Policy Paper on Organised crime and Political Corruption

Based on recent trends and patterns across EU Member States (MS), this policy paper with recommendations aims at investigating the strategies and initiatives that are already in place or that can be adopted to tackle the link between organised crime and corruption in the public procurement process and in electoral politics at the EU and MS level. The framework developed in this study contributes to the definition of a more advanced and comprehensive policy framework that considers enforcement through criminal justice only a single component of a much wider and deeper action including enhanced strategies of detection, based on a risk-assessment approach, and of prevention, based on blacklisting and whitelisting systems. This model also embraces an administrative approach in tackling the problem, combining reputational forms of intervention with more traditional conviction-based decisions.

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