CSD>> Publications

 

Publications

<< | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 ] | 1991 | 1990 ]
[ Reports | Books | Policy briefs |
| Archive (includеs discontinued periodicals and other program documents) ]
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 »
 
Development of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Sources in Bulgaria: Legislative and Administrative Challenges
This report explores the potential and the obstacles before the decentralization of electricity supply in Bulgaria. With the ongoing phase-out of the first generation of state-support measures to developing renewables, Bulgarian policy-makers have been late to define new ways to foster the decarbonisation of the electricity system while maintaining security of supply. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No. 80: The Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products along the Balkan Route – Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Romania
Bulgaria and Romania have long traditions in illicit tobacco trade rooted in the hardships of their transitions to market economy. Unlike them, Greece and Italy enjoyed lower levels of illicit tobacco consumption, which changed with the arrival of the global economic crisis in 2009. Thus by 2012 illicit market soared from 2.2 % up to 8.5 % in Italy and from 2 % up to 10 % in Greece. The economic crisis have also led to sharp increase in illicit tobacco consumption in Bulgaria and Romania as well. However, while Bulgaria and Italy managed to stifle the illicit market, Greece and Romania continue to face high levels of counterfeit and contraband cigarettes. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No. 79: Decentralisation and Democratisation of the Bulgarian Electricity Sector: Bringing the Country Closer to the EU Climate and Energy Core
The first-generation renewable energy policy in Bulgaria was mismanaged to the benefit of a few politically well-connected companies and individuals unleashing a popular backlash against green energy. more »
 
Money Laundering Investigation Manual (MLIM)
The Money Laundering Investigation Manual (MLIM) is a specialized product, developed to support the operational work of civil servants, investigation authorities and members of the judiciary in Bulgaria. The MLIM examines and summarizes the main trends, legal framework and the operational activities for the investigation and prosecution of money laundering offences. more »
 
Referral to legal assistance for victims of human trafficking
The report 'Referral to legal assistance in the case of victims of human trafficking' was developed within the framework of an initiative for strengthening multidisciplinary cooperation to ensure effective referral, assistance and protection of the rights of victims of human trafficking, uniting the efforts of experts from Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium, Spain and Sweden. Victims of human trafficking face frequent challenges, especially regarding legal assistance and representation that should be available throughout the criminal proceedings. more »
 
Factors Affecting the Social Status of Suspects and Accused
This report aims to examine the factors that affect the social status of suspects and accused drawing upon the prevalent legal practices in four European Union Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy. Each of the four national case studies is structured along the following key aspects: legal status of suspects and accused, custodial and non-custodial measures during proceedings, disclosure of information, legal and practical impact of proceedings on suspects and accused, and assessment of the impact of proceedings by competent authorities. more »
 

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |