Delays in responding to FOI requests is maladministration, finds the EU Ombudswoman after we filed a complaint against the European Parliament for taking 73 days to disclose key legislative documents.
First he helped organize the Holocaust, later he lived a happy life in exile. We publish files of the German Secret Service which show how early the German state knew about the whereabouts of the war criminal.
How a little-known organization far from public scrutiny is helping to shape Europe's migration policy.
As we expand the FragDenStaat Brussels Office, we are looking for a Campaigner to work with a specific focus on Climate Justice. 70-100% (on the basis of a 40-hour week), starting date ideally July 2023.
We give people from journalism, civil society and academia the opportunity to embark on research based on information rights: 12 months, 2,500 euros and intensive support. We look forward to your proposals!
Protecting human rights is not an option – it’s a duty. Our new campaign calls on the staff of EU border police force Frontex to blow the whistle when they see wrongdoing.
The EU border police Frontex is one of the most notoriusly secretive EU agencies. Here, we are publishing thousands of documents we and collaborators have gathered from Frontex through freedom of information requests.
The EU spends the most money on agricultural subsidies. But where does the money end up? We have collected detailed data from recent years and analysed it with our national and international media partners.
Multiple evidence shows that contributions to Frontex are being used to perpetrate and enable violence at the EU’s borders. The German government must take responsibility, and stop contributing resources to Frontex.
An infamous internal report by the EU anti-fraud agency OLAF shows how Frontex tried to cover up human rights violations. We are publishing it for the first time.
The EU border police is preventing their answers to freedom of information requests from becoming public. This is thanks to their own, self-built FOI portal – which excludes people with disabilities, too. With our new tool, we’re stopping them in their tracks.
Ioannis Lagos is a convicted nazi serving jail sentence in Greece. He is also a Member of the European Parliament. We want to know what Lagos has been using Parliament funds for, but the Parliament refuses to disclose this in order to “protect his data”. So we are taking them to court.