Tag Archives: Roma Romania

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 »

5.7.2014, Vice News – An Audience With the ‘King of the Gypsies’

On a recent blazing-hot June day in Romania, down a nondescript, potholed dirt road, a stream of men walked or stepped out of expensive cars. They were going to see the king. Dorin Cioaba had just been elected president of the International Romani Union, one of the oldest Roma organizations in the world, after vowing to take his people’s cause ... Read More »

20.6.2014, epha.org – EPHA visit to Romania

EPHA (European Public Health Alliance) participated in a country visit to Romania, as part of a ’Together for better health, for us, by us’ delegation to discuss with key Romanian stakeholders (including civil society representatives) burning questions on Roma integration. A field visit to the Romanian villages ’Araci/Árapatak’ and ’Hetea/Hete’ reinforced evidence that the Roma population is found at the ... Read More »

12.6.2014, ERRC – Romanian Court Judgment Affirms the Responsibility of Authorities to Provide Adequate Housing to Evicted Romani Community

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) welcomes the judgment of the Constanţa Court of Appeal in southern Romania which found that the Tulcea municipality is liable for inadequate housing conditions it had provided to a previously evicted Romani community. The court awarded financial compensation to the plaintiffs for the moral damage they suffered. The ERRC supported the evicted Romani community ... Read More »

10.6.2014, ERIO – ECRI latest report on Romania: Roma rights still in danger

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) released its fourth report on Romania on the 3rd June. ECRI is an independent organ of the Council of Europe and assesses main trends in racism and discrimination issues in the Council’s member states. The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is pleased to present ECRI’s findings related to the Roma population, which ... Read More »

3.6.2014, Politika – CoE criticizes Romania for poor Roma integration

Strategy of Roma integration in Romania encounters difficulties due to lack of money and political will on local level, assessed today Council of Europe (CoE). CoE’s Board against racism and intolerance expressed regret because of “almost complete lack of national budget that should be allocated for the strategy of Roma inclusion”. Romanian national budget relies mostly on funding from European ... Read More »

1.6.2014, RomaReact – Exploiting poor Roma women: the network of illegal surrogate mothers and female egg cells donation

One of the biggest clinic from western Romania gets rich from illegal businesses, say Romanian news. The doctors from “Athena” hospital were selling female egg cells on the black market and they were providing surrogate mothers for infertile couples from Romania and Occident. 3oo Euros is the sum young girls and women were paid for their eggs donation, things that ... Read More »

29.5.2014, NIAR – Half million Roma live in Romania

Roma as national minority in Romania are represented with over half million of declared members and, after Hungarians who count almost a million and half, are second by size. Starting from that fact, Roma attitudes in Romania, which is EU member, are having more and more importance, and on previous elections for European Parliament, one of two elected Roma deputies ... Read More »

1.2.2014. – euobserver.com: Roma are EU citizens too, Romanian President says

Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday (31 January) strongly defended freedom of movement within the EU, saying Roma have the same rights as other EU citizens and should not be misused for populist campaigns. Seven years after Romania joined the EU, Basescu said that his country is still not “fully integrated” as it is waiting to be accepted in the ... Read More »

7.1.2014. – ERRC: Romanian Court Victory – Forced Eviction of Roma to Pata-Rât was Illegal

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Amnesty International welcome the decision of the Cluj-Napoca County Court (Tribunal) that the Mayor’s decision to forcibly evict around 300 Roma in December 2010, to a site adjacent to a waste dump, was illegal. The court ordered the city authorities to pay damages to the Romani applicants for their eviction and relocation to ... Read More »