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Drahomíra Miklošová, Mayor of Obrnice
Drahomíra Miklošová, Mayor of Obrnice

Czech mayor once praised for Roma integration halts subsidies to part of housing estate, impact on tenants unreported

1.8.2017 12:45 The Czech News Agency reports that following the towns of Děčín, Jirkov and Most, the famous village of Obrnice has become yet another municipality in the Ústecký Region to decide to exploit the recent amendment to the law on aid to those in material distress and to halt the disbursal of housing benefits to addresses in so-called "areas with an increased incidence of socially negative phenomena". The decision specifically affects the inhabitants of at least three prefabricated buildings in the village's local "Nová výstavba" housing estate, but the Czech News Agency does not report what will become of them.  full story

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Czech village that won Council of Europe's Roma integration award removing benches used by Romani youth

9.7.2017 11:23 The municipality of Obrnice in the Most district of the Czech Republic is removing outdoor benches from its housing estate. Mayor Drahomíra Miklošová (Civic Democratic Party - ODS) told the Czech News Agency that other residents are complaining that small groups of young people have been sitting on the benches late into the night and making noise.  full story

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Czech Human Rights Minister rejects notion that mayors can decide who will live in a municipality

25.10.2015 8:26 Mayor of Obrnice Drahomíra Miklošová is calling for increased powers to be granted to mayors so they can decide who can live in their communities. She has repeatedly called the situation in her own municipality grave recently because a larger number of Romani families are now returning there after having attempted to settle in England.  full story




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