Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raise €4bn since 2013.

How the Camorra went global

The modern Italian mob uses the British financial system to stash its ill-gotten cash.

Citizens pay for EU ghost offices

Very few MEPs show office rent expenses records.

The pipeline of the three Regimes

The men behind the $45-billion natural gas infrastructure.

Tulips and cocaine

How the Italian mafia is at home in the Netherlands by using the largest flower market worldwide.

Security for sale

The EU has deep pockets when it comes to security. The price we pay to protect Europeans.

Mafia allegations in Maltese gaming

The Martiradonna family’s alleged franchise in the UK and Malta.

Catch me if you can

Nicola Assisi, ‘Ndrangheta’s most important cocaine broker.

Africa uncovered

Curio Pintus and Manlio Cerroni: two brokers and two men to infiltrate the African continent.

Italy arrests the “Queen of Narcos”

Dressed in shorts and acting as tourists, agents kept their eyes peeled on the villa for a whole week, carefully following the moves of the woman who was taking care of the old lady living there.

Mafia boss: ‘The State is me’

From Calabria, the ‘Ndrangheta stretches its tentacles throughout Europe. We tell the story of a police operation that led to the bust of 116 of its alleged members and how ‘Ndrangheta operates a state within a state.

Italian Carabinieri arrest major ‘Ndrangheta drug boss

“U Capra” – or “the Goat” – had escaped arrest after being sentenced in 1994 to a jail term of 28 years and eight months for international drug trafficking. Authorities thought for long he was hiding in Germany or Latin America.

Police arrest 14 suspects of mafia links

Anti mafia prosecutors in Milan accused the arrested of money laundering, tax-related violations and criminal association with the Sicilian Cosa Nostra.

Killing Pavel

For over nine months, reporters from OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info conducted their own investigation, both into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts.

Italian ‘terrorist’ allowed to stay in UK

A convicted terrorist with links to alleged Italian mafiosi has been allowed to continue with his luxurious life in London after a judge said extradition would breach his human rights.

IRPI wins the Google Digital News Initiative

The Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy, is one of the winners of Google’s Digital News Initiative and will receive funding for its new project “Mafia Files”. The fund, in its second edition, encourages...

European Parliament taken to Court by journalists from all EU countries

For the first time ever journalists representing all European member states have teamed up to file complaints with the European Court of Justice against the European Parliament (EP). The institution refused to grant the journalists’ requests for access to information...

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