Corruption in Europe

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

Number of Guns in Croatia

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,”, Accessed: May 31, 2013.

Human Smuggling into Croatia

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