The Ecosystem of European Biometric Monitoring and Surveillance Data
The Digital Walls of Fortress Europe (part 1)
“We are Black and border guards hate us. Their computers hate us too.” – Adissu, living without immigration status in Brussels, Belgium
MIIR – iMEdD Investigation: No barrier to Covid-19 transmission in Greek prisons
- 1.4-fold higher than in the general population – the coronavirus spread fast in correctional facilities between July 2021 and February 2022. - The country's prisons were relatively unprotected in the 5th wave of the pandemic, while Covid-19 transmission showed no...
MIIR- iMEdD investigation: Covid-19 spread twice as fast in Greek prisons
Overcrowding, abuse of the minimum personal space of prisoners, hospitalization without segregation of patients, crowded quarantine, lack of medical staff and health measures, delayed vaccination. These are just some of the causes that lead to the virus’s spread....
More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women
The situation is much more difficult for trans and intersex people. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs or have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria. Eva...
COVID: How Europe’s prisons have fared in the pandemic
Prisons are breeding grounds for viruses, yet carceral administrations have revealed little about COVID-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations in Europe's prisons. Data from 32 countries show the pandemic's impact on prisons. ...
Making Babies, Pushing Boundaries: The Great Greek Fertility Market
In the margins of Greece’s booming IVF industry, women trade their eggs and clinics gamble with ethics while the state looks the other way. Investigation: Elvira Krithari...
Mapping the migrant camps in Europe
Successful integration of refugees and migrants into their host society is at the core of the European migration strategy - at least, on paper. In reality their current living conditions show that they are far from meeting this objective. MIIR’s ongoing...
The hidden agenda behind the Recovery and Resilience Facility
Member countries will be continuously assessed for meeting targets and reforms in order to receive their share of the recovery fund. If European governments do not comply with the agreed recovery plan, the purse strings will be tightened. Text - Research: Nikos...
What a year of pandemic tells us about European healthcare systems
The number of doctors and nurses and the population density of a region are more important indicators than the number of ICUs in predicting Covid-19 deaths. There does not appear to be a causal association between per-capita numbers of ICUs and deaths from Covid....
Trapped in Paradise
THE DARK FACE OF THE GREEK TOURISM INDUSTRYPosted workers in the EU: how letterbox companies based in Bulgaria are getting awaywith overworked, underdeclared and underpaid workers in Greek hotels.A months-long cross-border investigation about the hotel industry. By...
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