tv Focus on Europe Deutsche Welle August 8, 2019 12:30am-1:01am CEST
is the world really getting better for her the global 3000 special report. her stance on the eternity to her. her. her. hello and welcome to focus on europe i'm lara lola it's nice to have you with us 1st some it's an art form rooted in tradition but to others it's a torturous blood sport bullfighting has divided opinion in spain and each summer the debate gets heated well away from the big arenas and famous matadors are the so-called the surround of festivals where small calves are killed by young bull
fighters the animals present no real threat but they are nevertheless killed for spectacle well bullfighting is banned in most countries an animal activist in spain wanted to be outlawed there to see killing defenseless animals as barbarism but there are those who have a different view some see it as part of the country's cultural heritage and argue it should be protected well our reporter went to san rafael where the conflict is playing out. these one year old bull calves will soon be the main attraction in a blood thirsty spectacle. it's to be held in sun for files arena 50 kilometers northwest of madrid. but just before the bull fight begins the mood on the streets turns ugly for the 1st time the bulls won't be killed in the arena. i think the police should have to
die this time to have a little knowledge that it's not fun this way they've always been killed they would fight their blood injuries the part let us come into play on everything. the dispute flared up a year ago animal protection activists took videos of the best out of the bull fight with calves. the young men traditionally celebrate their coming of age by fighting a bullet a bull calf under 2 years of age. activist sylvia back arrow says the custom is inhumane a bull cast fight to the death is a long an agonizing. process of us the becker ratable fights are especially cruel because books whose homes are still small get tormented to death by the villagers often young inexperienced people who turn the fight into an absolute bloodbath an hour that i don't know then they got me 3 of. the activists filed a lawsuit and the community had to pay a fine now they're confronting the mayor and demanding that he cancel the best
other completely. cameras are not allowed at the discussion and the mayor refuses a request for an interview. they eventually arrive at a decision the bow fire will go ahead but this time the bullets won't be killed in the arena. most of the villagers see this as a defeat they regard it as a threat to their tradition. many of them are so outraged that they even start to threaten the camera crew. or are there. any other. delete that video cross match your camera were not there is not. the showdown is between animal rights and tradition spain is divided on the issue in some areas bullfighting has lost its popularity and it's even been banned antonio nautica covers bullfighting for spain's leading newspaper he says only people who live the
centuries old tradition can understand it in the bull's eye the locally thought feeling you're all fighting has very deep roots in the villages of certain regions in spain or of little brother that i did in the people get other regions though find it hard to relate to it because it was never a tradition there not that often a will the effort that will brag a little bit not being at. the bull isn't just spain's national symbol it's also an economic factor over a 1000 breeders specialized in wild cattle especially for bullfighting. caught a gomez works on a ranch near so go via many of the bulls he sells of all ages are for village festivals the breeders could hardly get by on just breeding balls for the professional bull fights. then load the vehicle your mind never learn to do anything else i guess and i grew up in the country you have to feel it to live it from the birth of the car to the fixing of the attack. the bullfights banished from the festivals i'll go bust as will many of my fellow breeders and their operations
with them. down there on the. back of the arena of san rafael the lances have been blunted and no blood has been spilled this time even so the bull calves repeatedly collapse from terror and exhaustion. this is just one reason sylvia back arrow and her animal protection group one of vents like this band out right she has fellow activists observe the fight in secret it would be too dangerous for her to try that herself what other i mean i've even had death threats with if we show our faces in the villages people get aggressive and start abusing us actually if they're so proud of what they're doing we ought to be able to openly show our faces in the arena. instead they threaten assad and chase us away. but those fighting fans also feel threatened they're afraid the
activists will succeed in having a centuries old tradition banned they react to the activists like a bull would to a red rag. she up in a it's sad it's no longer how used to be everything's different for. the good fights will disappear not this year but several get go that i don't think we'll have them anymore we'll get over here they'll get it. hundreds of bullet fighters still held all over spain every year sometimes the calf survives in san rafael a calf leaves the arena exhausted but a life for the 1st time. but it won't be for long it's taken straight to the slaughterhouse. the heat wave in europe this summer has broken records and scientists say the temperatures will only become war intense as water levels rise in many places global warming is threatening to return the land to the sea the crumbling coastlines of britain have been called
a ticking time bomb in the welsh village of fairborn authorities are considering giving up defending the community against the climate crisis they plan to completely dismantle the village leaving its residents like mike russell homeless and without any financial compensation. mike russell has the sea right at his doorstep he's a dedicated angler who's lived on the coast of wales for over 40 years right now the eye recedes bright and sunny but the people here have seen their share of storm surges. mike's house stands right behind this dike it's held them against wind and tide so far it's hard to realize that. with rising sea levels all this could be gone. they say in as little as 50 years it's hard to believe. they're born is
a seaside village of about a 1000 people and say the experts doomed by climate change several 1000000 pounds have gone to build dams and dikes to protect the houses from the sea. but now the welsh north origins are throwing in the towel and calling on the villagers to find new homes. we're measuring the sea levels in the area across the north wales coast i'm way off finding evidence that sea levels are rising it is a reality and so before i make such strophe happens before anything big happens we really really need to be making sure that people are aware of those risks and that we're talking to them and. involving them in the solutions. but what solutions can there possibly be mike and his partner see their lives and their home at stake and lots of money. quite a malaysian the situation is already it's not a simple for them as it is for pensioners to buy a new house elsewhere recently learned they feel the state has left them holding
the bag future the fact is that they have no answers for us they can't tell us where to go to move us they can't tell us when they're going to move us there's no financial support no compensation tool and the sting in the title to the us is if they insist that everybody moves out. they would expect my can light pay for the demolishment of his hosts. council chairman stuart eads who runs a camping ground in fairborn said it's also gay mongering like many in the community he doesn't trust the data. what's all public about you know. there's other villages beside us that are in the same mess but we are the one the experiment is being followed so we're the 1st one to see how help people react to everything it's true that fairborn won't be the only town to faith
imminent danger in coming years over 30 communities in wales alone are dealing with erosion and flooding from rising seas. and infrastructure such as rail and power lines and roads are also what risk the problem is a massive financial time bomb for britain's coasts climate experts say. they can't leave it to local authorities because we've had 10 years of all start a fire at a local authorities crippled already in delivering services that budgets have been slashed what this is a huge huge issue that's affecting our whole country and it cannot be left to the individual thora teams that are already struggling to. i deliver the solution i need to the biggest nations and not. the residents affair have been complaining that everyone's simply passing the buck. mike and angela say the prospect of a forced evacuation is always hanging over their heads they're hoping to stay in
their current house as long as they possibly can. meanwhile the historic steam train keeps carrying tourists through the village the tracks run right behind the dike which in future will no longer be reinforced or expanded. which effectively seals fairborn state. this is what your looked like 30 years ago to military alliances fighting for influence as the iron curtain divided the continent well that all changed when people in the eastern bloc rebelled including the former czechoslovakia well today the czech republic is
a shining example of the successful transition from socialism to capitalism economy is thriving and it has the lowest unemployment rate in the e.u. so why are so many checks unhappy our reporter visited the country to look behind the picture perfect facade. prague in all its glory every day hordes of tourists flock to the czech capital snapping endless selfies and throng the chiles bridge and the city's medieval squares and lanes with its stunning historical architecture and landscapes world famous beers and hearty traditional food the czech republic to be a central european star but many checks a deeply dissatisfied but why. to find out more we meet a one time ally of the country's 1st post communist president that's love harvell carroll shot some bag when czechoslovakia's communist government was overthrown by
the velvet revolution in 1989 havel was under house arrest and shot somebody in exile neither were career politicians so you were matters of course that i was an amateur at everything in life because nobody teaches you how to lead a revolution the cure for it i must visit that course the. between 199-1992 shot some bird served as the director of president hobbles chancellery later he became the czech foreign minister he comes from a wealthy family that owns land all over europe yet he says that today too much of the czech republic is in foreign hands. the bug the banks financial institutions and large parts of our industry are no longer in the hands of czech companies the they're owned by german dutch french korean and japanese ones instead . he says he understands why many czech people complain about no wages
and a large share of the earnings go to the parent companies abroad. people are angry about that oh. here. we head to the countryside to find out more in the 17th century friedland castle was the seat of the imperial generalists threat from violence and later inspired france kafka's novel the castle its brewery is 700 years old today it's run by margaret barbara. that works extremely hard and the brewery is doing very well so well in fact that he's desperately looking for a start. for delivers his beer to loyal customers throughout bohemia while these villages look picturesque many locals feel left behind and support the right wing populists today that there is delivering beer to the town of high nitsa a catholic pilgrimage site local priest powerful and isn't very often find their
compatriots behavior hard to fathom not long ago for example and has hosted 50 novice benteke and priests from various ethnic backgrounds in the town but when they went to watch a football match they were mistaken for refugees. an old man got upset and started to insult the students shouting at them to go back home he said that is the novices had never experienced anything like that on their european trip. or used to foreigners in the czech republic but things are different here in the sudan land where there aren't many of them this can lead to misunderstandings. some locals couldn't tell the difference between the vatican obvious. priests and the flood of migrants that they had been hearing about on television that if there were ever a good father is unhappy with the check status quo as well 3 years ago he signed up to a new radical political movement. so there are some say a lot of people if i joined the action of dissatisfied citizens back then we were
hoping for a fresh start without the baggage of the past but with backing from the entire political spectrum. in the end nothing has changed in an ironic parallel to the events of late 1989 hundreds of thousands of people are back on the streets again accusing the current leadership of corruption and abuse of power they say prime minister andre foundation was also the leader of our no has embezzled millions of euros of e.u. funds and obstructed any investigation into the allegations that's why many checks are harking back to that slab harvell the former dissident turned president who was well known for his integrity and honesty. today's regime is kleptocratic instead of authoritarian which is also very disheartening. was he does is right for the either on or is votes love hobbles ideals it ignore those that sparked in
1911. it now seems the country may be facing get another political upheaval perhaps then the czechs will be happier as they strolled across the charles bridge. well greece is another country struggling to find its footing after its decade long financial crisis and austerity measures the new government has promised stability and a break from the past but the challenges they face are plain to see in cities like faily near athens but there is a light at the end of the tunnel people on the island of. have found a way out of the crisis so how did they go from austerity the prosperity by investing in themselves. there is no bigger cliche in greece but something is different on the island.
these goats belong to a co-operative with a vision for the future which spiros even came all the way from albania for. example. i'm thankful for this project as a member of the corporate feels like it's my own business and. somebody will more yeah. this is precisely their goal. everyone takes on responsibilities this way they believe life until us can be worth living again this includes maria comma the mayor she helps out wherever she's needed the latest project is a cheese factory it was donated by the swiss municipality of mine and it's run by volunteers. but demand he's huge the idea was developed when the un refugee agency inquired about the possibility of sending refugees to
tell us. the mayor had just one condition. that they could work. more now during the summer the program which brings refugees to tell us will be starting up again we hope that some of them will be interested in working at the cheese factory has nothing to with them from. the small island of t. los in the a g. and c. was once greece's most indebted municipality all that could left then 20 years ago it bought a large ship which connected it to the rest of greece even though they were deeper in debt than ever now they're starting to see the benefits. when maria cama took over as mayor 7 years ago she simply continued what her predecessors had initiated. so you know the i get it again on this island didn't get into debt by building conference centers. a few nights town halls and organizing
a festival of them is gaffed up or did it to develop its economy or the statistics show that our island has grown since the last census in the 1990 s. i mean i bought a few here and there was one and then. meanwhile over in feeling a small town just outside of athens things looked grim the town has a population of 46000 and owns its own t.v. channel with about 140 staff. as well as the municipal garbage dump which brings in $38000000.00 euros a year. but feeley is deep in debt which may or christos profit was says is not its fault. we have to pay 250000 euros in interest on our debts every year he would see what i mean that will most. it'll take ages until with paid them all off.
3 decades ago the town dump was supposed to bring in lots of money but today it's a source of disease the city is now rundown and criminality is high. retiree thomas beside us says feeley should theoretically be very wealthy but corruption has sucked up much of the money. and irrelevant projects the rest. of us they had a big corruption party. thousands were employed by the municipality they may have 4000 employees. football stadiums were built for local clubs which then got promoted to the 1st division. it was all just a big party when millions were spent. back until last there ending high and looking towards renewable energy
a big huge project to set up camp on the island much to the joy of the municipality and of its mayor who sees the benefits. but up with the advantages are obvious we've stabilized energy supplies and we have clean energy and there aren't any power cuts anymore all. the inhabitants on t. los are assured europeans the e.u. also helped build them a retirement home. today the municipality pays for geriatric nurses such as. she loves what the program has brought to the island. and even. as have. the people wait for us their doors they wait for you to come visit and see how they're doing so i think this program is one of the best in europe. yes. they are madea karma is certain that what was achieved on t los can work in other
parts of greece to. transparency political motivation and individual responsibility are all that are needed to turn around even the poorest municipality . some people will go to great lengths to make a statement and one salon in serbia is giving customers their 15 minutes of fame a barber marial while is a man of many talents and he has found that a short cut can produce hair raising looks. ok in this in conspicuous barbershop in lovey side serbia world history is being painted mario is a portrait artist and the electric razor is his brush. his customer luca is going to be accompanied by chancellor on america started with razor art 10 years ago. i used to paint soon at some point i had the idea to combine painting and cutting
hair. the portrait takes 8 hours to complete the eyes are particularly difficult says but it's a good to picture of merican as luca agrees he's looking forward to standing out. or to accommodate. i expect reactions. many people will be surprised and delighted. to. have ali has done them all leo messi diego maradona just donald trump crown and lady mere putting through his art he's gained loyal customers like musician do conrad avoid. they both became instantly famous after a concert where do can have north korean dictator kim jong un shaved onto the back of his head. within a day or gone viral on all serbian web portals and worldwide. and
a member on the americans portrait has turned. it into a local celebrity enough he said he gets stopped for photos all the time. chancellor angela merkel has made him tearful. good manners it's adorable this young man an angler machall together they're very cute they only. want one of the most important thing is that she's on his head not mine everything else falls under freedom of expression when you look at what there was on it. and the americans guest appearance last only a couple of days as nature runs its course and reclaims lucas scalp. then he disappears back into the crowd. but his look we'll live on thanks to social media well thank you for watching the focus on europe i'll be back again next week until then do let me know your thoughts about this week show on twitter ok there's
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