Secret Kremlin Documents: How Russia Plans to Disrupt the Baltics
VSquare is in possession of files compiled by the Kremlin that reveal Russia’s plans to exert influence in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania now and in the coming years.
Russian financier in Budapest was busy securing personal offshore assets
According to internal bank documents obtained by Direkt36, Kosov and his family planned to move their assets, held in tax havens in the British Isles, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Public concern over media independence in V4 region is growing
A major public survey about media conditions in Central Europe shows that media consumers care about the freedom of speech.
Russian diplomatic facilities serve as SIGINT nests in Europe
In the Baltic region, Russian surveillance ships and reconnaissance aircraft are also deployed, the cross-border ESPIOMATS investigation finds.
Sanctions full of holes
A year after the introduction of sanctions on Russia and Belarus, companies trading Russian and Belarusian goods are operating in Poland without hindrance
Favor to Russia or Turkey? Why Orbán is still blocking Sweden’s NATO membership
The Orbán government still refuses to accept Sweden into the NATO military alliance, and postponed the issue indefinitely.
Stolen Millions in EU Funds
Read the first installment of The Organised Crime and Corruption Watch – a collaborative project researched by seven investigative outlets members of The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The team will explore an organized crime or corruption topic for each edition and showcase the most relevant facts.
Telegram, the free zone for disinformation and conspiracies
The online anonymous instant messaging app Telegram is now the main playing field for extremists, conspiracy theorists and information warfare. German language channels play an important role as an extreme opinion hub influencing the rest of Central and Eastern Europe.