This week, the US government announced a sudden about-turn on its stance on vaccine waivers, which was met with praise from many EU officials. Investigate Europe documents how governments opposed the waiver fiercely until the very last moment. Read more "The unexpected European dilemma: Support the US — or Big Pharma?"
The Italian energy giant, which has been a focus of some of Investigate Europe's investigations, has initiated a lawsuit against the Italian newspaper, not for a single article but for a long list of content. This threat to the newspaper's editorial line cannot not be tolerated. Read more "Energy giant Eni’s despicable attack on Italian newspaper il Fatto Quotidiano"
The race is on to create an app that uses smart phones to help the authorities track and prevent the spread of the Covid-19. But could such apps cause a contagion of overruled civil liberties and allow private companies to abuse our most personal data? Read more "Civil liberties under threat from ‘covtech’ surveillance apps"
When more than 40 refugees reached the Italian coast on the Sea Watch 3, the German Government committed to take some of them in. But the eleven assigned to Germany are still waiting for the transfer. Our Italian-German investigation found the refugees, including a pregnant woman, kept in inhumane conditions. Read more "The forgotten people of Sea Watch 3"
Italy is the EU laggard in terms of productivity, but at the same time it retains a strong performance in manufacturing, registering the third best trade surplus in Europe. How can this paradox be explained? What are the roots of these problems and where is the potency of the country concentrated? Italian journalist Maria Maggiore of Investigate Europe gives her vision of the Bel Paese. Read more "Italy, G7 member and Third World country"