Europe has over 1,2 million slaves

YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Migrants and refugees disembark from the ferry 'Eletherios Venizelos' at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, 01 October 2015.

Poland has the highest number of slaves in the EU; Romania is the biggest source of slaves in the EU


Europe has 1,243,400 estimated modern slaves says a recent NGO report.

Slaves are defined as people who are exploited but cannot leave due to threats, violence, coercion or abuse of power. Slaves vary from exploited maids to sex workers enslaved by pimps and forced child-brides sold to men for life.

The first five EU member states with the highest per capita population of slaves are Poland (estimated 181,100 slaves), Romania (80,200 slaves), Greece (44,200 slaves), and the Czech Republic ...


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