Catalin Prisacariu is an investigative journalist based in Bucharest, Romania, member of LINX (a project of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism) and European Investigative Collaborations.

Prisacariu is a board member of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism.

He has worked for local and national Romanian media outlets and wrote investigative stories for European media outlets like ARD, Financial Times, Spiegel, Television Suisse Romande, etc.

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Catalin Prisacariu

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Romania and Bulgaria, safe havens for Italian mafia money

  • Corruption
  • Finance

BUCHAREST - The need of Italian mafia networks to carry out vast money-laundering operations took them to Romania and Bulgaria. They set up companies that not only succeeded in flying under the radar but also won government contracts. 

The Criminal Migrant Shipping Network

  • Migration

Smugglers, some of them organised in networks, are profiting from migrants’ despair by selling them their services, making a fortune in the process and fueling their criminal enterprise with cash.

The European Social Fraud

  • Economy
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - The European Social Fund (ESF) “is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens”, according to the ESF website.

The Logging Business

  • Energy

The price of energy from woody biomass.