Questionable Paperwork Lets Fake and Faulty Masks Flood Europe

Substandard protective equipment for COVID-19 is being sold in over a dozen countries, using misleading certificates produced by businesses in the heart of Europe.


Crime, Corruption and Coronavirus

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No Transparency in Kyrgyzstan’s Coronavirus Spending

Kyrgyzstan has collected hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the coronavirus pandemic. But how that money is being spent remains a mystery — and even a ...
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The Spoils of Russia’s Trash Reforms Go to the Well-Connected

Russia’s trash reforms were meant to close old landfills and introduce new waste management technologies across the country. But a year-long investigation by OCCRP member center IStories ...
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Behind Vale's Deadly Dams, a Wave of Lobbying

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The Murky History of Russia's Largest Sports Betting Company

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