Investigations

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 […]
October 19, 2018

Serbian Businessman With Organized Crime Ties to Profit Big in Airport Deal

Stanko Subotic, a businessman twice indicted for cigarette smuggling and known for his links to an alleged drug lord, is set to make millions from the expansion of Belgrade’s airport. By Dragana Pećo Serbia’s deal to expand Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport may soon become a windfall for a twice-indicted businessman […]
August 21, 2018

Electronic School Registers: A Tender Suited for the Company of Sarcevic’s Associate

A new school year begins soon and along with it the introduction of electronic class registers into state schools – a project that will cost the citizens 1.6 million euros. The Ministry of Education gave this job to the consortium that includes the Tesla company, with whom Minister Mladen Sarcevic […]
June 19, 2018

How Serbia’s Health Minister Helped a Criminal Avoid Trial

By Dragana Pećo and Stevan Dojčinović, KRIK/OCCRP Petar Panic, also known as “Pana,” is a one-eyed Serbian mobster with a rich criminal history and friends in the right places. Panic once served as a bodyguard for Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party, who was recently convicted […]
May 14, 2018

Vice President of Serbian Parliament has “Car Mafia” P.I. as Business Associate

The story begins with a stolen car. It ends — according to a new investigation by KRIK, an OCCRP partner — with a connection to Vladimir Marinkovic, a senior legislator and vice president of the Serbian National Assembly. By Dragana Pećo In late June 2001, a Mitsubishi Pajero SUV belonging […]

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