Bozhidar Danev: Part of Bulgaria’s fuel sector lies in the grey economy

By |marec 6th, 2018|air quality, Bulgaria, Bulgarian Presidency, BusinessEurope, Cartels, demographic change, EU-Russia sanctions, fuels, human resources, infrastructure, monopolies, News, oil price, poverty, remittances, Roma, smuggling, Veselin Mareshki, Western Balkans|

Unusually low fuel prices in Bulgaria are probably the result of cartels, or contraband, Bozhidar Danev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview, saying the authorities have  so far been unable or unwilling to address the issue.

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Mystery of the eel: Europe’s own ivory trade

By |november 30th, 2017|common fisheries policy, Eel Regulation, European Commission, fisheries, illegal trade, ivory trade, News, smuggling, Sustainable Eel Group|

The European Commission has proposed a ban on eel fishing in the Atlantic, in an attempt to recover the dwindling stock of the European eel, a critically endangered species that is traded illegally by an industry that is worth millions of euros.

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Is the Norway-Sweden border a model for UK-Ireland?

By |avgust 17th, 2017|Brexit, Customs Union, Irish border, News, Norway, single market, smuggling, Sweden|

Sharing a border of 1,600 km (1,000 miles), with close to 80 crossings, Norway and Sweden face some of the challenges that Ireland and Northern Ireland may experience when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

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Libya, a smuggling hypermarket

By |junij 15th, 2017|failed state, human trafficking, Libya, mafia, Mali, News, Sahel, smuggling, terrorism|

Powerless against the disarray and growing anarchy that spreads around smuggling - of oil, gasoline, weapons and people - Hasan Dhawadi, mayor of the Libyan city of Sabratha, raised the alarm.

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