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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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15 Dec 2008
‘Southeast European Times’ reports that birthrates are falling in Albania, even though it traditionally had one of the highest in the region. According to statistics live births have dropped from 52’000 in 2006 to 33’200 in...
15 Dec 2008
The UK cabinet has accepted the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee to extend the ban on Bulgarian and Romanian citizens from working in the country, the BBC reported. Thus, even after the first two-year period after Bulgaria...
15 Dec 2008
‘The Guardian’ reports that hundreds of vulnerable young people have gone missing from care, according to figures released today under the Freedom of Information Act. The charity ‘Care Leavers’ Association’ raised...
14 Dec 2008
‘New Europe’ reports that UNHCR issued recommendations to the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU to improve protection of refugees in the European Union and urged that the outcome of negotiations among EU member states should be...
14 Dec 2008
‘Budapest times’ proposes an Hungarian article describing the inability of one children’s home in Budapest to stop its inhabitants – all girls – from being lured into child sexual exploitation and prostitution schemes...
14 Dec 2008
‘New Kosova Report’ published an article quoting the Kosovo police director for migration and foreigners saying that the biggest number of applicants for asylum in Kosovo are coming from Cameroon Africa and Asia. Between 2005 and...
14 Dec 2008
‘eGov Monitor’ published the review of ‘Inquest’ on the ‘Independent Review of Restraint in Secure Juvenile Settings’. The organisation is disappointed that the findings of the review endorse the use of painful...
14 Dec 2008
UNICEF welcomed the UK Government’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. UNICEF’s website quotes its Policy Parliamentary and Legal officer saying that the ratification marks a...
13 Dec 2008
‘Globe and Mail’ reports that French Justice Minister is recommending the overhaul of the juvenile justice system to deal with the problem of progressively younger offenders. A government-sponsored study recommended that children as...
11 Dec 2008
‘BSANNA News’ reports that the Speaker of the Albanian Parliament – during the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNICEF, requested the creation of a regional network for the protection of children’s rights,...

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