SCOOP-supported Journalist Wins Prestigious Prizes in Croatia


Sergej Zupanic revealed how Croatia imported 11,677 tons of asbestos products, mostly from EU countries, even if both import and export of asbestos is banned in the EU. He also revealed how the control system was totally ineffective.
During this year, the investigative Croatian journalist Sergej Zupanic has won two prestigious Croatian awards for his investigative ... Read More »

Pulling out of the Balkans Media Market


The German media company WAZ is one of the strongest in Europe. But its entry in the Balkans was not so easy.
The work of WAZ in Serbia and Croatia is marked with media companies in debts, nontransparent business practice, ties to tycoons close to the state, tight connection with the governments, obsolete editorial policies and ... Read More »

Croatia’s Richest Man under Scrutiny


How did Ivica Todorić become so powerful? He is the richest man in Croatia, but seldom in the public eye and very rarely critized. He is the owner of the Agrokor Group, the biggest manufacturer and retail vendor of food in Croatioa. The group also has a big influence on gas companies, mobile operators and ... Read More »

EU Countries Sell Banned Asbestos to Croatia


Asbestos is called “the silent killer”. It has been strictly banned in the EU since 2005 - to produce it, to sell it, to use it. Croatia adopted the same regulations a year later. But since then, asbestos has been imported to Croatia at least 275 times, and most of it came from EU countries.
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