European Journal

Season 32, Episode 25 of 52

Turkey: The Missing Children - More than 14,000 children have disappeared in Turkey in the last five years alone. A special police unit has been formed to look for those still missing. The General Command of the Turkish Gendarmerie says human trafficking is involved in most cases, and that children are being kidnapped as laborers, child soldiers and even for the illegal organ trade. Although most have since been found, 834 children who disappeared within the last five years remain missing. Currently the police are looking for almost 1500 children. Lithuania: The Divided Village - European integration tears down borders, but it also erects new ones - a bane for border regions that had grown together over the years. Ever since Lithuania became a member of the European Union, the EU's outer border has separated it from Belarus. Both countries used to belong to the Soviet Union. Back then, the border was one in name only. Today the border divides villages, separates friends and families, and has brought unemployment to the region. The population is aging and there are few prospects for the future. Young people are especially hard hit. But Julija Mackevic has initiated a number of projects to encourage young people to reinvigorate their region. Germany: Rescuing the Fawns - Every year tens of thousands of baby deer are inadvertently killed by harvesting equipment while they're hiding in tall grass. A project in Germany is now saving many animals from an early death. We usually associate aerial drones with surveillance and destruction. It's less well known that they can also save lives. Just such a deployment is being tried at present in the Fichtel Mountains. A team of electronic engineers is using a drone to search meadows and fields where deer are suspected. The device has two eyes in the form of one infrared and one color camera. The infrared camera locates the animals by detecting their body heat. The color camera then ascertains whether they actually are deer. So far, it's been a striking success. Greece: Art against the Crisis - Economic hardship has made Athens a magnet for street artists. Even as many people are in need, creativity is booming. Huge spray-painted murals cover many walls in the city of Athens. They lend artistic expression to Greeks' anxieties about the future and the broad-based protest movement. The colorful pictures express outrage at the Greek government, the European Union and capitalism. Graffiti is flourishing as an expression of social critique. We take a look at the street art scene in Athens.

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