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The nuclear waste on the shaky ground

  • Environment
  • Politics

Nuclear waste in Croatia and Italy - this is the story of public interest and irresponsible politics.

Do we all breathe the same air?

  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Social affairs

Air pollution is one of the most important environmental risks affecting health. According to WHO, it causes up to 7 million premature deaths worldwide per year and around 379.000 in the EU and the United-Kingdom. One might think that we all breathe the same air and all face those risks, but we don't.

Women under attack in the Balkans

  • Equality
  • Human Rights

Women are losing rights everywhere in South-East Europe, first of all the right of abortion, but a new feminist movement is rising. 

Togo Ports and Telecoms

  • Industry

LOME - Investigative journalists Andrew Weir and Nicolas Vescovacci reveal the networks of influence and finance that built up the logistics empire of Vincent Bolloré and made him the target of official investigations into alleged corruption in Africa. 

Varna's hazardous seafood exports throughout Europe

  • Environment
  • Industry

VARNA - Improper management of a wastewater treatment pipe in the Varna lake has led to repeated toxic leaks since 2019. 

The Hungarian playbook

  • Corruption
  • Journalism & Media
  • Politics

BUDAPEST - Hungary during the 2022 election campaign: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán relies on a level of media control unprecedented in the EU. A group of young journalists takes on the state propaganda. The documentary by Bence Máté and Áron Szentpéteri shows exclusive footage and documents taken directly from the state media headquarters. They reveal how the Prime Minister's Cabinet Office controls the media and rules over 80% of the media market.

Hungary playbook

72 hours that changed Belarus

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

MINSK - 72 Hours That Changed Belarus tells the story of the post-election collapse of human rights in the country through the first-hand experiences of those affected the most: a young couple injured by a stun grenade, a recent law graduate who documented torture and later fled to protect herself and the evidence, a blogger and a student who were tortured inside the infamous Okrestina jail in Minsk.

Is the EU’s craze for lithium fueling destructive mining operations in Serbia?

  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Politics

BELGRADE - In Serbia, there is a lot of lithium, money and political interest at stake. Under the farming lands of its Jadar valley, geologists from mining giant Rio Tinto found Europe's largest lithium deposits - an amount enough to produce at least one million electric car batteries a year. 

Pesticides at work

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - Suffering from Parkinson's disease or cancer, European farm workers experience inadequate recognition and failing compensation schemes, a cross-border research of media in ten European countries shows.

Paths of Plastic

  • Environment
  • Human Rights

Europe’s dump yard and the system behind the international recycling business