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Greece’s unjust transition
In one of Europe’s most beleaguered regions, Greece’s ‘Just Transition’ away from coal is providing neither the clean energy nor the jobs it promised
The Man Behind the Curtain
Rainer Sonntag rode a wave of violence to become one of Germany’s leading neo-Nazis. He was also a communist spy—and worked for Vladimir Putin
Greece’s gas trap, Part II
How Athens is blocking the shift to clean energy in favour of fossil fuels
MPs’ ‘Fair Fuel’ group run by fuel additive salesman
A cross-party group of British MPs lobbied for fuel additives as an alternative to the ban on petrol vehicles while failing to disclose it was run by a fuel additive salesman
Ineos, the controversial chemicals giant that turns fracked gas to plastics, trumpeted its return to the UK. Its billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe, appears to be less patriotic about his taxes
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Brexit Party candidate spread propaganda for Balkan warlord and was ‘bugged by MI6’
John Kennedy, a former Tory now standing on a list headed by Farage, was monitored by security services for his work with Radovan Karadzic
The heretic in the Vatican: How Pope Francis became a hate figure for the far right
On a mountain outside Rome, Steve Bannon’s anti-immigrant populism joins forces with Catholic extremists who say a 'gay plague' has infected the Vatican
Family event in Italy’s ‘city of love’ hides violent ties
A children's rights conference in Verona, the “city of love”, is linked to an extremist group whose members have been accused of violent attacks
Blog: ‘Russia is the rock’ the yellow vests and France’s far right
The anger is real. But is outside influence aggravating France's popular revolt?
Did the DUP accept “dark money” for Brexit?
Did the DUP accept "dark money" for Brexit?