Tag Archives: Bulgaria

16.7.2014, RomaReact – Roma evictions in Bulgaria!

More than 200 houses (aprox. 5 people per house) in the Roma neighborhood in Varna, Bulgaria are to be demolished. People having no alternative for housing are threatening to set themselves and their families on fire. Once left with no dwelling people would not be able to send their children to school, and would be impeded from accessing services and ... Read More »

4.7.2014, focus-fen.net – Bulgaria’s capital faces protest over prosecutors’ refusal to deal with racist motives

Protest against the systematic refusal of the Bulgarian prosecutors to investigate racist motives in crimes against Roma people and immigrants, refugees and foreign citizens was organised in front of the Courts of Justice in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia, FOCUS News Agency reporter said. Around 30 people joined the demonstration. There were also representatives from the flood-stricken residential quarter of ... Read More »

25.1.2014. – elektrobeton.net: Liberal utopias and racism

Last months in Bulgaria had marked increase of racial and xenophobic attacks on minorities and migrants. At the beginning of December 2013, twenty armed teenagers beaten two Syrians and one Lebanon man in Sofia. In November neo-Nazis attacked Roma with children in center of Sofia, beaten African in public transportation and stabbed seventeen year old boy in front of the ... Read More »

24.1.2014. – novinite.com: Bulgarian MEP, Experts Unanimously Condemn Xenophobia Endemic

The Representation of the European Parliament in Bulgaria organized a conference “Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy against Racism, Xenophobia, and the Language of Hate”. The event held on January 24th, was initiated by the Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament, Metin Kazak. Mr. Kazak is a member of the predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats ... Read More »

9.1.2014. – EurActiv: Germany readies response to ‘poverty immigration’

The German government established a new committee yesterday (8 January) to investigate the effects of immigration on the Federal Republic. The resolution came amid rising conflict within the ruling coalition over so-called  “poverty immigration” from Bulgaria and Romania and complaints from overburdened cities. According to the officials, congested urban areas like Duisburg, Dortmund and Berlin complain of high costs generated ... Read More »

9.1.2014. – romea.cz: Germany – Bavarian CSU continues crusade against immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania

A prickly debate is continuing in Germany about immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. As of the start of this month, citizens of those countries have unimpeded access to the EU labor market. The new German cabinet was scheduled to review the situation during a crisis session on 8 January. Despite her recent ski injury, Chancellor Angela Merkel was slated to ... Read More »

8.1.2014. – Deutsche Welle: Useless debate about “immigration of poverty”

“Who cheats, he flies out of country!” With this slogan Bavarian Christian Democrats greeted provision about free arrival of workers from Bulgaria and Romania. Stories about “abuse of German social system” are causing their indignation. For total of seven years workers from Bulgaria and Romania waited to have the same rights like other EU citizens. With arrival of new 2014 ... Read More »