25.6.2014, ERRC – Hungarian City Set to ‘Expel’ Its Roma

25.6.2014, ERRC – Hungarian City Set to ‘Expel’ Its Roma

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is deeply concerned about a recent local government decree designed to expel Roma from Miskolc, a major city in Eastern Hungary. The ERRC sent its legal analysis to the European Commission to underline the unlawfulness of the action, urging the European Commission to take action against Hungary as its local decree is in breach of EU law. The local Romani community is holding a public rally in the city today to protest the Miskolc government’s actions.

The government of the city of Miskolc recently amended a decree on social housing that in effect seeks to drive Roma out from the city limits – adding a new, worrying chapter to this city government’s history of excluding Roma.

Source (English language): http://www.errc.org/article/hungarian-city-set-to-expel-its-roma/4293

 

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