Organised crime in Europe: Emerging trends and policy challenges

At a Glance 25-03-2022

Serious and organised crime inflict huge costs on both the EU economy and society. Organised crime is an increasingly dynamic and complex phenomenon, as it has become more interconnected, transnational and digital. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in cybercrime, fraud and counterfeiting. Police and judicial actions and the effective implementation of existing EU instruments are critical in tackling this challenge. New strategies to disrupt the business models and structures of criminal organisations will also benefit from an integrated approach, recognising the socio-economic, technological and geopolitical dimensions of the problem.