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Video: Tolstoievsky From Sălăjan

Video: Tolstoievsky From Sălăjan

By • on September 5, 2012

A book vendor in Bucharest talks about his life and how business is not as good now as it once was during Communist times.

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I could totally identify Mari’s role

I could totally identify Mari’s role

By • on August 2, 2012

On the street people recognize her from her role, but Kata Toldi, the female star of the film, Just the Wind has no job- just like before. She lives in a beautiful little town near Budapest with her family, and she raises her daughter alone. People shout „actress” when she goes on the street,

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Roma Day is a time for reflection and respect, not for changes of rhetoric

Roma Day is a time for reflection and respect, not for changes of rhetoric

By • on May 23, 2012

“Cursed be he who ever and somehow said that Gypsies are happy and carefree people”, this is how the book “Heavy tears“ by Gospodin Kolev begins. Gospodin Kolev is the only Roma who used to be a member of the Central congress of the Bulgarian communist party. Kolev is not alive anymore,

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Remembering the Roma Holocaust

Remembering the Roma Holocaust

By • on May 22, 2012

Roma holocaust survivors tell their story. Authors: Magda Barascu & Petru Zoltan, ROMANIA

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The Bucharest Prom of the Roma Students, 2011 edition

The Bucharest Prom of the Roma Students, 2011 edition

By • on December 20, 2011

Two weeks ago, over 200 Roma students attended the Bucharest Prom of the Roma Students, 2011 edition. The event took place in the biggest Student campus in Bucharest, in the “Blue Night Club”. The motto of this Roma Prom was “Discover the student behind the mask” (a Arakh studento

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Roma question, EU answer

Roma question, EU answer

By • on September 16, 2011

After years of debate, the EU unveils its first high-level policy document on the Roma. Now it’s up to national governments to fill in the outline.

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Declare your ethnicity and your story will be a better one

Declare your ethnicity and your story will be a better one

By • on August 26, 2011

The Roma NGO Romani Criss, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, launched on 17 August the information campaign “Declare your ethnicity and your story will be a better one”. The campaign is dedicated to Roma people and is part of a series of actions that Romani Criss

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Lovely day for Nazism

Lovely day for Nazism

By • on March 19, 2011

BRATISLAVA – On the first sunny Saturday of spring, we stroll across downtown Bratislava to a friend’s afternoon party. Suddenly, the chanting of men echoes off the buildings. Several Slovak cops come into view, with arms crossed, eyeing the situation. The din grows louder, headed our way. “Must

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Bucharest will have a monument dedicated to the abolition of Roma slavery

Bucharest will have a monument dedicated to the abolition of Roma slavery

By • on March 4, 2011

Last weekend, Romanian Roma NGOs celebrated 155 years since the abolition of Roma slavery, in 1856. On this occasion, the leaders of the Roma Center “Amare Rromentza” and the European Committee Krisinitor Roma C.E.R.K. launched a national campaign of fundraising in order to build a monument in memory

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The Romanian Senate wants to dub the Roma “gypsies”

The Romanian Senate wants to dub the Roma “gypsies”

By • on February 8, 2011

Romanian senators from the two parliamentary committees decided on 2 February 2011 to dub Romanian Roma “gypsies” in all official papers. To be more precise, they have approved a law project which changes the name of the Roma minority into gypsy. Paradoxically enough, the senators who decided this

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