The Council of the European Union: 28 Governments. 150 committees. Unnamed diplomats. Secret negotiations. Thousands of paragraphs written into the laws that govern our lives. That's why we've launched a new project to investigate the Council of the European Union. Read more "Secrets of the Council"
The man on the quay between two Russian crab trawlers is wearing a red all-weather jacket with the Labour party rose logo on it, and equally red shoes. He is Rune Rafaelsen, Mayor of Sør-Varanger, and he does not usually need help to be seen or heard: “I’m big-mouthed,” he says. Read more "Arctic Silk Road: China eyes Norway as first port of call in Europe"
Doctors and UN experts call for an end to the psychological torture of Julian Assange amid contrived espionage charges. What is happening to him is not only a terrible injustice, it’s a major threat to the freedom of the press and something all journalists should be concerned about. Read more "Jailing of Assange: An attack on press freedom"
When more than 40 refugees reached the Italian coast on the Sea Watch 3, the German Government committed to take some of them in. But the eleven assigned to Germany are still waiting for the transfer. Our Italian-German investigation found the refugees, including a pregnant woman, kept in inhumane conditions. Read more "The forgotten people of Sea Watch 3"
Did European governments act stupidly during the crisis? Macron’s speech has confirmed our findings that Chinese investments in critical European infrastructure now raises a red flag in the Élysée, or in the Berlaymont, But it has been a major untold story. Read more "The smart, the stupid and the gamblers"