Swedish Police to World Cup

European Ministers of Justice decided Thursday to strengthen the control of trafficking related to big international events.

In practice, this means that European police forces will cooperate. Around 20 Swedish policemen will be sent to Germany during the World Cup.

It was the Swedish Minister of Justice, Thomas Bodström, who brought up the issue of a possible increase in import of women to Germany for the Football World Cup in June. Now, he claims a partial victory, even though he doubts that German institutions will hinder prostitution, which is legal there. He also points out that the European cooperation will work to stop human trade, not prostitution.

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