This is the fifth and last in a series of five country-level papers on the role of organised crime groups in the illicit trade in tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals across Europe, focusing on Italy as a case study.
The Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC)
Report on the two-day annual conference of the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) in partnership with the UK Home Office and the Bundeskriminalamt Germany (the Federal Criminal Police Office), and co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union.
Two key problems must be addressed as law enforcement and financial institutions seek to tackle financial crime together: the danger of creating an exclusive system; and the risk that the daunting challenge some countries perceive in just starting this process would inhibit any progress.
The UK armed forces will have to wait for a financial settlement until the outcome of the National Security Capability Review. Until then, the budgetary problems at the Ministry of Defence will go unanswered.