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.
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.
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.
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.
For two years, Frontex has been under investigation for its practices when dealing with information requests. Now, after our complaint, the European Ombudswoman has called on controversial EU border agency Frontex to answer FragDenStaat requests by e-mail. This could have an impact on other platforms, too.
With the AfD's return to the Bundestag, its party-affiliated Desiderius Erasmus Foundation could be the first foundation close to the extreme right-wing to receive state funding. Our new study shows that the foundation could become a central building block for attempts by the New Right to achieve hegemony in public debates.
FragDenStaat grows – and is now getting a new unit for investigative research.
In its copyright lawsuit against us, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has lost against us in the second instance. The Cologne Higher Regional Court ruled that we were allowed to publish a controversial glyphosate report drafted by the Institute. However, the authority of Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner may not accept this ruling either.
The EU border police Frontex has been under pressure for months. It is accused of being involved in human rights violations. We publish the internal reports on possible pushbacks that the agency is currently investigating. Frontex wanted to prohibit us from publishing them.
Whether it's human rights abuses at EU borders or lobbying by arms manufacturers, the EU border police Frontex is out of control. It has lied to the EU Parliament on several occasions, new documents show.
The EU border police Frontex is under fire for its involvement in human rights violations at the EU’s borders. Now, they want to silence those exposing their wrongdoing.
In March, the EU border police Frontex was involved in an attempted human rights violation. Internal documents show that Frontex did not investigate the incident, but quickly swept it under the carpet.