Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU

This report is produced in the framework of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime. The Justice and Home Affairs Council defined its priorities for 2018-2021 based on Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA), released in March 2017. Trafficking in human beings (THB) is one of the identified crime priorities Read more about Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU[…]

Bulgarian Journalist Viktoria Marinova Violently Murdered

Bulgarian authorities say that murdered journalist Viktoria Marinova, 30, was raped and beaten before her body was found in a park in the city of Ruse on Saturday (6th October). The murder of the TV host and director for the regional television network TVN.bg drew international condemnation. Local media reported that Marinova was jogging in Read more about Bulgarian Journalist Viktoria Marinova Violently Murdered[…]

Europol’s latest report on cybercrime

On September the 18th, Europol introduced the 2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), which is the fifth edition of the report. The IOCTA provides an assessment of emerging cyber threats and key developments in the field of cyberbrime, including payment fraud and online child sexual exploitation. This year, the report also decribes some legislative Read more about Europol’s latest report on cybercrime[…]

DOES CRIME STILL PAY?

  By Europol Press Release From 2010 to 2014, 2.2% of the estimated proceeds of crime were provisionally seized or frozen, and 1.1% of the criminal profits were finally confiscated at EU level, according to a recent report penned by Europol’s Asset Recovery Unit, in cooperation with the Asset Recovery Offices of EU Member States. Read more about DOES CRIME STILL PAY?[…]