The debate over Europe’s collective future has reached a critical level. Three countries oppose 'coronabonds', while thirteen see them as essential. The Eurogroup’s President told Investigate Europe: “We cannot let this health crisis morph into a deep and protracted economic and financial crisis.” Read more "Europe divided over ‘Coronabonds’"
“Cooperation is essential,” warn the experts. Yet across Europe, countries have adopted contradictory strategies to combat Covid-19. We examine the dire impact of taking individualised approaches to testing, preventing contagion and managing medical supplies. Read more "Europe’s failure to cooperate on Covid-19 is a universal problem"
Covid-19 has resulted in deserted streets in all major European cities, but the first signs of Spring saw people flock to beaches in Portugal and Greece, and to their mountain holiday cottages in Norway. Perhaps these first weeks of isolation reveal us as more equal than perhaps we'd like to think? Read more "First lesson of the crisis: We are more equal than we think"
From the remote island of Mayotte in the Comoros Archipelago, to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos; and from Spanish territory cities in Morocco, to cosmopolitan airports in Berlin, Lisbon and London – we found children being detained, against international rules. Read more "Borderlands: Minor migrants imprisoned in Europe"
"Populists, demagogues and liars know how to talk about people's concerns." Forty years after creating Solidarity in Gdańsk, Poland and playing a decisive role in the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lech Wałęsa tells Investigate Europe: "I don't like what I see.” Read more "Lech Wałęsa: How to deal with populism"
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"