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“I will not sell a car to a Roma”

“I will not sell a car to a Roma”

By • on April 29, 2013

This is an ad I saw two weeks ago on some Czech website selling used cars. My boyfriend was surfing the web in order to find a second-hand transit van at a convenient price. He stumbled upon one sold for a very low price which made the deal seem a bit suspicious. However, what really got our attention was the content of the ad, which read that the car

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Slovak police commandos might be using Roma communities for intervention drills

Slovak police commandos might be using Roma communities for intervention drills

By • on April 12, 2013

It is well known that Slovak police interventions in Roma communities are often brutal and unlawful. We can even say that Roma communities serve like real training grounds for the police commandos.

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Fits and Starts

Fits and Starts

By • on April 5, 2013

A high-profile court case, angry parents at the schoolroom door, and quiet, persistent efforts tell the story of Roma integration in Croatia’s schools.

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Charges fly over Skopje mall company’s purported anti-Roma memo

Charges fly over Skopje mall company’s purported anti-Roma memo

By • on March 25, 2013

A row has erupted over a memo in which the managers of a Skopje mall purportedly ordered that Roma employees be fired from the food court, Balkan Insight reports.

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Roma leaders accuse the Romanian government of holding back the budget for Roma

Roma leaders accuse the Romanian government of holding back the budget for Roma

By • on March 21, 2013

Roma parliamentary representative Nicolae Paun, and the traditional Roma leader Florin Cioaba, the King of Romanian Roma, have accused the Government of not allocating any money for the improvement of the situation of

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Positive role models

Positive role models

By • on March 18, 2013

Ondavské Matiašovce is a beautiful small village in east Slovakia, the place where I was born and where I have lived until recently. I remember that, back in my day, all girls and boys would continue studying after completing elementary school. Later on, they would attend the agricultural school in

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The editor-in-chief of a national Romanian newspaper has been fined for racism

The editor-in-chief of a national Romanian newspaper has been fined for racism

By • on March 8, 2013

Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) decided to sanction Grigore Cartianu,the editor-in-chief of the national newspaper Adevarul (The Truth) for a racist article against Roma. The journalist was accused by three organizations defending Roma rights, the Roma Journalists

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The newly created Slovak Association of European Roma media welcomes Roma media outlets willing to join

The newly created Slovak Association of European Roma media welcomes Roma media outlets willing to join

By • on February 26, 2013

The association was established in February 2013 and, as previously said, it is open to every Roma media in Europe interested to join. This informal association was created by the three Slovak Roma media organizations: Roma Media Center (MECEM), Roma newspaper Romano nevo lil and Gipsy Television.   I

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The end of compulsory work in the Czech Republic

The end of compulsory work in the Czech Republic

By • on February 6, 2013

Until the end of November 2012, employment offices in the Czech Republic were able to send the unemployed to take part in unpaid community service work. But this has finally come to an end in December 2012.

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Human rights court rules against Hungary on placement of Roma pupils

Human rights court rules against Hungary on placement of Roma pupils

By • on February 1, 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the placement of two Hungarian Roma in a school for the mentally disabled amounted to discrimination, the

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