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Posts Tagged ‘farmsubsidies’

Nieman Reports: The challenge of crossborder reporting

In Archive, Stories on March 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

In the spring of 2011 the Nieman Reports of Harvard University picked up on cross-border reporting. Reading the list of content of the Nieman Reports spring 2011 issue was like meeting a group of long year friends: Stefan Candea, Stanimir Vaglenov, Vlad Lavrov, Allain Lallemand, Henrik Kaufholz, Nils Mulvad…
Of “our” projects Nils was asked to write about, Henrik about Scoop and I about cross-border reporting in Europe and Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging: In praise of Bulgarian journalists

In Archive, Stories on June 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

After our meeting in Brussels in May 2010 analysing and writing stories about the new EU farmsubsidy data, I was so happy about how Bulgarian journalists had used the data, I blogged about the Bulgarian follow up stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging: Cross-border effort revealed fraud with EU-money

In Archive, Stories on May 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Early May, a bare old industry building turned meeting place in Brussels. Four large tables, about 20-30 journalists and programmers, all staring on their open labtops. Sometimes they talk, pointing to each others screens, often they just work. Loads of coffee, for lunch there are pretty dry sandwiches.

The journalists share fresh data about the beneficiaries of the € 50+ billion annual EU farmsubsidies. They are digging for stories. And they succeed. The most prominent story this day is the one about a Bulgarian minister granting hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Euros in subsidies to his wife and daughter for just that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Arla: We sell, where it is not forbidden

In Archive, Stories on July 25, 2007 at 10:43 am

We followed the export subsidies of Danish-Swedish dairy giant Arla and analysed, what changes in EU export subsidies (as discussed in 2005 in the WTO) would mean for Danish jobs and Danish farmers. Read the rest of this entry »