Commission sets new priorities to address trafficking in human beings

Today the Commission adopted a new communication requiring immediate action from the EU and Member States to disrupt the modus operandi of traffickers, strengthen victims' rights and intensify EU internal and external efforts to provide a coordinated and consistent response.

In this communication, the Commission has outlined a set of targeted actions in three priority areas: (i) disrupting the traffickers’ business model and untangling the trafficking chain, (ii) providing better access to and realising the rights for victims and (iii) intensifying a coordinated and consolidated response, both within and outside the EU

Member States should use all the ambitious tools available to them to implement the measures agreed on at EU level without delay. The Commission will monitor progress on the action set out in this Communication and report on progress to the European Parliament and the Council by end of 2018.

More information in the Communication entitled "Reporting on the follow up to the EU strategy towards the Eradication of trafficking in human beings and identifying further concrete actions" as well as in the Factsheet on new priority actions.

Publication Date: Mon 04 Dec 2017
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