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Over one billion Euro in human resources projects faced a lack of monitoring, despite high-profile scandal
Sofia, Carnobat, Bulgaria
Kickback controversies, conflicts of interest, near-zero ambitions: the EU-backed human resources program under investigation
Bucharest, Romania
East European drivers are fed answers for road health and safety exam
Norway, Slovakia, Romania
How salaries migrate across the EU in the haulage business
Romania, Belarus, Netherlands, Ukraine
Baked pig, whisky, dancing, used clothes: a Roma celebration
Bistrita, Romania
How urban planning in Bucharest changed from a western vision of functional housing to a sabotage of the city
Bucharest, Romania
What happened to the ideal Modernist city on the edge of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Five years after Turkey’s last major protests, three friends still face jail on terror-related charges
Turkey, Greece, Ukraine
Capturing Romania after dark
Maramures, Constanta, Bucharest, Cluj
Inside the world of Turkey’s hardline president and his last grab for power
Ankara, Turkey
Consulting giant Accenture promoted software showing how to boost prices of design-protected car parts
USA, France, Romania
Ex-lawyer's role in stories attacking Romanians in The Sun and Sky News, the truth of which are under question
Birmingham, Jeica
Ghost mansions are appearing across the fields of north Romania - built by emigrants hoping to return to a better home
Suceava, Maramures, Romania
Sızan gizli belgeler, AB üye devletlerinin Türkiye ile yapılan mülteci anlaşmasının devamı için fona katkı yapmaktan hoşnut olmadıklarını gösteriyor
Türkiye, Suriye
EU nations unhappy about paying up to maintain multi-billion Turkey bargain
Brussels, Ankara
İkinci yılını dolduran AB-Türkiye mülteci anlaşması kağıt üzerinde zafer olabilir, peki ya gerçekte?
Suriye, Türkiye
What happened to the billions that Brussels pledged to Turkey to keep refugees out of the EU?
Ankara, Brussels
Ex-Minister accepted fees from shell firm used by banker Alvaro Sobrinho, suspected of embezzlement and fraud
Luanda, London
Avrupa Birliği kendi fonları ile satın alınan askeri araçlarla, mültecilerin Suriye’den kaçarak Türkiye’ye sığınmasına ve Avrupa’ya ulaşmasına engel oluyor
Suriye, Türkiye
The EU is funding military gear used by Turkey to stop refugees from fleeing Syrian Civil War
Syria, Turkey
How classy Italian label and French owner used a Swiss bypass to save up to 2.5 billion Euro in tax
Lugano, Paris, Milan
Serbian Prime Minister’s former firm was part of offshore network investing in renewables in Europe and Australia
Malta, USA, Serbia
A landscape of leisure and tension in pictures
Ukraine, Romania
Did Sporting Lisbon's key shareholder, multimillionaire Alvaro Sobrinho, steal money from his own bank?
Angola, Portugal
The quest for a better life at the outskirts of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
When it comes to the public purse, the classic Italian label is no big spender
Locarno, Luxembourg, Milan, Paris
Payments by Barcelona to Lionel Messi’s charitable foundation have come under focus by Spanish authorities
Argentina, Spain
Erdoğan’ın eniştesi Ziya İlgen’in sahip olduğu denizcilik firması vergi cenneti sayılan Malta’da hesap açmış
Turkish leader's brother-in-law shipping firm opened account in EU's 'tax haven' for foreign business
Turkey, Malta
Exorcism amator sub investigatie
Oltenia, Romania
Amateur exorcism in Romania under investigation
Oltenia, Romania
Migrant wave through Serbia to west Europe highlights plight of Serb refugees from Yugoslav regions in 1990s
Subotica, Serbia
Turkey President feels heat from political opponents, who claim Erdoğan relatives have one offshore. In fact they have three
Turkey, Malta, Isle of Man
Erdoğan ailesi ve yakınlarıyla bağlantılı tek bir değil, ikisi Man Adası biri Malta’da kurulu toplam üç offshore şirket var
Ankara, Turkey
How VW built up a 17 billion Euro business in the Grand Duchy with only five employees
Wolfsburg, Luxembourg
Welcome to the minimum wage society
Brussels, Washington, Bucharest
Confidential info sharing and oversight lack risk undermining independence and results of world court
The Hague, Netherlands
What is the source of multi-million wealth of Lola Karimova, daughter of deceased Uzbek leader Karimov?
Los Angeles, Paris, Uzbekistan
Yıllardır Bağdat’ı göz ardı edip IKBY ile doğrudan ilişki kuran Ankara, bağımsızlığa giden yolu petrol boru hatlarıyla açtı
Irak, Türkiye
Ankara was willing participant in secret oil contracts with Kurds, in defiance of Iraq
Baghdad, Ankara
How celebrities and billionaires interfere in the pursuit of global justice
The Hague, Hollywood
European Aerospace giant created “slush fund” in UK as part of offset deal
Germany, France, Romania
Ex-prosecutor Luis Ocampo plays behind scenes in failure to bring justice to 1000s killed in political violence
Nairobi, The Hague
Romania’s parents leave to work abroad in the absence of a living wage at home, and children pay the price
Liteni, Romania
Lies, conflicts of interest, a false identity: how lobby for persecuted Iraqi minority messed up
Iraq, Netherlands
Offshore accounts and Libyan war interests of ex-prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo probed
Libya, USA, Netherlands
Plan to pay millions to get Real Madrid to perform for Turkmen leader to help energy deal
Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey
The Black Sea's investigation into the murky history of the Football Leaks family
Istanbul, London, Turkey
Hidden ownership of multi-billion Euro hotel and construction firms Rixos and Sembol revealed
Istanbul, New York
Using contested UN diplomatic cover, rogue dignitaries face charges of drug and gun traffic for the mob
Sao Tome and Principe, Naples, New York
How Africa's richest woman Isabel dos Santos makes her money
Lisbon, Luanda
Recent mega-deal raises questions over energy giant links to Turkish first family
Malta, Turkey
Milyonluk satış Azerbaycan devletine ait dev petrol şirketinin Erdoğan ailesiyle olan bağını ortaya çıkarıyor
Multi-million USD oil tanker deal between Turkey leader family and Azeri billionaire
Malta, Isle of Man, Turkey, Latvia
Erdoğanlar'ın gizli gemisi ve Mansimov-Ayan bağlantısı
Letonya, Man Adası, Malta, Türkiye
At least 140 million dollars in assets - including cargo ships and properties in the Netherlands
Istanbul, Amsterdam
Huge Istanbul mosque received 600,000 Euro through Dutch offshore owned by son of PM Binali Yildirim
Istanbul, Amsterdam
Üçü geçen sene Malta'dan alınan toplam 11 gemi, Hollanda'da yedi gayrimenkul ve 600 bin avroluk gizemli bağış
Amsterdam, İstanbul
The European Union's own tax haven investigated
Valletta, Malta
Multinational plan to deprive Turkey of millions in taxes dropped for easier option: having ex-CEO Berat Albayrak let them write tax law
Malta, UAE, Turkey, Sweden,
Calık'ın offshore maceraları ve meclisten geçen yasa
Dubai, Türkiye, Malta, İsveç,
How Russian Billionaire and Fashion TV investor paid near zero-tax on global small loans biz
Romania, USA, Malta, Latvia,
DEEP ANALYSIS: How Fashion TV investor and Russian billionaire Oleg Boyko and his Latvian partners are using Malta as a tax haven
Romania, USA, Malta, Latvia
Cancelled passports, blackmail allegations, death threats
Bucharest, Romania
Impact of false claims by UK tabloid on 'child slaves' making Kinder Egg toys
Carei, Romania
How Sky News broadcasts false content on east Europe
Jeica, Romania
Fashion icon on mission for top British honours
London, UK
Despite calling the charity his "number one priority" icon delayed parting with cash
The Third World, UK
Project included sponsor deals for central Asian leaders
London, The Milky Way
Communist, Nationalist and underground symbols fight for Ukraine capital urban space
Kyiv, Ukraine
War victims as young as 11 picking fruit for EU supermarkets
Izmir, Turkey
Romanian kids abused by Italian elite at Rome Termini station
Romania, Italy
Football Leaks'ten çıkan aile ve Kazakistan-Türkiye-Amerika bağlantıları
Football Leaks'ten çıkan aile ve Kazakistan-Türkiye-Amerika bağlantıları
Football Leaks'ten çıkan aile ve Kazakistan-Türkiye-Amerika bağlantıları
İstanbul, Türkiye, Kazakistan
Football Leaks'ten çıkan aile ve Kazakistan-Türkiye-Amerika bağlantıları
İstanbul, Astana, Türkiye, Kazakistan
Inside the world of the men making millions from football transfers
UK, London
Empire with links to Russian mob, Turkish elite and Presidents
Istanbul, Astana, Turkey
An exclusive interview for European Investigative Collaborations
Zurich, Switzerland
Integrity of President-Elect associates on big-name projects questioned
New York, USA
Cypriot Club Apollon Limassol at centre of scandal for "ghost" transfer of football stars
Romania, Serbia, Cyprus
Shadowing the international streetwalkers of Naples
Naples, Italy
Türkiye'nin en pahalı oyuncusu Arda Turan'ın menajerinin bulanık ilişkileri
Marco Termes reveals his life as model, dancer, poet, novelist and football industry straw man for hire
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Argentinian football agents use Dutch companies to transfer South American players to European clubs
Netherlands, Argentina
Murky deals of Turkish football superstar Arda Turan manager
Exposing the cash machine behind the 105 million Euro boy from Paris suburbs
Paris, Manchester, Turin
#FootballLeaks 18.6 milyon doküman içinde
#footballleaks reveals the most obscure and puzzling clauses from contracts of
Europe, on the pitch
Hagi'nin ve offshore şirketin dahil olduğu bir garip transfer
Tackling a dodgy business deal from the 'Maradona of the Carpathians'
Cyprus, Chelsea, Romania
Özil İspanya’da vergi kurumlarınca bir buçuk yıl boyunca inceleme altına alındı
Londra, Madrid, Dusseldorf
The largest leak in the history of sport - 1.9 Terabytes and 18.6 million documents
Europe, and further afield
The Portuguese star used network of offshore companies to hold millions
Madrid, Spain
Revealing the man at the heart of the biggest leak in sports history
Hamburg, Germany
Spanish tax authorities are investigating German international Mesut Özil
London, Madrid, Dusseldorf
Searching for a new class of east European addicts who steal for heroin in Spain
Madrid, Canada Real
From the buzz of crime to serving time to facing discrimination against ex-cons
Milan, Bucharest
A photo-reportage around the nation on the eve of elections
Tour, Moldova
Exploring the favelas of the Romanian Roma in Italy
Naples, Calarasi
Which nations come first in expat prisoner numbers in the EU
EU, Romania
How Romania topped prisoner numbers in Italy - and how this is changing
Rome, Italy
Why does the Baltic state have the highest percent of expats in EU jails?
Lithuania, EU
Women sex-trafficked from Romania to Spain reveal path from tragedy to recovery
Madrid, Spain
‘Company for Women’ employees fight for better deal for female blue-collar staff
Istanbul, Turkey
Child protection changes probed in nations rising from Communism
East Balkans,, The Black Sea
Locals and inheritors battle for ownership of village, land and forest
Nadas, Romania
East Europe shadow gun market fueling terrorism, as gangs use loopholes to traffic weapons
Slovakia, Paris
Lack of EU rules and free market fetishism ease sale of weapons used by terrorists
Slovakia, Paris
Moldovan electricity supply dependent on firm in frozen conflict zone with mysterious off-shore owners
Moldova, Transnistria
A village struggles thru communism, deportation, fragementation - and sale to Italians
Dudestii Vechi, Romania
Dozens die as annexed peninsular switches drug policy
Crimea, Ukraine
Chess championship comes to most isolated village in Danube Delta
Sfistofca, Romania
Locals forced to give up land, sold on to Dutch Rabobank subsidiary at 20-time profit
Dobrogea, Romania
Georgia's disabled strike out to achieve self-empowerment
Georgia, Tbilisi
War, looting and hypocrisy in the rebel-held regions of east Ukraine
Donetsk, Ukraine
Moldova's ruling class is in freefall - but its opposition is fiercely divided
Chisinau, Moldova
Smallholders wake up to find their land seized by corrupt officials
Zarand, Romania
Exporting Islam to five continents with massive multi-million mosque blitz
Africa, America, Europe, Asia
Auto-workers suffer violations at plants supported by publicly-funded bank
Ankara, Turkey
Auto-workers suffer violations at plants supported by publicly-funded bank
Ankara, Turkey
Human rights first casualty of nation's drive to be major EU export market
Malatya, Istanbul, Ankara, Turkey
Pro-business drive for growth has fatal consequences for young
Adana, Ankara, Turkey
AB ihracat pazarının başlıca ülkesi olma yolunda hiçe sayılan insan hakları
Ekonomiyi büyütme baskısı gençler için ölümcül sonuçlar doğuruyor
ANKARA, Türkiye
Four Romanian photographers are revealing the Danube's Delta people
Danube Delta, Romania
Stepping through the minefield of history to probe the prospect of new borders at a flashpoint between the EU and Russia
Bucharest, Chisinau
Killer virus risks plaguing region as political warfare rages and economies tumble
Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania
Shot in the revolution, pimped out and lost to heroin - a story of survival at a cost to mark 25 years since Romania's uprising
Bucharest, Romania
Countless building worker deaths at Winter Olympics haunt Russia as it prepares for World Cup 2018
Sochi, Russia
Troubled region struggles to dump its label as a nest of terrorists
Pankisi, Georgia
A journey in pictures through Moldova's ethnic Turk republic
Comrat, Moldova
To stop HIV, the country needs a deep and meaningful conversation about sex
Chisinau/Cahul, Moldova
Eight reasons why Romanian society neglects victims of domestic violence
Cluj, Bucharest, Romania
Exploring the hidden crime of domestic violence among Romania's middle classes
Cluj, Bucharest, Romania
Criminals are flooding the EU with fake perfumes from China - damaging public health and bringing funds for gangsters
Turkey, Romania
Joy and beauty in the ruins - a photo-journey through the resorts of Abkhazia, the frozen conflict next to the Sochi Winter Olympics
abkhazia, georgia
Paralyzed by legal highs, wedding singer Ciobi was living on the streets, his body collapsing - until he took up popping, locking and breaking
Bucharest, Romania
Injectable home-made drug Krokodil is savaging heroin-starved addicts
Tbilisi, Georgia
State Jewish Theatre survived the Holocaust, Communism and the transition to democracy - but now fears collapse
Bucharest, Romania
Controversial prizes, diplomatic pressure and a dance with Vanessa Redgrave - PR gold mine-style
Bucharest, Romania
In a country divided between the influence of the EU and Russia, Christmas is a political celebration
Chisinau, Moldova
As Moldova opens the road to joining the EU, we interview a leading religious fundamentalist against the rise of western values
Chisinau, Moldova
Breaking free of crime and addiction needed a cocktail of God and Freud for ex-fighter Yuri
Tiraspol, Moldova/Transnistria
Meeting the dedicated opponents of shale gas fracking across two continents
Romania, Poland, USA
As the future of the multi-billion Euro gold mining project in Transylvania remains unsure, we report from a village where families are at war
Rosia Montana, Romania
Marriages in northeast Romanian villages assume a fresh identity in an age of work migration
Tara Oasului, Romania
How Romanian work migrants sacrificed the comforts of a life abroad to build the dream mansion at home
Romania, France
Fake executions, forced confessions, prisoner family persecution: law enforcement Transnistria-style
Tiraspol, Moldova/Transnistria
Drug users face disability due to injecting dye from kids chemistry sets
Tbilisi, Georgia
Remote village becomes child porn studio for global market - without the knowledge of the victims
Seini, Romania
Mapping how leading current and ex-politicians are exploiting the high value fish farm business
Zorak, Armenia
Fish farms with links to the Yerevan Parliament are sucking up water supplies for desperate villages
Sayat Nova, Armenia
The Azerbaijan first family have been shareholders in offshore companies, new records reveal
Baku, Azerbaijan
The journey of one woman through three decades of opiate abuse
Tbilisi, Georgia
Romanians working in France transform cottages in their home villages into mansions of steel and concrete
Transylvania, Romania
Mysterious, menacing, mythical and unknown - a travel story in pictures around the Black Sea
The Black Sea, Where Europe meets Asia
Billionaire divorce exposes money-laundering ties between the Black Sea and Caribbean
Kyiv, Ukraine
Extent of criminal growth of GMOs remains a mystery
Bucharest, Romania
Ten years of American pro-GMO lobbying in Bucharest reaps a change in Romanian view on biotech
Bucharest, Romania
Fatal intoxicant extracted from anti-flu tablets attacks jaws of drug users
Chisinau, Moldova
As Romania poises for mass murder of its strays, a feature doc explores the extent of this canine tragedy
Bucharest, Romania
Rip-off fears for nation as US energy giant gears up for fracking
Pungesti, Romania
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