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Filipino, Turkish and Bangladeshi workers exploited in Antwerp port

ANTWERP - In the summer of 2022, 174 Filipino, Turkish and Bangladeshi workers were discovered to be working illegally at Antwerp port in Belgium. It was the biggest number of modern slaves discovered in the country. Newspapers called it an ‘unprecedented case.’ This story looks at the ordeal of exploited workers, the routes of trafficking between Asia into Belgium which many have fallen victim to. 

Melting societies

  • Environment
  • Science

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN - The Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, is home to three of the five glaciers within the country. At least it was.

Data Driven Comparison of Antwerp-Bruges and Rotterdam Ports

  • Cities
  • Environment

ROTTERDAM/ANTWERP - What is the environmental and health impact of air pollution caused by the (petro)chemical industry in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam?

Peter Lipton

Endangered Fish Flood the EU market

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

BORTIANOR - this investigation brings into the spotlight the export of endangered small pelagic fish from Ghana to the EU. The EC still maintains a yellow card warning for Ghana, while allowing access to the EU market to certain industrial vessels and companies involved in IUU activities within Ghana.

Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities is still present in Europe

  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights

EU - Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities is criminalised in only nine EU countries. This investigation in Spain, France, Hungary and Sweden proves that the eugenics-based practice is still going on in Europe at a time when the European Parliament is debating its outlawing.  

When the Sun Goes Down

  • Energy
  • Environment

MADRID - Amazon boasts about having 15 photovoltaic solar plants in Spain to supply energy to its workplaces.

La Marea

Who is Who: Volunteers and Mercenaries of the Ukrainian War

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics

KYIV - "Spektr.Press" presents a Project 'Private War', which is combined of a series of publications about foreigners who decided to participate in the military conflict in Ukraine.

Anton Lysenkov

Open Doors and Barbed Wire: Europe's Asylum Paradox

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - A team of reporters from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Irish Times have investigated the impact of the first-ever application of the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) by the EU to Ukrainian refugees.

Thomson Reuters Foundation/ Joanna Gill

Rights At Risk. How Ukraine War Affects Hungarian and Romanian Ethnic Communities

  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Justice

KYIV - Ukraine's war against Russia strengthens Ukrainian national identity and reduces the influence of Russian language and culture in society.

BIRN Network

The West Africa Green Rush

  • Armed conflict
  • Environment
  • Transport

TOUVRE (IVORY COAST) - There is an increased demand for minerals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium. These minerals are used to make electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones and electric vehicles - technologies which are deemed essential to the 'green transition'. However, the increase in demand has led to new pressures for communities around the world that live alongside these minerals.