The new €1.5m project aims to boost the fight against organised crime and human trafficking in several eastern European countries, including Moldova.
A leading Dutch hospital, the Erasmus Medical Centre, is to conduct a three-year study of the international black market in human organs for the European Commission. Institutions from Romania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Spain as well as the European Police Office, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Eurotransplant and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) will be involved in the project.
WE checked just one website page advertising sex for sale in flats in Scots cities and found almost half the women came from eastern Europe.
Nineteen out of 47 women in Glasgow and 15 out of 33 in Edinburgh were from eastern Europe.
After clocking off, the former security guard criss-crossed Europe on budget airlines escorting teenage girls - cowed into silence through juju witchcraft rituals and extreme sexual violence - to sell them into the continental sex trade.
Several European countries participated in raids on brothels and places of prostitution that began Thursday evening and lasted early into the next morning, the EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, revealed on Friday.
BRUSSELS - Member states lack reliable data to fully evaluate the scale of human trafficking in the EU the European Commission said on Monday (24 September).
"We have so few figures and so few reliable statistics that it is difficult to make an evaluation to see if there is a significant increase or a decrease, we can't really tell because it is such a black and grey sector," noted EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.
Osezua Osolase recruited and raped impoverished young Nigerian orphans and forced them to undergo West African rituals in which hair, nails and blood were removed to "cast a spell" over them and ensure their obedience, Canterbury Crown Court was told.
A couple from Enfield have been arrested by police investigating the disappearance of two teenage girls who were in the care of social services.
The Dubai Police recently busted a European human trafficking ring with the arrest of four women who allegedly operated in the UAE and rescued a 22-year-old victim. A hunt is on for the remaining members of the gang who are abroad.
A man who trafficked two young Nigerian girls into and out of the UK for sexual exploitation through witchcraft has been jailed for 20 years.