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.
Not only thousands of individuals, but also dozens of civil society organisations are now demanding that Frontex withdraw its bill against us. We document their open letter.
A bleak day for transparency in the European Union: In response to our lawsuit, the General Court of the European Union has ruled today that the European Border Police (Frontex) does not have to disclose information regarding their border operations. We are considering an appeal to the Court of Justice.
We need to delete the government report on glyphosate for now. The Cologne District Court sent us an injunction because of an alledged copyright violation. We will fight against it - and need your click aid!
The federal government has sent us a cease-and-desist letter because we have published a government report on glyphosate. They are accusing us of violating copyright law. That’s absurd. We will defend ourselves.
With our platform "Pot Secret" consumers can easily obtain the results of food safety inspections in restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets. On the first day 4,500 requests were sent to authorities all over Germany – a clear sign that we need more transparency.
We look back at the year 2018: Publications on migration policies and the intelligence services, ten new lawsuits and extensive new functions of the platform. FragDenStaat is important for democracy. And we have a lot coming up in 2019.