23.5.2014, romea.cz – Hungary: Town offers impoverished Roma money to move away

23.5.2014, romea.cz – Hungary: Town offers impoverished Roma money to move away

Czech Radio reports that municipal councilors in the northern Hungarian town of Miskolc have resolved to make a controversial offer to the residents of impoverished neighborhoods predominantly inhabited by Romani people. On the pretext of razing ghettos, they are planning to dedicate up to 2 million Hungarian forints (EUR 6 600) to every family that moves away from the town and promises not to move back there for at least the next five years.

Miskolc does not address the question of where these people are supposed to move. An older Romani woman who lives in one of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the town has expressed herself decisively and unambiguously on the issue:  Those living there want to remain on the town’s territory.

Source (English language): http://www.romea.cz/en/news/hungary-town-offers-impoverished-roma-money-to-move-away

 

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