In the Baltic Sea Region, labour exploitation and human trafficking for forced labour is still prevalent in a number of industries, especially in construction, hospitality, berry picking and domestic services. An information campaign jointly developed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Swedish Gender Equality Agency launched 15 November 2022 aims at informing labour migrants and displaced persons about the risks of labour exploitation and how to avoid them, and about the rights they have as workers. Specifically geared towards people from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania who plan to work in Sweden, the campaign features a video with advice, to their compatriots, from people who have already settled in there. To read more about the campaign and to see the video, follow this link: https://swedishgenderequalityagency.se/men-s-violence-against-women/prostitution-and-trafficking-in-human-beings/before-you-go/
To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in accordance with the State of Emergency announced by the Romanian authorities on the 16th of March, the Embassy has reduced the number of employees present in the Chancery. The Embassy’s operational capacity is therefore limited and at the moment our work is focused on the most pressing and urgent cases. We ask for your patience and understanding. Avoid visiting the Embassy for the time being if it is not absolutely necessary. Opening hours for the reception and telephone switchboard will remain the same until further notice.