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Economy of Crime: Grey Sector, Trafficking, Corruption International conference

Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan
30 November 2002


Day Two - 30th of November

8:30-9:00 h.

9:00-9:30 h.

Sredetz Conference Hall



Dr. Ognian Shentov
Chairman, Center for the Study of Democracy

Professor Georgi Petkanov
Minister of Interior

Ambassador James Pardew
Embassy of the USA

Ambassador Ian Soutar
British Embassy


Session № 1
9:30 - 11:30 h.

Economy of Crime: Grey Sector, Trafficking, Corruption

Moderator: Ambassador Boyko Noev, Director, European Program, Center for the Study of Democracy
  • Organized crime as a macroeconomic phenomenon
  • The integration of Bulgarian organized crime within the framework of cross-border criminal networks
  • Corruption in law enforcement and controlling institutions as a national security/ development problem
  • The institutional response: the anti-corruption reform of the security sector
  • Priorities of international cooperation to counter cross-border crime and corruption


General Boyko Borissov
Secretary General, Ministry of Interior

Mr. Stefan Sofianski
Mayor of Sofia

Mr. Assen Assenov
Director, Customs Agency

General Kalcho Taushanov
Rector, Academy of the Ministry of Interior

Mr. Hristo Manchev
First Deputy General Prosecutor and Head of the Supreme Cassation Public Prosecutor's Office

10:45-11:15 h. Discussion
11:30-11:45 h. Coffee-Break


Session № 2
11:45-13:15 h.

Monitoring and Prevention of Cross-BorderCrime and Corruption

Moderator: Dr. Emil Tsenkov, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Democracy

  • Instruments for monitoring and assessment of contraband
  • Risk profiling of "gray imports" and related corruption
  • The economic dimension of drugs trafficking
  • Countering cross-border crime and corruption
  • Best practices in prevention of contraband, trafficking and corruption

Mr. Tihomir Bezlov
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Democracy

Mr. Gati Al-Jebouri
First Deputy Minister of Finance

Mr. Peter Nunez
Regulatory and Law Enforcement Advisor, Department of Treasury, US

Mr. Rumen Danev
Director, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department, Customs Agency

Mr. Chavdar Kunev
State Inspector, Customs Agency

Mr. John Brown
Principle Customs Advisor, Crown Agents
Presentation of Crown Agents' Reform Project in Bulgaria

12:45-13:15 h. Discussion
13:15-13:30 h.

Closing Session:

Social and Economic Impact of Crime and Corruption, and the Importance of. Public-Private Partnerships

Mr. Boyko Todorov
Program Director, Center for the Study of Democracy

13:30-14:30 h. Cocktail

* Working languages: English and Bulgarian

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