Zagreb sold a record amount of aging weapons and ammunition to Saudi Arabia in 2016, ignoring evidence the arms are regularly being diverted to Syria....
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A secretive VIP jet charter business that may have helped officials flee Ukraine as the government of Viktor Yanukovych collapsed appears closely linked to the business empire of ...
On the night of Oct. 13, 2016, Aleksandar Stankovic’s car pulled toward an intersection in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, sliding to a halt beside a darkened BMW where two ...
Minutes after being saved by the crew of the rescue vessel Topaz Responder in late November, Mohamed , an asylum seeker from Cote d’Ivoire collapsed on the deck ...
Khadija Ismayilova in Baku studio
Khadija Ismayilova began her video conference to a room of parliamentarians in Brussels by apologizing to the people of her Baku neighborhood ...
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been named 2016’s Person of the Year by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The award recognizes the individual who has ...
Nikolay Tokarev, a major general in the Russian secret service, is a long-time associate of Vladimir Putin. Tokarev, 65, and Putin served as KGB agents together in Dresden, ...
He cursed and openly threatened people. He beat them up in front of the whole world. Just out of view he bedded beautiful, young wannabe celebrities. This, he said, was his job and to continue doing this important work he wanted a Serbian court to keep him out of jail even though he had been convicted and sentenced for heroin trafficking.
His first real job was as the Prime Minister of Montenegro. He has either been the President or Prime Minister for most of the nearly three decades of his career and the life of his country. While he casts himself as a progressive, pro-Western leader who recently helped his country join NATO and is on track to join the European Union, he has built one of the most dedicated kleptocracies and organized crime havens in the world.
The challenge of investigative reporting is to always be a little ahead of the game. The people we write about are very smart, often wealthy and powerful and indubitably ruthless. I often feel like OCCRP is a tiny sailboat heading into dark, swirling storm clouds on high seas.
A Republic of Georgia government program to sell valuable public land for below-market or token prices to encourage development has turned into a land grab for politically connected individuals who have either not met or significantly negotiated down conditions of the program.
Between 2011 and 2013, an Israeli company called S.I. Group Consort Ltd. won a series of contracts worth more than 1 billion Ukrainian hryvnia (about US$ 125 million at the time) to clean up a hazardous waste sludge pit near the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine.
It’s no secret that the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev likes to buy expensive buildings around the world, although it’s rarely clear where the money comes from.
Koba Jikia was just doing his job, pumping natural gas into cars at a rural filling station in the Republic of Georgia.
Then a car pulled up that had an illegal, homemade gas cylinder. As the 32-year-old Jikia began filling the tank, it exploded. The force of the explosion was so strong, it blew the tank into Jikia and his arms and legs were ripped from his body and his heart was pushed out through his back.
Prague, the post-card perfect capital city of the Czech Republic, has long been hugely popular with tourists. But it’s also very popular with other, less desirable visitors: Balkan organized crime groups.
In a survey published Thursday, Nov. 19, 33 percent of respondents believed that the new special prosecutor appointed to investigate allegations against the Macedonia's political elite will be able to do her job independently and without obstruction – while 28 percent said she won’t.
New special prosecutor Katica Janeva (pictured) is a woman whose task - to untangle accusations arising from an incendiary series of leaked 'wiretaps' - is truly great.
But what do we know about her?
Sinisa Mali, as the mayor of Belgrade, and a man close to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, prides himself on being a modern, progressive leader. The American-educated Mali casts himself as a corruption-free family man and a shrewd businessman who advised the government on economic issues. But a look into his business deals shows a very different story. Instead, he helped destroy a once proud Serbian business and left workers poor and a solid company capable of earning foreign trade destitute and in debt.
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