Investigations
European ships bolster Russian fossil fuel trade despite looming EU sanctions
Credit: Alexia Barakou

European ships bolster Russian fossil fuel trade despite looming EU sanctions

The EU has long relied on fossil fuels from Russia to power the continent. Yet as the war in Ukraine deepens, Europe is halting purchases. And while import volumes now sink, a vast network of European ships continues to help keep Vladimir Putin’s oil economy afloat. European vessels have shipped millions of tonnes of oil, gas and coal from Russian ports in the six months since the invasion started, new Investigate Europe and Reporters United analysis shows.

The Invisible Unvaccinated
Photo: Thodoris Nikolaou

The Invisible Unvaccinated

Poultry farms with “high risk” of Covid transmission, undocumented agency workers without access to vaccination. A Lighthouse Reports and Reporters United investigation into the blind spot in Greece’s national vaccination campaign.

Greek government’s hiring of PR giant Edelman raises questions of ethics and transparency
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis during an interview with German newspaper Bild in May 2020. Source: Instagram / kyriakos_

Greek government’s hiring of PR giant Edelman raises questions of ethics and transparency

Greece has hired global PR behemoth Edelman to design and manage its communications strategy with foreign media. Edelman, who also advised Saudia Arabia after the Khashoggi murder was the sole bidder for the 1-million-euro contract. The company had already been representing the Greek government almost a year earlier under undisclosed terms.

Falling from the clouds – life inside Aegean Airlines, Greece’s “top employer”
Illustration: Eleni Stamatoukou

Falling from the clouds – life inside Aegean Airlines, Greece’s “top employer”

Rolling fixed-term contracts instead of permanent jobs, institutionalised body shaming and union busting are just some of the findings of the investigation by Reporters United. Aegean Airlines presents itself as an industry leader and model employer, but its employment policies are more in line with the practices in the low-cost airline sector.

Death in Paradise: How 64 care home residents died in Crete

Families who trusted their elderly relatives to the Aghia Skepi care home in Crete were told they would be well cared for. But after 64 suspicious deaths occurred in a single year, official documents revealed that the home had a history of violations. Former workers confirm this, describing tales of massive mistreatment and neglect. Relatives are overwhelmed with grieve and shock.