The colour-coded feature highlights which areas received the most money during which periods, based on a scraped government database of EU-funded projects. Those interested can search by region, township or time period, to determine average funding amounts per capita, or totals for governed cycles.

Based on database entries and whistleblower tips journalists produced multiple investigative articles on some EU-funded projects, one of them ended up investigated by OLAF european anti-fraud agency. Some of these stories are illustrated with short videos and camera drone footage to make them more compelling to the reader.

The database serving as the basis of the feature is available at, while the map itself can be visited at Resulting investigative articles and short videos are available at