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Our primary purpose is the joint reporting and publication of investigative journalism with a focus on European topics to understand how power structures affect European communities.


The basis for cooperation among EIC member organizations is the regular sharing of information and consultations on possible story ideas. We have regular meetings and work on several fronts: tackling European stories; finding, compiling, processing or analyzing big data-sets; developing under Free Software license our own Network collaborative tools, platforms und information...

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EIC History

Discussions related to establishing this European Network started in 2015 and involved Jörg Schmitt, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Alfred Weinzierl and Klaus Brinkbäumer from Spiegel and Stefan Candea from the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism. Alain Lallemand from Le Soir joined the group, and later John Hansen from Politiken, Milorad Ivanovic from Newsweek Serbia, Florian Klenk from Falter, Paula Guisado from El Mundo, Vlad Odobescu from The Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Michael Bird from The...

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By EIC.network

After finishing the publication of almost 100 stories under the Malta Files project, EIC.network has released in public the part of the data used for this research originating from the public Malta Registry of Companies. We have re-arranged, cleaned and made searchable in new ways the public information contained in the register.

Here you can find the latest outupt of the scrap of the Malta Registry, as of mid June 2017. Also here you...

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By Alex Morega, RCIJ/The Black Sea

The technology behind scouting through the largest leak in sports history

For more visit our Football Leaks homepage

In April 2016, the European Investigative Collaborations network of 12 major national news organisations received a dataset detailing shady business in football, and set about investigating the mass of rich contents.

This consisted of email inboxes, a bunch of PDF and Word documents, zip and rar archives, whatsapp conversations and encrypted hushmail communication. Out...

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by EIC

During the past weeks, EIC.network partners have published stories related to the International Criminal Court (ICC), its first prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and the criminal policy instituted by him, as well as his wide network of influence that includes current ICC staff.

#CourtSecrets articles are based on over 40,000 documents, financial statements, diplomatic cables and correspondence.

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About Us

by EIC

European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has evolved in less then a year from an informal group to a non-registered Association with it’s seat in Hamburg. By now EIC partners are representing a diverse spectrum of European investigative journalism players: traditional media, non-profit and digital players. So we choose the most appropriate structure that can host the different mind-sets, organization types, skills, journalistic traditions and legal systems that co-exist in different corners of Europe, avoiding centralization and betting on...

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