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tv   Focus on Europe - Spotlight on People  Deutsche Welle  January 4, 2018 12:30pm-1:01pm CET

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now attack our innovations magazine for. every week and look into the future dot com science and research. this is the good news coming up from behind but all right to our correspondent news in central istanbul i'm joined by the helicopter you know his political correspondent on those stories in just a minute but first this news just in it's all about perspective closer to w. c s i. alone a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe i'm peter craven a new presenter joining michelle henery here on the show and let me say it's great
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to have you with us now people around the world have been celebrating the new year and they will have done so of course in lots of different ways many will have been at done single clubbing and some of them will have taken party drugs like ecstasy or amphetamine and one of the biggest market places in the world for these synthetic drugs is in the netherlands in the province of north that borders belgium and lies close to germany here the drugs are mixed in laboratories into sometimes deadly combinations the dutch police say they are determined to clamp down on this highly lucrative trade and our reporter has joined them on a major raid. the team briefing these police officers rely on leads from informers in the drug scene that's why they want to remain anonymous the preparations make it clear this is no run of the mill mission. in
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a warehouse located in an industrial area and they stumble upon some fifty thousand liters of formic acid it's used to produce speed. officer rob the fray knows about chemistry and says without a doubt a major passed. how much do you think this will be worth on the black market. chemicals have a retail value of about two hundred thousand euros. on the black market this is worth about two million and once it's been turned into one phantom and it can bring in fifty or sixty million euros. but getting the right dosage can be a problem the wrong combination can be deadly but it's possible to get pills analyzed before that paul. charles don't months himself a former drug addict works for this data operated service its purpose is to monitor
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the drug market uses and try to keep particularly harmful substances out of circulation but goldman says their advice often goes on heated. if you take a. laser again you will not get that feeling what do they do it. more often more and then the way to watch and they only feel the energy and they go last year we had seven deadly incidents or. the police confiscated a large quantity of cannabis in a residential area in the city of. and they also discovered a mobile drug. in a garret if the ventilation system were to fail or something were to catch fire this could be a major hazard. not only to criminals are in danger of being injured or even dying but the people who live around such a lab and they're in danger as well and that act like the drug money is giving
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criminals more and more influence on the rest of society that's something we really don't want healthy law either i click a family of need hill successful raids like this usually take the neighbors completely by surprise rarely did they suspect that when the friendly folks in the house next door said they were self employed they were actually engaged in something so illegal. and europe's drug trade is estimated to be worth a staggering twenty four billion euros it's still growing and consumers well it has to be assumed continue to pay with their lives. now all countries are secretive about their nuclear programs that particularly applies to france where there are fears that radioactive waste that a military complex close to the heart of the capital paris may pose a grave threat to the people of the area what's called for divorce sure was for
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decades used for small scale atomic experiments now it's being developed as a gypsum quarry so how dangerous is the site our reporter has met with a local resident turned activist. and his friends want to give their neighbors a wake up call at the marketplace in the village of v.t. patty c. twenty kilometers from paris. they want people here to know that they may have been exposed to high levels of radiation for decades ever since the french army conducted nuclear tests in the area in the one nine hundred fifty s. . tumors are being darkness which are completely abnormal and there's no reliable explanation for them we must do something a most of all we must get the defense department to finally reveal what happened here fifty years ago he said. the possible threat comes from here
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for a military facility that covers forty five square kilometers starting in one nine hundred fifty five france's atomic energy commission began experimenting with enriching uranium and developing detonators for atomic bombs on the site. can i go to asia was a local politician for many years. he spent much of his childhood here. while playing soccer matches he remembers often hearing muffled explosions. we all wondered whether something dangerous had happened but as i remember many people's initial response was they can't be doing anything dangerous because we're just twenty kilometers away from paris. but perhaps residents didn't know the truth recently it's come to light that not everything was under control last summer sacks filled with radioactive waste were found at the site they
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were discovered by workers from. a firm which makes construction materials it had bought the property to mine for gypsum. now has been instructed to simply decontaminate the site without knowing exactly what took place here the nuclear tests conducted here are still considered to be military secrets a company spokesman says they're proceeding cautiously. at a site like this which is just it's easy to spot these objects which are atypical and don't belong here he passed his info on to a specialist right away and he takes care of the decontamination. but do and his fellow activists call that procedure irresponsible they've sought help from the commission for independent research and information on radioactivity a french ngo. nuclear physicist the notion of
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a hole shows us for instance how one side of the tile poses no danger while the other side is highly radioactive. he says the same applies to the ground at the nuclear site. to decontaminate a site like this you have to go over every surface with a fine tooth comb and as soon as you start removing the earth you must keep taking measurements because as soon as it's a few centimeters on the ground this uranium is no longer detectable even with high performance geiger counters. despite the risk of being exposed to radiation plateaux is letting its workers continue digging in the process soil contaminated with radiation could be mixed with uncontaminated earth france's nuclear safety authority has imposed legal requirements yet stringent controls to ensure their implementation are lacking. the firm is primarily responsible for
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ensuring protection against radiation on its site. we compost a guard at the sites exit to check every truck that leaves the premises that's not our own. order. says it's a scandal he's convinced that the french state just wants to rid itself of the possibly radioactive soil. as you might imagine there's collusion between the state on the construction materials make up on one hand it's in the french state's interest for us to forget everything as quickly as possible so we won't keep asking questions and on the other the sites by our. wants to get its hands on the gypsum under the ground as quickly as possible. plans to keep on fighting until the full story of the nuclear testing
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is on earth but by then it could be too late to do much about it. let's go to russia now which is a country where you might expect women to enjoy equal rights after all most historians agree that women played a crucial role in the russian revolution what's more they won the rights a vote earlier than women in a number of other european countries but all that was a century ago today feminism is widely viewed as an import from the west and women are complaining about growing sexism and discrimination some are fighting back. it looks like there's more on offer here than just refreshments. the female flight attendants on russia's national carrier aeroflot a young charming and attractive without exception. these women on the other hand were subjected to discrimination by the company russia is waging
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a war on women they say and along with hundreds of other flight attendants they are the losers. for me i was ready for because i got a call from management saying they wanted to have some photos taken i only realized later how humiliating it was they took a portrait and a full body photo they wanted me to stand at a forty five degree angle then they divided us up like cattle according to who was allowed to fly where the. aeroflot discussed their actions openly declaring passengers prefer to see slim women male flight attendants were not subject to such restrictions. the women were to settle for less pay and a lower ranking so evgenia greener and irina your own solemn sky owner took aeroflot to court and one the company was told it could not dictate the size of its flight attendants clothing. but although we won in court nothing changed for us.
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they still never put me on as a senior flight attendant. but when you got the bill it became psychologically unbearable it was just terrible there was constant pressure. they would turn the other female colleagues against us especially the younger ones one of the women left the company the other was no longer put on the better paid international flights despite having twenty years of experience. russian women frequently suffer discrimination there are a few places in the world where so many jobs are off limits to women and the gender equality bill tabled back in twenty eleven has failed to make headway for. them take google for example google russia told me they have no one responsible for gender equality but google has equality commissioners everywhere but not in russia the concept has apparently not caught on here the country isn't ready for it. yet.
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sank says i'm sells well this is a commercial for a beverage nothing out of the ordinary. and they speak to take his advert for an asian restaurant she's from some petersburg he says she can do asian too and can satisfy my appetite anytime anywhere. state television has even made fun of the victims of hollywood producer harvey weinstein's and expressed sympathy with the perpetrator. some russian women have even protested in favor of weinstein standing outside the u.s. embassy in moscow their posters read. harvey makes me excited harvey come to russia . but these two women in some petersburg are looking to change that attitude their graffiti targets russian to booze. feminism or death is what they've sprayed on this war a few men watch them at work feminism is seen as
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a western idea put out by aggressive ugly women feminists are off. when attacked these two women form a d.j. started their own clothing label ironic slogans draw attention to ordinary things like menstruation or pubic hair they make underwear that reads welcome to the jungle or like a virgin they fight for women to have the right to live out their sexuality and dress as they please. the most and that they were on the one hand women are supposed to be a super house why it was faithful submissive sweet innocent forever young and always at home in the kitchen. and on the other hand they have to be sexy dress provocatively always look stylish and wear high heels with think about it but i don't like a walker they also sell our backs and give the proceeds to women shelters half of all russian women are thought to suffer sexual violence or harassment at some stage many say sexism is on the rise in russia. and that i will not i think put in as the
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ultimate patriarch a patriarchal society is his entire ideology. russian television shows flatter me and putin giving a successful business woman his father yet bice. the boy. don't forget to fulfill your demographic judy. in one thousand nine hundred seventeen it was russia's women who went out to protest last helping to trigger the revolution and the overthrow of those arms they gained the right to vote long before most western women did and they were the first to gain the right to a legal abortion feminism flourished here. but one hundred years later the tide has turned under the tsars the small me cathedral complex in some petersburg operated a finishing school for young ladies where they were trained to be good mothers and
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officers wives now there's a school for girls here based on the same principles. of the nobility here they learn to play feminine instruments like the heart the parents are fully behind it. she insists they need to learn here how to be women sell much has been lost today in what it means to be a woman they wear jeans have to work but i think a woman should remain a woman. because to reach those that. the girls learn history and french etiquette and dance patience and humility courses like this are in high demand not just for girls but also for adult women seeking to become more feminine and the secret of this femininity is simple. the man is the head of the family the wife is there to support him she is the
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mother wife that's her primary purpose on the genius. one hundred years after the first women's revolutionary march in russia many modern girls are once again aspiring to become princesses. now many mornings i cycle to work through the tear gas and park in the heart of berwyn and it's impossible to overlook the rising number of homeless people many of them from eastern europe local authorities were already struggling to deal with the problem but alarm bells really began to ring when a boeing woman was recently murdered in the park the suspect a young homeless chechen man for focus on europe linda fear has been looking into the situation of the homeless in berlin and she met up with me from poland at central alexanderplatz which he calls home. even though he lives in the middle of berlin he feels as if you were invisible three years ago me how
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came you with nothing but a backpack since then he's been sleeping on the streets. when i first came here i slept at alexanderplatz back then i was one of a larger group of ten or fifteen people who slept under this bridge all of us were polish and the russians joined us people of the same kind stick together. we were all in the same situation. more and more immigrants from eastern europe live on the streets of berlin the number is estimated at between three thousand and ten thousand but this estimate is not official me how has given up on finding an apartment he's gotten used to his life on the streets he knows most of the homeless in this area including this young polish woman they help each other and protect each other against violent attacks day and night. there are many
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things that you yourself can't change. that makes a lot of people in the city feel unsafe in september a woman was killed by homeless men while walking through the park on her way to the subway the district mayor is under a lot of pressure he warns that the situation is getting out of control for park officials who deal with eastern european homeless people. both parties here in the we don't know what would happen if we kick them out if we say you are no longer allowed to sleep here they might throw beer bottles at us or spray us with urine that was what they told me in a confidential employee meeting with and that was when i realized that we cannot solve the social problems that are happening in poland hungary and remain here in our parks. tells us that berlin is a magnet for east european homeless he says it's easy to live here without any
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money because there are so many charitable institutions. he visits a center for young homeless people twice a week there he can wash his clothes shower sleep and eat about three hundred fifty people come here almost all of them from eastern europe politicians looked the other way for years when it came to homeless people they tell us here the topic only began to get public attention when the stream of migrants from eastern europe increased done. i think perlin and germany as a whole has to admit that not only well situated europeans benefit from open borders. understood and i believe that deportation is not the solution. many homeless don't want to return to their home country for various reasons. but deportation is exactly the topic that is being
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discussed by germany and poland in the near future polish social workers will be coming to berlin to try to convince their homeless countryman to return. i don't want to go back to poland under any circumstances too much as happened. i have bad memories of them. if i went back i do something i'd regret. well i have a daughter then it's not easy for me but the world when i'm there i do things that i shouldn't or thoughts as well for tickets. and he's more afraid of this and getting through a freezing winter on the streets he says one day he'll tell his daughter what went wrong his life but until then he'd rather just stay invisible. now one way to prevent young men and boys from falling into the clutches of militant muslim groups is to go to the places where they are typically recruited
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and that is precisely what karima mabrouk does the champion kickboxer is a member of a dea radicalization project in the austrian capital vienna it's called not in god's name the idea top martial arts performers offer the youngsters coaching in the hope of winning their hearts and minds the project has the backing of two ministries but what happens next under austria's new government that includes the far right freedom party. kickboxing is much more than a sport says kareem i broke he says it also teaches valuable life lessons. for the brain for the kids combat sports teaches kids determination it teaches them never to give up in life to have dreams and pursue them. he says kids with a focus are less likely to get radicalized by religious extremists. that's the idea behind his kickboxing project not in god's name. just twenty four korean mabrouk
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has already won the austrian kickboxing championship several times and has competed all over europe and if. he can't get into the ring today due to an injury so he's cheering on his training partner. is an assert known to recruit young people from the combat sports scene not a guard's name once to end that they've just posted a new video online. in the rivers you have to give it your all and be aggressive but after the fight we're all brothers is a great gardeners if you're a jew a muslim or a christian is outside the ring we treat each other with respect because when preachers tell you you can't make it in austria know this we are a community you are welcome here. still these athletes
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are positive role models they often visit schools to talk to students about islamic extremism. you can either with or heard about the attacks once a man drove into a crowd of people with a truck he had a black eye as fine. so no muslim no human being should ever do this no matter what his or her background no. nobody should be murdered. i am trying to do the best i can and to lead by example an example of a good muslim. my group who has the gyptian roots is a devout muslim he prays five times a day. born in vienna he says life is becoming more difficult for muslims in austria. muslim even as a kid the fact that i am a muslim was in issues people would make comments about it. yes
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people often give you weird looks or make you feel unwelcome we fear things are going to get worse. you know austria's new political situation is putting anti radicalization efforts like these in jeopardy that would lead to more cases like that of emre who became acquainted with sympathizers while in jail. i felt the state hated those who've emigrated here foreigners so i thought i might as well give them a real reason to hate me that's what motivated me to get involved with i.a.s. . shifting. not in god's name wants to reach kids before the radicals do they offer free training sessions around town and they're open to everybody muslims jews christians everyone. is committed to the project whether the austrian state supports him in his efforts or not.
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well good luck to karriem in his efforts to use the martial arts to fight for tolerance in austria and that's all for focus on europe this time around to get in touch with us and let us know what you think about the show for now for me it's bye bye and. the future. yeah fuck yeah yeah but. you're.
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