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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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05 Nov 2018
“Poland should prioritise strengthening families and adopt a national strategy on deinstitutionalisation”, says Tomasz Polkowski, Opening Doors for Europe’s Children coordinator in Poland and President of the Child and Family Foundation.  The Child...
02 Jun 2017
Mediapool.bg reported that Magdalena Andersson, the Swedish finance minister, calls for tying aid to poor EU members and their willingness to accept refugees. According to Reuters, Germany and Italy also support this proposal. Countries that refuse...
09 Nov 2016
According to 'Bloomberg' Poland is overtaking its neighbors in the race to avert the demographic downturn. Family payments introduced by the new conservative-led government, worth 500 zloty ($128) per month for every child after the first, now put...
16 Nov 2015
According to IBTimes UK, some of the thousands of Syrian asylum seekers and migrants in Serbia have stressed that the Paris terrorist attackers have not been motivated by or represent real Islam. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the...
11 Feb 2014
‘UPI.com’ reports that a Polish man has become the first in the country to file a civil lawsuit against the Polish Catholic church over their refusal to grant compensation to victims of child abuse by the clergy. The man filing the...
08 Oct 2013
‘News Observer’ reports that Poland’s Catholic Church says it will not pay compensation to victims of priests who sexually abused children. Rev. Jozef Kloch said that the responsibility for compensation lies with the perpetrator....
13 May 2013
‘West’ reports that GRETA was reviewing the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. According to the report there is still a notable gap between the number of abuses reported and the number of...
04 Dec 2012
TheNews.pl’ reports that a top bishop has said so called ‘baby boxes’, or in Poland, ‘windows of life’, where mothers can give up unwanted newborns, are part of Poland’s “culture, tradition and conscience”. The...
19 Apr 2012
‘Thenews.pl’ reports that Poland’s interior ministry and police have withdrawn from INDECT – a multi-task public surveillance project. Among other things, INDECT is to be a system capable of tracing criminal activity in the...
20 Jun 2011
‘The Washington Post’ reports that Poland’s foreign minister returned from a trip to Tunisia on Friday with 16 Christian refugees who had found their lives upturned by turmoil in North Africa. The Foreign Ministry described the six...

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