Living for Soccer (#2417)
Turkey: Headscarf Dispute Turns Bloody
Turkey is in uproar after a suspected Islamist gunman killed a senior judge and
wounded four of his colleagues recently. The incident is being linked to a court
ruling earlier this year barring a teacher from promotion. Tens of thousands of
people turned out on the streets to protest against the attack and show their
support for secularism.
Czech Republic: Election Duel
The election campaign is hotting up in the Czech Republic. Prime Minister Jiri
Paroubek is currently neck-and-neck with right-of-centre rival Mirek Topolanek.
The Czechs go to the polls on June 2 and 3. We went to see the two politicians
Portugal: Living for Football
Joau Tuca and his friends live in a poor district on the edge of Lisbon. They
are passionate street footballers and always manage to find somewhere for a
knockabout. Many of them have great ball skills. The high point of their year is
the annual street football match in Lisbon.
Luxembourg: Juncker Wins Charlemagne Prize
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker is this year's winner of the Charlemagne
Prize. Juncker, who is known as a skilled negotiator and brilliant rhetorician
with a fondness for irony, is being honoured for his services to European unity.
He has been building bridges in Brussels since 1982.
Greek: The Idyllic Island of Amouliani
Amouliani is a tiny island in the Aegean, near the holy mountain of Mount Athos.
With few tourists in spring, Amouliani's inhabitants spend the time getting
ready for the influx of tourists in the summer. Most of those who come here are
from Thessaloniki. The traditional way of life still exists here.
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Series Description: EUROPEAN JOURNAL looks beyond the headlines and sound bites to deliver relevant, unbiased and imaginative reporting on the events shaping the political, economic and cultural landscape of Europe. Each week, teams of journalists, photographers and producers scour the continent in search of stories with impact and meaning for American viewers, while alternating presenters Jim Gibbons and Cathy Smith provide in-depth analysis on this dynamic region.
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