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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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18 Sep 2009
‘The Mail Online’ reports that this morning French police raided the makeshift refugee camp in Calais, armed with flamethrowers, stun guns and tear gas. Of the 278 people detained, half are children. After being taken to police...
18 Sep 2009
‘AFP’ reported that an inflatable dinghy sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Morocco and Spain with approximately 42 migrants. Both Spanish and Moroccan rescue teams were trying to help survivors and recover the bodies.
18 Sep 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that a Latvian helicopter intercepted a Turkish coast guard which not only failed to stop a smuggling boat from entering Greek waters but was actively helping it. The report and evidence was sent to European...
17 Sep 2009
‘The Mail Online’ reports that Europe’s Justice Commissioner and former French Minister Jacques Barrot will support the proposal to allow foreigners to claim asylum in any EU country they wish, including the inhabitants of the...
14 Sep 2009
‘Ekathimerini’ reports that the Greek Minister of Interior told at a meeting of experts that national efforts to fight human trafficking were not enough and that countries affected should be working together.
14 Sep 2009
‘The Slovak Spectator’ reports that as part of the National Strategic Reference Framework a new call for proposals – worth 200 million euros – will be announced “to elevate the social status, employment and education...
14 Sep 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ published an interview with Arthur Ivatts, former HM Inspector for Roma/Gypsy and Traveller Education in the UK who also worked a lot in the CEE on the education of Roma. He speaks frankly about the differences between...
13 Sep 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee made a statement saying that the continuation of the practice of demolishing illegal Roma housing (estimated 50-70% of all Roma houses) would equate to ethnic cleansing.
13 Sep 2009
‘BBC’ reports that France intends to close the camp in Calais known as ‘the jungle’, the illegal gathering of tents and shelters of immigrants trying to cross to the UK. Minister Besson promised the operation would be...
13 Sep 2009
‘Miami Herald’ reports that the UN investigator on trafficking said that rising poverty, youth unemployment, gender inequality and demand for cheap labour, fueled by the global economic crisis is likely to escalate human trafficking....

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