Does politics in Eastern Europe mean wide support for authoritarian parties and governments? Not if you take a look at recent developments. We challenge assumptions in our latest column about a ‘Summer of Democracy’ from which the rest of Europe could take some lessons on spirit and courage. Read more "Summer of democracy in Eastern Europe"
Both the public and politicians have expressed anger at the systematic exploitation of truck drivers working in international transport as exposed by Investigate Europe and others. This outrage has now produced political action. Investigate Europe’s latest project, 'sweatshops on wheels', has exposed the most basic factor in the business model of international transport: increasingly cheaper drivers. Read more "Outrage triggers political action against exploitation of truck drivers"
Big haulage companies exploit drivers from low-wage countries as a business model, often with severe consequences for those behind the wheel. In a process known as social dumping, companies employ migrant workers paying them at a level far below the accepted rate for drivers in the countries they’re working. Read more "Sweatshops on wheels"