Macedonia

Roma representatives from 5 countries work to promote Roma rights

Roma representatives from 5 countries work to promote Roma rights

By • on May 14, 2013

Roma parliamentary representatives from Serbia, Macedonia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Croatia have signed a declaration about a collaboration on the enforcement of Roma rights at a national and local level. 

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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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In Macedonia, Dividends on Efforts to Keep Roma in School

In Macedonia, Dividends on Efforts to Keep Roma in School

By • on March 4, 2013

SKOPJE | Ramush Muarem, a prominent Romani journalist in Macedonia, remembers the resistance civil society activists encountered from Roma when, in the mid-1990s, they began trying to raise awareness of the importance of integrating Macedonia’s most marginalized community into schools. Certainly,

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Full Sutka Roma Rap concert now online

Full Sutka Roma Rap concert now online

By • on October 30, 2012

Did you miss Sutka Roma Rap’s performance at last month’s Tocak launch in Skopje at the MKC Club? The full concert has been posted on YouTube and can now be seen here.

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Watch Sutka Roma Rap perform live online from Skopje

Watch Sutka Roma Rap perform live online from Skopje

By • on September 26, 2012

Today Transitions and its partners will present www.tocak.org, a news and information portal on Roma issues in the Balkans. The event, which takes place between 19:00 and 21:00 CET on Wednesday, 26 September at MKC Club in Skopje, will also feature

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Watch Sutka Roma Rap live here

Watch Sutka Roma Rap live here

By • on September 25, 2012

This week Transitions and its partners will present www.tocak.org, a news and information portal on Roma issues in the Balkans. The event, which takes place between 19:00 and 21:00 CET on Wednesday, 26 September at MKC Club in Skopje, will also feature

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Orav: Education is crucial for further progress

Orav: Education is crucial for further progress

By • on August 14, 2012

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

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Seeing Sutka from a different perspective

Seeing Sutka from a different perspective

By • on August 10, 2012

When you head for the first time towards the municipality of Suto Orizari, you expect a welcome from the main characters of the documentary “Sutka book of records”. This particularly popular movie from 2005 has catalyzed the creation of various stereotypes about Suto Orizari and, in its unique way,

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The Problem of Begging: Macedonia

The Problem of Begging: Macedonia

By • on July 25, 2012

“Please give me 10 denars”. This is one of the most common sentences that children say on streets, crossroads and squares inMacedonia. Many of them beg every day for bread, but it is widely believed that some of them also beg so they could buy psychotropic substances, such as glue or heroin.

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Right to stop travel

Right to stop travel

By • on July 18, 2012

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. 

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