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20,000 Euros to 'Buy' an Infant in Greece

Greece is currently ideal for infant trade, with traffickers charging between 7,000 and 20,000 euros to secure a baby for couples who have failed to have a child of their own. Many factors determine the price of an infant – the speed of delivery, for...

Greek Pilot Turned Human Trafficker

A Greek pilot and flight attendant were recently revealed to have taken part in a human trafficking ring that transferred migrants to EU countries. Within Greek airports, they were working primarily as the "eyes and ears" of the organization, which used...

NCSR Survey Says Prostitution on Rise in Greece

Prostitution in Greece has largely increased due to the economic crisis. A recent survey conducted jointly by the Criminology Department at Panteion University, the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) and the Greek Ombudsman, found that prostitution has increased...

Greek Crisis: Unwanted Toddlers, Child Beggars

The facts being revealed about the child protection networks which are operating in Greece are very concerning. Toddlers abandoned in nurseries, children who are exploited for their labor even by their own families and especially, the absence of a...

Pregnant Romanian Forced Into Prostitution

A  28-year-old pregnant woman from Romania told Greek police she was forced to prostitute herself by human traffickers in Thessalia and made to have sex with a number of men despite her condition. The young woman’s story began in June...

Two Cops, Lawyer Charged With Trafficking

Two policemen and a lawyer were arrested on charges of participating in a human trafficking network in Greece, among 10 people apprehended, police said. The operation took place in nightclubs in Larissa, the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly...

Students Create Art Against Modern Slavery

While the incident of exploitation of immigrants in Manolada, Ilia, shocks the Greek public opinion, students of the schools of Attica send their own message against modern slavery with their works of art for the exhibition, Step2Freedom, which will...

NBA Visits Greece to Demonstrate Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is always a burning issue for every society. That's why the US Embassy in Athens decided to bring current and former professional basketball players from the NBA and the WNBA to Greece. The US Embassy cooperated with...

Turkey and Italy Fund Angelopoulos’ New Film

One of the most important contemporary directors in the world, Greek Thodoros Angelopoulos (1937) will start shooting his new film-concept the day after Christmas. “The Other Sea” will be about illegal immigration and human trafficking from FYROM and Albania to...

Cyprus Shows Poor Results in Implementing Human Trafficking Obligations

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) published its latest report on the implementation of the EU Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings by Cyprus, showing that there are several and serious gaps in terms of prevention, protection...