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The Waste Mafia. Tracing Illegal Waste Exports from Germany to Poland

  • Environment

LUBLIN, POLAND - The export of waste to Poland is booming. Among these exports, illegal shipments frequently occur. Companies from Germany, the UK, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden have illegally exported waste to Poland in recent years.

Message in a Bottle

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS - For the first time in history, the world is consuming more bottled water than soft drinks. Although access to safe water is both a fundamental human need and a basic human right recognised by the United Nations, the continuous growth in bottled water consumption is not just a response to basic human need.

The Electoral Hydra

  • Corruption
  • Politics

CRAIOVA - A team of journalists investigated the connections between an institution for Romanian democracy and a crime group, who sustained together a corruption network violating law and blocking controls to favor their political leaders. 

After the Yugoslavia Tribunal: War Criminals Coming Home

  • Justice
  • Organised crime
  • Politics

BELGRADE - In this project a cross-border team of journalists sheds a light on how societies in former Yugoslavia deal with the past, by focusing on how war criminals are reintegrated in their home countries: a closer look at the results of international criminal justice.

Waterstories.eu: the dark side of the European bottled water industry

  • Environment
  • Industry

VOLVIC - An in-depth investigation of the We Report network uncovers the dark side of the bottled water business in Europe, where the market is dominated by multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Danone.

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?

  • Healthcare
  • 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

  • Healthcare
  • 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

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

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?