For years, the so-called ‘migration crisis’ has dominated political agendas across Europe. It's also played a key role in current campaigns ahead of this year's European Parliamentary elections.

To understand what moves Europe's citizens, DW's Max Hofmann traveled around the continent seeking the perspectives of key players and those directly affected by the major isses of today.

For example, how the migration drama on the southern coast of Italy originates and ends partly in eastern Germany. Or how right-wing populists in France try to lure in voters and how comparable political forces in Poland have used similar tactics to successfully gain governmental seats. In investigating the topics of environment and climate protection, Hofmann visits the EU Climate Change Dossiers and the EU's largest per capita plastic waste producer: Ireland. Through each trip, Hofmann seeks to better understand the connections and centrifugal forces at play across Europe.

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