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June 29, 2022



Press conference

Veronika Polášková, the Prague 3 Municipal Department's Roma Advisor (2022). [PHOTO:  Zdeněk Ryšavý,]
Veronika Polášková, the Prague 3 Municipal Department's Roma Advisor (2022). [PHOTO: Zdeněk Ryšavý,]

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videoEuropean Grassroots Antiracist Movement postpones involvement by internationals in Lety commemoration

4.5.2017 12:23 Romani people from all over Europe who were planning to attend the commemorative ceremony on 13 May at Lety u Písku to honor the memory of the Romani victims of the
Holocaust are reportedly postponing their visit until 24 June. The announcement of the Czech Government that it plans to resign is the reason given for the decision by Benjamin Abtan, head of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM), who originally planned to bring MEPs and MPs to the annual ceremony on 13 May.  full story

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Czech NGO found barefoot, hungry children in detention center for asylum-seekers who are being charged money by authorities

16.9.2015 18:03 Czech NGOs report that the conditions in Czech facilities for asylum-seekers are substandard. The situation in detention facilities is especially bad, where asylum-seekers complain that their mobile telephones and money are being confiscated.
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Czech Police: Demonstrators meant us when they chanted "black swine"

České Budějovice, 2.7.2013 5:10, (ROMEA) Radomír Heřman, the director of the South Bohemian Regional Police, held a press conference on 1 July 2013 regarding the police intervention required on 29 June when a demonstration spun out of control and turned into an attempted pogrom against Romani people in České Budějovice. Heřman seemingly took up the role of attorney for the racists who gathered there last Saturday, claiming that what they had been shouting had no racist subtext.  full story

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Platform for Social Housing meets with Czech Regional Development Minister

Prague, 10.6.2013 21:13, (ROMEA) Today a "happening" by the Platform for Social Housing called "Slippers belong in homes" was held on the Old Town Square in Prague in front of the Czech Regional Development Ministry. The Platform issued a press release on this occasion which news server publishes in full translation below. Czech Regional Development Minister Kamil Jankovský received two representatives of the platform, Prague spokesperson Štěpán Ripka and coordinator Jan Milota.  full story

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Housing for All: We charge the system with failure and incompetence

Ústí nad Labem, 4.2.2013 23:46, (ROMEA) An improvised press conference of the Housing for All initiative (Bydlení pro všechny) took place this afternoon in front of the residential hotel in the Krásné Březno quarter of Ústí nad Labem. News server is publishing in full translation below a declaration that was read at that event.  full story

Czech Republic: Romani students meet with CoE Human Rights Commissioner

Prague, 16.11.2012 16:00, (ROMEA) A round table was held in Prague this week between those involved in the D.H. case, Romani student representatives, First Deputy Education Minister Jiří Nantl, and Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks. Video of the press conference held after the round table is available at (in Czech only).  full story

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