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The European Parliament (EP) members engaged in a "heated debate" over the Kosovo organ trafficking allegations, reports Beta
Trafficking took on a new dimension late last month when Greek and Bulgarian authorities, acting on a tip, broke up a crime ring that bought and sold newborn babies. Baby boys fetched a higher price than girls, and skin color was a further factor
Albanian witnesses from Kosovo gave a detailed testimony in 2003 about the trade of Serbs' organs, according to a UN document obtained by The Associated Press
Police in the southern Albanian city of Gjirokastra have sequestered one tonne of marijuana intended to be smuggled into Greece
Police on Sunday blocked the transportation of 15kg of marijuana
Corruption has flourished in the Balkans since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and collapse of Communism. It continues to plague the region and has slowed progress toward eventual European Union membership
Here is a sequence of events leading up to the organ-trafficking charges in Kosovo and the release of the Council of Europe report.