About the project

Balkan Arms Trade – Making a Killing exposes the Balkans' most notorious arms dealers, their corrupt deals and how weapons from Eastern Europe are fuelling conflict in the Middle East.

BIRN has assembled a team of journalists from across Eastern and Central Europe to delve into this complex and murky world.

Making a Killing is part of The Paper Trail Investigations project, carried out by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network - BIRN Kosovo and BIRN HUB – to promote the rule of law, accountability and transparency in the Balkans and Moldova.

The project is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation.