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Romania’s president, Traian Basescu, has been fined 600 lei ($183) for making derogatory comments about Romani people, the BBC reports.
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
After the general elections held on 9 December 2012, Romania Roma will be represented in the parliament by three ethnic MPs who openly admitted their ethnic origin in the electoral race. The three MPs are Nicolae Paun, Madalin Voicu and Damian Draghici. Out of these three, only Nicolae Paun ran as a
Several hundred Roma gathered in front of the Romanian Government and Presidency in Bucharest on September 12 to protest against the racist statements of the French Interior Minister and against the lack of governmental initiatives meant for improving the situation of Romanian Roma. The action was organized
Parliamentary and local elections are a time when a great many promises are made in hope of winning votes. The local elections in Ondavské Matiašovce have always placed a sizable bet on Romani voters,
Until recently, Roma from Eastern Slovakia used to find work by going to any company in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and asking to be hired as part of a group. Nowadays the situation is more complicated as both state and private companies need to announce a tender for every larger contract. However,
In an interview with Mr. Aivo Orav, the Head of the EU Delegation to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), we tackled issues regarding the country’s Roma population and the implementation of the EU-supported Roma Decade project. We have also talked about the general problems that Roma
Twelve students are the first in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, get the opportunity to attend school in Romani.
If you type words such as “exit controls” or “travel bans” into any search engine, the results will inevitably include countries like Pakistan or China, which can hardly be labelled democratic. And yet, these words have recently experienced a new, sad revival in a place in Europe, the Balkans.
The Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta appointed the Roma artist Damian Draghici, who is the only Romanian musician to ever win a Grammy, as the state councilor on Roma issues on June 12. Damian Draghici is going to deal with the problems faced by Romanian Roma and examine cases of discrimination.