From the NYT:
Bulgaria has become the latest European country to reject the legalisation of prostitution. "We should be very definite that selling flesh is a crime," said interior minister Rumen Petov after the unexpected decision. The country, notorious for sex trafficking, now has to decide what exactly to do about prostitution. It could imitate Sweden where, since 1999, those who buy sex are prosecuted and are therefore publicly identified.
Finland last year made it illegal to buy sex from women brought in by traffickers and Norway is on the verge of imposing an outright ban on buying sex. The city government in Amsterdam is moving to shut down a lot of the brothels in its red light district. In the Czech Republic and three Baltic states attempts at legalisation similar to the Bulgarian one have been turned back. [Mercator]