OUR INVESTIGATIONS

The girl in Abidjan

How the ‘ndrangheta is smuggling cocaine through Western Africa to Europe.

Paradise Papers

The Paradise Papers is a global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files from a combination...

Passports for profit

Leaked documents obtained by IRPI, in an investigation published by The Guardian and by L'Expresso, show how EU passports were sold under controversial “golden visa” schemes to billionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption as well as to a...

How the Camorra went global

Tracking down what British investigators couldn’t, IRPI journalists pieced together how the modern Italian mob uses the British financial system to stash its ill-gotten cash. The Righi family has been accused by the Antimafia prosecutors of Naples of laundering...

Citizens pay for EU ghost offices – not used and not on the map

Each member of the European Parliament gets 4,342 euros every month, mainly to fund an office in their own country. But offices for 249 MEPs do not exist or seem nowhere to be found. So far 133 out of the 748 current parliamentarians told what they pay in office rent,...

The pipeline of the three Regimes

Erdogan’s family members and the entrepreneurs with closest links to the Turkish President. Shrewd businessmen with ties to the Kremlin. Golden men of Azerbaijan’s dictator. These are the men and the corporations reaping big profits from the $45-billion natural gas infrastructure landing in Italy. A new investigative report by journalists of “l’Espresso” magazine, Italian partner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Icij).

How the Italian mafia is at home in the Netherlands

Two years ago the investigations done by the Antimafia Prosecutor Offices of Reggio Calabria and Rome have uncovered a large cocaine trafficking which from Latin America was heading to Rotterdam disguised as 'flowers'. The hub of the trafficking was the flower market...

Security for sale

The European Union has deep pockets when it comes to security. Major defense contractors and tech giants compete for generous subsidies, to better protect us from crime and terrorism. At least that’s the idea. But who really benefits? The public or the security...

Mafia allegations in Maltese gaming

According to an Italian newspaper, members of the Martiradonna family, who have been given residence permits in Malta and whose patriarch was investigated by anti-mafia police in 2009, relocated their gaming franchise to Malta through their associates.

Bahamas Leaks

A cache of leaked documents provides names of politicians and others linked to more than 175,000 Bahamian companies registered between 1990 and 2016.

Africa uncovered

The investigations follows two leads. In the first one, we tell about the activities of Italian broker Curio Pintus, sentenced for laundering money of Italian crume syndicate 'ndrangheta 15 years ago. Today, Pintus still operates with his old friends through a...

The Panama Papers

One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals the secretive offshore companies used to hide wealth, evade taxes and commit fraud by the world’s dictators, business tycoons and criminals.

The hidden fleet

How a Syrian network smuggles weapons, drugs, and refugees across the Mediterranean. We went in search of their ships and their shell corporations. The trail took us from the Middle East to Piraeus and Hamburg.

Mafia in Africa

The Italian mafia has established a hidden but lethal presence in Africa. Its members own diamond mines, nightclubs and land, all with the complicity of corrupt regimes. Read our investigtion.

Gaza’s gas: the EU’s burned millions

The Gaza Strip suffers daily power cuts of 8 hours or more; the region’s only power plant produces far too little electricity to meet the people’s needs. How did things get this far, after massive international aid has been invested in the region?

Asda’s ‘made in Italy’ tomato puree hails from China

British shoppers browsing Asda’s supermarket shelves for a touch of the Mediterranean culinary might have been forgiven for thinking that the labels on the cans of an own-brand tomato puree meant what they said. After all, they read: “Produced in Italy”.

Italy’s toxic waste vanishes in Albania

Dangerous garbage is being imported to Albania before disappearing without trace, an investigation into the murky world of waste exports reveals. From Prishtina Insight, produced with the support of SCOOP.

Toxic Europe

“Toxic Europe”, is a documentary movie produced by FLARE Network, Novaya Gazeta, Associazione Ilaria Alpi, Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo and Daily Blog, winner of the “Best International Organised Crime Report”.

The black market in bluefin

“The Black Market in Bluefin” is a 7-month investigation run in 2010 by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The Montenegro Connection

The world’s most widely smuggled legal substance. The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money.