As part of our on-going training at the Bureau, we spent part of Monday (and the week before) discussing how to work on our story-telling techniques. It's particularly tricky for us as investigative journalists, as the need to put the revelations at the top can be seen to fight with the desire to craft an immersive narrative. We've been lucky enough to discuss these thorny issues with two experts in the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Mike Rezendes, and award-winning writer and journalist, Brian Cathcart. They both visited our offices to give us a sense of how to surface narrative in investigative journalism.
The US has quietly stepped up secrecy over its air wars in Afghanistan and Yemen since President Donald Trump entered office.
People who have travelled to areas of the world with high rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria such as South Asia and the Middle East are more likely to carry superbugs, a new study has found.
The European Union should provide for more jobs, eliminate inequalities, and solve problems relating to migration. These are the results of a survey conducted by Eurobarometer.
Increasingly stringent energy consumption targets for the year 2030 flanked by national energy efficiency targets are about to being agreed at the EU level. A study by the German Economic Institute (IW) shows that these targets when applied to ETS-sectors, conflict with the overall aim of a cost-efficient decarbonization.
The corporate investigations industry is by its very nature a secretive business, but it has recently and reluctantly come out of the shadows.
The freedom of movement for workers is one of the core principles of the European Union and most Europeans have positive attitude towards it. 75 percent regard it as a good and only 9 percent as a bad thing. Nevertheless, the number of persons moving from one EU member country to another is still small.
How does the EU Commission’s idea of closer scrutiny of Chinese investments into European companies square with the same Commission’s advocacy in favour of open markets and free movement of capital? It is a delicate balance to strike between intervention and free markets. The EU needs to be careful not to lose credibility and scare away foreign investors which could endanger the many advantages of inflowing foreign direct investment.
In the debate of the US current account deficit, Donald Trump focuses his criticism to a large extent on Germany. But in the case of a trade war it would not affect Germany alone. Due to intermediate input linkages, hundreds of thousands of jobs in the EU partner countries depend on the success of German exports to the US.
The European Commission aims at strengthening the cross-border provision of pension products by the introduction of Pan-European Personal Pensions (PEPP) as a new regime on top of existing national frameworks. However, a pre-requisite for the success of PEPP will be the support of the national legislators for this framework.