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Denmark's "Hippie" State Comes to An End (#2915)

Albania/Macedonia: Natural Heritage Under Threat - One of the oldest lakes in Europe straddles Albania, Macedonia and Greece and is home to a unique eco-system that's increasingly under threat.

Denmark: Christiania - The "Normal" Neighborhood - After four decades, an experiment in alternative lifestyle is coming to an end. Earlier this year, Denmark's supreme court ruled that Copenhagen's "free city" of Christiania belongs to the state. The inhabitants of the "Free State of Christiania" now have to make a choice: either they buy their properties or they abandon the legendary hippie republic.

Czech Republic: Moving On - On May 1 the German labor market opened up to workers from eight Central and Eastern European EU states. Especially doctors are expected to migrate in large numbers.

Italy: Addio Palermo - The mafia has moved on from its Sicilian and southern Italian roots. The criminal syndicates have moved their operations into the country's prosperous north as well.

Ukraine: Racism in the Stadium - The 2012 UEFA European Football Championships are set to take place in Poland and Ukraine, but before that can happen, it's not only the stadiums that need to prepare. The fans also need to get their act together. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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