Italy banned brothels in 1959 and has enforced strict laws prohibiting exploitation of prostitutes by pimps. It is now looking at ways to keep them off the streets, away from schools and places of worship. Local liberals are having hissy fits claiming discrimination and that the laws are actually driving them onto the streets. They say the problem has worsened since 12 more countries joined the European Union over the last three years.
Of course one option not yet considered is to just shoot them. A few dozen dead hookers lying in the gutter each morning would soon kill the trade stone dead... IMHO.
I was once offered a defence job in Italy, fitting reversing lights to the tanks.