Sarah Lamote is a Belgian journalist based in Ankara, Turkey, where she has lived since the end of 2017.

She mainly writes about political and economic news. As a correspondent and freelance journalist, she works for various Dutch-language media such as Knack, De Tijd and De Morgen.

Basic information

Sarah Lamote
democratization, human rights, sustainable development, climate, migration

Supported projects

Illegal plastic waste trade avoids detection in port of Antwerp

  • Cities
  • Environment

ANTWERP/ROTTERDAM - Heavily contaminated plastic waste from the Netherlands and the rest of Europe can be illegally exported via the port of Antwerp, unnoticed by inspectors, to countries where it ends up being dumped. Antwerp is an important hub for the international trade in plastic waste. But compared to the port of Rotterdam for example, it has too few inspectors and resources, which opens the door to criminal trade in plastic.

The failed engagement between Turkey and the EU

  • Migration
  • Politics

Turkey and the EU need each other. Even in a context of tense relations, harsh rhetoric and a near dead accession process, they approach each other. In anticipation of a marriage that may never come, there is cooperation in various areas today. Think of the refugee deal, counter-terrorism, trade, energy, ... Is there a new friendship or rather a forced LAT relationship without passion?