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Debra LaPrevotte, Former Senior FBI Official on the launch of the FBI’s Kleptocracy program and seizing more than $1 billion from corrupt foreign officials.
International Report Shows EU and NATO Member Croatia Ranks Worse than Russia, Serbia and Ukraine
The Anti-Corruption Intelligence Task Force (ACITF) is a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit dedicated to countering corruption and kleptocracy, and transnational organized crime networks, and its ties to the West’s capital cities and financial centers. countering corruption and kleptocracy
Croatia's state-run channel HRT 4, led by editor Denis Latin and journalist Petar Vlahov interviews Natasha Srdoc.
How much of the illicit wealth has benefited the Heritage Foundation, Mont Pelerin Society, and other “conservative” and “libertarian” think tanks including their members and employees?
Speaking at the Capitol Hill Rule of Law event in Washington D.C., Dr. Rainer Hable, Member of Austria’s parliament and author of a parliamentary investigative report on Hypo Group Alpe Adria Bank.
The paradox is striking - while lobbying and whitewashing by lobbyists and think tanks, for compromised NATO members, is being defended as freedom of speech in the US, journalists in NATO Balkan member countries can get thrown in jail, beaten up and sometimes killed for exposing colossal corruption and serious national security concerns.
Instead of continuing to send cash, it might be a better idea for the EU to send judges and prosecutors who can assist in strengthening the rule of law and an independent judiciary.
"There is not enough pressure now to reform before accession to the EU and NATO. Once a country is in the EU, the chances for reforms are lost," Ms Srdoc said, demanding "international monitoring" of Croatia, as the authorities were, in her view, incapable of dealing with these challenges.
But we also need to address more overtly the twin legacies of communist rule: disregard for private property rights and the inheritance of institutional power by networks of corrupt government officials and their private partners in crime.
"You can see corruption with government officials and practically ministerial-level people with wealth that cannot be explained," says Natasha Srdoc.
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