationalism plagues the region with accusations and counter-accusations our reporters' visitors a small village in the sheba nick region of southern croatia where the serb minority has regularly be faced with violence but one local man boris petko says
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the time has come to begin to look to the future. the people of his job he will never forget the day a group of men attacked boys pet because bar boy s. his family and friends had been watching a football match when they stormed the bar beating up everyone inside and wrecking havoc. a 16 year old boy from the neighborhood was even hospitalized with a serious head injury. at the near local bomb west on his book there were 2 they werent local men. also spoken of it out of nowhere was john l. sellers actually they travelled here for more than 100 kilometers. one hour bits missing this was a premeditated attack south. yeah it is a reality of the last thing. i want the authorities to find out who organized this . and who sentiment was low it was you know the that i have. boris has since repair
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the damage some suspected attackers are now behind bars although the background of the attack has not been cleared up. boris who belongs to croatia serb minority has been subjected to intense online abuse from right wing croatians they accuse him of being a war criminal and ex police officer who tortured croatian prisoners of war. the authorities and media have never refuted d's accusations. he has made clear this wasn't me but go. silent. nobody has explained that i was only 12 years old when the war broke out. the legacy of the yugoslav wars is still evident today there croatian county i mean she beneath was once occupied by serbs and then retaken by croats many ruin still dot
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the region today thousands were massacred and fell victim to ethnic cleansing hundreds of thousands were forced to flee the retaking of conine during operation storm became a symbol of the croatian victory and is celebrated every year with great pomp and fanfare this year a president called linda grabbed architect of the church said she wished she'd fought alongside the croatian troops nationalism is on the rise in croatia attacks on the serb minority are increasing but the region's governor claims the attack was an isolated incident. well you know where no such incidents the situation is peaceful and stable there are no excesses hate crimes or anything like that. the croatian government sees things differently they've strongly condemned the attacks and are demanding that local authorities tracked down the perpetrators. but the problem is much bigger than the authorities want to let on says journalist
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vasco radulovich gangs chants nationalist slogans and stones are thrown into windows that night though she says only a fraction of the attacks become known. in villages where mainly older serbs live they don't want to talk about it when something like that happens or they have justified fears because something like the attack and you could happen anywhere. that's correct to live it has documented many such cases. here people's olive trees were chopped down they live from our lives there farmers of course no one asked them how high the damage was and they didn't get any compensation either. but boris is not intimidated he says he gets along with everyone whether serb. apart from the bar he runs a farm and has big plans soon he hopes to turn his bar into
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a restaurant that will serve meat he's raised himself. we have to look to the future not the past. we want to live work create something that's all about a t.v. . near his house is a commemorative plaque which remembers the 8 service killed here almost 15 years ago during operation storm they are died on a single day in all over over 60 old people who couldn't or wouldn't plea their killers are still at large here history is long from being forgotten. now on a very different know the illegal drug trade is a large lucrative around a growing market it's driven by the fact that more and more people in prosperous countries like germany want purebred pets or knock down prices and that demand is
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satisfied mainly by unscrupulous suppliers from eastern europe however the nimble rights activists stefan klipsch tyson has made it his mission to expose the illicit trade which requires some real courage as we find out now. steffen clips time and a friend of his are on their way to the next case they want to expose illegal dog smugglers in berlin. they pretend they want to buy this puppy. the smugglers were filmed with a hidden camera. and you can get it for 500 on. this deal is a trap. the police take action animal welfare worker stefan clips dine here on the left witnesses scenes like this almost every day that's right. and animal rights activists use these methods to work against romanian dog smugglers. if they want to save the animals.
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or to thailand to live years or inflamed i inflammation here inflammation. of the dog is perhaps 8 to 10 weeks old he shouldn't be in germany and he shouldn't be sold here if you were called the. puppies can only be legally exported within the e.u. from the age of 15 weeks. they have to have received all their required vaccinations before hand clips time works to ensure these laws are upheld he's been attacked and injured by smugglers many times. needed or it could be anyone speaking out or doing something against this face has been stalked and intimidated. so much so nobody is doing anything against it because if you do then you'll be facing a lot of trouble for rick and clip stein looks for dubious ads on the internet he says 8 out of 10 ads on
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e bay classified are illegal. most puppies imported illegally come from eastern europe especially romania that's where the dog mafia uses another trick they also smuggle stray mongrels as well as pedigree dogs. it sounds strange at 1st how can. make money with stray dogs because there one can just touch dogs in the street and get them from animal shelters or given away for free and with their missile together with then they're sold in germany of course and money is made because people take pity because of the record a lot of. rest the romanian capital stray dogs are a big problem here. battles the smugglers the other end of this criminal network he files police reports and tries to get lost changed he also started an animal shelter for rescued darks. this one was dumped by
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smugglers when marya's exposed them today he's part of the household. photos of stray dogs are also part of the business and shady animal welfare groups in germany are involved working with their romanian partners together they raise money on the internet mostly through facebook setting off a string of profits. flooding them live with this sort of start rescue us right we need money for the transport and the germans the italians the brits start to pay so you raise a few $1000.00 fellow docs into a van and bring them to a shelter where they look for sponsors again the same people who already gave money donate again sister use that's what we're. back in berlin stephan clips diners looking for political support he meets with beyond voice that animal rights expert of the christian democratic party. that's your sister the author of i'm often on my
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own documenting researching and contacting the police of the view that i often feel like the political will to actively clamp down and this is lacking. that's fine for us to. go ahead both but this is actually the state's job every local councillor should have an animal rights department like. up to now authorities haven't been effectively clamping down on dog smuggling not just walking with it infuriates me that this is still possible with selling animals online still has not been banned. as a dog lover stephan clip stein wants to ensure that all the dogs being smuggled to germany month after month get the protection if they deserve. that's all from focus on europe this time around thanks so much for joining us and if you'd like to see any of our reports again just go to our own plenty on d.w.
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