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They want the trade legalised, to not be harassed by police and to pay taxes and social insurance like everyone else.
Homes, car and restaurants in the Golden Sands resort were searched, Interior Ministry says.
Unemployed woman earned millions in prostitution
The teams’ main purpose will be to gather evidence which would support prosecutors’ cases in court.
The new destinations for Bulgarian human traffickers are South Africa and the US, while agriculture is the new trend in money laundering, conference told
Annual assessment says Bulgaria 'generally respects' human rights but finds problems in several areas
A round table on the practices and challenges of combating trafficking in human beings in Europe on December 9 presented a general message of the necessity of cross-border co-operation, and of the conviction of the possibility to change the situation in Bulgaria. Organised by the embassy of Finland in Bulgaria, along with the embassy of Norway and the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the meeting at Arena di Serdica Hotel in Sofia came as part of the Finnish rotating chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, a globe-encompassing security institution.
Official Bulgarian statistics say that there are 926 Bulgarians with HIV but this is widely regarded by experts as inaccurate and that the figure is somewhere between 3000 and 4000, most of whom are not aware of their HIV status.
Countries in South-Eastern Europe have achieved varying levels of progress against people trafficking, going by the findings of the United States state department 2008 report to congress on people trafficking. While some countries, including Croatia and Macedonia, were classified as having achieved "tier 1" status, meaning that they complied fully with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, others were classed as tier 2, meaning that while they did not comply, progress was being made.
On October 7, Bulgarian government abruptly reversed its move towards legalising prostitution, part of a broader trend in Europe to make prostitution illegal as a way to combat women trafficking, International Herald Tribune (IHT) said. Bulgaria was a small but key country in the European sex trade where prostitution existed in a legal grey area, IHT said. Bulgarian women were sent abroad by the
Legalising prostitution in Bulgaria might mean that the state would gain income through taxes, but would harm the fight against trafficking of women, the country's Prosecutor-General Boris Velchev has told a conference in Sofia. The conference, on October 5 at the capital city's National Palace of Culture, was entitled Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for Combating Trafficking of Women. It was attended by senior government figures, representatives of NGOs and diplomats.
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.