Ukraine and the EU: Overcoming criminal exploitation toward a modern democracy ?
OCO PRESS CONFERENCE
UNITED NATIONS GENEVAWhy a research on Ukraine situation?
For many years, OCO members and partners have acknowledged that organized crime structures, supported by active institutional corruption, are a major problem for many nations and for democracy itself.
The integration of several eastern European former communist countries into the European Union has revealed that the challenge posed by organized crime structures are often not correctly addressed by European institutions themselves. As a result, many organized crime groups have benefitted both economically and politically from the entry of their country into the European Union, weakening the institutions of their own country and introducing criminal behaviours to the very heart of European institutions.
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