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19 Oct 2009
“BalkanInsight” reports that two people were arrested in Bulgaria for trafficking expecting mothers from Bulgaria to Greece for the sale of their babies. Apparently three such cases have been uncovered.
19 Oct 2009
“Financiarul” reports that Brasov welcomed the 6th meeting of the heads of the structures committed to the fight against organised crime in Southeastern Europe. Participants discussed the development of joint projects on human...
18 Oct 2009
‘Reliefweb’ reports that the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma appealed for Germany not to repatriate ethnic minorities to Kosovo, saying that ethnic Roma were still being targeted in the region. German authorities plan to...
18 Oct 2009
‘Newsmarket’ reports on the EU Ministerial conference on human trafficking that took part in Brussels October 19-20. The available video covers the conference as part of the Swedish Presidency’s effort to put this problem on the...
18 Oct 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that Malta has asked Bulgaria to accept a number of refugees that have arrived in Malta. In a pilot project the European Refugee Fund provides 4’000 euros per refugee if a country is willing to accept them...
17 Oct 2009
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that the Czech Human Rights Minister is planning to introduce the office of a children’s ombudsman, to check complaints concerning violation of children’s rights and influence legislation to...
16 Oct 2009
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports on a conference organised by the European Commission Representation on the problem of human trafficking. The speakers acknowledged that Cyprus has a sizeable human trafficking problem with an ‘industry...
16 Oct 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that 70 Roma living in Bordeaux had to be evacuated after a fire destroyed the run-down bus station. According to France 2 more than a thousand Roma live in the city, most of them in squalid conditions. Medecins...
16 Oct 2009
‘Barcelona Reporter’ reports that four women were arrested by a joint operation of French and Spanish police. The women trafficked and sexually exploited at least 20 women from Eastern Europe. Their logistical base was in Tarragona,...
16 Oct 2009
‘The Gov Monitor’ reports that UN.GIFT together with Stop the Traffik have launched a campaign addressing young people about human trafficking, available on the website ““Start Freedom”“:http://www....

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