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 NGO Hopeten served members and journalists of Solomon and Reporters United with a legal notice regarding questions we had asked them as part of our investigation. Below is the legal notice and our response – this is not their first attempt at hindering our research and reports before we even publish anything.
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste from dredging in the Port of Piraeus have been dumped in nearby fishing grounds by port manager COSCO with permission from the Greek Environment Ministry. The effects on public health are not being investigated, and the regulatory framework remains very weak.
Greece’s lack of a strategic planning framework allows developers to license wind power projects many times over requirements, disregarding their impact on local habitats. Is there a better way to plan for renewable energy that avoids damaging the environment in the name of combating climate change?
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.
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.
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.