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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...
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-...
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...
27 Sep 2019
According to the latest report of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Hungarian authorities must increase efforts to prevent child trafficking. The report calls on Hungary to sensitize and...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...
05 Aug 2019
When the woman offered Njida, a 19-year-old Nigerian girl, a safe place to stay, she was grateful. After being abandoned by her parents and witnessing the murder of the woman who raised her, Njida was homeless and in constant fear that her carer’s...
30 Jul 2019
Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, launched a new task force to tackle criminal networks operating in migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings. The newly implemented operational platform is called the Joint...
20 Jun 2019
KOSOVO: Tier 2 The Government of Kosovo does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous...
03 Jun 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children (NBU), and the Reflective Learning Bulgaria Association have created a training tool for the ‘Firefly’ project, developed by SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria in partnership with SOS Children'...
03 Jun 2019
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Migration recently expressed its concern regarding the severe threats migrant children face while on their journey to Europe. It also highlighted the inconsistencies of policies...

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