Twenty-five European countries have come together in the Coronavirus pandemic to make a giant common order of protective equipment – masks, gloves, goggles, face protection and infection protection suits. But not every country has been quick to join. Read more "How Norway missed the boat on Europe’s joint medical purchases"
When Greece asked Europe to divide 2,500 minor migrants between them, most countries rejected the request. Investigate Europe asked the governments why. Their answers reveal that a common and humane European asylum policy has become a fiction. Read more "Keeping them out: Europe’s governments ignore minor migrants"
While asylum centres in northern Europe shut down, 40,000 children and adults remain crammed into refugee camps on Greek Islands in unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Without a collective approach this winter, there are warnings that the entire system may collapse. Read more "Europe’s refugee regime pushes external borders to the limit"
The man on the quay between two Russian crab trawlers is wearing a red all-weather jacket with the Labour party rose logo on it, and equally red shoes. He is Rune Rafaelsen, Mayor of Sør-Varanger, and he does not usually need help to be seen or heard: “I’m big-mouthed,” he says. Read more "Arctic Silk Road: China eyes Norway as first port of call in Europe"
Our lives change with every technological leap. As this happens, there are certain issues journalists, scientists and activists cannot touch without risking ridicule. One such topic is possible health risks from exposure to radiation from mobile technology. As 5G is being rolled out, yet another label is pinned on critics: They are communicating Russian propaganda. Ingeborg Eliassen argues that this makes it more important than ever for journalists to ask the difficult questions. Read more "In a polarised world, journalists must hold on to their curiosity"
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"