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EU seeks to tackle organised crime and human trafficking

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to tackle organised crime and combat trafficking of human beings, including a proposal to start negotiating a cooperation agreement with Interpol to enhance information exchange. The strategies aim to boost law enforcement, tackle criminal businesses models online and offline and support victims. Moreover, the EU will organise a prevention campaign targeting high-risk sectors to help prevent trafficking of people.

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Hungary gags EU ministers on China

EU countries have shelved plans to issue a statement of moral support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong - due to Hungary's veto. Hungary is a major beneficiary of Chinese investment, including the building of a new university in Budapest.

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