Anti-corporate activism

Asian Migrants Fill Jobs That Picky Albanians Now Spurn

Haque is one of 10 Bangladeshi workers employed by the INCA factory in Lezha. The manager says Albania no longer supplies enough labour, forcing him to seek workers far away.

"I plan to stay here for a long time because I have no other solution," Abudalep, 28, another Bangladeshi migrant employed at the INCA factory told BIRN. "In my country there is no work," he adds.

EU directive on whistleblowers crucial for fight against corruption, debate hears

Ljubljana – The implementation of the EU directive on the protection of whistleblowers is extremely important for the fight against corruption, agreed participants of Tuesday’s round table debate on whistleblowers hosted by the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

Precedent-setting Moldovan Whistleblower still Seeking Justice

"He is the first, because the notion of whistleblower did not exist in the Strasbourg Court's vocabulary until then," Vitalie Zama, one of the lawyers in Guja's case, told BIRN.

"And the first question that was asked was whether or not to protect the whistleblowers; whether freedom of expression exists for them or not."

'I suffered the consequences'

The sweatshops next door

The whir of sewing machines sounds from street-level windows all over the downtown Athens districts of Patissia, Galatsi and Stathmos Larissis is a constant monotone. Every once in a while, a person emerges from these basement workshops for a cigarette break or to get something from a kiosk.

The World Economic Forum in Davos Begins Today

The World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos begins today, January 23rd and it will last until Friday.

In the last day  a statement by US President Donald Trump is also scheduled.

A large-scale protest was planned against his participation today, but the authorities banned any demonstrations due to a heavy snowfalls.

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