Civil society organisations have accused the Bucharest government of allowing Romania to remain the country of origin of most victims of trafficking in the EU.
On 19 November, 2019, 63 NGOs addressed an open letter to the then new centre-right government, demanding that it take measures to more efficiently fight human trafficking.
Greek authorities on Sunday detained two foreigners for suspected human trafficking.
Two Pakistani citizens, aged 25 and 29 years old, were detained on the Egnatia Odos highway near the port city of Thessaloniki for trafficking nine migrants from Syria.
Three of the migrants were found inside the trunk of the car.
Human trafficking is, in essence, a contemporary form of slavery, President Klaus Iohannis told the "Human Trafficking: New Path of Cooperation and Achievement" conference on Thursday.
Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca underscored the importance for the authorities to raise public awareness on "modern-day slavery", stressing that it is essential to ensure "cooperation and coordination of actions" to combat this scourge, at national, European and international level.
A new report on human trafficking in Croatia by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, GRETA, published on Thursday, said that Croatia should strengthen its criminal justice response to human trafficking and enable victims to more effectively exercise their right to compensation.
Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business.
Regulations which came into force on June 15 urge sex workers to keep names and contact numbers of customers, who will lose the anonymity they previously sought.