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Human Trafficking: Eastern Europe

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Ukraine, (b) Belarus and (c) Moldova on the combating of illegal migration and human trafficking. (189180)

[holding answer 26 February 2008]: I have not recently held discussions with my counterparts in Ukraine, Belarus or Moldova on illegal migration or human trafficking. However, the UK supported the EU Council conclusions of June 2007 which extended the EU-wide global approach to migration strategy to countries to the east and south east of Europe, including those listed. As part of the implementation of this strategy, the UK has provided some financial support to two EU-funded projects in the Ukraine which are building the capacity of the Government of the Ukraine to manage migration and offer in-region protection to refugees.