Mentor Vrajolli Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic Ioannis Vlassis Eldan Mujanovic Fabian Zhilla Dimitris Ziouvas

Organized Corruption: Political Financing in the Western Balkans

A Talk by Eldan Mujanovic , Fabian Zhilla , Ioannis Vlassis , Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic , Mentor Vrajolli and Dimitris Ziouvas

About this Talk

This panel will discuss the main findings and conclusions from the report titled ‘Organized Corruption: Political Financing in the Western Balkans’. This report uses the term ‘organized corruption’ to explain how corruption is embedded in the political economy of many countries in the region. Organized corruption is a ‘a symbiosis of organized crime, criminal methods and high-level corruption, which creates a crooked ecosystem that enriches and protects those with access to power’. Organized corruption is not only about systemic illicit financial gains and undue influence in decision-making, but also the systemic buying and influencing of social support to gain or maintain political and economic power.

19 October 2023, 08:30 AM

08:30 AM - 09:45 AM

About The Speakers

Eldan Mujanovic

Eldan Mujanovic

Full Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herze, University of Sarajevo

Full Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Fabian Zhilla

Fabian Zhilla

Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime

Senior Fellow


Ioannis Vlassis

Ioannis Vlassis

Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC)

Ioannis has been at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime since April 2022 as an Analyst for the South Eastern Europe Observatory and the Global Strategy against TOC.


Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic

Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic

Ambassador, Senior Advisor, GI-TOC

Ambassador, Senior Advisor, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime


Mentor Vrajolli

Mentor Vrajolli

N/A


Dimitris Ziouvas

Dimitris Ziouvas

Professor, Panteion University of Athens for Social and Political Sciences