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Black Trail

  • Environment
  • Industry

LONDON - The shipping industry is central to the global economy. But among the world's biggest polluters and tax avoiders. Its emissions, from the dirtiest fuel-oil on earth, are larger than those of Germany, and have a serious impact on climate change.

How often does sexual harassment occur in the medical sector?

  • Health
  • Human Rights

BERLIN - From Croatia to France, from Germany to Italy, a team of journalists came across cases of sexual harassment and sexualised violence in physician-patient interactions.

Torture, Covid-19 and forced deterrence at EU borders

  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Migration

LIPA - On April 13 2020, the number of deaths due to the Coronavirus in Italy exceeded 20,000. That same afternoon, Saeed carefully packed his bag in the migrant camp of Lipa, Bosnia. Three portable charging batteries, a box of cigarettes, a sleeping bag, and a picture of his two children back in Pakistan. 

The invisible factory farms: the rise of aquaculture in “green” Europe

  • Ecology
  • Environment

SUTHERLAND - The European Union pledged around 2.9 billion euro between 2001 and 2020 to support the development of aquaculture. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organisation's strong support for fish farming, European institutions plan to develop aquaculture in member states, in order to decrease imports of fish products, to produce food in a more sustainable way and to reduce overfishing and meat consumption.

Early marriages in ethnic communities in Eastern Europe

  • Human Rights
  • Youth

How many girls among ethnic minorities in Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine face early marriage? Is there accurate data on this phenomenon in these countries? How do governments react and do all the strategies work? What do members of ethnic communities think of early marriages?

How Green Dot organisations oppose environmental legislation across Europe

  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS / BERLIN - On almost every drinking bottle or plastic wrapper you can find a Green Dot sign: a circle with two swirling green arrows inside. The logo represents the system of waste separation in yellow bins and blue bags, run by 'Green Dot' organisations. These organisations ensure the recycling of all our used packaging.

The Turów mine: Polish water thief in the Czech Republic

  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Industry
  • Politics

TURÓW - For years Poland has been ignoring complaints of border residents on the Czech-German-Polish tri-border, where groundwater is declining as a result of a combination of the climate crisis and mining activity. The Czech Republic has a great chance of succeeding in a lawsuit before the European Court of Justice. But it hesitates to pursue it. Why?

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Antivaxxers between fake news and personal concerns

  • Health

As an investigative team of journalists watched the pandemic unfold in early 2020, their plans for reporting in 15 European countries were scuttled. But they began to see patterns in covid-denialism that mimicked what they had seen with anti-vaxxers. They decided to expand their project to include investigative data journalism to map this new movement.

How the French company violated Bulgarian regulations

  • Industry

SOFIA - Excessive water cuts to its consumers, questionable management of tendering procedures, constant increase in water prices in the face of significant leaking of its outdated infrastructures. These features of the global water giant, repeatedly singled out by the press, are no longer a secret in France. 

The Offshore Markets of Human Bodies

  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Industry

KIEV - The unregulated surrogacy sphere in Ukraine, controls at the external border of the European Union as well as the closed borders and restrictions on movement introduced in 2020 due to COVID-19, lead to questionable decisions like moving Ukrainian women across the border to Poland to continue providing services.