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  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 »
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 »
Migration, Security, and Human Rights: European Standards and Bulgarian Policy
On September 28, 2004 The Information Centre on the Council of Europe in Sofia, hosted by the CSD, organised a discussion focused on the new trends in migration regulation in Europe. more »
Public discussion: Dimensions of Hidden Economy in Bulgaria
On July 15, 2004 Coalition 2000 and the Center for Study of Democracy presented their latest book The Hidden Economy in Bulgaria. It includes contributions from experts of the National Social Security Institute, the Bulgarian National Bank, the National Statistical Institute, the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting and the Center for the Study of Democracy. more »
The Ombudsman Institution on National and Local Level: Bulgarian Experience in the European Context
A public discussion devoted to the legislative and implementation problems of the ombudsman institution was held on July 9, 2004 at the Center for the Study of Democracy. The participants endorsed an Address to the National Assembly, appealing for a speedy election of a highly-qualified, independent and reputable parliamentary ombudsman and successful start of the new institution. 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 »
Assets forfeiture: a mechanism for combating corruption and organized crime
The main purpose of the various mechanisms and measures for criminal assets forfeiture is to interrupt the possibility for such resources to be reinvested in the economic turnover, said Mr. Heiner Boxleitner, Chief Criminal Commissioner of Bavaria, at a discussion at the CSD on June 3, 2004. more »
Round table: Anti-Corruption Education in the Secondary Schools
Promoting anti-corruption education in the secondary schools is among the new activities of Coalition 2000. On April 20, 2004 the issue was discussed at a round table on the possibilities for introducing an anticorruption course in the curricula of secondary schools. more »
Round table: Electronic Document and Electronic Signature: Tools for Good Governance and Transparent Administration
The round table organized by CSD and Coalition 2000 on April 6, 2004 at the Sheraton hotel aimed at promoting the practical application of the legal framework of electronic documents and electronic signatures. The discussion focused on the role of the information technologies to raise the efficiency in the work of administration and in the provision of public services. more »
Round table: Governance Mechanisms, Integrity and Transparency: Countering Corruption in Private Sector
The public debate usually focuses on corruption as a problem of the interface between the public and the private sector. However, the Corruption Monitoring System surveys of Vitosha Research for Coalition 2000 show that most of the companies deem corruption among private entities as much a problem as corruption in the public sector. Taking account of this data on March 30, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy and Coalition 2000 organized a round table for defining the problem and setting up the guidelines for future debate and action. more »

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