Working grant - Bad Doctor: question marks over EU's doctor register
BERLIN - Free movement of labour within the European Union causes a significant and growing number of doctors working abroad. However, that also requires free movement of information, in order to secure patients' safety.
Working grant - International Offensive on Cord Blood Banking
ANTWERP - It’s the latest fashion in maternity hospitals. Mothers throughout the EU are encouraged to privately bank the cord blood of their newborn babies. But private cord blood banks are not free from criticism. On the contrary.
RIGA - Two journalists, one story - but how to achieve impact? In the story about the Latvian Brides, cooperation of journalists from two countries led to research so important that the story was quoted in various European countries.
BUCHAREST - A team of journalists took a deeper look into the gambling houses sprouting up all over South-Eastern Europe.
News - The energy brokers
SARAJEVO - “The only light Amela, Sanel and Habibia Đemail used to do their homework that month came through a window from a street lamp. The dark month was the third time electricity has been cut off to their home in the last year. Bika Đemail said that her family of six earns 85 KM a month, while the electric bill can be as high as 50 KM.”
News - Rent a womb
KIEV - Poor Ukrainian women make some extra money by giving birth to babies of Western European parents, who can not have babies themselves. Everybody is happy – or not?
BRUSSELS - The medicine was set to cure teenager’s pimples, but did it in reality do more than that, were the rumours about increasing depression and even suicides actually true?
WASHINGTON, DC - “The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business today, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money, and spurring addiction to a deadly product. Tobacco is the world’s most widely smuggled legal substance.”