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"
Google and Facebook pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe today. Read more "Facebook and Google pressured EU experts"
Dieser Text wurde gemeinsam mit unserem Medienpartner Buzzfeed News Germany am 21. Mai 2019 veröffentlicht. Facebook soll bei zu harter Regulierung damit gedroht haben, die Unterstützung für journalistische und akademische Projekte einzustellen. Facebook soll die Arbeit einer hochrangigen … Read more "Facebook apparently put pressure on members of an EU expert group to combat misinformation"
The leaders of the European Union guide democracy in name only. In practice, they constantly override it and violate fundamental democratic norms on a grand scale. The anti-democratic practices in the Council of the EU, also known as the Council of Ministers, are a real scandal. IE-member Harald Schumann is convinced: Anyone who follows the passage of legislation in the EU, and in particular the means by which monetary union is controlled, must come to this conclusion. Read more "Legislation from closed chambers – how (un)democratic is the EU?"