How the EU approaches prostitution and X videos

Prostitution by immigrant women in an irregular situation has increased considerably in recent years in Europe, but reaching a consensus on this issue within the European Union seems difficult. Europe is the new promised land. The gateway to easy money, a thousand and one opportunities, prosperity, stability, security and so on… Or at least the eleven million immigrants who every year, from the most diverse (and poor) parts of the world, decide to try their luck in Europe.

But they’re not even official figures. The large number of people in an irregular situation currently residing in the European Union is practically incalculable… but not invisible like We can see people at the traffic lights selling tissues on the outskirts of big shopping malls, showing pirate dvds or cds to any bidder and most worrying, at night in the streets of big cities offering their bodies.

Different points of view

The prostitution ring in Europe is well woven. American, sub-Saharan and oriental-European mafias operate in common territory, bringing women either by plane, ferry or even in patera. Everything is worthless and nothing matters if you get your reward: it’s about pimps. According to a study by M├ędecins du Monde, around 75% of prostitution in Europe is carried out by immigrant women. If we look at earlier periods, street prostitution is a minority phenomenon. However, over the past few years, it has increased in line with the increase in illegal trafficking of women, also known as “white slave trafficking. Prostitution has thus become a matter of analysis and debate within European policies.

In Europe, the legality of prostitution is addressed from three different points of view; one of them is the prohibitionist system, through which prostitution is prohibited and punished by imprisonment, fines or re-educational measures for those who practice, organize and/or promote it.

This was the case in pre-modern Europe, where special emphasis was placed on punishing the prostitute instead of the client. The female offender and the client was considered a victim of temptation by “Eva”. On the other hand, in some recent variants, neo-prohibitionism, demand-side intervention is of fundamental importance, such as in Sweden, where a law condemning the user of sexual services came into force on 1 January 1999 and was applauded at the time by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

Which are the rules around sex?

There is also the regulatory system, the trend that is widespread in Europe after the Napoleonic conquests, which obliges to administratively regulate the practice of prostitution through file systems, sanitary controls and the application of fees. At present, this system is in use in Europe under softer, renewed forms in a minority of countries: Germany, Greece and the Netherlands.

It places prostitution under medical and judicial control and determines where it can engage in prostitution, limiting its access to minors. This measure increases the physical security of prostitutes and largely destroys organised criminal networks. The political motivations that have been the driving force behind this regulation stem from the attempt to control sexually transmitted diseases, large-scale or small-scale crime and to avoid public scandal. It includes persons who engage in prostitution in health systems, but not for reasons related to the quality of life of the prostitute, but as a way to increase the safety of their clients.