A little-known treaty with over 50 signatories allows companies to sue states for enacting climate-friendly legislation. A product of the 90s, the Energy Charter Treaty came into being to encourage investments in former Soviet states. But today, critics and experts believe that it has outlived its purpose. Read more "The Energy Charter Treaty — How shadow courts could prolong Europe’s fossil age"
The Energy Charter Treaty is an international agreement that offers protection of foreign investments in the energy sector. One of its key features is that it allows companies and foreign investors to sue states under a system of international arbitration. Read more "Explainer: How the Energy Charter Treaty works"
We, the reporters of Investigate Europe, recently published our first investigation. For it, we collaborated to interview over 200 experts, border guards, politicians, industrialists, and academics over the past months. Via the Global Investigate Journalists Network we gave a look behind-the-scenes of our transnational collaboration. Read the full text here. Read more "Lessons learned: The challenges of coordinating a multinational team"