Bulgaria and Romania
The Crime-Terror Nexus was delighted to launch its paper on The Crime-Terror Nexus in Bulgaria and Romania at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The objective of this working paper is to present an overview of links between crime and terrorism (the crime-terror nexus) in Bulgaria and Romania, 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.