The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption: Annex III - Overall assessment of organised crime and corruption

10-03-2016

This briefing paper addresses four key issues:  the challenges of combatting organised crime at EU level; the challenges of combatting mafia-style organised crime in the EU;  the challenges of combatting corruption at EU level and the inter-relation between organised crime (including mafia-style organised crime) and corruption. After exploring these issues, the paper discusses the options for action at EU level and the policy implications involved.

This briefing paper addresses four key issues:  the challenges of combatting organised crime at EU level; the challenges of combatting mafia-style organised crime in the EU;  the challenges of combatting corruption at EU level and the inter-relation between organised crime (including mafia-style organised crime) and corruption. After exploring these issues, the paper discusses the options for action at EU level and the policy implications involved.

External author

This study has been written by Federico Varese, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, at the request of the European Added Value Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value within the Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament.