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25 Aug 2008
According to the EU executive, the EU will hold its first summit on Roma Communities within the EU, reported ‘Adnkronos’. This summit will take place in Brussels on 16 September and will aim to ellaborate effective policies for...
25 Aug 2008
Romanian daily ‘Nine OClock’ reports that Romanian organized crime groups involved in all sorts of trafficking activities have expanded to new European regions after Romania gained its EU membership in 2007. The later assertion is...
24 Aug 2008
About 500 out of 600 Romas will be exclued of Saint-Ouen’s shantytown, a suburb North of Paris announced “France 24”. The decision was taken after the municipality chose to build council flat on the site. 24 fortunate families...
22 Aug 2008
The ‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that the Czech government Agency will help Romas with education, employment and housing to “fight against Roma’s ghettos.” In fact, the financial help will focus on Ostrava...
22 Aug 2008
The Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (FNSNF) has launched a national report about the causes of well-being and distress of Swiss children. The report “Childhood and Youth in Switzerland” shows that the social and cultural...
18 Aug 2008
The British Chief Inspector of Prisons launches a comprehensive report, following an announced inspection last February in Yarl’s Wood Centre in Bedfordshire, UK. The BBC reports that “the plight of detained children remained of...
16 Aug 2008
Global portal ‘Adnkronos’ reports that 82 percent of the 775 illegal immigrant children who arrived in the past 3 months on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, were unaccompanied. These findings were disclosed by the Italian branch of...
16 Aug 2008
The ‘Press and Journal’ reports that Amnesty International (AI) launches a report on Human Trafficking in Scotland. T*his report called “Scotland’s 21st century Slaves” points out the lack of support given by the...
15 Aug 2008
The ‘Guardian’ quotes a recently published report of ECPAT UK saying British paedophiles are gaining access to children abroad because foreign orphanages and schools cannot conduct UK criminal record checks. While other countries like...
15 Aug 2008
‘The Herald’ quotes an Amnesty International report saying that a disproportionally high number of women trafficked in the UK end up in Glasgow, Scotland. Trafficking includes forced labour, domestic servitude and forced marriages. In...

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