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CSD Brief No 27: Developing an EU Competence in Measuring Corruption
The policy paper provides overvew of the evolution of the EU anti-corruption agenda and the practices in monitoring and measuring corruption. It also provides recommendations for the development of an EU competence in measuring corruption, including a corruption measurement facility for the EU. more »
 
CSD Contribution to the EU Consultation on a future reporting and monitoring mechanism on EU Member states progress on fighting corruption
The document presents the Responses by the Center for the Study of Democracy to the questionnaire for the Consultation on a future reporting and monitoring mechanism on EU Member states progress on fighting corruption. more »
 
CSD Brief No 26: Organised Crime and Corruption: National Characteristics and Policies of the EU Member-States
The European Commission (EC) contracted the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) to analyse the links between organised crime and corruption. more »
 
Civil Society in Bulgaria: Trends and Risks
The current analysis depicts the major trends in and risks to the development of civil society in Bulgaria. The suggested legislative changes and measures target state and municipal structures related to non-profit organizations. In addition, this paper outlines measures aimed at self-regulation and greater transparency in the "third sector". more »
 
Bulgaria goes ‘green’?
Bulgaria’s energy sector suffers from deep governance and security challenges, which hold the first pages of the mainstream media in the past year with stories of fraud, nepotism and political corruption. The urge for action to transform the sector’s governance and open up markets for competition has been growing louder in the face of shrinking resources and increasing demands from different lobbies. The EU green policies and funding have been one of the precious few anchors, which the Bulgarian government should use to diversify its energy sources and liberalize its markets. Can the Bulgarian government really deliver for the benefit of its citizens? more »
 
CSD Brief No 25: The Green Element in the Sustainable Energy Policies of Europe
Main purpose of this study is to review and discuss the development of regulation at EU level to guide corresponding national legislation and policies designed to address the challenges of sustainable development, notably those on the environment dimension and as regards to the most relevant economic sector – energy. more »
 
The Energy Sector in Bulgaria: Major Governance Issues
The report analyses the major governance issues of the energy sector in Bulgaria, as well as the common energy crimes. It makes an overview of the 2020 Strategy and presents a recommended governance approach. more »
 
Examining the links between organised crime and corruption
The study Examining the links between organised crime and corruption was commissioned by the European Commission (DG JLS). This is the first study that examines systematically across all 27 EU Member States how organised crime uses corruption as a tool. The study is based on more than 150 interviews with corruption specialists (police, prosecutors, criminologists, and fraud specialists). More than 120 statistical and survey indicators on corruption and organised crime were analysed to examine the trends and patterns in organised crime’s use of corruption. more »
 
The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Three Years Later: What Has Been Done and What Is Yet to Come
On 1 January 2007 Bulgaria became a member of the European Union. However, according to the European Commission, the country’s judicial system and law enforcement bodies still lacked the necessary capacity to implement and apply the measures adopted to establish the internal market and the area of freedom, security and justice. The remaining issues warranted the establishment of a mechanism for cooperation and verification of the progress of Bulgaria to address specific benchmarks in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime. more »
 
CSD Brief No 24: Introducing Organized Crime Threat Assessment
During the past decade organised crime threats have taken on an increasing importance and have become central to the national and EU policy debates on domestic security and citizen safety. The dynamics of globalisation combined with the dismantlement of the Iron Curtain in the heart of Europe led to growing cross-border flows of people, goods, money and information. more »
 

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