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Coming up this week on Focus on Europe from Deutsche Welle and MHz Networks: Nationalists are battling Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. On the island of Ouessant off the coast of Brittany, women have traditionally run the show. The growth of holiday resorts in Bulgaria is leading to serious pollution in the Black Sea.

Coming up this week on Focus on Europe from Deutsche Welle and MHz Networks: The Hungarian government is building a high fence on its Serbian border to keep out migrants. On the Breton island of Ushant, women run the show. More and more young Ukrainians are heading for Poland to flee the war and military service at home. And, tensions rise between Norway and Russia over the Svalbard archipelago.

Coming up this week on Focus on Europe from Deutsche Welle and MHz Networks: Faroe Islands: Between West and East; Macedonia/Serbia/Hungary: Refugees on the move ; Italy: Swordfish hunting; Switzerland: Money laundering with art; Britain: Housing shortage.

Since the recent attacks in Turkey its police are taking stronger steps against Islamist terrorism - while Denmark is using border controls to seal itself off from illegal immigration.

The Netherlands: Flight MH 17 - It's been almost seven months since a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine, and the families of the victims are still waiting for answers. The authorities are stonewalling their efforts to find out exactly what happened to MH 17. Nearly 300 people died when Malaysia Airlines 17 crashed on July 17, 2014, in a region seeing high-intensity combat between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists. A propaganda battle has been raging ever since, with both sides pointing the finger of blame at the other.

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