“Cooperation is essential,” warn the experts. Yet across Europe, countries have adopted contradictory strategies to combat Covid-19. We examine the dire impact of taking individualised approaches to testing, preventing contagion and managing medical supplies. Read more "Europe’s failure to cooperate on Covid-19 is a universal problem"
Covid-19 has resulted in deserted streets in all major European cities, but the first signs of Spring saw people flock to beaches in Portugal and Greece, and to their mountain holiday cottages in Norway. Perhaps these first weeks of isolation reveal us as more equal than perhaps we'd like to think? Read more "First lesson of the crisis: We are more equal than we think"
From the remote island of Mayotte in the Comoros Archipelago, to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos; and from Spanish territory cities in Morocco, to cosmopolitan airports in Berlin, Lisbon and London – we found children being detained, against international rules. Read more "Borderlands: Minor migrants imprisoned in Europe"
When Greece asked Europe to divide 2,500 minor migrants between them, most countries rejected the request. Investigate Europe asked the governments why. Their answers reveal that a common and humane European asylum policy has become a fiction. Read more "Keeping them out: Europe’s governments ignore minor migrants"
While asylum centres in northern Europe shut down, 40,000 children and adults remain crammed into refugee camps on Greek Islands in unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Without a collective approach this winter, there are warnings that the entire system may collapse. Read more "Europe’s refugee regime pushes external borders to the limit"
"Populists, demagogues and liars know how to talk about people's concerns." Forty years after creating Solidarity in Gdańsk, Poland and playing a decisive role in the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lech Wałęsa tells Investigate Europe: "I don't like what I see.” Read more "Lech Wałęsa: How to deal with populism"