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.
Journalism in Slovakia is under threat – on a daily basis
Coalition and opposition leaders in Slovakia decided that the fifth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová was a good occasion to attack journalists. By the end of the week, a journalist from public radio faced threats of torture, rape, and death.
Reintegration plans of the post-soviet region and the threats it holds for Europe
The last few hundred years of Russian history have been characterized by well-documented cycles: consolidation, expansion, collapse. Strengthening, expansion, collapse. The 1990s were a period of collapse, the 2000s of consolidation. Now is a time of expansion – writes Anton Bendarjevskiy.
IPI: Independent media in Hungary face increasing hostility over funding sources
Media critical of the government are smeared in an intertwined network of pro-government media as organs of misinformation spreading “fake news” in service of political opposition or foreign governments – an analysis from the International Press Institute.
Viktor Orbán blinks first as EU moves to block bilions of euros going to Hungary
In the clash between Brussels and Budapest, Hungary blinked first. It was a successful test for the so-called conditionality mechanism that is supposed to keep countries from straying from democratic principles. But still, there is little hope for real anti-corruption reforms under Viktor Orbán.