The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "European Union" ...
An investigation of the European Union's spending practices finds that less than 10 percent of allotted funding has reached the beneficiaries of Structural Fund projects. The stories also examine how it is nearly impossible for taxpayers to see how their money is being spent.
An investigation of spending by the European Unions questions whether there is proper oversight of taxpayer money. Although nearly impossible to track where EU money is spent, the Financial Times found that millions of euros are being siphoned off by organized crime syndicates. Additionally, many of the EU's programs meant to support under-developed countries no longer are serving that mission.
This book investigates the response by U.S. companies and the U.S. government to the raising of environmental health standards by the European Union. The book reveals the Bush Administration's policy of retreating from environmental responsibility, while the rest of the world embraces it. The book explores the effects of this attitude on the environment, health of U.S. citizens and international relations.
Farmsubsidy.org reports on what happens to the billions spent by the European Union on Common Agricultural Policy. These articles discuss where the subsidies go, and how much money is spent on unhealthy products like alcohol, tobacco, sugar and animal fat.
A CBS News 60 Minutes investigation discovers that a top-secret, "little-known system called Echelon is able to intercept virtually any electronic transmission worldwide." The story reports on the European Union concerns over corporate espionage by the NSA. It finds that "the Echelon program is far more vast than the EU had presented, and that the globe is peppered with huge spy stations..." The report reveals that, while the American National Security Agency "is forbidden by American law to spy on American citizens, .... Canada and England do the spying on behalf of the NSA and simply send the information to their American colleagues." The investigation finds that these two countries "use the same loophole to get around their own domestic surveillance rules," and uncovers reports that Echelon has listened in on late Princess Diana, Amnesty International and Greenpeace.
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"'It's the fastest-growing criminal market in the world, ' says a U.N. exec" of the situation in the European Union (EU) where illegal immigrants are forced to work long hours under deplorable conditions to pay off their exhorbant price of passage. " The collapse of the ex-Soviet-bloc economies and the rapid growth of international crime rings specializing in the trafficking of human beings have also created an expanding supply of illegal immmigrant laborers vulnerable to abuse."