Stefano Valentino is an Italian entrepreneurial journalist, member of the European Data Journalism Network and a specialist of global ecological crises.

Over the last years, he has investigated the connections between environment, sustainability, lobbying, security and conflicts.  He has a track record of international investigations funded by grant-making organizations. His work has appeared in leading media outlets in different countries, such as the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Spectator, EU Observer, L’Express, Alternatives Economiques, Il Sole 24 Ore, La Repubblica, il Fatto Quoatidiano, El Confidencial, NRC Handelsblad, and Vox Europe.

Stefano Valentino

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Stefano Valentino
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Twenty years of SARS

  • Healthcare
  • Science

EUROPE - Twenty years ago the first SARS outbreak gave the warning. But Europe has failed to prepare for the Covid-19 pandemic due to a lack of funding for drug research and may still fail to prepare for the next pandemuc, argue several prominent scientists interviewed by Stefano Valentino and Gian Paolo Accardo.

Forest Destruction Fueled by EU "Green" Fuel

  • Energy
  • Environment

SUMATRA -  An EU directive is set to ban the import of palm oil for use as biodiesel. In the meantime, diesel continues to be produced from oil deriving from plantations that replaced virgin forest. A good illustration is provided by ENI and TotalEnergies in Indonesia.

EU and Italy turn blind eye to illegal fishing in West Africa

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

FREETOWN - Fish exported from Sierra Leone to Italy is exposed to allegedly illegal trawling that the Italian government seems unwilling to scrutinize.

The Top 100 European Places Where Dieselgate Kills the Most

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots. The fact that they have such a high health impact despite their relatively small contribution to overall pollution reveals how seriously air contamination threatens our lives.

Nerves of Steel: How the EU gave carte blanche to health poisoners

  • Healthcare
  • Industry

Steel producers and other industrial sectors must comply with new EU emission rules by 2016. But the giants of the steel industry have watered down their obligations after a successful lobbying campaign within the EU decision-making process.

Particulate matter, big profit

  • Journalism & Media

In the region of the port of Ghent, the emission of CO2 and harmful particulate matter is related to the failure of European and international climate standards.

Cold Case: EU Spending in Kosovo

  • Corruption
  • Justice

PRISTINA - Up until nine years after the Kosovo War, from 1999 to 2008, Kosovo was ran by UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo).