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Maltese MP voted out by party amid turmoil over Panama Papers’ ties

The political career of Malta’s former deputy prime minister Konrad Mizzi lies in ruins after his ruling Labour Party (PL) colleagues voted for his expulsion over secretive offshore dealings revealed in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-led Panama Papers investigation. Mizzi was the star performer during the country’s… Read More

In Daphne murder investigation, money trail leads to Montenegro venture

In the months before her murder in 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was on the trail of an offshore company called 17 Black Limited. She didn’t know who owned the firm, which was registered in the United Arab Emirates. But she was certain it was set up to channel… Read More

Bad Blood: A War Between Montenegrin Cocaine Clans Engulfs the Balkans

By Bojana Jovanović, Stevan Dojčinović and Svetlana Đokić, OCCRP, 5 May 2020 OCCRP — A police officer, a football hooligan, and a Montenegrin gangster walk through a ski resort in the mountains of southern Serbia. Nine hours later, and halfway across the country, the gangster is dead in a Belgrade… Read More
18th November 2019
Three prime ministers took to a stage in the ballroom of a five-star London hotel this week offering the world’s wealthiest people “golden passports” and citizenship of their countries in return for hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment or flat “contributions”. Allen Chastanet, the prime minister… Read More
8th November 2019
Prosecutors in Montenegro halted an investigation into nearly 22 million euros illegally paid to privileged clients of a failing financial institution while it was under the management of the Central Bank, even as smaller account holders lost their savings. The state prosecutor’s office ended its probe into the Central Bank’s… Read More
7th October 2019
Montenegro has on Thursday officially launched the application process for its Citizens by Investment Program, otherwise known as the Golden Visa scheme, which offers rich foreigners and their families citizenship in return for investments worth hundreds of thousands of euros. Golden Visa programs came under scrutiny after investigative journalists… Read More
5th July 2019
For three years, a sleek 21-meter yacht moored in Porto Montenegro, an exclusive marina on the Balkan nation’s Adriatic coast. But documents obtained by OCCRP suggest that the boat was more than just a pleasure cruiser for the rich: It was a vessel for moving money of dubious origin via… Read More