How to kill the planet and get away with it. The EIC network (European Investigations Collaboration) presents a documentary into shipping emissions produced by Expresso, SIC TV, TheBlackSea and Reporters United.
Maria Efimova fled Malta fearing for her life after blowing the whistle on corruption at the very top of the island’s government. Greece refused to hand her back to Malta, but now Cyprus is going after her husband. Reporters United spoke to the couple as they await the extradition hearing.
Once a year, representatives of the 27 member states on the Council of the EU meet to set the bloc’s fishing quotas. The decisions are made behind closed doors, often ignoring scientific advice. This process is contributing to the depletion of fish stocks in Europe’s seas. The Mediterranean and the Black sea are already the most overfished regions on the planet.
For seven months during a raging pandemic, Europe and the US have ignored a demand by over 100 countries to release patents related to Covid-19 products. This week, the US government announced a sudden about-turn on its stance, which was met with praise from many EU officials and governments. Investigate Europe documents how governments opposed the waiver fiercely until the very last moment.
Research for Investigate Europe’s “Council project” revealed that Greece is one of a handful of smaller EU member states blocking a proposed directive in the Council of the EU. The directive aims to improve the gender balance of non-executive directors on company boards. The Greek government denied this, but a breakthrough may be in sight, after our revelations pressed it to take a position.
In a Reporters United exclusive, technical analysis of mobile phone footage by OSINT group Disinfaux Collective appears to show a police officer throwing a petrol bomb during the recent disturbances in Athens, while a separate video appears to link police with a pro-New Democracy social media account.