Report: Hungary on ‘watch list’ for human trafficking


The U.S. Department of State published its 2015 report on human trafficking (TiP) on Monday and it appears that the ratings for Hungary are not among the best, coming in at tier two – a rank it shares with such countries as Mexico, Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkey. 

The annual report presents an overview of actions being taken by countries around the world to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. In order for a country to be granted tier 1 status, it must comply with all the minimum standards of the U.S. trafficking protection act.

According to the TiP, Hungary is a “source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.” Roma women are in particular subjected to sex trafficking in Hungary and the rest of Europe, the report states, adding that the “labor trafficking of Hungarian men in Western Europe has intensified”.

Hungarians made up 18% of all trafficking victims according to an investigation by EUROPOL between 2009 and 2013. The report noted that although Hungary was making efforts to combat trafficking, more needs to be done particularly in the areas of funding for victim protection and the regulated prosecution of traffickers.


Avg Compulsory Vehicle Insurance Premium up 5% Figures

Avg Compulsory Vehicle Insurance Premium up 5%

MPs Approve Tax Changes Parliament

MPs Approve Tax Changes

4iG, Rheinmetall Establish IT JV Deals

4iG, Rheinmetall Establish IT JV

24th FIABCI Hungarian Prix d’Excellence Held Awards

24th FIABCI Hungarian Prix d’Excellence Held


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.