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REPORT ON MARKING APRIL 8TH – WORLD ROMA DAY

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17.7.2014, Blic – They blocked the village near Kraljevo because they don’t want Roma neighbors

Residents of Sirca near Kraljevo have organized a protest in this village, because they are against moving of Roma family into the house that they bought, for which there is the purchase contract. Over 50 residents have blocked access to the household and, as they say, they don’t want to mix with Roma. Mladen Vasiljevic, president of the MZ Sirca, ... Read More »

17.7.2014, NIAR – More than 1000 Roma in Varna will stay without roof over the head

Roma settlement in Varna, Bulgaria, with approx. 200 houses, should be demolished according to the order of local authorities, but on that occasion haven’t been provided any alternative accommodation to Roma. “Without houses and permanent residence we won’t be able to send children to school, to find employment and to survive,” says one of residents of this settlement who didn’t ... Read More »

17.7.2014, ENAR – Polish far-right MEP blasted for use of ’racist’ language

ENAR and MEPs have called on European parliament president Martin Schulz to take strong action against polish deputy Janusz Korwin-Mikke for making ’deeply unacceptable’ remarks. Following Wednesday’s debate on youth unemployment, MEPs call on far-right politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke to “apologise and step down” for using the word “nigger”. Source (English language): http://www.enar-eu.org/Polish-far-right-MEP-blasted-for   Read More »

17.7.2014, humanrightseurope.org – Romania: Court rules on Roma teenager’s psychiatric hospital death

Judges say Romania breached the human rights of a Roma teenager who died whilst under a psychiatric hospital’s care. Following today’s judgement in the case of Centre For Legal Resources (CLR) On Behalf Valentin Câmpeanu v. Romania (application no. 47848/08), the European Court of Human Rights held that Romania was to pay 10,000 euros (EUR) to the CLR and EUR ... Read More »

17.7.2014, ERRC – Romanian Roma Victimised by New Evictions

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Romani Criss are deeply concerned about yesterday’s forced eviction in Eforie, Constanţa County, Romania. Following an eviction in September 2013, ten Romani families have once again been evicted under the direction of the deputy mayor of Eforie without due regard for Romanian and international law. This time, they have been moved to containers ... Read More »