Bajram Haliti, editor-in-chief of “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma”, said today in a statement for NIAR’s portal: “Since Roma are only in couple of European countries constitutionally recognized as national minorities, European Union and European Parliament should offer initiative for their status to be defined in unique manner and to, in accord with that, regulate their collective rights.
One of the fundamental rights is right to free use of mother language and its development. Adequate conditions should be created for that. Since the language is part of cultural life of people, even a inalienable part of cultural development – as it is defined in UNESCO’s convention against discrimination in education (Doc, 11 C, 144. XII 1960), it is necessary to create condition for standardization of Roma language in sense and in way that are provided by the Resolution IV of World congress of Roma and Sinti” – concluded Haliti.