On 19-20 June 2017, anti-corruption experts and civil investigators from Europe, Russia and the United States gathered in an international forum in Prague. The topic that brought everyone together was counteraction to transborder corruption, search of the funds exported from other countries to Europe, promotion of intolerance to international corrupt officials in Europe.
Russian law enforcement authorities have shown their complete inability to respond to the reports of civil society about facts of corruption, when it comes to officials in power or heads of corporations from their immediate circles.  
At the same time, European investigators and prosecutors are unable or unwilling to fully respond to international corruption in the EU.  Briberies and origins of criminal money are sometimes very difficult to track, so the cases of the "Russian mafia" or the export of corruption from Russia are often investigated for years and slip through a crack.
Western companies feel free in Russia and are able to easily implement projects that bring easy money, if they involve Russian officials in their business interests. At the same time, Europe is still a safe and quiet bay for assets taken out by Russian corrupt officials. In the EU there is a whole army of the Russian elite’s assistants raised, so-called enablers – lawyers, politicians, lobbyists and propagandists of various levels, often close to the top leaders of European governments.
Scientists, experts, journalists and investigator bloggers discussed these questions, as well as legal, political and social aspects of transborder corruption between Russia and the EU at the conference in Prague.
One of the key speakers of the conference, a Hungarian author Bálint Magyar, shared the results of his research on the structure of a typical mafia state. Sarah Chayes, an expert at the Carnegie Center in Washington, focused her speech on corruption in a kleptocratic state. An independent Russian journalist, Anastasia Kirilenko, detailed the problems associated with the lack of persecution of international corruption in the EU countries.
Examples of Russian-European corruption cases were highlighted in the reports of participants from Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia.
The Expert Group “Fighting Transborder Corruption” is currently working on a printed collection of articles based on reports made in Prague.