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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

Dirt cheap service

  • Environment
  • Science

BRUSSELS - Though they are right under our feet, soils do not receive much attention. Yet the many free services they provide for us are truly priceless, and they are under pressure. What can we do to prevent all this, and to repair damaged soils, Tim Vernimmen asked eight soil scientists in four countries. In response, they told him about all the things healthy soils can do for us - our food and water needs, our buildings, our health, and the climate - inspiring an article for the popular science magazine EOS that became a plea to stop ignoring the soil. 

Road 529

  • Armed conflict
  • Economy
  • Security

GOMA - Through the beautiful green hills of North Kivu, a 150-kilometre road winds from the capital Goma to the coltan and cassiterite mining area, road 529. Since 2002, efforts have been made to rehabilitate the road, which runs through one of the most dangerous areas in the world.

New Smuggling Routes for Illicit Arms: Who is Behind and How EU Countries Are Involved

  • Armed conflict

KYIV - Since regaining its independence in 1991 until the beginning of the war in the East, Ukraine has remained firmly in the top ten arms exporters in the world. However, not all operations were legal. Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens were repeatedly accused of international arms smuggling. Is Ukraine really a serious player on the black market of arms trade, or is it just a myth and an attempt to blame the country?

Deception with Port

  • Industry

PORTO - Research by journalists Eelco van Wieringen (Buro Publieke Werken, Holland), Micael Pereira (Expresso Portugal) and Twan Kroon (researcher, Holland) shows that the age of port wines is often incorrect. They commissioned scientific research into the actual age of 10 and 20 year old Tawny ports. In more than half of the cases, the bottles appear to contain too young port.

Exposed: Who were Russia's spies at Nato HQ?

  • Politics
  • Security

BRUSSELS - The identities of eight Russian "undeclared intelligence officers" who Nato recently expelled from Brussels shed light on the Russian espionage threat in Belgium, which also hosts EU institutions.

Southern Tunisia: unregulated extractivism by French-British company Perenco

  • Corruption
  • Environment
  • Industry

EL FAROUAR - Despite being owned by one of the richest French families, the Perrodos, the French-British company Perenco has a long history of secrecy and discretion...

The great gas illusion: tracing the billions behind Mozambique gas projects

  • Economy
  • Finance
  • Industry
  • Tax evasion

MAPUTO - The promise of transformative wealth from natural gas has seduced Mozambicans for more than a decade. But as the projects led by TotalEnergies and Eni have started construction, revenues to the country look likely to fall significantly short of expectations.