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International Conference: Corruption and Organized Crime: Bridging Criminal and Economic Policies
On 23-24 June 2006 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized an international conference on the complementarity between law enforcement and economic policies against corruption and organized crime. The conference aims at reviewing the range of effective policy instruments and proposing integrated solutions to governments, international institutions and civil society. more »
Seminar: Judiciary and Counteracting Corruption and Organized Crime
On May 9, 2006, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted the first of a series of training seminars on The Judiciary and the Counteraction of Corruption and Organized Crime, organized jointly with Global Fisc Management. Investigators, prosecutors and judges, representatives of the Ministry of Interior, lawyers, and media attended the seminar. more »
EU Prospects and Security in South Eastern Europe: Hidden Economy, Transborder Crime and Development
An international conference on hidden economy and transborder crime in SEE was held on 28-29 October 2005 in Hilton hotel in Sofia. The conference brought together researchers from prominent scientific institutions in Europe to share their views and discuss possible solutions of the existing problems. more »
Videoconference: Corruption and Organized Crime
On 30 September, 2005 the Center for Study of Democracy and the Sofia Distance Learning Center hosted the fifth and final videoconference under the Anti-corruption pilot program titled Corruption and Organized Crime. It was delivered to representatives of public and private sector organizations and NGOs at the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, in Kiev and representatives from public and private sector and donor community in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. more »
Drug Market and Organized Crime in Bulgaria: One Year Later
On March 18, 2005 the CSD hosted a discussion to analyze the developments on the drug market in Bulgaria that have transpired since the launch of the Drug Market in Bulgaria report at the end of 2003. more »
Combating Organised Crime in the 21st Century
The Center for the Study of Democracy held a public discussion on the new strategies to combat organised crime on March 2, 2005 at the Boyana Conference Center. UK Home Office Under-Secretary Caroline Flint set out the latest UK developments on issues relating to organised crime and the creation of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. more »
Public discussion: Transportation, Smuggling, and Organized Crime
On October 14, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy presented its new analytical report Transportation, Smuggling, and Organized Crime at a round table discussion in Sofia Hotel Balkan. The report analyses the participation of transportation companies in smuggling practices. more »
Meeting to Discuss the Recommendations in the Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime Report
On October 12, 2004 the CSD hosted a meeting to discuss the conclusions and recommendations of the Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime report. The meeting was attended by Mr. Jeremy Hill, Ambassador, British Embassy, Mr. Boyko Kotzev and Mr. Roumen Stoilov, Deputy Ministers of Interior, Mr. Assen Assenov, Customs Agency Director, members of the Expert group which has developed the report and CSD experts. more »
Round table: Reporting on Organized Crime
The Philadelphia Inquirer reporter George Anastasia took part in a discussion about the role of the media in the fight against organized crime on September 29, 2004 at the CSD. Mr. Anastasia has been writing about organized and disorganized crime for the past twenty years, covering the action from Atlantic City and South Philadelphia. more »
Public discussion: The British Policies and Approach to Assets Recovery
The independent agencies for assets recovery promote the use of financial investigation as a tool to fight crime, said Mr. John Tanner, Assistant Director at the UK Assets Recovery Agency, at a discussion on July 8, 2004 at the Center for Study of Democracy. more »

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