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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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06 May 2020
Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organized crime networks could further profit from the...
17 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has now spread to virtually every country in the world and has a devastating impact on people, economies, health systems, and communities. While most people's lives are put on hold, criminals are finding ways to take advantage of the...
21 Feb 2020
Tirana, 21 February 2020 A delegation from Montenegro, headed by Mr. Zeljko Spalevic, Head of the Department for the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings in Montenegro, and representatives of the Border Police and Ministry of Social Affairs,...
12 Feb 2020
The Delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, respectively the Office of the National Coordinator against Trafficking in Human Beings, and other members of Kosovo’s National Authority, held a regular meeting with...
06 Nov 2019
The OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings urged the Romanian authorities to enhance their efforts against human trafficking. Based on the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Romania is one of Europe's...
05 Nov 2019
The number of human trafficking cases is continuously growing in the EU. Recently the case of the Romanian fifteen-year-old Alexandra Macesanu went around the international press. She was attacked and kidnapped in last summer and although she had...
24 Oct 2019
National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators and Rapporteurs from 42 countries across the Council and Europe and OSCE region, met on 22–23 October 2019, to discuss, among other things, the protection of child victims. Valiant Richey, OSCE Special...
18 Oct 2019
Today is the day of the European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October), a campaign launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe to raise awareness of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary-...
09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...

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