tv Focus on Europe - Spotlight on People Deutsche Welle May 6, 2018 6:30am-7:01am CEST
the news on. the inside you sounds. good. but. people who put big dreams on their big screen. my baby magazines on the dumbing it quote. the at. my. low and a very warm welcome indeed to focus on europe with me peter craven and europe is booming people from around the world are flocking to the old coincident which is good for the tourist industry but it's a huge challenge for especially popular destinations like one of my favorites
venice not least because of the monster cruise ships twelve stories high and three hundred metres in length itself right into the heart of the city bringing with them tens of thousands of tourists well for the very first time in the history of venice the city of thora these have been putting up barriers to limit access to the main attractions the little one there with thirty million visitors a year it's good for business argues the mayor of venice but the cruise ships and the crowds are real roading the character of the city says unesco which is threatening to strip venice of its status as a world heritage site many venetians meanwhile are saying basta enough is enough. every time tour guide paolo put it so crosses the reale to a bridge he can't help but wonder where did his charming city go the one that's now overrun with millions of tourists how can that as protect itself from the onslaught
of visitors he's sure this piece of world cultural heritage won't survive as a photo backdrop alone sipping. my love for this city makes me seek out places and people who are keeping venice alive. because there are enough people who are countersteering and navigating the city into troubled waters. because they get it through and i guess that when they're going to. like most phoenicians paolo lives from tourism which presents him with a dilemma he now conducts special tours to draw attention to the city's problems like in his own district where rents are rising as flats are being used as holiday homes more and more of the nations are moving away at the bar paolo frequence then as his decline is a hot topic. twenty years ago the city was full of craftspeople who produce things for the local people
upholsterers carpenters locksmiths bookbinders. they're all gone today no one makes mattresses or repairs shoes anymore. and that's when did the nation's pride is this all that's left of their once a prosperous trading city power shows us the america. the old fish and vegetable market now it's just a tourist trap venice has become a city in which few people actually live. here there are more tourists taking photos than paying customers that provokes people which is why a few fishmongers are considering asking for money to pose for photos in front of this tourist backdrop that a particular. the cruise ships are also a huge problem activist stefano micheletti is outraged not only do these huge vessels flood the city with daytrippers they're also threatening the lagoon cities
very foundations remain. the big ships propellers have a piston effect. they china the subsoil so clay and silt from the lagoon are gradually washed into the open sea. ice core for them. as a result venice a city built on wooden piles is slowly sinking and could eventually be completely underwater but nicoletti isn't giving up his citizens initiative has managed to prevent even more cruise ships from coming into venice. on the bus from around the . uk when a ship like that goes by the water level in the nearby canals sinks by around twenty centimeters and then rises again right afterwards due to the displacement this hugely powerful force eats away at the foundations of the palaces churches and bridges. but not everyone in venice is happy about nicollette is initiative the port authority has invested millions of euros in modern cruise terminals now due to
the success of the protests only half of them can be used. for four years we've been listening to these fears that our ships could even ram into venice i can only keep reassuring people even with the biggest ships the chances of that happening are zero. so the industry is still fighting to keep the huge ships cruising by st mark's square it's a business worth millions but resistance is growing also due to the exhaust fumes the ships release into the air. more and more of the nation's feel their city is not on the right course. but these the got a fuss so far big construction projects have been decided by the corporations operating the port and the airport but it's only about growth ever bigger ever more as for the city's welfare there's no strategy whatsoever. that makes paolo petruchio both angry and sad each year venice is fifty five thousand residents are
overrun by thirty million tourists many think the time has come for radical counter strategies but of the cemented it's paradoxical but the best tourist for venice is the one who stays at home we're more than full up with thirty million visitors a year. it's clear something must be done to reduce the number of visitors to a reasonable figure but for that to happen the nations will have to sacrifice some tourist dollars to save their beloved city. and we go to istanbul now where me how to poland turkey and has lost the daughter who was his pride and joy seventeen year old haley and was on her way home when she was shot and killed by a young man who claimed to be her former boyfriend who each day on average five people were gunned down in turkey and since the failed coup in the summer of two thousand and sixteen the number of firearms in private hands has exploded the
consequences are devastating not least because many of the victims are girls and young women. nihad pile until a kid has barely set foot in his daughter's room since she was murdered he leans desk bed and dressing table are all still there. she was preparing to go to college diplomas. and i was looking forward to framing her university diploma and putting it up on the wall but that will never happen now. last october seventeen year old helen was murdered on her way home in istanbul the culprit a male acquaintance who shot and killed her shortly after she had turned down his advances incidents like these are becoming all too common in turkey helen's father has called for stricter gun laws. i want to see at least the many
illegal arms confiscated that would save many lives because many of these firearms are owned by an educated people who have a sick mentality. doesn't need long to find the spot where his daughter was killed it looks like a war zone the culprit fired repeatedly on his daughter with a semiautomatic rifle he was later apprehended the man who illegally sold him a gun however was quickly released. i or anyone else could end up being shot soon too. this has to stop i don't want others having to live through what i've endured i lost my child. enough. there are now fatal shootings on the streets of turkey every day heavy rains for my
school friends were shocked by had death but they know how easy it is to buy a gun needs days. it's simple you order a firearm online and it's delivered to your doorstep incredible really. it's illegal to buy arms online in turkey but that does little to allay the concerns of girls and young women the most common victims of male gun crime. sure we're scared every day this street corner reminds us of the danger. there are an estimated twenty million illegal guns in turkey. every day there are five gun related fatalities murders accidents and suicides. private gun ownership rose by more than twenty percent last year now an initiative made up of citizens groups and newspapers is speaking out.
the whole of is it well thought callers it's become easier to get a gun license or you need is a clean police record and medical clearance. did you say also also crime and political volatility i have increased in the past decade. and penalties for illegally owning a gun negligible. fifty. we head over to the european side of istanbul after some hesitation a firearms dealer agrees to discuss the country's gun situation with us. inside his shop he shows us a shotgun made to look like an assault rifle. he keeps is more serious firearms elsewhere. he doesn't think banning guns would save lives instead he says gun ownership should be legalized.
in sa they should make it easier to purchase a firearm legally. then the state would have control over gun ownership. and there would be fewer fatalities. of a bit culprits could be quickly apprehended because every gun would be registered almost of the arms dealer regularly showcases his arsenal on you tube he denies this constitutes illegal advertising he claims he's merely targeting gun lovers. nihad punter can visit the family grave every day helene who was his eldest daughter is buried here as well she was one of twenty thousand gun crime victims in twenty seventeen nihad has vowed to do everything he can to combat turkey's obsession with guns in order he says of his daughter now did you know that we are every third bite of what we eat to the big because big
don't just make honey they also pollinate eighty percent of fruit trees and vegetable plants but in many european countries be populations are declining dramatically mainly due to the widespread use of pesticides and that's why the e.u. has now voted to ban be harming pesticides and to take a closer look at the problem let's go to the small village of four yes chia in south eastern rebellion millions of bees used to collect pollen here but years ago all the buzzing activity around beekeeper constant pressure fell silent really want take a look all the beatles had a castle this chemical they sprayed on the fields dumpster going to find our business is destroyed. at some point i'll have to burn everything down in spring two thousand and fifteen wheat fields here were sprayed with the insecticide
fifty percent to kill ticks its use near domestic animals was already banned at that time people in the village up to yes just in one of the eastern romania's poorest regions were not even informed says question. it was a disaster for us beekeepers we were robbed of our livelihood which is a beekeeper can't exist without breeds. gentleman caused an ecological disaster here. they didn't think about the people nor the animals nor us all they're interested in is money and they can't get enough of it. ganesha last twenty four bee hives and with them his livelihood the same happened to other beekeepers along with farming honey was one of the team sources of income for people into yes joe. the beekeepers are suing this man the pest exterminator constantine craig oates for using banned chemicals he sprayed the
flipper sid and now he presents it to us with a clear conscience he no longer sells it but he does still sell similar policies and. how you look here you can buy it for fifteen les and do what you want with it . but how is it applied. in the directions are on the bottle. the trial against the bagel it is already in its second year the court wants expert advice from the agricultural authorities but they haven't even looked into the case yet and the beekeepers suspect that's because they're a good as wife works in the agency and is protecting her husband. richard very soon the evidence shows that i'm innocent everything was signed in permitted. i was supposed to exterminate ticks they live in the fields not on airplanes or ships so that's where i sprayed i'm not to blame ritual with me tony tony. the beekeepers
see it differently the company ignored interview requests but this invoice shows that it deliberate fip are said to animal breeders although the e.u. banned the chemical in two thousand and thirteen they pursued killed about fifty million bees here in twenty fifteen. is sad that no one seems to have learned anything from that. we exported honey from here all over europe to germany france italy. never contracts. that are a commodity but since the disaster since the bees died we no longer sell. there are no my otherwise this is a pristine region with huge forests. but there was never any environmental pollution. nature seems to be slowly recovering constant creation makes a discovery wild bees have moved into one of his hives that encourages him to start keeping bees again but it will be a long time before he can once again make
a living from it. now people in my home country britain are generally incredibly friendly but that could be changing certainly the mood towards immigrants especially immigrants from eastern europe has turned ugly since the briggs it vote nearly two years ago our reporter frank kaufman has been to the seaside town of great yarmouth to see how the hostility manifests itself between neighbors these cameras on part of a home security system they were installed to spy on a polish family across the road and are pointed right at the children's spectrum. come at us can you see how they there's another one the black one next to the y. . i don't wonder. what's happening here in great yarmouth in eastern england is more than just a feud between neighbors. the polish family are being targeted simply because they
ease citizens says dalton darnell. as the neighbor drives away in her car. darnell from poland herself is advise ing the victimized family she came to britain to work in a bank today she self employed and helps her compatriots when they run into problems the mother of the family doesn't want us to show her face for fear of further repercussions. she's afraid of the fact that she's going to get recognized and it's a small town if she goes out and people get to see her and probably she's going to have some advice in. and she just wants to protect them and herself. darnell started off helping polish citizens with their residency applications after fighting her own way through the british bureaucratic jungle but now she also
accompanies them to the police station when they've been threatened simply for being foreigners the video surveillance is yet another case of xenophobia the really she's done it to intimidate us to show she's in control she's installed all these cameras whether they're recording or not what matters is that she's intimidating us on social media and also in person she screams out i could see you all the time agnieszka and her family have been living here for four years their british neighbors moved in two years ago the threats began with the brick that referendum in twenty sixteen and they didn't just come from one neighbor says this is the daughter i'd never had a problem with doctors or at school now the children get called names we all know kids just repeat what they hear their parents say at home i'm afraid to speak polish on the street because we'll be told off. one police officer suggested she could just move away in great yarmouth more than seventy percent of voters were in
favor of bricks at the seaside resort to norfolk is a bastion of sentiment a high proportion of staff in the bars and restaurants are eastern europeans from e.u. member states many more work on the farms outside great yarmouth another reason for local resentment is people coming in a trite is no no is this is guy did a do for let's tie them people they're trying to do that job things cost and. two hundred kilometers away in birmingham e.u. citizens are meeting to enjoy a cup of tea and discuss the headaches breck's it was course that they belong to an organization called the three million named after the number of e.u. citizens living in the u.k. the group gathered today includes germans french and poles. like us here tolbert she married her british husband in poland and moved with him to england. and
suddenly out of brakes it when i had to start the lorry that ok i'm not well founded i'm european it's not enough now because i have to sort my paperwork to be able to stay here. tolbert collects her son from school both of her children were born in britain they live in a small community in the birmingham area a place known for its openness to immigrants from europe but at the local fish and chip shop that tolerance seems to have vanished. they should leave why i think. that's why in my head i know you've all been indians are hoping the people get in the way he's going. to play. by day she primarily means immigrants from eastern europe tolbert has now acquired british citizenship she could live with the uncertainty that she might be deported one day just because she's an e.u. citizen although her husband james is
a pastor and use the authority that comes with his office he says the hours he spent on the phone were tortured. unless you have that piece of paper don't tell me it's going to be all right because you're not living through it you're not going through what we've had to go through it is not feeling the pressure that we go through and so. in great yarmouth agnieszka and her family are also feeling the pressure without door to danielle's assistance they'd be all on their own with the cameras and there's an awful big neighbor now what you do in your home and indeed on your terrace is sure that your own business well not so here in germany where a couple in the city of dortmund has been given a timetable for when they can and cannot smoke this after the neighbors claimed that the fumes were intolerable and took the smokers to court axelrod told reports
. enjoying a smoke on your own terrace that's not so easy for a director over of document as noon approaches he has to quickly get in his last few puffs or face jail time the dortmund regional court has ruled that dover and his wife may only smoke tobacco in their own yard according to a strict timetable for three hours at a stretch more phones as well as the we can't smoke from noon to three but from three to six we can order and were banned from six to nine and allowed again from nine to twelve on a twenty four hour basis even at night. not enough to fit in several arm for three sit out here and smoke tell six am. this mocha bothers their neighbors in the townhouse complex but only since the door has had a roof put over their patio as it happens the roof diverts the smoke. we do have
also for they see the smoke turfs over from here like in a chimney across the fence and down onto their patio which is a bit lower do you fully and then it gets into their house and specifically into their basement and through the bedroom windows. and. the courts have been considering the dog his roof and the air currents for three years now the county court found it caused no new sense to the neighbors but the regional court said it does and impose the timetable now the door of us face a fine of up to two hundred fifty thousand euros or six months in prison for smoking outside of the designated hours in their own yard when he goes down here in the yard can't smoke you're not allowed to smoke and they are. guns in their will not even in the back.
why. the neighbors demanded it the judge agreed before. the neighbors declined to talk about the cigarette squabble on camera all of dortmund is debating at the smokers and the nonsmokers. family i don't know why they smoke at all everyone knows it's harmful to your health it's. actually this just mind their own business because i'm sure there's something in the neighbor's household that bothers others and they're keeping quiet about it but when it comes to smoking suddenly it's no so we'll start a court battle over it i don't know but it's very german to want to limit everything and say after a certain time of day you can't make noise at home where you can't smoke that's an invasion of privacy. health risk or no the lawyer can't accept the judge's line of argument. this is a dispute over two basic rights one the right to one's health where the neighbors
claim they're exposed to a hazard and to the couple's right to do whatever they wish on their own property. they're not renting it they own it. all. you want to talk about eleven fifty six. so in four minutes i have to stop but i can sure you can smoke bring your coworkers they can smoke to the smoking ban takes effect at the stroke of news but only for the dove this doesn't sound logical but according to the ruling any guest here may smoke like a chimney nonstop round the clock even the reporter. can only watch. now after twelve no problem in dot and smoke isn't always smoke. and in the spirit of good neighborliness that was focus on europe for today if you'd like to see any of our reports again just go to our home page at the w.
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