Tag Archives: Romania

Romanian child trafficking

This article reports 25 NGOs filing a complaint to the European Commission following acquittals of 26 people in a 9-year-long child trafficking trial involving 1,087 children. During the lengthy trial 52 court hearings were scheduled and then postponed. Europol had labeled … Continue reading

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Bulgaria & Romania lead EU in traffic fatalities

This article reports that traffic deaths per population in the EU in 2017 were highest in Bulgaria and Romania, each 3-4 times higher than in Sweden, UK, Netherlands, and Denmark. Overall, 55% of fatalities were on rural roads, 37% on … Continue reading

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Custom-fit app for community policing

This article describes a smartphone app, SecureU, now being pilot tested in 5 EU cities, designed to enhance direct engagement between citizens and police. Developers have taken a “privacy-by-design approach respectful of national and EU regulations,” resulting in local versions of the … Continue reading

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Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

Representatives of 4 EU countries and 8 ASEAN countries recently met in Bangkok to exchange information on frauds associated with non-cash transactions, including payment cards and ATMs. According to this announcement, “experts presented new and so far unreported modus operandi … Continue reading

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Facebook saves honest cop in Romania

This article reports the adventures of an honest traffic police officer in Romania whose Facebook posts have made him a celebrity and helped him keep his job.

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European burglary network disrupted

News  reports indicate that French police with Europol assistance have disrupted a Paris-based burglary network that utilized 280 thieves and disposed of stolen property in surrounding countries aided by fake documents and stolen cars. The ringleaders seem to have been … Continue reading

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