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Working Grants - Thematical

Working grant - Bad Doctor: question marks over EU's doctor register

BERLIN - Free movement of labour within the European Union causes a significant and growing number of doctors working abroad. However, that also requires free movement of information, in order to secure patients' safety.

 

Working grant - Buy your way into EU Citizenship

BUCHAREST - Dodgy dealers in Romanian nationality can conjure up genuine documents for fake applicants, and with it the right to work within the EU.

 

Working grant - Cash Loans Czar's Maltese Tax Escape Plan

How Russian Billionaire and Fashion TV investor paid near zero-tax on small loans operations in Europe and USA.

 

Working grant - CC — Mafia in Africa 2

Mafia in Africa 2 exposes the fraudulent business empire of Italian criminal Curio Pintus, who was sentenced to three years in jail in 2001 for laundering drug money for the 'ndrangheta, but remains active as CEO of US “merchant bank”, the Pintus Group.

 

Working grant - CC — Nigeria: Europe's Electronic Junkyard

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually. High demand for used European electronics, inefficient regulation, and a local lack of recycling facilities form a growing hazard.

 

Working grant - CC — Our Game

The internal financial structures of several African countries' dominant political parties that are performing as corporatised multinationals in monopolised state power structures: Angola’s MPLA, Zimbabwe's ZANU, and Namibia’s SWAPO.

 

Working grant - CC — South African companies in the Dutch tax haven

Fourteen of the twenty largest company on the Johannesburg stock exchange have at least one subsidiary in the Netherlands. 20 billion Euro coming directly from South Africa is stored in Dutch shell companies.

 

Working grant - CC — The Ematum Deal in Mozambique

How much of the $850 million budget that the publicly-privately owned Mozambican company Ematum had to purchase a fishing fleet actually went to military hardware? 

 

Working grant - CC/JF - Catching the real pirates

A number of fishing companies are flouting international law, exploiting workers, and over-fishing, thus stripping vulnerable countries of a vital food source.

 

Working grant - CC—Who extracts the value of Nigerian football players?

According to a 2013 study conducted by Paris-based charity Foot Solidaire, about 15,000 young boys from West Africa are trafficked to Europe each year by fake football agents promising them trials with top football clubs in exchange for a lot of money from their families.

 

Working grant - Cold Case: EU Spending in Kosovo

PRISTINA - Up until nine years after the Kosovo War, from 1999 to 2008, Kosovo was ran by UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo).

 

Working grant - Confiscated Goods in Europe

Despite a European directive on joint jurisdiction on confiscated goods, actual European monitoring is virtually nonexistent. European criminal organisations take advantage of this lack of solid jurisdiction.

 

Working grant - EUROCRIMES - Exploring Criminal Worlds on the Continent

The migration of criminality between European countries is a major source of social and political tension on the continent. Though dominant in the news, this phenomenon is barely covered in reports released by national and European institutions, creating an information gap that furthers mistrust and fear between people.

 

Working grant - Europe, the Uranium Hell

The EU's member states' focus on energy independence is putting at risk the environment and the health of its citizens, due to the bloc’s continued exploitation of European uranium resources.

 

Working grant - FCC — Ça Bouge au Benin

The most controversial candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Wes-African microstate Benin is Lionel Zinsou, who has roots in Benin but was born and raised in France. Will the next president in West-Africa be a white man?

 

Working grant - FCC — Chinese Success. Made in Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of Chinese have moved to Addis Abeba over the past years, creating jobs, roads, telecom networks and vegetable gardens with water spinach. Who are the different actors in China's recent involvement in Ethiopia?

 

Working grant - FCC — Dairy and the Rwando-Congolese Border Trade

Every day over 25,000 Rwandese cross the border to Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the majority looking to sell Rwandese milk. The trip is not without danger, but for many the juice is worth the squeeze.

 

Working grant - FCC — Development Initiative Pushing Tanzania's Pastorals into Poverty

Some of the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition projects aiming to combat hunger and poverty in Africa go directly against the interests of the smallholder farmers they're supposed to benefit.

 

Working grant - FCC — Half brother, half enemy

The FDLR is a brutal militia made up of former Rwandese soldiers and Interharamwe operative in the area around the Rwando-Congolese border. Its role seems to be played out, but is it really?

 

Working grant - FCC — The African Line

The Calabrian mafia ‘Ndrangheta's primary source of money is cocaine. How do they traffic the drug from South America to Europe and Africa leaving virtually no trace?