Tag Archives: Roma France

23.5.2014, ERRC – The European Court of Human Rights is Questioning France’s Evictions Policy

The European Roma Rights Centre welcomes the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to hear the case of Hirtu and others v France, about the forced eviction of Romani families in early 2013. In response to complaints from Roma forcibly evicted from their homes, the Court will scrutinise France’s practice of forced evictions, and the way the French courts have responded ... Read More »

20.5.2014, updatednews.ca – France’s National Front Winning Over Voters

The far-right Front National could become the strongest party in France in the European elections. The party has changed its image since Marine Le Pen took over. It’s now seen as younger and more middle-class. Marine Le Pen took over the position from her father Jean-Marie in 2011. “Marine Le Pen has more chances to be elected than her father ... Read More »

5.2.2014. – rfi.fr: Young Roma gain work experience in France

Since 1 January Romanians and Bulgarians have been to apply for any job in Europe. This includes France’s estimated 20,000-30,000 Roma. But few have had regular schooling and many cannot read and write French, so job opportunities are limited, plus there’s discrimination. The recently launched Romcivic project aims to give young Roma living in the slums work experience … helping other members ... Read More »

24.1.2014. – Independent: French MP avoids jail after saying Hitler “maybe didn’t kill enough” Roma gypsies

A French MP has avoided jail after he was caught on camera saying “Hitler maybe didn’t kill enough of them” during an altercation with a Roma community close to the town he is mayor of. After the video was widely broadcast across France, Bourdouleix was charged with ‘condoning crimes against humanity’, and was on Thursday found guilty. He was handed ... Read More »