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The residential units into which the city of Ghent, Belgium has relocated Romani people who were living in slums. (2022) (PHOTO:  Euronews)
The residential units into which the city of Ghent, Belgium has relocated Romani people who were living in slums. (2022) (PHOTO: Euronews)

Belgium: Roma Travellers to be evicted in EU capital, fire reported at their halting site

26.6.2018 13:47 The European Roma Grassroots Organizations network reports that Roma Travellers living in the Anderlecht neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium are scheduled to be evicted on 28 June and that part of their camp has been set on fire. All are reportedly Belgian Roma whose ancestors have lived in the country for centuries.  full story

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Belgian edition of TV competition "The Voice" won by 13-year-old Romani girl from Slovakia

30.6.2017 7:50 The most recent season of the Belgian branch of the music show "The Voice Kids 2017" has been won by 13-year-old Katarina Pohlodková, whose parents are originally from Slovakia. She fought her way through to the final round with the song "She Believes in Me", originally performed by the Belgian singer André Hazes, which was a mega-hit as "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys.  full story

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Newspapers also attacked in Belgium and Germany, EU and USA to increase cooperation

Berlin/Brussels/Paris, 12.1.2015 18:51, (ROMEA) The editorial offices of the northern Germany newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, which reprinted the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, became the target of an arson attack over the weekend. Police say no one was physically injured.
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videoBelgian mayor drives Romani campers out with loud music

Landen, Belgium, 18.7.2014 15:46, (ROMEA) A group of Romani people who parked their caravans on Sunday near the Belgian town of Landen were woken up on the morning of Wednesday, 16 July with loud rock music. The mayor of Landen hired a DJ to play the music in an effort to get them to leave town.  full story

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Belgium: Mayor bans and then disperses anti-Semitic, ultra-right assembly

Brussels, 6.5.2014 18:57, (ROMEA) Authorities in Belgium have banned an assembly at which several figures of the French ultra-right, including the controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, were scheduled to appear. Police used water cannon to disperse the mob after city officials in Brussels decided the assembly should be dissolved.  full story

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Romani "Obama" fights for rights at the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium, 30.10.2013 16:45, (ROMEA) The Czech Republic is being shaken by anti-Romani unrest, France is deporting Romani people from eastern Europe and Britain and Germany are reporting similar problems. More and more politicians are playing the anti-Romani card and voters are rewarding them.  full story




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