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Organized Crime in Bulgaria: Markets and Trends
The report Organized Crime in Bulgaria: Markets and Trends summarizes the analyses carried out by the Center for the Study of Democracy throughout the last decade which have focused on specific aspects of organized crime in Bulgaria (contraband, the drug market, tax fraud, human trafficking, arms proliferation, etc.), the systemic spread of corruption, and the linkages between the two. more »
 
CSD Annual Report 2007
The first year of Bulgaria’s EU membership, 2007 continued to be a period of intense public and political debate on the issues at the core of the agenda of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) – justice and home affairs (JHA) reform. Thus, CSD’s watchdog and policy work was of utmost relevance to the initial adjustment of the country to the requirements of membership. more »
 
Injecting Drug Users In Bulgaria
Despite the epidemic rate of growing use of psychoactive substances after 1990, the public continues to know too little about the drug users, as well as about the risks related to them. more »
 
Heroin Users in Bulgaria One Year After Outlawing The Dose for "Personal Use"
The report reveals the place of heroine use in Bulgaria and its development since the amendment to the Penal Code repealing Paragraph 3 of Art 354a and its provision. The revision gained public popularity as „the single dose law”. more »
 
Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime
The report analyses the participation of transportation companies in smuggling practices. more »
 
Partners in Crime: The Risk of Symbiosis between the Security Sector and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe
The report is a necessary contribution to heightening public awareness of the considerable risks arising from criminal partnership within the security sector in Bulgaria and the Western Balkans and the need for measures to counteract and prevent it. more »
 
The Drug Market in Bulgaria
The latest CSD analysis looks into the genesis and structure of drug distribution in Bulgaria, markets cartelization, hierarchy in the drug networks and the role of the organized crime for developing these markets. It also addresses the problem of drug abuse which was fueled by the drug epidemic of the late 1990s and has grown to become a real social threat. more »
 
Corruption, Contraband and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe
The brochure suggests topics for discussion at the international conference Shaping a Common Security Agenda for Southeast Europe held on 5-6 September in Sofia. more »
 
Smuggling in Southeast Europe
The paper highlights the decisive impact the Yugoslav wars had on the development of the regional criminal networks. The research reveals the connection between the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and the growth of the trans-border crime in the region, and also looks at the related issue of corruption. more »
 
Corruption, Trafficking and Institutional Reform
The present report summarizes researches and discussions conducted by members of the expert group within the framework of the Bulgarian anti-corruption initiative. more »
 

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