Extracts from the press conference by Cecilia Malmström on trafficking in Human beings
On 19 June 2012, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, gave a press conference at the European Commission, in Brussels.
On this occasion, she presented a new European strategy against trafficking in human beings.
The European Commission adopted the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016), a set of concrete and practical measures to be implemented over the next five years. These include the establishment of national law enforcement units specialised in human trafficking and the creation of joint European investigation teams to prosecute cross-border trafficking cases.
Hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked in the EU every year. Women and men, boys and girls in vulnerable positions are traded for the purpose of sexual or labour exploitation, removal of organs, begging, domestic servitude, forced marriage, illegal adoption as well as other forms of exploitation. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK