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Guidelines for Improving the Procedures and Policies in Combating Trafficking in Minors is now available online

The project Action against trafficking minors. Increasing the efficiency of EU and EEA police force by implementing EU directives and norms in the field has been concluded with the launch of Guidelines for Improving the Procedures and Policies in Combating Trafficking in Minors. Based on the SWOT-analysis conducted in Romania, Denmark and the Netherlands,.
The Guidelines are now available in electronic format in English, Romanian, Italian, Spanish and Greek.

The guide also contains procedural and legislative recommendations, meant to optimize the manner in which actors involved in trafficking in human beings are being treated. The guide is based on the SWOT analyses that were made in Romania, Denmark and the Netherlands and relies on a pronounced comparative approach.

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07-07-2017

The Romanian Fiscal Agency's Raid on RISE Project – An Attempt to Intimidate the Press

The Romanian Fiscal Agency's Raid on RISE Project – An Attempt to Intimidate the Press

We are deeply concerned about the Romanian Agency for Fiscal Administration's (ANAF) raid on the reputed investigative journalism platform RISE Project, which we feel was an attempt to intimidate and silence the press. The context in which this “random” ANAF inspection took place (on Thursday, July 6th, exactly on the day when the journalists were announcing the publication of a new episode from their investigative report series regarding the PSD leader and the second day after Liviu Dragnea had publicly cast doubt upon the sources of RISE Project’s financing), as well as the unconvincing explanations of the ANAF leadership indicate that we are dealing with a show of force meant to pressure journalists and the free press through a state-run body. Such practices are often met in the former Soviet space controlled by Vladimir Putin and in Recep Tayyp Erdogan’s Turkey and they are incompatible with the values of a member state of the European Union and of NATO.

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