Europe

Paradise islands vow reform but devil is in the missing detail
Douglas Dalby · June 24, 2019

Facing the threat of being blacklisted by the European Union, three British islands synonymous with aiding tax avoidance say they plan to embrace greater transparency.

European health ministers fight to postpone medical device safety laws
Simon Bowers · June 18, 2019

Europe has been urged to extend the grandfathering period for medical devices to avert the threat to patients.

Tax raids across Germany sparked by ICIJ revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 15, 2019

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal probe into Germans suspected of tax evasion.

The Trader, the Preacher, and the journalist
Simon Bowers · May 14, 2019

Karlijn Kuijpers, a freelance investigative journalist in the Netherlands, talks about her reporting that has taken a detailed look at the impact of corporate behavior — and it has made uncomfortable reading for some in her home country.

Lux Leaks Confession: Jean-Claude Juncker Admits He Made ‘Major Mistake’
Will Fitzgibbon · May 7, 2019

The European Commission President has called his handling of the 2014 Lux Leaks one of the two biggest mistakes of his five-year term.

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers
Douglas Dalby and Simon Bowers · April 18, 2019

Whistleblowers who leak information to journalists, or reveal unlawful behavior, are a step closer to improved legal protections across Europe.

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.2 billion around the world
Douglas Dalby and Amy Wilson-Chapman · April 3, 2019

More than $1.2 billion has been publicly collected by governments around the world after the 2016 investigation, the Panama Papers.

Italy Announces Medical Device Registries After Implant Files
Scilla Alecci · April 1, 2019

Italy will launch registries for breast implants and orthopedic devices after the Implant Files exposed flaws in the country’s regulatory system.

French parliamentary body advocates radical overhaul of medical device market
Douglas Dalby · March 14, 2019

A French inquiry is calling for sweeping reforms of medical devices regulation in France and across Europe, branding the current system “massively dysfunctional.”

‘Sometimes the back door will get you there faster’: Reporting on the Implant Files
Martha M. Hamilton · March 12, 2019

Meet ICIJ’s Norwegian member Nina Selbo Torset who believes in saying yes to opportunities that pull you out of your comfort zone — and of checking the back door when other doors are closed.