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20/05/2020 Covid-19: A Vaccine For Us All?

We follow the public money spent on the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine to find that most grants and loans are given without the necessary conditions to ensure global supply and a fair access. If too little is done to prevent “vaccine nationalism,” in the end the public will pay the price. Plus background material and Expert Interviews. Find it here: Covid-19: A Vaccine For Us All?

02/04/2020 Covid-19 Special: Contagion Apps, Eurobonds, Interactive Coronatracker

This month’s column by Italian Investigate Europe Member Maria Maggiore asks the question: Could such apps cause a contagion of overruled civil liberties and allow private companies to abuse our most personal data? Plus in-depth reporting into the question of Coronabonds, and why division in Europe could spell catastrophe.

17/03/2020 Exclusive: Greece’s ignored plea for help + Jailed minor migrants

Our in-depth Covid-19 reporting begins with our column – First lesson of the crisis: We are more equal than we think. More on our investigation in jailed minor migrants with a major long read piece: Borderlands.

20/02/2020 Failing Asylum System

Solidarity is a value that European leaders often refer to – especially in reference to the various crises of the past years. But if you take a look at what happens on Europe’s borders you can see how the entire asylum system lacks the exact values our governments praise. Read our special report from the Moria refugee camp, and discover why Europe is responsible for such dire conditions.

15/01/2019 Minor Migrants: Detained In Europe’s Prisons

Jailing children is against international treaties. But if the kid is a migrant European governments don’t care. We spent three months researching the inhumane jailing of children across Europe. Read our findings. Plus more on Secrets Of The Council – a special series investigating the Council of the European Union and its opaque law-making processes.

03/01/2020 Investigate Europe’s plans for 2020

Happy New Year! Why we are fundraising and the launch of a new cross boarder investigation: Secrets of The Council, a long term project looking at the workings of the Council of the European Union.

19/12/2019 How Europe detains minor migrants + Free Assange

Our reporters visit detention centres where European governments are detaining child migrants. We launch an animation detailing our child migrant investigation. Why we disagree with the jailing of Julian Assange, and more on Chinese investors in Norway in Arctic Silk Road

22/11/2019 How China silences critics in Europe

As part of our investigation into Chinese investors in Europe, we look at how China silences critics of its human rights violations (labelled as “internal affairs”) through economic and political pressure. Even in Europe, politicians get unpleasant visits, minorities are spied on, and CEOs of global companies bow to pressure.

01/11/2019 Undercover report: Inside a troll farm

Young Polish journalist, Katarszyna Pruszkiewicz, spent six months undercover in a commercial “troll farm” in Warsaw, helping to run almost 200 fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a company called Cat@Net. This report offers a rare insight into a company that turned the spreading of hate and propaganda into a business model.

22/10/2019 Chinese investors: threat or blessing? + Shady privatisation in Portugal

How is China’s money changing Europe? Are countries selling their economic strength to a new superpower? Is China a partner or a “systemic rival”? In an in-depth investigation that took us several months, Investigate Europe reporters have found highly contradictory answers.

20/09/2019 China’s Investment in Europe + Microsoft & BlackRock

With an increasingly bitter trade war between the US and China, Europe is finding itself caught in the middle without a clear and united policy on how it deals with Chinese investment. Investigate Europe reporters travelled from Portugal to the outskirts of Norwegian Kirkenes and found answers that might contradict a few of your expectations. Plus UPDATES on our BlackRock and Microsoft investigations.