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).

In 2008, after having been heavily criticized for failing to achieve many of its objectives, most of UNMIK's assignments were transferred to EULEX (European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo). EULEX investigation and judicial units inherited a difficult task: making justice of nine years of untold financial scandals involving UNMIK high officials.

Team members

Stefano Valentino

Stefano Valentino is an Italian freelance journalist.

Stefano Valentino

Zekirja Shabani

Zekirja Shabani is a Kosovo journalist.

Grant of €5.500, awarded on 23/08/2010

Article published in European Voice on 7 July 2011.

A second article was published in la Repubblica on 28 June 2012.
Kosovo, la richiesta dell'Europarlamento "Riaprite l'indagine insabbiata sui fondi neri"

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