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?"
State institutions should ensure that journalists have unfettered access to information. But being an independent journalist in Central Europe today is a challenge. And it is not just journalism that is at stake here. Read more "Media Freedom in Poland: Critical journalists face oppression and obstruction"
Entirely dedicated to the Energy Charter Treaty, the Secretariat manages the day-to-day business on behalf of member states. Staff impartiality is demanded by its handbook, but some show at least a questionable proximity to the fossil fuel industry. With carefully-stacked scientific reports, … Read more "Shadowing the Energy Charter Treaty: The Secretariat"
There have been historic attempts to secure Covid-19 vaccines for all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Why, then, does it again look like rich countries will get vaccines and the poor will have to wait in line? Read more "History repeats itself: Attempts to prevent vaccine injustice have provided questionable results"