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Full episode 10.01.13 | 09:03 - 09:30 UTC

European Journal - The Magazine from Brussels

Full episode

European Journal - The Magazine from Brussels

Topic Brandenburg/ ARCHIV: Ueberlandleitungen fuehren in Neuenhagen bei Berlin zum und vom Umspannwerk des Unternehmens 50Hertz (Foto vom 06.03.12). Der Vorsitzende der Gruenen-Bundestagsfraktion, Juergen Trittin, fordert vor dem Energiegipfel im Kanzleramt ein einheitliches Stromnetz. Die vier bestehenden Netzbetreiber seien nicht in der Lage, den notwendigen Netzausbau zu gestalten, sagte Trittin der Neuen Osnabruecker Zeitung (Freitagausgabe vom 02.11.12) laut Vorabbericht. Beleg dafuer seien unter anderem die Netzengpaesse, die zur Abschaltung von Windraedern fuehrten. (zu dapd-Text)
Foto: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dapd

Czech Republic/Germany: The Czech Republic on the Verge of a Blackout

Topic französischer Pfarrer Alain Krauth in zum verkauf freigegebener katholischer Kirche des Heiligen Aloysius; dem Übermaß an Kirchen in der französischen Gemeinde Vierzon soll durch Verkauf der Kirche(n) entgegengewirkt werden; katholische Kirche geht vehement gegen Kaufinteresse der moslemischen Gemeinde vor - zum Unmut des Pfarrers Krauth
Herkunft: DW Eigendreh

France: Churches into Mosques

Topic VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JULY 07: Austrian industrialist Frank Stronach poses attends the 2nd Fete Imperial as a benefit event for the famous Spanish Riding School at imperial Vienna Hofburg Palace on July 7, 2011 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Martin Schalk/Getty Images)

Austria: A Billionaire Takes a Political Turn

Topic  Aerial photo of Canary Wharf, London. Picture date: Monday July 14, 2008. Foto: Dominic Lipinski/PA +++(c) dpa - Report+++
Schlagworte Themse, Fluß, Canary_Wharf, Geschäftszentrum, wirtschaftszentrum, Finanzdistrikt, Finanzzentrum, Hochhäuser, Stadtansicht, Bürogebäude, Geografie, Wirtschaft, Städte, Gebäude, Häuser, Gewässer

London: Squatters Fall on Hard Times

On especially windy days, so much wind-generated electricity flows through Germany’s power grid that it spills over into neighboring countries. Because the overflow threatens to cause blackouts, the Czech Republic says it will take action if Berlin and Brussels fail to get the problem under control.

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Czech Republic/Germany: The Czech Republic on the Verge of a Blackout

European energy policy has become a highly-charged issue because the rapid expansion of green electricity in Germany is putting a strain on the power grid in neighboring countries.

Twenty percent of the electricity in Germany is generated from sustainable resources. Much of this is generated by wind farms in northern Germany and consumed in the southern part of the country. On especially windy days, the flow of electricity is spilling across Germany’s borders and straining the power grids in neighboring countries. Now the Czech Republic is saying it will install security switches to avoid potential overload and blackouts.

France: Churches into Mosques

The sale of church buildings has become commonplace in France - but a recent proposal to convert a church to a mosque has triggered a nationwide controversy.

Church congregations in France are dwindling and the town of Vierzon is no exception. With a population of only 27,000, Vierzon is home to six Roman Catholic churches. To balance its books, the local diocese decided to sell one of the churches. But tempers flared after a Moroccan Muslim organization said it wanted to buy the church and convert it to a mosque.

Austria: A Billionaire Takes a Political Turn

In Austria’s upcoming parliamentary elections, a new political party that seeks an end to the euro and was founded by billionaire car boss Frank Stronach looks set to get around ten percent of the vote.

It’s a rags-to-riches story - when Frank Stronach emigrated to Canada in the 1950s, his first job was washing dishes and peeling potatoes in a hospital kitchen. Stronach went on to found Magna, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the automotive industry. After returning to Austria some years ago, the auto parts magnate recently launched a new political party there.

London: Squatters Fall on Hard Times

With rents in London ever on the rise, many squatters have taken over unoccupied properties they say are being kept vacant only for purposes of speculation.

One disused office building owned by British Telecom was known for housing a group of squatters who included local homeless, artists and activist groups. Among the uses of the occupied space were simple shelter, a gallery and a music studio. But shortly after new anti-squatting laws were passed in England and Wales, the Telecom squatters also found themselves in jeopardy.