Croatia and Slovenia
The Crime-Terror Nexus was delighted to launch its paper on the crime-terror-nexus in Croatia and Slovenia at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) in Zagreb.
The objective of this working paper is to present an overview of links between crime and terrorism (the crime-terror nexus) in Croatia and Slovenia, highlight potential risks, and make a series of recommendations for how such risks can be mitigated.
Although organised crime groups are present and active in the two countries, there is barely any terrorist activity, which means that direct links between crime and terrorism do not exist. It remains important for both countries to be alert to the possible use of existing illicit criminal networks by terrorist groups as a means of trafficking arms and people into western and central Europe.