Stefano Vergine is an Italian investigative journalist.

After being reporter and deputy editor at L'Espresso, Australia correspondent for RSI, he's now a freelancer contributing at several Italian and international media outlets. He's part of the EIC network. He has been part of the team that carried out, among others, Panama Papers, Football Leaks and Malta Files investigations. He's the co-author of The Black Book of the Lega, which first revealed the negotiation to fund the Italian party Lega with Russian money.


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Stefano Vergine
Investigative reporter

Supported projects

Where The EU Washes Its Dirty Linen

  • Industry
  • Trafficking

MILAN/SOFIA/ARAD – Tens of thousands of tonnes of textile waste arrive in Romania and Bulgaria every year, mainly from Italy and Germany. Despite the fact the EU had acknowledged the extent of the textile waste smuggling across the continent, no strategy so far proved to be efficient in preventing it.

Italian Connection: How Convicted White-collar Romanians Escape Jail Time

  • Corruption
  • Tax evasion

BUCHAREST - Dozens of people definitively convicted in Romania live today in Italy.

Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

Mass Misinformation: The UK Catholic Charity Funding the Italian Far Right

ROME - An investigation for Byline Times by the Citizens and il Fatto Quotidiano can exclusively reveal how a Catholic charity is being run by a former National Front member who has promoted a number of conspiracy theories and fundraised for a far-right Italian politician who was arrested and imprisoned for his part in violence which erupted at anti-Green Pass protests in 2021.