Podcast, Episode 1: Organised Vehicle Crime in the EU

In the course of the last decade, organised property crime has become one of the primary concerns of EU policy-makers. Motor vehicle theft remains one of the most common organised crimes, affecting virtually all EU Member States. Within this context, V-Bar is designed as a national barrier model that aims to unravel the criminal processes behind motor vehicle theft and stolen motor vehicle parts in six EU countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

In this episode of the V-Bar podcast, our host Vladislav Krastev, Security Analyst at the Center for the Study of Democracy will be discussing the question of why is MVT still an important topic in Europe with Dr. Jelle Jenssen, an expert on criminal policy and organised crime and a professor in Criminology at Ghent University in Belgium.