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31 Dec 2009
‘The Times of India’ reports that Italian police arrested an Indian national who was sought by Belgian authorities for alleged human trafficking. He was arrested based on a European arrest order and may be extradited to Belgium.
31 Dec 2009
‘Prague Monitor’ reports of a project aiming to integrate Roma from excluded localities, which can fund social service infrastructure, facilities for field workers, children’s clubs. Municipalities can submit proposals to the...
31 Dec 2009
On the eve of the Spanish Presidency, the ‘Project Syndicate’ published the opinion of George Soros about the plight of Roma in Europe. He expressed hope that Spain that has some good experience integrating Roma into its society will...
25 Dec 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that police closed an illegal sewing factory in the Moscow region where children between 11 and 17 were forced to work. The children were recruited from poor Kyrgyz families with promises of a monthly salary,...
21 Dec 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that the person who allegedly participated in the explosion of a children’s home in Kroumovgrad, committed suicide. He was on bail after having paid 500 Leva. The explosion killed three children.
21 Dec 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that the European Court of Justice ruled in a Slovene-Italian case, saying that “a court of an EU member state in which a child is present cannot provisionally grant custody of the child to one parent if a...
21 Dec 2009
“The Times” published a feature article about the Somali community in London and quotes several stories of Somali refugees who settled in the UK but then later returned to fight on either side, some becoming suicide bombers.
18 Dec 2009
OSCE reports that Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, judge at the Criminal Court of Rome was appointed the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, replacing Eva Biaudet whose term concludes at the end of...
18 Dec 2009
BBC published its investigations into adult institutions, 20 years after the discovery of appalling conditions in children’s homes. Those children are now adults, many continue to live in institutions. The conditions of some were found to...
17 Dec 2009
‘Novinite’, based on a Greek newspaper, reports that human smugglers have started avoiding Greece and the new route now goes through Macedonia and Bulgaria. Apparently criminal groups are now interested in sneaking migrants into Central...

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