According to a survey conducted by the non-governmental organization, TAMPEP, between 2006 and 2008, Romania, overtook Russia and Ukraine to become the most common country of origin for sex workers in Europe. "Romania top exporter of prostitution," announces Evenimentul zilei, which notes that "barely three years after its accession to the EU, the country can lay claim to yet another lofty distinction." According to representatives of civil society groups interviewed by the daily, "stricter legislation to curb the sex trade in Romania has contributed to the increase in the number of prostitutes leaving the country to work abroad." In the light of their remarks, EVz raises the issue of a plan to assess the social risks implied by the legalization of prostitution, which was proposed by a presidential commission four months ago, but successfully blocked by civil society groups and the Romanian Orthodox Church.