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Brigid Laffan discusses the new Greek bailout deal


Brigid Laffan has predicted that the latest Greek bailout will be the final one of its kind, describing it as the country’s “last opportunity to stay in Europe”. Speaking to the Florence School of Banking and Finance, Laffan said the referendum had led to “the worst of all possible worlds”. Watch the interview!

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Trafficking: A Sneaky Challenge in Europe Too


New forms of slavery are shockingly proliferating also in democratic Europe.

If one reads the recently launched report on Severe Labour Exploitation in the EU (2 June 2015), by the Fundamental Rights Agency,  one should feel indignant as, despite little awareness, the phenomenon is sadly widespread.  

Until a few years ago it was believed that trafficking was mainly related to sex work and that slave like labour had been eradicated in Europe. Today there is a growing awareness that unfortunately this is not the case. Trafficking in human beings ...  [read more]

  Anna Triandafyllidou
Director Cultural Pluralism, Global Governance Programme

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