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24 Mar 2020
There are about 325,000 Roma living in chronic isolation in Bulgaria. Reuters recently reported on the extra security measures taken by the Bulgarian authorities, allegedly to reduce the spread of Covid-19 among some Bulgarian Roma communities....
19 Mar 2020
'What if there's nowhere to hide, if you live in an overcrowded site or shanty-town, and if you don`t have access to clean water and sanitation' during the coronavirus pandemic was a question rightfully asked by Bernard Rorke, editor at the European...
29 Feb 2020
The Article reports that research carried out since 2009 shows unnerving results in terms of public sentiment, legislation, unemployment and segregation rates connected to the Roma, Europe’s largest ethnic minority group. There have also been a...
15 Feb 2020
The issue of Roma integration in Bulgaria is generally a topic confined to the territory of the country itself. However, openDemocracy shared an insightful article on the issues surrounding the Bulgarian Roma community, EU citizenship, but no shoes...
30 Jan 2020
A Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion 2020–2025 plan has been announced by the Council of Europe. The action plan notes that 10–12 million Roma and Travellers in Europe are extremely poor and excluded. The widespread presence of...
10 Oct 2019
The Roma community is one of the largest minority groups in the EU, with an estimated number of 10 million Roma living in Europe. Helena Dalli, the EU new commissioner for equality, has stated that she will soon visit one of the most discriminated...
03 May 2019
   A new CNN report highlighted the latest anti-Roma violence in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Once known as a positive example of Roma integration, Bulgaria is now facing ethnic violence between the Roma community and ethnic Bulgarians.   Since 10 April, the...
12 Feb 2019
Members of European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution calling for additional efforts to combat anti-gypsyism in the EU. Some of the most important areas where Roma rights continue to be violated across the EU are relation to education...
14 Jul 2017
The United Nations may be undermining its own efforts to promote human rights, at a time when rights are under threat worldwide. That’s the view of a UN panel of experts, which investigated complaints of human rights violations by the UN mission in...
29 Aug 2016
Ukraine Today reports that something that wasn't present in Ukraine for decades - happened in Odesa region in southern Ukraine. Locals forced eviction of Romas, then ransacked and burned their houses. A wave of unrest burst out after one of the...

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