The 'gangster economy' is what Roth calls it - that's the title of his latest book, set to be published in April. And he says there's not much Western law-enforcement authorities can do to combat it.
'The main problem is that it's difficult for investigators to distinguish between legal and illegal activites,' Roth told Deutsche Welle.
He also says that, given how dependent Western European countries are on Eastern European energy, Western politicians are reluctant to pressure their Eastern counterparts to fight organized crime.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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