Finland and the Baltics
The Crime-Terror Nexus was delighted to launch its paper on the Crime-Terror nexus in Finland and the Baltics at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) in Helsinki.
The objective of this working paper is to present an overview of links between crime and terrorism (the crime-terror nexus) in Finland and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), highlight potential risk Although organised crime groups are present and active in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, there is barely any terrorist activity, which means that direct links between crime and terrorism currently do not exist in the Baltics.
In Finland, the situation is more complicated, given the existence of a small but relatively active jihadist scene, which has produced potential and actual problems that are similar to other European countries. This is especially true for the situation in prisons, which we believe should be monitored.