Babanoski, Kire and Ilijevski, Ice and Dimovski, Zlate (2018) BALKAN ROUTE, ORGANIZED CRIME AND TERRORISM. Journal of European and Balkan Perspectives, 1 (1). pp. 12-20. ISSN 2545-4854

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The paper gives a theoretical explanation and empirical overview of the criminal activities in the Balkan countries within the "Balkan Route" as a passage along which illegal goods and immigrants are smuggled into Western Europe. Organized groups and other criminal organizations find suitable ground for performing their activities in post-conflict areas; particularly in recent times, taking off in the Balkans. The main part of the paper will talk about the types of criminal activities which take place in this corridor (especially organized crime and terrorist activities), their causes and explanation of their harmful consequences to the security and stability of the Balkan countries. The negative consequences arising from the security-political situation, complemented by the refugee crisis in the Balkans, which highly depend on the geo-strategic position of the Balkan countries, often referred to as a destroyer of the equilibrium factor for security in this region. The practical aim of the paper is to enable the way of eradicating crime by international security cooperation among all transit countries in the "Balkan Route". The conclusions that would arise should contribute to creating and updating the national strategies and optimal measures in identifying and detecting the activities related to illegal trafficking, organized crime and terrorism by the law enforcement agencies.
Key words: Balkan Route, organized crime, criminal activities, illegal trafficking, terrorism

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 08:51

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