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Football Club Cyber Slavery

  • Exploitation
  • Organised crime

EUROPE - Elite European football has been overrun with advertisements for Asian betting brands in recent years, despite many of these companies being connected to major organised crime figures.

Jack Kerr

Goliath vs. David: the race to EU defence money

  • Armed conflict
  • Industry

EU - The war in Ukraine has unveiled a new threat to Europe's security: Russia's deployment of hypersonic missiles. With their unparalleled speed and maneuverability, these missiles pose a significant challenge to traditional defense systems. However, amidst the Ukrainian crisis, European arms manufacturers see an opportunity.

War without ammunition

  • Armed conflict
  • Industry

EU - Since the February 2022 invasion, Ukraine's five main military partners alone (US, Germany, UK, Poland, and the Netherlands) pledged more than 60 billion euros worth of weapons. Deliveries that punched deep holes in the ammunition stocks of NATO countries. The stockpiles remain empty.

The Channel: Lost at Sea

  • Migration

'The Channel: Lost at Sea' will tell the stories of those who have gone missing while making the crossing by small boat from France to the UK.

Hackers - assault on intimacy

  • Organised crime
  • Technology

ROLLE - Who's next? That's the question on everyone's lips. For over three years, not a week has passed without the media reporting a hacking incident. Cyber hackers have never been so powerful. They are everywhere, looking for human error and technical flaws in our hyper-connected world.

Ghost debts

  • Finance

EU - Hundreds of thousands of evictions and people enchained to debt, while financial actors in tax havens as well as EU countries profit from a system that originally was created to stabilize banks. This is the result of an official EU policy on so called non-performing loans, that was adopted as a response to the global financial crisis.

Disappeared in the sand

  • Migration

NIAMEY - This cross-border investigation focuses on the impact of the Anti-smuggling-Law 036-2015, introduced in Niger in response to the so-called “European refugee crisis.” 

Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities in Europe

  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights

EU - Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities is criminalised in only nine EU countries. This investigation in Spain, France, Hungary and Sweden proves that the eugenics-based practice is still going on in Europe at a time when the European Parliament is debating its outlawing.  

Open Doors and Barbed Wire: Europe's Asylum Paradox

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - A team of reporters have investigated the impact of the first-ever application of the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) by the EU to Ukrainian refugees.

Thomson Reuters Foundation/ Joanna Gill

Istanbul to Illegality: Visa-Free Serbia a Hub for EU-Bound Turks

  • Migration

ISTANBUL/BELGRADE - This investigation uncovers that young Turkish citizens are increasingly using the Balkan route as a transit point to enter the EU illegally. The growing trend is due to crumbling purchasing power, high unemployment, and tense political environment in the country.