Anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria (July 2, 2017, PHOTO: Btv Novosti)
Bulgaria: Scandal over EU-financed training to detect alleged "radicalization" of Roma, activists say money was used to boost anti-Romani sentiment3.10.2020 8:32 full story
Emil Voráč: In the Czech Republic, nonprofits able to integrate Roma are often blocked from financing16.6.2020 7:49 full story
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Czech Finance Ministry proposes all EU financing for social projects be provided ex-post, which could cut nonprofits off from those resources18.8.2019 10:57 full story
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videoRacists and populists will not stop us! ROMEA launches crowdfunding campaign to support news server Romea.cz11.9.2018 7:54 The ROMEA organization and Karel Janeček's Endowment Fund (Nadační fond pomoci Karla Janečka) are launching a crowdfunding campaign to support the work of news server www.romea.cz. The campaign called "Romea.cz - Racists and populists will not stop us!" (Romea.cz - Rasisté ani populisté nás nezastaví!) was launched on 10 September and will run until 10 December 2018. full story
Pre peskere pindre: Romani leaders in Czech Republic learn how to avoid financial transactions with those who humiliate Roma10.5.2018 8:56 A week-long education program in South Bohemia focused primarily on fundraising was attended recently by 16 leading figures from the nonprofit world, most of them Romani. The intensive, interactive development program, which featured education based in experiential learning and self-exploration and which was led by instructors from the Czech Fundraising Center, took place as part of a two-year program entitled "Pre peskere pindre" (On Your Own Feet). full story
Slovakia's national minority commissions to approve funding apparently rife with conflicts of interest7.5.2018 15:04 News server Aktuality.sk reports that last year, when the Slovak Parliament approved the National Minorities Culture Fund, it was said that to be the first step towards justice for minorities in Slovakia. National minorities were empowered to determine independently where they most need to invest public money for support of their culture. In response to this news, Slovak MPs allocated a budget of eight million euros.
22.4.2018 8:02 The Most regional edition of Deník.cz reports that a stricter law on consumer lending intended to combat illegal loans and usury has been in effect in the Czech Republic for a year and a half now. According to a survey by the Czech Banking Association (ČBA) in February, more than half of people seeking credit turn to companies that are not banks for loans, most frequently borrowing to purchase electronic equipment and other general household appliances.
28.3.2018 7:13 The conditions for people in the Czech Republic to leave the debt trap may become more relaxed. The lower house, despite criticism from members of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), has supported the Government's amendments to the bankruptcy law that will make it possible for debtors to enter the debt relief process irrespective of how much they owe. full story
3.1.2017 7:51 The Česká spořitelna bank informed the Czech News Agency yesterday that the value of the passbook accounts held anonymously by it that were no longer legally required to be redeemable is CZK 1.78 billion (EUR 66 million) as of the end of 2016. A total of 2 456 000 deposits were not redeemed before the bank's deadline expired. full story