We, nine experienced journalists from eight European countries, are “Investigate Europe”. We research as a multinational team. We share, merge and crosscheck facts – tackling the usual national bias. We point out responsible transnational structures and actors in issues of European-wide relevance to make it possible to hold them accountable.
Investigate Europe’s first Webinar
Sweatshop on Wheels: How did we get the stories, what were the reactions and what’s next?
Investigate Europe’s Crina Boros and Harald Schumann invite you to our first webinar, December 18, 19.00–19.45 (CET)
Crina and Harald have spent days on the road with European truck drivers this autumn. In our first webinar they are going to talk about what the team found out about Europe’s transport industry,
Big haulage companies exploit drivers from low-wage countries as a business model, often with severe consequences for those behind the wheel.
In a process known as social dumping, companies employ migrant workers paying them at a level far below the accepted rate for drivers in the countries they’re working. The European Union has so far allowed this to take place, condoning, in fact, some of the worst practices in the road transport industry.
Investigate Europe looks at how a foreseen loophole in the collection of passenger flight details – exempting private jets – could facilitate criminal activity.
We investigate how lobbying by companies providing private jets, as well as tourist flights, succeeded in preventing their passengers’ data being subject to the same regulations as passengers on other flights.
Experts from different countries sound the alarm on the growing market of “fly fast” flights, which can be used for drugs, human trafficking and terrorist movement towards and inside Europe.
There’s a good chance you have never heard of BlackRock.
In less than 30 years, this American financial firm has grown from nothing to becoming the world’s largest and most trusted manager of other people’s money. The assets left in their care are worth a staggering 6.3 trillion US dollars – a figure with 12 zeroes.
How much and where does BlackRock invest in Europe?
How does this enormous financial power exert its influence and to what consequences for European companies and their employees?
And will BlackRock’s recently-announced social expectations – from companies it invests in – help make the business world a better place?