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Romanian president fined for anti-Roma slurs

By • on February 17, 2014

Romania’s president, Traian Basescu, has been fined 600 lei ($183) for making derogatory comments about Romani people, the BBC 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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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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Romanian Roma have three representatives in the Parliament

Romanian Roma have three representatives in the Parliament

By • on December 18, 2012

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

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Romanian Roma hold a street protest against discrimination

Romanian Roma hold a street protest against discrimination

By • on September 25, 2012

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

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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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Turn off the lights

Turn off the lights

By • on August 20, 2012

Turn off the Lights is a movie directed by Ivana Mladenović that was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for best documentary film at the recently finished Sarajevo Film Festival. The film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows the story of three young Roma from Romania released

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France flies out another batch of Romanian Roma

France flies out another batch of Romanian Roma

By • on August 15, 2012

Rights groups reacted angrily to the closure of several Roma camps in France, accusing President Francois Hollande of backtracking on a pledge to discontinue harsh measures against Romanian and Bulgarian Roma practiced by his predecessor Nicholas Sarkozy.

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Roma School

Roma School

By • on August 3, 2012

Twelve students are the first in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, get the opportunity to attend school in Romani.

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Damian Draghici, the Romanian Prime Minister’s councillor on Roma issues

Damian Draghici, the Romanian Prime Minister’s councillor on Roma issues

By • on July 16, 2012

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.

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