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"
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"