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10 Sep 2009
‘ANSAmed’ reports that the main topic of the Italian and Spanish Prime ministers was immigration. Berlusconi had to fend off criticism that Italy was carrying out inhumane and immoral policies in repelling boatloads of migrants on...
10 Sep 2009
‘Police Professional’ reports that according to a report by ‘Prison Reform Trust’, the number of young people in prison could be reduced in England and Wales if radical measures were introduced, like in Canada and New York....
07 Sep 2009
‘Reuters’ reports that the US Department of labour released a study for the first time, listing goods produced by child labour or forced labour. While the ILO has found that 69 percent of child labour is in agriculture, it is also used...
06 Sep 2009
The ‘BBC’ published an interview with a Brazilian woman, who was first trafficked to Spain for prostitution, then she managed to escape, receiving psychological assistance and work as a manicurist. Due to the economic crisis she lost...
06 Sep 2009
‘ISRIA’ reports that the Swedish Presidency expressed deep concern about the imminent execution of three juveniles in Iran who committed crimes when they were minors. The EU notes that these executions would be a direct contravention of...
06 Sep 2009
Sofia Echo reports that Greek authorities arrested two Romanians on suspicion of running a criminal organisation that recruited foreign women and forced them into prostitution. A Romanian woman and an Italian man is still being sought as part of...
06 Sep 2009
‘B92’ reports that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International made a joint statement saying that the wave of ethnic Albanian violence against Roma should be investigated and halted by the joint action of Kosovo and international...
06 Sep 2009
The Dutch MFA’s website reports that the Foreign Minister has asked the Dutch MEPs to press for speedier measures to eliminate child labour. The Netherlands is urging the EU to be more ambitious and decisive in combating child labour.
05 Sep 2009
The ‘Telegraph’ reveals that official population estimates last month signalled Britain is entering a new baby boom. The baby boom fuelled by immigration creates need for up to 96,000 extra places in schools. Some 70 per cent of the...
05 Sep 2009
At least GBP 25 million was spent by forces across England and Wales last year to deal with foreign criminals or help victims and witnesses who cannot speak English. According to the ‘Telegraph’, It is enough to put 500 extra...

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