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#11 Corruption, Trafficking and Institutional Reform
#11 Corruption, Trafficking and Institutional Reform

Author(s): Center for the Study of Democracy CSD
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, National Economy, Criminal Law, Sociology, Economic policy, Security and defense, Applied Sociology, Criminology, Economic development, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Summary/Abstract: The present report summarizes researches and discussions conducted by members of the expert group within the framework of the Bulgarian anti-corruption initiative Coalition 2000 established in 1997. The report is dedicated to one of the most serious problems of the Bulgarian transition towards market economy, stable democratic institutions and legal state. The exploding growth of trans-border crime during the last 12 years has led to the emergence of criminal infrastructure, developed and maintained by criminal groups and semi-legal "power groups," which have appeared in the mentioned period. The trans-border crime in Bulgaria is a part of the new network of international organized crime, which was established after the end of the Cold War and which is closely connected to the regional channels of smuggling and trafficking. Smuggling (including drug smuggling) and trafficking are in particular the main sources of income for organized crime in the country.

  • Print-ISBN-10: 954-477-101-8
  • Page Count: 68
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: English