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The ban by communist Czechoslovakia on living itinerantly in 1958 was a repressive measure beginning the authorities' consistent attempts to assimilate Romani people there. This photo is from Kladno, Czechoslovakia, in 1959. (PHOTO:  Eva Davidová)
The ban by communist Czechoslovakia on living itinerantly in 1958 was a repressive measure beginning the authorities' consistent attempts to assimilate Romani people there. This photo is from Kladno, Czechoslovakia, in 1959. (PHOTO: Eva Davidová)

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France: Roma immigrants evicted, travelling community kept from halting

24.8.2015 21:22 British newspaper The Independent reported on 16 August that a shantytown known as Samaritain in La Courneuve suburb north of Paris was slated for demolition "within days". The 80 families living there, most of them Romani, were not scheduled for rehousing by the local council  full story

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France: Legislation will end permits for travelling people

15.6.2015 15:36 The English-language edition of Radio France International reported on 10 June that the French lower house has voted to end the travel permits for those known as gens de voyage (travellers). Human rights groups and those representing the minority are welcoming the move.  full story

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France building a wall around Romani camping site

18.5.2015 19:54 The French town of Wattrelos, located on the border with Belgium, is erecting a wall around a campsite that is reportedly used by Romani people. The 2.4 meter high barrier will extend to the border.  full story

Sweden: Scandal over police compiling Romani family trees

Stockholm, Sweden, 24.9.2013 17:22, (ROMEA) News server Novinky.cz reports the Swedish police have been illegally compiling information about thousands of Romani people, many of whom have never committed any crimes. Yesterday the Aftonbladet newspaper reported that thousands of children's names are among them.  full story

Localism Bill in the U.K will spell bad news for travellers

Great Britain, 25.2.2011 16:22, (ROMEA) New, potential legislation in the U.K would see targets for traveller sites abolished.

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