Author: HUMSEC

January 19th, 2017

The author provides a short history and a general overview of the situation and trends in the three most vibrant and resilient sectors of organized crime in the Western Balkans – illicit drugs, weapons, and human trafficking – and aims to assess the government’s efforts (or the lack of it). The author provides also recommendations for the future. He concludes that the three main sectors of organized crime activities – trafficking in drugs, human beings, and weapons – are intertwined, and all three are deeply embedded in the pervasive culture of corruption in the region and that there is no comprehensive strategy to address the problem, neither locally, nor in the EU, although organized crime in the Western Balkans is widely recognized as the main threat against stability in the region and in Europe.

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