Since the beginning of Russia's war in Ukraine more than 7000 rifles and more than 8 million shots of ammunition made by Western manufacturers made their way to Russia. Some of them are being used in the front lines. German manufacturers are affected, too – caused by sanction loopholes.
Europe's coal-fired power plants poison our air like no other industry. Giants such as PGE, RWE or Vattenfall emit tons of pollutants yearly, with harsh consequences for our health and the environment. The damage cost us billions of euros.
The German far-right political party Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland) has set its sights on Russia. Their election manifesto barely mentions the West or NATO. Provocative trips, aggressive political speeches and pro-Russian motions in the Bundestag (German parliament) all reveal a party whose foreign policy is pandering to Moscow.
Germany's national development bank DEG is funding dubious projects in the Global South. CORRECTIV and El Surtidor have been reporting on the deforestation crisis in Paraguay which is co-financed by the DEG. The German government is doing nothing about it.
Anyone who puts their money into pension funds risks profiting from climate-damaging corporations in Germany as well - unknowingly. An international and local investigation led by CORRECTIV reveals connections for the first time.
Chinese fraudsters smuggling masses of textiles into Europe are evading import fees. CORRECTIV research shows: The scam is costing the EU billions of euros. Customs cannot keep up with controls and member states are looking the other way.
The German federal government is lobbying in Brussels for a restriction of the liability rules in the EU Supply Chain Act – seemingly under pressure from the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and industry. This has been revealed by investigations by CORRECTIV and Frontal. The example of natural rubber shows how demand in Europe drives deforestation and displacement in Africa.