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For the second year in a row, the European Parliament hosted a conference in celebration of the International Day of Democracy, teaming up with the European External Action Service, the European Commission as well as four democracy support organisations: European Endowment for Democracy (EED), European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), and Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) to the EU.
Trafficking in human beings is the slavery of our times. Victims are often recruited, transported or harboured by force, coercion or fraud in exploitative conditions, including sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, begging, criminal activities, or the removal of organs. It is a severe violation of individual freedom and dignity and a serious form of crime, that often has implications which individual countries cannot effectively address on their own.
On 16 October, the ministers of foreign affairs of the 28 EU member states reiterated the bloc's unequivocal commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s EU perspective as a single, united and sovereign country. The Council Conclusions also urged the Bosnian authorities to step up the implementation of reforms designed to benefit all citizens.