Investigations

May 7, 2020

Gangsters and Hooligans: Key Players in the Balkan Cocaine Wars

By Bojana Jovanović and Stevan Dojčinović (KRIK) For years, Jovan Vukotić was a leader of a criminal gang that carved a bloody trail through the Balkans. But as he sat in a Serbian detention center in late 2019, he was so afraid of being murdered he had his girlfriend bring his […]
May 7, 2020

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

By Bojana Jovanović, Stevan Dojčinović and Svetlana Đokić. Additional reporting by Jared Ferrie and Dejan Milovac. 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 […]
October 4, 2019

How a Meeting on a Yacht May Have Changed Kosovo’s Political History

by Bojana Pavlovic and Stevan Dojcinovic In the summer of 2017, a secret encounter took place on a luxurious yacht moored in the coastal Montenegrin town of Budva. A photograph obtained by KRIK, OCCRP’s Serbian member center, shows three men and two women sitting on white leather sofas, enjoying a meal […]
April 15, 2019

Serbian President’s Brother Met With Infamous Criminal

By Stevan Dojčinović and Bojana Pavlović One day four years ago, in a traditional restaurant on Serbia’s Kopaonik mountain, two influential men held a meeting. One was from the world of politics, the other from organized crime. Photographs obtained by KRIK, OCCRP’s member center in Serbia, set the scene: Andrej […]
February 13, 2019

Disastrous Privatization by Influential Serbian Minister Goes Uninvestigated

By Jelena Radivojević Nenad Popovic, a nationalist Serbian minister known for his ties to the Kremlin, took part in a dubious privatization that drove a major electrical transformer manufacturer into bankruptcy and left over 300 of its employees jobless. Workers at the Minel Transformatori factory in an outlying part of […]

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