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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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25 Oct 2009
‘European Aids Treatment Group’ reports on its website that the Commission adopted a new strategy for the fight of HIV/AIDS in Europe and the neighbouring countries. The strategy focuses on three key areas: HIV prevention and HIV...
25 Oct 2009
‘Utalkmarketing’ published an opinion piece about the hazards of social networking site ‘Twitter’ with its un-moderated content to the protection of children. The reviewer suggests that the lack of child safety measures...
25 Oct 2009
‘AP’ reports that a small boat full of Afghan families hit the rocks ad sank off a Greek island, three women and five children drowned. A Turkish smuggler was identified.
25 Oct 2009
The UN reports that UNHCR expressed serious concern over recently reported violent incidents at the Pagani detention center in Greece, where guards abused and beat detainees, including a 17-year-old minor.
25 Oct 2009
‘Radio Sweden International’ reports that the Swedish government put forward – a so far unclear – proposal to allow asylum seekers with small children to apply for residence permit in Sweden. Under current legislation they...
24 Oct 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that women from the ‘Balkans’ are taking jobs in the West in growing numbers, leaving behind their children and often unemployed husbands. This trend creates social problems back home, and changes...
24 Oct 2009
‘BBC’ reports that the House of Lords is expected to vote on a bill on ‘modern day slavery’, i.e. the forced labour of some migrants. Two new offences will be created: holding someone in servitude and forced labour.
23 Oct 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ published a long feature article about the residential home “Concord” , run by the Jesuit order and an Austrian priest, father Markus Inama. The home provides a place for 45 young people between 18 and 30 from...
23 Oct 2009
‘The Malta Independent’ reports that criminal organisations in Libya, who have been involved in human smuggling through Algeria, Malta, Italy and Spain, are now using the same route for the trafficking of drugs.
23 Oct 2009
‘Times Online’ published a long investigative piece about child abuse in Britain with several cases cited. It also cites CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre which is blocking 40% of all sex crimes against...

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