Journalist Leïla Miñano explains what the Energy Charter Treaty is, how it works, and why it poses a threat to climate-friendly legislation, thanks to a network of international arbitration tribunals that award millions in compensation to energy investors. Read more "The Energy Charter Treaty"
A conversation with Investigate Europe's journalist Ingeborg Eliassen about the role of vaccine nationalism in the fight against Covid-19, and how alliances have been established to ensure fairer access. Read more "Covid-19 vaccine nationalism"
In this episode of the Investigate Europe, Maria Maggiore explains the findings behind our recent investigation on Europe's gas trap. IE's findings, as Maggiore points out, work against Europe's ambitious climate goals. Currently, there are gas projects worth at least €104 billion underway or in planning. Despite environmental risks, fossil-based gas projects have been guaranteed funding by the EU. Plus, Maggiore explains, the hand of the gas lobby in Brussels is very powerful. Read more "Europe’s Gas Trap"
In the third episode of the Investigate Europe podcast, host Oliver Moldenhauer speaks with investigative journalist Paulo Pena about the Council of the European Union. Speaking about indefinitely-delayed directives in the Council — such as Country-by-Country-Reporting and the women's quota — Pena explains how the Council functions in a secretive manner that is harmful to democracy. Pena's work is part of a larger ongoing investigation by Investigate Europe. Read more "Secrets of the Council"
Greek journalist Stavros Malichudis located a book in the ashes of Moria, the Greek refugee camp located on the island of Lesbos. Spanning six months, the entries were written by employees of the International Organization for Migration, the UN-affiliated body tasked with caring for the Greek refugee camp's unaccompanied minors. Malichudis shares findings from the book. Read more "Moria’s logbook of horrors"
IE reporter Harald Schumann explains the findings behind Investigate Europe’s recent research into fossil fuel subsidies and what this means for Europe’s climate goals. He provides examples that demonstrate how pervasive these subsidies are — ranging from the ‘diesel privilege’ to benefits enjoyed by the aviation industry. Read more "Fossil Fuel subsidies in Europe"