Danubius International Conferences, 7th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

“Globalization and money laundry”.

George Dorel Popa
Last modified: 2012-04-01


Globalization from the perspective of economical integration and financial crisis might be the general terms used to describe the worldwide situation. The actual globalization brought a plenty of benefits, has increased international trade and cultural exchanges, removing political and economic obstacles. Increasing interdependence in international relations, besides positive aspects undoubtedly brought some negative aspects related to economy and security and public order. Globalization has led to a border removal, which favored the cross-border organized crime. Today, organized crime, in various forms (trafficking of weapons, human beings, drugs, illegal immigration, money laundering) and terrorism are global threats and the actual economic and financial crisis tends to increase those phenomena having new forms and engaging new players on the world stage. Organized crime and money laundering in particular are not new phenomena. The novelty is the way of expansion, the magnitude of these phenomena and the way more people are involved in this system of organized crime.