Archive May 2014

30.5.2014, Slobodna Evropa – Roma from Vukosavlje left on their own

After the floods made huge damage to them, Roma from Modricki Lug near Vukosavlje appeal for help. They say that everyone bypass them. Source: http://www.slobodnaevropa.org/media/video/25404092.html Read More »

30.5.2014, Novi Magazin – It’s urgent to relocate people from shelters without daylight and ventilation

Company Public shelters proposes urgent relocation of group of citizens of Roma nationality who are settled in the shelter in street Goce Delceva 46 in Novi Beograd. In letter by Shelter’s director Vladan Skadric is stated that group of twenty children and 11 men and women is settled in late evening 23rd May on request of director of Center for ... Read More »

30.5.2014, inkluzija.gov.rs – At the beginning of 2015 Strategy for incitement of civil society

Strategy for creation of stimulating environment of civil society should be finished at the beginning of 2015, said on 29th May director of the Office for cooperation with civil society Ivana Cirkovic. Besides Albany, Serbia is the only country in region that doesn’t have such a strategic document that should define institutional and legislative frame in that area. On the ... Read More »

30.5.2014, City of Rijeka – 3rd tribune of Decade for Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 held

In organization of Association of young Roma Rijeka “Roma future”, in City hall of city of Rijeka was held 3rd public tribune within the project Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015. Subjects of tribune were discrimination and equality of Roma in society and health protection, apropos health insurance of Roma. Etem Fazli, president of Assoealthciation “Roma future” gave the introductory word ... Read More »

30.5.2014, The Japan Times – EU voters send a message

The outcome of the recent European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria. What this vote has done is contribute 150 anti-”Europe” members to a parliamentary body numbering 751 seats in total, which has very little power over the functions ... 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 »

29.5.2014, NIAR – For Roma culture are equally responsible both Roma and non-Roma

It is spoken about Roma and their culture, amongst other things, as something that disable their inclusion into the social community, equal, successful education, employment etc. If we only stay on that, then, in that case, we are showing a negative attitude towards Roma, while neglecting everything else. Namely, culture of one group is mutually permeated with attitudes of majority ... Read More »

29.5.2014, NIAR – Fight against discrimination of Roma should be the priority care for policy makers and officials who apply the law

Intensity of recent anti-Roma violence in Italy should serve as wake-up call for everyone in Europe. It’s about multiple factors here: negative popular attitudes towards Roma: mistreatments that they experience from side of police; official and unofficial discrimination during employment, housing, health care and other aspects of public life; violent rhetoric of exclusion and persecution used by public officials; failure ... Read More »

29.5.2014, ljudskaprava.gov.rs – Information about activities of Office for human and minorities’ rights undertaken for sake of support to jeopardized population in areas that had been caught with floods

Office for human and minorities’ rights has realized in period between 15th May 2014, when the Government of Republic of Serbia, on proposal of Republic headquarter for emergency situations, it proclaimed emergency situation on territory of entire country, an entire array of activities so that it could help jeopardized population on territories that had been caught with floods. Office did ... Read More »

29.5.2014, inkluzija.gov.rs – New site for mapping the violations of freedom of speech

Organizations Index on Censorship from London and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso frrsom Italy had started an Internet site that will record violations of media freedoms in EU countries members and countries candidates for Union. Site on the address mediafreedom.ushahidi.com will collect and map information about violation of freedom of speech gathered by media professionals and citizens, it is written in ... Read More »