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.
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.
28 / 11 / 2022
Exclusive: Fears of ‘another Frontex’ as anti-fraud watchdog investigates EU asylum agency
The EU’s asylum agency is being investigated by the bloc’s anti-fraud watchdog, Solomon has learnt, following claims of serious mismanagement and neglect of human rights obligations.
18 / 11 / 2022
Exclusive: UN Letter Documents Greek Pushback of Turkish Asylum Seekers
In March, eight Turks reached Greece by boat, fearing persecution in their homeland. The UN urged Greece to provide protection, but instead the men were pushed back to sea and into the arms of the Turkish police.
02 / 09 / 2022
Passport Privilege: Turkish Fraudster’s Route to Honorary Greek Citizenship
Solomon and BIRN look at how a Turkish businessman – convicted of fraud in Turkey in 2017 and arrested with a fake Greek passport in 2019 – bought his way to honorary Greek citizenship.
31 / 08 / 2022
Asylum Surveillance Systems Launched in Greece without Data Safeguards
With money from the EU’s pandemic-recovery fund, systems to monitor the movements of asylum seekers in Greece were designed and launched without basic data safeguards required under EU law.
03 / 08 / 2022
Solomon’s reporter Malichudis under surveillance for “national security reasons”
In a closed-door Parliamentary meeting, the head of Greece’s National Intelligence Service reportedly confirmed that two journalists had been under surveillance, including Solomon's Stavros Malichudis. A few months ago, Minister of State Giorgos Gerapetritis had repeatedly affirmed that “it is self-evident that there is no surveillance of journalists in Greece.”
10 / 03 / 2022
Solomon files complaint with Supreme Court in case against National Intelligence Agency
Last November, it was revealed that citizens, including a Solomon journalist, were under surveillance by the Greek National Intelligence Agency (EYP) - calling into question the legality of such actions. Now, by filing a legal complaint against EYP with the country's highest court, we call for authorities to investigate the possibility that criminal offences may have been committed by officials of an agency which appears to operate without any accountability.