The financial crisis is taking a heavy toll in central and Eastern Europe, where the downturn brought an economic boom to a grinding and painful halt. Focus investigates how Romania is cutting costs to battle the effects of the global recession.
The 15th annual Sarajevo Film Festival starts with "Tales from the Golden Age" set in the final years of dictator Nicolai Ceausescu's rule. This year's jury is chaired by Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic.
Immigration is one of the biggest challenges facing the EU. Focus goes to Mali, where emigration is increasing, and looks at France, long a destination for immigrants, and Romania, which has become a target since it joined the EU.
In Romania, local farmers had high hopes when top US pork producer Smithfield Foods decided to invest in the country, near the town of Timisoara. But two years later, it only seems to have caused sanitary and health problems.
In this edition: workers in Romania hope factory closures across Europe will mean jobs for them; the murder trial of two French students trial opens in London and regulations on potentially dangerous devices that emit electromagnectic fields.
The anti-communist riots that have raged in Moldavia spread from Romania, which has welcomed growing numbers of Moldovan students since the country joined the EU. Moldovan youth in Romania dream of the day their country opens up.
Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has called for a recount of Sunday's vote following days of demonstrations by mostly young Moldovans who believe the election result was fraudulent. Voronin's Communist Party won 49 percent of the vote.