Working grant - Roma exploitation: end of the dream
KATUNITSA - Some 10 to 12 million Roma are estimated to travel around Europe. The political dimension of this ethnical and social challenge is an ongoing discussion in the EU, but what is never told is the dark economy of Roma migration. Who benefits from the large afflux of mainly poor people into western Europe?
Working grant - Property Corruption in Bulgaria
VARNA - Property corruption in Bulgaria is a minefield in which criminals and terrorists can hide their money while investors lose their life savings.
BRUSSELS - "A money laundering scheme could only be revealed through cross-border cooperation", says the team behind money laundering story supported by Journalismfund.eu. An Estonian team started out and in cooperation with a Bulgarian colleague revealed several stories including party funding and a pyramid-style investment scheme.
Working grant - Money Laundering in Estonia
TALLINN - According to experts, Estonian financial institutions are popular among criminals for laundering money because Estonia offers cheaper currency transactions than Russia and less regulation than in the EU. Its convenient location for such transactions adds to the appeal.