The European Commission for Home Affairs released a study that found the European Union loses at least $162 Billion (€120 Billion) to corruption each year. More than 75 percent of citizens in EU member states believe that corruption is widespread in their country. More than half also stated that they felt corruption was increasing in… Continue reading Corruption in Europe
There are an estimated 597,458 unlawfully held guns in circulation in Croatia. In relations to the population, there are 13.29 illicit firearms per 100 people in Croatia. (More arms trafficking statistics.) Source: “Croatia — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law,” GunPolicy.org, Accessed: May 31, 2013.
Security officials in Croatia arrested a human smuggling ring that was bringing in migrants across its border on its way to the European Union. The migrants were paying around $1,293 (€1,000) to the human smuggling gangs in order to be smuggled into Croatia. Over the span of 10 years, the number of people smuggling into… Continue reading Human Smuggling into Croatia
Around 120,000 women and children are trafficked in the Balkan countries of Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia each year, according to the International Organisation of Migration.
A report about corruption in Croatia stated that 18 percent of citizens in the country between the ages 18 to 64 have been exposed to a bribery experience with a public official on a yearly basis. 44 percent of all bribes that are requested by corrupt government officials is in the form of cash payments.… Continue reading Bribes Paid Out in Croatia
Up to 50 percent of wine produced in Croatia is reported to be sold on the black market, leading to 30 million liters of wine being smuggled.