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
environment, sustainability

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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).

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.

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.

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.