Why Europe is running out of meds, again
In the past 20 years drug shortages have surged in Europe. Governments have recently used the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis to cover up the real – far more structural – reasons behind them.
Parallel exports and the problem with Greek drug shortage statistics
In Greece, medicine shortages are severely under-reported by the responsible government body. Meanwhile, the illegal export of medicines is an important part of the problem.
The undeclared war on women in Europe: Trapped in the maze of domestic violence
The story of Eleni, who went through a nightmare at the hands of her self-appointed "partner", highlights the institutional gap in support for victims in Greece. What happens to women in Greece when they seek a way out of the abusive environment in which they are trapped?
The undeclared war on women in Europe: A systemic failure to prevent femicides
Is there anything more that authorities can do to protect women?
Greece: IVF for all, but not for LGBTI people
Greece's assisted-reproduction industry has been actively promoting its services domestically and internationally, and offers hope to thousands of infertile people – as long as they are not lesbian couples, gay men or intersex people.
Femicides: the undeclared war on women in Europe
This unprecedented cross-border investigation, conducted with the participation of 18 newsrooms across Europe, attempts to shed light on femicides and rising violence against women at the time of the pandemic, as well as on the staggering shortage of up-to-date data on these phenomena.
Ukrainians welcome, other refugees unwanted
2022 was the year when Fortress Europe put on its human face. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused the largest refugee crisis since World War II, and xenophobic voices about the risk of destabilization of European states have suddenly been put aside.
Greek courts abuse pre-trial detention
With large prisoner numbers and detention times far in excess of European averages, pre-trial detention is being abused by the Greek justice system.
There was no barrier to Covid-19 transmission in Greek prisons
The spread of coronavirus in Greek prisons was 1.4 times faster than in the general population during July-February 2022. The occupancy rate increased during the pandemic, and one in three prisoners is estimated to have contracted the coronavirus to date.