Fear of surveillance, overcrowding, home inspections. Investigate Europe goes inside Teleperformance customer care centres in Greece to uncover a trail of corporate mistreatment during the Covid-19 pandemic that leads to some of the most powerful companies in the world. In cooperation with … Read more "How a global call centre giant (mis)managed the pandemic"
Adverts and sponsored posts for face masks and other medical supplies continue to circulate on Facebook and Instagram, despite efforts to crack down on profiteers and fraudsters who are exploiting the sky-rocketing demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more "Facebook and Instagram have a serious Coronavirus problem"
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"
Greece and Macedonia were pressured by the US, NATO and the EU to sign a deal that most people in both countries reject. And yet, according to the narrative adopted by western media it was solely Russia who “meddled”, “orchestrated”, “agressed”. Evidence on the ground shows a much more mixed and disturbing reality. Read more "Who’s been meddling in Macedonia? Not only who you think"
Launching a spin campaign on three fronts (Brussels, Italy, Greece), the EU Commission argued that since 2010 not only were there no cuts in Greece’s firefighting budget but on the contrary spending for the firefighters’ service actually increased. However, a simple fact-check of the official data tells a completely different story: From the outset of the Greek crisis until today Read more "The EU Commission’s hubris over the Greek wildfires"
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is odds-on favourite to become the next Greek prime minister. Both German and US media have dubbed him a “star of the people” offering Greece “a glimmer of hope”. A sworn reformist, he slams nepotism and corruption. And yet that international praise ignores hard facts – such as the inclusion of his spouse in the Paradise Papers or his personal involvement in the biggest corruption scandal of the last 30 years in Greece. Read more "The overlooked past of the “next PM of Greece”"