13 / 04 / 2023
Tal Dilian: How Mr Predator attempted to save his image
His name is linked to wiretapping scandals in Cyprus & Greece – the former Israeli intelligence officer is one of Europe’s most controversial figures. Solomon’s OSINT investigation reveals how a months-long campaign attempted to create a positive online narrative about Tal Dilian and his business activities.
27 / 03 / 2023
Their sons were murdered by Neo-Nazis. Now they vow to keep their memory alive.
Serpil Temiz Unvar and Magda Fyssa, who lost their sons to racist crime in Germany and Greece, join forces to fight against far-right violence—so that the murders stop.
23 / 03 / 2023
Pushbacks: MEPs ask for explanations after a report by Solomon & El País reveals mistreatment and exploitation of refugees
The president of the LIBE Committee and Spanish MEPs have asked the EU to investigate recent revelations and have proposed making adherence to human rights law a condition for the allocation of EU funds to Greece.
06 / 03 / 2023
The Fire at Moria: A disaster destined to happen
The re-examination of information and revealing data call into question the credibility of the evidence that led to six young asylum seekers being convicted of setting fire to Europe’s most notorious refugee camp.
14 / 02 / 2023
Lack of transparency in the Greek Ministry of Migration’s €1.7 million in secret funding
When the Migration Minister created a classified fund he claimed full transparency, so that spending “would not need to be marked ‘confidential’ in the end”. Three years later there has been no transparency at all.
27 / 01 / 2023
Exclusive: ‘Whistleblowers’ Pile Pressure on EU Asylum Agency Chief After Dramatic Reshuffle
Malta-based agency rejects claims that it gave inaccurate information when questioned about recruitment practices.
13 / 01 / 2023
They saved the lives of refugees at sea. Now Greece is putting them on trial.
Two dozen aid workers have been indicted with facilitating migrant smuggling and face up to 25 years in prison, in a trial that has sparked international attention. Solomon has reviewed legal opinions, and spoken to defendants and lawyers, to peel back precisely what is at play in the case.
09 / 12 / 2022
A game for press freedom in Greece
In November 2021, Stavros Malichudis was the first journalist to reveal that he had been under surveillance by the Greek intelligence agency. A year later, he tells what it is like to be a journalist in the country ranked last in Europe for press freedom.
06 / 12 / 2022
They once experienced war in their home country. Bosnians are now helping those who get stuck along the Balkan route.
Azra has made her home a hub for those in need, and Asim has devoted himself to supporting migrant people. In a country still dealing with its own scars, many Bosnian people are showing solidarity to those escaping today’s wars and hardship.
06 / 12 / 2022
“Somewhere, a mother is crying for them”
The memories of the Bosnian war from the ‘90s are still vivid and many people in Bosnia and Herzegovina remember what it means to flee your home and leave it all behind. Today, war traumas influence Bosnians’ compassion for the migrants who attempt to reach Europe.
Greek strawberries “made in Bangladesh”
Up to 10,000 migrant agricultural workers live in makeshift camps in the strawberry fields of Ilia, which produce the “red gold” that generates tens of millions of euros in exports. While the Greek state remains indifferent, the number of workers is expected to increase, as production is projected to skyrocket by 2025, covering approximately 6,200 acres.
The cost of agricultural produce in Portugal’s Alentejo region
Diana Takacsova’s photography stresses the role of the essential workers who are frequently trapped outside the formal system, juxtaposing it with the intensified land use and the inadequate living and labour conditions present in the Alentejo region.
The logbook of Moria
A logbook was found in the ashes of Europe’s most notorious refugee camp. Written by the workers that were there to protect the unaccompanied minors, but often felt incapable of doing so, its pages reveal the horrific reality that they endured. The logbook of Moria’s safe zone is an indisputable document of Europe’s failure to protect the most vulnerable group of asylum seekers that sought safety within its borders.
10 / 03 / 2022