Publications Archive

Analyses, reports and policy documents


Partners in Crime. The Risks of Symbiosis between the Security Sector and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe
The penetration of the organized crime into the security sectors of the countries in transition is one of the darkest aspects of the post-communist transformations of states. 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.
(CSD Analyses and Reports, 2004)

Weapons under Scrutiny
The report concludes that despite the evolution of Bulgaria’s arms export controls and its relatively clean record, compared to most of the 1990s, there is still room for improvement. The best approach to tackling all the issues raised in this report is through stricter implementation of the new export control mechanism.
(CSD Analyses and Reports, 2004)


The Drug Market in Bulgaria
The 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. (CSD Analyses and Reports, 2003)

Corruption, Contraband and Organized Crime in Southeast Europe – topics for discussion at the international conference Shaping a Common Security Agenda for SEE – New Approaches and Shared Responsibilities held on September 5-6, 2003 in Sofia

EU-Western Balkans Summit, Thessaloniki, 21 June 2003: Declaration

European Standards and Ombudsman Institutions in Southeast Europe – summary of discussion from the International Conference European Standards and Ombudsman Institutions in Southeast Europe held on June 6-8, 2002 in Sofia.


2002 EC report on the Western Balkans

Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: First Steps and Policies

Anti-Corruption Tool-Kit – UN Global Programme against Corruption (GPAC), Centre for International Crime Prevention, Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention, United Nations Office at Vienna

Balkans 2010 – Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action

Combating Corruption at the Customs Administration in Serbia, by Boris Begovic, Bosko Mijatovic, Robert Sepi, Mirjana Vasovic, Slobodan Vukovic

Corruption, Trafficking and Institutional Reform. Prevention of Cross-Border Crime in Bulgaria (CSD Analyses and Reports, 2002)

Organized Crime, Corruption and Illicit Arms Trafficking in an Enlarged EU
, by Ian Davis, Chrissie Hirst and Bernardo Mariani

Regional Cooperation in Southeastern Europe, by M. Uvalic

Smuggling in Southeast Europe. The Yugoslav Wars and the Development of Regional Criminal Networks in the Balkans – CSD Analyses and Reports

Trafficking in Human Beings in Southeastern Europe -UNICEF


2001 Global Corruption Report on Central Europe, Southeast Europe and the Baltic States (source: Transparency International)

Anti-Corruption Measures in South-Eastern Europe – country reviews and priorities for reform (source: SPAI Steering Group; PDF format 1,61 MB)

Corruption in Serbia, by Boris Begovic, Bosko Mijatovic, Bosko Zivkovic

Crime, Corruption and the Failure of Economic Reform: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, by Robin Skulrak

Fighting Global Corruption: Business Risk Management
(source: U.S. Department of State, 2001).

Information Society Services in Southeastern Europe as a Means for Money Laundering, by Androniki Tzivanaki

Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia and Serbia reports on the problems of corruption in their countries, presented at the second USAID Partners in Transition Conference, held in Sofia on September 10-11, 2001.
See Bulgarian report (Microsoft Word, 199 KB)

Program documents

Country Action Plans for the fight against corruption in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Moldova and Romania agreed upon during the SPAI Regional Conference on Civil Society – Empowering Civil Society in the Fight against Corruption in South East Europe, held on 15-17 September, 2001 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.


The Center for European Policy Studies, Belgium

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