Thu, Jun 20 2013
Photo: Oleg Popov
Unemployed woman earned millions in prostitution
Operation began on August 19 2009 and is directed mainly against pimps and their networks, and will continue until streets are cleared of sex workers, Bulgarian National Television says.
The Belgian delegation was led by the mayor of Ghent, Daniel Termont. The meeting was organised at the request of the Belgian visitors who had indicated that they have a strong interest in the Bourgas region, a spokesperson from the Bourgas municipality has revealed.
‘We were horrified at how easy it is to buy a child,' tabloid reports, alleging that buyers range from childless couples to paedophiles.
On December 9, a day before Human Rights Day, a roundtable discussion on the practices and challenges of combating trafficking in human beings in Europe was held in Sofia. Presented was a general message of the necessity of cross-border co-operation, and of the conviction of the possibility to change the situation in Bulgaria.
Bulgarian border police uncovered a human trafficking route from Bulgaria to Greece on September 30 2008, Focus news agency reported. A month earlier, in a joint operation with the Greek border police, Bulgarian authorities detained two Iraqi citizens. While the case unravelled, more people involved in the organisation and execution of the trafficking scheme emerged.
Bulgaria does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of people trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so, according to the United States state department 2008 report to congress on people trafficking. The report, released on June 8, classified Bulgaria as a "tier 2" country, ranking below tier 1 countries that fully comply but above countries classified as failing to make significant efforts.
One of the main results of human trafficking is the volition of women's rights. Domestic abuse, lack of employment and lower wages are among some of the factors that push women into this situation. However, the traffickers are becoming more and more sophisticated and the general idea that victims are poorly educated, and of low social and financial standing, is already a myth. Many girls from well-off families, that have attended good schools, become involved in the trade. That your daughter has not become a victim of the traffickers does not necessarily mean she is not "at risk", maybe it is just that no one has tried to involve her yet. Human trafficking is a common crime that needs a combined effort - in the form of international, cross-border, cross-organisational and multidisciplinary co-operation.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.