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  • Valiant Richey: The fight against trafficking in human beings is getting harder and more urgent

    Valiant Richey: The fight against trafficking in human beings is getting harder and more urgent

    Countries need to start looking aggressively at the entire business model of trafficking and tackle the conditions allowing the crime to thrive. At the OSCE, we launched a programme of assistance to countries who want to increase their prosecution: we help them train their police officers, prosecutors and judges. But everything starts with political will: countries need first to see this as a priority, says Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • OSCE: Bulgaria registers success in combating human trafficking

    OSCE: Bulgaria registers success in combating human trafficking

    Bulgaria is doing better than many other European countries in identifying and seizing the assets of traffickers of human beings, said Valiant Richey at a press conference in Sofia on Thursday. As the OSCE special representative and coordinator for combating trafficking in human beings, he visited the Bulgarian capital to meet with cabinet officials and members of non-governmental organisations engaged in this important battle.

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  • Olivier Onidi: The pandemic changes the organised crime landscape

    Olivier Onidi: The pandemic changes the organised crime landscape

    The Anti-trafficking directive is our core instrument within the European Union, which is comprehensive, victim centred, gender specific and child sensitive. The Commission will make legislative and other proposals to make effective the fight against the financial aspects of organised crime, including trafficking, Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs at the European Commission and EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator, says in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • H.E. Giuseppina Zarra: Europe reacts well and promptly to the bad consequences of the pandemic

    H.E. Giuseppina Zarra: Europe reacts well and promptly to the bad consequences of the pandemic

    After the crisis due to the pandemic, we have to work in order to get back to the situation before; in the meantime, by understanding the changes in the economy and international relations, we should invest our energies in reshaping the commercial and investment relations by adapting to the new scenario and opening up to innovative solutions, H.E. Giuseppina Zarra, the new Ambassador of Italy to Bulgaria, says in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Prof Ingrid Shikova: EU deal with UK is not finished

    Prof Ingrid Shikova: EU deal with UK is not finished

    The UK's selective approach and its willingness to take advantage mainly of the large European market - what the term cherry-picking implies in English - could have set a bad precedent, undermining the logic of the European integration process. It was extremely important to apply the principle of achieving the right balance between rights and obligations. I think the last thing both sides wanted was to trade under the rules of the World Trade Organisation, says Ingrid Shikova, professor in EU policies, in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Stefan De Keersmaecker: Building trust in vaccines is fundamental

    Stefan De Keersmaecker: Building trust in vaccines is fundamental

    A strong European Health Union will protect our health, but also our ways of living, our economies and societies. Where our health is in danger, our economies are in danger. The close relation between saving lives and saving livelihoods has never been so clear, Stefan De Keersmaecker, European Commission Spokesperson, says in an interview to EUROPOST.

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  • Federico Alagna: EU's big mistake is to consider migration as a problem

    Federico Alagna: EU's big mistake is to consider migration as a problem

    Migration is a complex, long-standing and absolutely ordinary phenomenon, which can entail challenges at times, but also plenty of opportunities. And, as such, it should be addressed and dealt with in a comprehensive way. When one considers migration as a problem, then the whole discourse is in a way misled. I would say that the pandemic has exacerbated an already existing attitude that, very broadly, the EU has kept over the years, Italian political researcher Federico Alagna says in an interview to Europost.

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