Asia is a well-known region for its victims of trans-regional trafficking. In fact, the EU sought to tackle human trafficking in South and South-East Asia with funding of EUR 31 million between 2009 and 2015.
A report published by the European Court of Auditors shows that EU aid contributing to combating human trafficking in the region has been only partially effective. The report highlights many problems, such as the fact that the EU did not forumlate a local pledge to help erradicate the problem in the area.
How does the Commission intend to better prioritise how and where it spends its available resources so that the level of activity will match its financial commitments?
Does the EU intend to enhance its dialogue with the countries in the region with a view to combating human trafficking collectively?
What was the Commission’s reasoning for not publishing a comprehensive evaluation of the results achieved under the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016 and for not presenting a post-2016 anti-trafficking policy framework?