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The European Social Fraud

  • Economy
  • Europe
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - The European Social Fund (ESF) “is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens”, according to the ESF website.

Land of plenty, land of but a few

  • Agriculture
  • Economy
  • Food

MAPUTO - “Land of plenty, land of but a few” is a web documentary and a data journalism investigation that tells the story of how the peasants who live in the Nacala Corridor, one of the most fertile and populated areas of Mozambique, have been heavily affected by the arrival of large agricultural investments. More about the story here.

How Viktor Orbán is exporting his illiberalism

  • Corruption
  • Economy

BUDAPEST - In our project, we’ve discovered how businessmen related to the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán were buying up media outlets in Slovenia. 

Hungarian PM, Viktor Orbán is supporting the leader of the Slovenian far-right, Janez Janša. Orbán offers the help of his allies and hundreds of million forints from the Hungarian taxpayers.

Europe in Africa: The Price of Partnerships

  • Economy
  • Politics

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was hailed as the pact that will eventually liberalise trade between the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States. 

How to fight the global Wall Street landlords

  • Corruption
  • Economy
  • Organised crime

Banks and vulture funds make money from ordinary people’s distress. The only way to fight back is to outsmart them. Wall Street giants—the so-called ‘vulture funds’—have been on a house-buying spree across Europe and the United States since the 2008 financial crash.

Gold Rush to Dam Balkan's Rivers

  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Energy
  • Europe

The Western Balkan countries - home to some of the most pristine nature on the European continent - are faced with a rush to build new hydro power stations.

The Watch List

  • Economy
  • Terrorism

LONDON - Innocent people around the world have been added to a watch list of terrorists and criminals, an investigation reveals today. Research by an international consortium of media organisations exposes the secret World Check database, which lists over 2 million people.

The European Investment Bank: Africa's discreet financier

  • Data Journalism
  • Economy
  • Europe
  • Industry

European Investment Bank (EIB) is the largest multilateral borrower and lender in the world. It finances mainly large infrastructure projects, but also provides loans to small and medium enterprises. The EIB is an EU bank, but its ambitions reach far beyond its borders.

Nigeria: Europe's Electronic Junkyard

  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Health
  • Industry

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually. High demand for used European electronics, inefficient regulation, and a local lack of recycling facilities form a growing hazard.

Water Points in Malawi: Does Development Aid Work?

  • Agriculture
  • Economy

Development aid is not as straightforward a way to bring about change as it seems. The countries that need it most, are often suffering from corruption and a lack of good infrastructure. Malawi is a case in point. 40% of its economy depends on development aid.