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"
If I vote YES, I will hand over democracy, the balance of power, our history to one single man and a few oligarchs. If I vote NO, the country will not change, there will still be 945 members in Parliament – it’s the second biggest parliament in Europe with regard to the number of MPs after the UK (577 in France and 699 in Germany) and the most expensive. So, we will be stuck with a long and difficult legislative process. Read more "The Italian dilemma"