Sex Trade Berlin Votes for Stricter Controls on Brothels

Prostitution is legal in Germany, but many critics say this has failed to protect sex workers from exploitation. In a move to address the problem, lawmakers in Berlin voted on Thursday night to subject bordellos to tougher regulation.
Romanian prostitutes pose at a Berlin brothel in 2009.

Romanian prostitutes pose at a Berlin brothel in 2009.

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