Smooth Operators: T-Mobile’s Macedonian Adventure

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The story of how a global telecoms giant got its foothold in a tiny Balkan country. A tale of mysterious contracts, destroyed documents, shady money transfers, massive corruption penalties – and, for your humble consumer, some eye-wateringly high phone bills.

And yet, despite the evidence unearthed by an investigation in the US, no action has been taken on the ground in Macedonia. Report by Goran Rizaov. My edit for BfJE/Balkan Insight. Featured at the top of The Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents.

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