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Greece’s unjust transition

06/08/2022

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

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The Man Behind the Curtain

30/06/2022

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

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Greece’s gas trap, Part II

09/05/2022

Greece’s gas trap, Part II

How Athens is blocking the shift to clean energy in favour of fossil fuels

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MPs’ ‘Fair Fuel’ group run by fuel additive salesman

02/03/2022

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

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Plastic Patriots

23/02/2021

Plastic Patriots

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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DemocracyWatch

04/05/2020

DemocracyWatch

Regimes around the world are rushing through anti-democratic measures. Sign up to our newsletter with openDemocracy to follow the crackdown

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Brexit Party candidate spread propaganda for Balkan warlord and was ‘bugged by MI6’

21/05/2019

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

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The heretic in the Vatican: How Pope Francis became a hate figure for the far right

13/04/2019

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

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Family event in Italy’s ‘city of love’ hides violent ties

29/03/2019

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

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Blog: ‘Russia is the rock’ the yellow vests and France’s far right

12/12/2018

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?

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Did the DUP accept “dark money” for Brexit?

24/07/2018

Did the DUP accept “dark money” for Brexit?

Did the DUP accept "dark money" for Brexit?

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