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Financing of Organised Crime: Human Trafficking in Focus
The report Financing of Organised Crime: Human Trafficking in Focus contributes to a better understanding of the financial aspects of this infamous phenomenon. The analysis explores the sources and mechanisms of the financing of trafficking in human beings, settlement of payments, access to financing in critical moments, costs of business, and the management of profits. The report draws on the findings of nine in-depth country case studies in Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. more »
 
The European Youth Guarantee and Its Uptake among Roma Youth in Bulgaria
The 2008 financial crisis severely affected European youth. In the context of economic instability and a process of EU economy recovery, issues of transitioning from school to work among young Europeans exacerbated. To respond to such negative trends, the EU adopted the Youth Guarantee (YG) so that young EU citizens (usually between the ages of 15-24) can receive good-quality employment offers and offers for employment-enhancement activities. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No. 81: Energy Security in Southeast Europe: the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector
Southeast Europe remains reliant on expensive energy imports from Russia and is ill-prepared to withstand another major supply crisis. In this respect, the completion of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) would unlock the diversification process, which will increase the energy security of the whole region. To reap the full benefits and increase competition, there is a need to complete the liberalisation, diversification and integration of the regional gas market. more »
 
Justice for Women-Towards a more effective rights protection and access to judicial procedures for victims of crimes
The initiative Justice for Women-Towards a more effective rights protection and access to judicial procedures for victims of crimes will be implemented starting September 2018 for a period of 20 months. more »
 
Anti-trafficking stakeholders and economic sectors networking, cooperation to combat the business of human trafficking chain (NET-COMBAT-THB CHAIN)
The initiative Anti-trafficking stakeholders and economic sectors networking, cooperation to combat the business of human trafficking chain (NET-COMBAT-THB CHAIN) will be implemented starting September 2018 for a period of 20 months. more »
 
Practices in educating non-nationals about racism, xenophobia and related intolerance
Within the framework of the international initiative Preventing and Combatting Racism and Xenophobia through Social Orientation of Non-Nationals – RACCOMBAT, led by the Center for the Study of Democracy, the present collection gathers 15 promising practices from 12 EU Member States in the area of including fundamental rights knowledge and empowerment against racism, xenophobia and related intolerance into the overall integration process of non-nationals throughout the Union. more »
 
Understanding Russian Communication Strategy: Case Studies of Serbia and Estonia
Disinformation and propaganda have become key soft power elements in the updated Russian security policy since 2012/13. For Russian leadership disinformation and propaganda have become key instruments to impact domestic debates in EU member states and in the neighbourhood of the EU. more »
 
Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment
The 2017 Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment uncovers the major trends and dynamics in the country’s main criminal markets during the last several years. The current analysis indicates shrinking of traditionally robust criminal areas, such as the illegal trade in cigarettes and organised VAT fraud, while the illegal trade in fuels and the use and distribution of marijuana are experiencing growth. more »
 
Who are the European Jihadists?
Radicalisaiton and terrorism are key challenges which are the forefront of the security agenda across the globe. A similarly important, related problem is the intersection between these phenomena and other crimes. The nature and type of such links need to be well mapped out and understood to facilitate the development of working counteraction strategies. more »
 
Russian Influence in the Media Sectors of the Black Sea Countries: Tools, Narratives and Policy Options for Building Resilience
The Black Sea region has been subject to increasing pressure and uncertainty, following Russia’s occupation of parts of Georgia in 2008, the annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine in 2014, and the continuing military stand-off to NATO in the Black Sea and beyond after the intervention in Syria in 2015. These developments have demonstrated Moscow’s determination to revise the post-Cold War order by applying pressure through hard- and softpower instruments on both members and associate partners of the EU and NATO in order to undermine Euro-Atlantic cohesion and unity. A particularly prominently deployed weapon of choice of the Kremlin has been media propaganda and disinformation. more »
 

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