Czech expatriate Romani community in the UK targeted by social media hoaxes to create demand to leave because of COVID-1926.5.2020 7:40 full story
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister tells ROMEA TV that Brexit and COVID-19 are causing problems for UK residents hoping to return20.4.2020 10:14 full story
German media report that attacks on immigrants last year in Chemnitz were planned by the radical right6.9.2019 6:54 full story
Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party is radicalizing, some members are attempting to overthrow the chair21.7.2019 8:19 full story
USA: Four-month-old Romani boy is youngest child to be separated from his parents at the border with Mexico18.6.2019 8:35 full story
Czech lower courts consider online comment calling for asylum-seekers to be set on fire a misdemeanor, Supreme Court to rule now31.10.2018 10:23 Supreme State Prosecutor Pavel Zeman is insisting that the woman who posted on Facebook that a bus carrying asylum-seekers be set on fire should be punished by the courts for having committed a felony. The lower courts in Plzeň have sent the case to the local authority for handling as a misdemeanor. full story
Hungarian Parliament approves law sanctioning NGOs, amends Constitution to prevent "foreign settlement"24.6.2018 13:45 The Hungarian Parliament has approved a package of anti-immigration laws introducing, among other things, punishments for supporting illegal migration, Reuters
reported on 21 June. The new legislation, called the "Stop Soros" package, has been criticized by the Council of Europe for facilitating the prosecution of NGOs aiding migrants who have no right to asylum in the country. full story
Hungary: Traffickers in human beings sentenced to 25 years for 71 deaths, prosecutor wants life sentences18.6.2018 8:53 A court in Kecskemét, Hungary has sentenced the four main defendants in the trial of the death by suffocation of 71 migrants in a refrigerator truck three years ago to 25 years in prison. The prosecution sought life sentences for them.
Germany: Crime rates lowest for 25 years, apocalyptic visions of immigrant crime seem to have been exaggerated29.4.2018 15:27 German newspaper Die Welt reports that recently published statistics for 2017 show that crime overall in Germany is at a record low - compared to 2016, the statistics demonstrate an overall decline of almost 10 %, the biggest in 25 years. The pessimistic predictions made by politicians who are opposed to receiving refugees, who have scared their constituents by predicting Germany would be devastated by crimes perpetrated by immigrants during the next few years, have apparently not come to pass. full story
Czech educators told Romani child she was "slow" - in the UK she's on her second college degree and working as a dental nurse26.4.2018 14:14 Adriana Rácová comes from a Romani family in Ostrava, Czech Republic, one of five children who spent her childhood on a farm in a rural environment. Just like her siblings, she attended primary school in Ostrava where, according to her, her class teacher did her best to convince Adriana's parents to reassign her to a "special school" because it would be "better" for her.
Christian Democrat chair says Czech Republic should have taken in 10 refugees more to avoid European Commission censure28.6.2017 11:53 According to the chair of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) the Czech Republic should have received 10 more refugees in order to avoid arguing with the European
Commission. Pavel Bělobrádek made his remarks to journalists after the party's statewide conference last week. full story
On 12 April the European Commission (EC) expressed concern over recent steps taken by the Hungarian Government, especially its controversial law on higher education. EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans threatened Budapest with the possible launching of yet another infringement proceedings over the issue.full story