Inside Europe 20.07.2017
Is Angel Merkel on course for a fourth term as German chancellor - Calls for the EU to finally get tough on Turkey - Are inferior products being dumped on eastern Europeans - Putting a price on Jane Austen – Netanyahu drums up support in Hungary - The marching season in Northern Ireland - Is the mafia behind bushfires in Italy? - Less is more when taking the plunge in Germany.
Inside Europe: Is Angela Merkel on course for a fourth term?
There are just nine weeks to go till the elections here in Germany. Opinion polls indicate that Christian Democrat Angela Merkel will secure a fourth consecutive term as chancellor. However, she's just ruled out placing an upper limit on the number of refugees coming to Germany. So will that alienate some voters? Berlin correspondent Daniel Pelz explains her reasons for doing so.
Inside Europe: Calls for the EU to get tough on Turkey
A Turkish court's decision to detain 6 human rights activists, pending trial on terrorism charges, is drawing increasing national and international condemnation. The detentions are part of the ongoing crackdown following last year’s failed coup. One of the jailed, Peter Steudtner, is a German national which has further escalated tensions between Berlin and Ankara. Dorian Jones reports.
Inside Europe: A question of quality
The Czech Agriculture Minister has called for pressure to be kept up on the European Commission to resolve the problem of dual-quality food. People in the former Eastern bloc have long complained that food sold in their countries is of inferior quality to identical products sold further west. Governments in the region are now upping the pressure on the EU to do something. Rob Cameron reports.