This week on Utalk, we answwer a question posted online by Muriel: “In the wake of Paris attacks, the creation of a European PNR, or a Passenger
Italian police have arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive mafia boss of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, after cracking a secret sheep-farming code for
Many of these companies who are working illegaly in these areas are also working for famous Italian brand names
Albina, from Geneva, asks what ‘skimming’ is and how she can protect herself from it. Laurence Binther, of Europol’s European Cybercrime centre
The explosion in new drugs often known as legal highs has become a major headache for governments across Europe. New psychoactive substances
It is meant to showcase Milan as a dynamic, vibrant hub on the world stage but Expo2015 has been tarnished by corruption scandals. The six-month long
Portuguese police have arrested five men suspected of 40 armed robberies of money transport vans. The crime spree took place across the country from
Sunday’s shootout between rivaling biker gangs in Waco, Texas that left nine dead and 18 injured doesn’t seem to be just an episodic bar brawl having
At least 110 billion euros a year and growing – organised crime costs Europe the equivalent of the first Greek bailout every year. With evidence of
Want a fake passport? How about an arsenal of guns? Or just click online and with anonymity assured you could be dealing in drugs. It’s all there in
Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring smuggling people fleeing the Syrian conflict into Europe.
At least 18 arrests were
The price of a cheap second hand car or a new smart phone – that is how much a sex slave will cost in Europe, as one self-confessed former people
In the UK there is mounting concern and anger over the extreme jihadist group Islam State. From British foreign fighters to a high tech propaganda
The beginning of the international military campaign against the jihadist group ISIL has potential implications for global and Middle East Markets
Gun crime is on the rise in Europe with the Schengen open border policy making it easier for criminals to move weapons across the continent.
Around 130,000 passengers pass the Merdare crossing point between Kosovo and Serbia everyday.
What makes it special is that both Serb and Albanian
Using waste to launder dirty money. That’s what Italian prosecutors believe is going on Romania. The money in question is the so-called treasure of
Imagine a world where criminals operate with near impunity. A place where credit card information could be bought for as little as 1 euro – but where
Is there ever a silver lining when tragedy strikes? Sometimes there are useful lessons to be learned from listening to people’s experiences. We look
Bulgaria’s delayed entry into Schengen, the country’s energy dependency on Russia and its efforts to counter the economic crisis – Prime minister
Bulgaria has again been refused entry into the Schengen zone.
Back in July, Sofia was slammed by the EU in a highly critical report. It said
Complete interview in English with Bulgarian Minister of Justice, Diana Kovatcheva.
Complete interview in English with former Bulgarian Prime Minister and socialist opposition leader, Sergei Stanishev.
Interview in English with Zinaida Zlatanova, Head of the European Commission Representation in Sofia.
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity, yet it is on the rise globally, not least in Europe. The main victims of this appalling crime are
Organised crime groups are quick, entrepreneurial and good at making money, but getting hold of that stash is proving an uphill battle. In this first