The EU is split over whether to start membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as some members seek to greenlight the process while France and The Netherlands want to see the two countries do more about fighting organized crime and corruption before they make the next step on their EU path, Reuters reported Monday.
One of the masterminds behind the 2015 migrant smuggling network along the Western Balkan route and his accomplice were arrested in Athens, the Hellenic Police said on Monday.
Montenegro’s law enforcement agencies have tightened border security in a crackdown on arms smuggling. The move comes in light of a new report released by human rights organization Amnesty International, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
Prague, the post-card perfect capital city of the Czech Republic, has long been hugely popular with tourists. But it’s also very popular with other, less desirable visitors: Balkan organized crime groups.
The International Police Organization (Interpol) has held a two-day meeting attended by investigators from 22 countries to discuss how to stop a notorious group of jewelry thieves responsible for hundreds of high-profile heists worldwide over the past decade.
Bosnia's special organized crime prosecutor has charged six peoplewith smuggling Turkish migrants into Germany through Bosnia.
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