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French prostitutes cautious over changes in law

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French prostitutes are sceptical about a proposal to decriminalise brothels. Earlier this month, the UMP's Chantal Brunel announced she was setting up a working group in parliament to consider so-called 'closed-house' brothels. France's Union for Sex Workers has welcomed the idea, but was unhappy with remarks by Brunel that prostitution is to be condemned if it takes place outside designated places.