Deutsche Welle Episodes
In Bulgaria, the poorest land in the EU, many people buy scratchcards for the state lottery. But their chances of winning big are very slim.
At the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, every exhibit represents the fate of a child during the Bosnian War. The concept has earned the museum international acclaim.
In the Canton of Valais, breeders of Herens cattle let their strongest animals engage in friendly cow fights. The fights have become a tourist attraction. Here it's the females who take the bull by the horns!
The planned E40 Inland Waterway is a project to connect the Baltic to the Black Sea. But its route threatens Belarusian nature reserves, which are home to rare bird species.
In Greece, lignite mining is becoming less and less profitable. And very little is invested in environmental protection. The health and wealth of residents in the surrounding villages are suffering as a result.
VW's luxury brand Audi is offering its sporty S models in Europe only with newly developed diesel engines. They combine a 48-volt mild-hybrid system with an electronic supercharger and a 3-liter V6 turbodiesel engine to generate 700 nm of torque.
Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has laid out the German carmaker's new strategy to over 300 international journalists. By 2024, all Opel model ranges will be available in an electric version. First up are the Corsa-e and the all-wheel drive Grandland X.
Eight years after the reactor disaster in Fukushima, operator Tepco is preparing to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Residents are nervous, but the power plant will create jobs and boost the local economy.
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel is a huge challenge for nuclear plant operators - it contains highly toxic radioactive material. The La Hague nuclear reprocessing facility in France is built to recycle spent fuel. Our reporter paid a visit there.
Although Germany is phasing out atomic energy by 2022, it still has several operating nuclear power plants. A storage facility for low-level waste is in the works - but a site for final repository for spent fuel rods still needs to be found.
Could nuclear power save the global climate? If so, at what cost? Its supporters say nuclear power plants generate power with zero CO2 emissions. But what about nuclear waste, the expense of building new plants and the high electricity prices?
While Germany is turning away from atomic energy, startups, engineers and investors around the world believe nuclear power can play an important role in the future of energy. Is their vision a realistic option - or are they ignoring the risks?