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Trafficking in Persons - 2012 - All Quiet on the Eastern Front 26.06.2012

On June 19, 2012 U.S. State Department published the regular edition of its Report on human trafficking. Countries are grouped according to the usual classification: Tier 1: Countries that fully comply with the minimum standards of Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Tier 2: Countries that do not meet the minimum standards of TVPA, but are making significant efforts in that direction. T...

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Bulgaria as a Mafia State 14.05.2012

The May edition of the prestigious Foreign Affairs journal dedicates a topic to the Mafia States. The article claims that "In mafia states such as Bulgaria, Guinea-Bissau, Montenegro, Myanmar (aslo called Burma), Ukraine and Venezuela, the national interest and the interests of organized crime are now inextricably interwined." It is not the case when secret service uses criminal structures in i...

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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 09.03.2012

Earlier this month the State Department released its International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The document consists of two parts: 1) on the control of chemical substances and 2) on the control of financial crime, related to  trafficking. The text presents country statistical data about Bulgaria (2011): 300,000 drug addicts, of which 30,000 are addicted to heroin customs seiz...

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Media and Privacy 11.07.2011

While activists on the web fight against the state peeping in their privacy, the affair of the British tabloid News Of the World set a different dimension of the problem. It became clear that the special investigative techniques are not a trade mark of the police and secret services only. The British edition with 168 years of history and selling almost three million copies, owned by Murdoch's m...

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