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OT: Is prostitution legal in Europe?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 15:12

Mark J. Reed writes:
> Well, yes, the US is amazingly conservative overall. Probably has > something to do with the fact that we were founded by the folks who > got kicked out of Europe for being too uptight. Apparently 400 years > isn't long enough to get over that. > Still, AFAIK, prostitution is still illegal in most of Europe (the > Netherlands being an obvious exception). >...
Is it? I would think the opposite is true and most European countries tend to start giving it a proper legal status so you get benefits of social and health insurance, and they also tend to make regular health checks official etc. Let's collect a list. I used Google and Wikipedia, the strongest allies for gathering reliable information, to start a list: allowed: Prostitution Running brothels Netherlands: yes yes Germany: yes yes France: yes no Spain: yes no Italy: yes no Greece: yes yes But please complete the list at will. Actually, I think Amsterdam started to 'clean up' that well-known neighbourhood where the mixture of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, mushroom shops, and sex shops was quite unique. **Henrik


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Peter Collier <petecollier@...>