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October 28, 2021




On the left, the apartment building in Vsetín from which Romani tenants were evicted in 2006, and on the right, one of the houses that an evicted family was forced to assume a loan from the town of  Vsetín to buy, sight unseen. (Collage:
On the left, the apartment building in Vsetín from which Romani tenants were evicted in 2006, and on the right, one of the houses that an evicted family was forced to assume a loan from the town of Vsetín to buy, sight unseen. (Collage:

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Czech Constitutional Court rejects complaint from municipality defending its 2006 eviction of Romani residents

5.6.2017 8:34 The Czech Constitutional Court Ústavní soud (ÚS) has rejected a complaint filed by the town of Vsetín about its protracted dispute with the Romani people whom it "deported" and forced to take up residence in municipalities outside of the Zlín Region altogether. The Czech News Agency reported the news on 1 June after discovering it in the judiciary's database.  full story

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Czech Christian Democratic Governor and Senator resigns his local posts but says his antigypsyist remarks not the reason

13.4.2017 8:11 Czech Christian Democratic Governor and Senator resigns his local posts but says his antigypsyist outburst was not the reason  full story

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Civil society members of Czech Government Council for Roma Minority Affairs recap past three years of work

28.1.2017 10:15 The civil society members of the Czech Government Council for Roma Minority Affairs (also referred to as the Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs) have recapitulated the Council's activities during the past three years for news server Those members see as essential the fact that they enforced the concept of Romani people as a national minority - not as a social group - in the Government's Roma Integration Strategy to 2020.  full story

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Czech politician alleges he has resolved the issue of "inadaptable Gypsies", Faktus says the facts show otherwise

24.11.2016 9:22 He's a mayor, a Senator, and now he has been elected Regional Governor. Jiří Čunek really knows politics.  full story

Czech town "celebrates" 10th anniversary of Romani evictions and creation of ghetto with fireworks

4.10.2016 12:14 Romani tenants of "container housing" in the locality of Poschlá on the outskirts of the Czech town of Vsetín would like to move away, ideally back into town. "We are from Vsetín, we want to remain living there and we would like to have the same conditions as everybody else," Marián Tulej, who administers the housing units, told journalists yesterday.  full story

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Czech Constitutional Court to review town's forced relocation of Romani residents

17.8.2016 12:14 The almost decade-long dispute between the Czech town of Vsetín and the Romani residents whom the town evicted and then forcibly relocated into villages entirely outside of the Zlín Region will now be reviewed by the Czech Constitutional Court. The town of Vsetín has filed a constitutional complaint in the matter.  full story

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Czech Govt Agency for Social Inclusion begins work with mayor who keeps attacking Roma

17.7.2016 15:37 Representatives of the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion and the leadership of the town of Vsetín signed a so-called Memorandum of Collaboration last Wednesday confirming their mutual obligations for the next three years. Local leaders will now collaborate with the Agency within the framework of its "Coordinated Approach" to addressing socially excluded localities.  full story

Vice-Mayor of Vsetín, Czech Republic says Roma tenants do not owe the town CZK 13 million

Vsetín, 2.6.2011 15:31, (ROMEA) Květoslava Othová, the Vice-Mayor of Vsetín, has corrected the information reported about the amount of debt owed the town by Roma residents of the Poschlá locality. Media recently reported that Roma tenants owed a staggering CZK 13 million, but that sum is the total amount owed by all defaulting tenants living anywhere on the town's territory since records were kept, not the sum owed by tenants in Poschlá.  full story

Czech Romanies moving to Britain

Jeseník, 26.11.2008 10:53, (ROMEA) The Czech Romany families evicted from the town of Vsetin to the houses in the Jesenik region have resolved their problems by moving to Britain, the local paper Sumpersky a Jesenicky denik (SJD) writes today.  full story

Czech Romanies doing better in Vsetin two years later

Vsetin, 16.9.2008 13:16, (ROMEA) Crime in the problematic centre of the north Moravian town Vsetin, largely inhabited by Romanies, has all but disappeared after the experiment proposed by former mayor Jiri Cunek two years ago was implemented, Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today.  full story

Vsetin to repair Romany family's house elsewhere in Moravia

Cechy pod Kosirem, North Moravia, 10.4.2008 17:09, (ROMEA/CTK) The Tulejs, a Romany family that lived in Vsetin, north Moravia, until the town moved them out and resettled in Cechy pod Kosirem, will keep living in their "new" house as the Vsetin hall will finance its repair, Cechy Mayor Zdenek Mader said today.  full story

Cunek returns to Czech government, Schwarzenberg stays in it

Prague, 1.4.2008 17:49, (ROMEA/CTK) Jiri Cunek, leader of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), is returning to the posts of deputy prime minister and local development minister he left last November over corruption allegations, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told journalists today.  full story

Czech KDU-CSL head says dispute over U.S. report solved

Prague, 29.3.2008 12:00, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek considers the dispute over critical remarks on him in a U.S. State Department's report settled, he told journalists today after meeting U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Richard Graber.  full story

Czech Vsetin evicts Romany family over repeated disturbance

Vsetin, 18.3.2008 9:08, (ROMEA/CTK) A Czech court today decided that the Romany family of Mozoliks must leave its flat over repeated disturbance, the public Czech Television (CT) reported today.  full story

Czech KDU-CSL leader protests against U.S. human rights report

Prague, 14.3.2008 17:08, (ROMEA/CTK) Chairman of the Czech junior governing Christian Democrats Jiri Cunek today protested against the parts of the U.S. Department of State annual report on the state of human rights in the world concerning him in a letter sent to U.S. ambassador Richard Graber.  full story

Ostrava court to deal with case of re-settled Czech Romanies

Ostrava, 22.2.2008 17:56 The Ostrava Regional Court will deal with a complaint that a group of Romanies filed against the authorities of Vsetin, north Moravia, who resettled them from the town to dilapidated houses in three villages elsewhere in Moravia, court spokeswoman Sabina Mudrikova told CTK today.  full story

Cunek wants Czech government to deal with his Romany plan

Prague, 20.1.2008 17:21, (ROMEA/CTK) Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) Jiri Cunek leader wants his the Czech government to approve his plan of aid to socially excluded Romanies, Cunek told the commercial television station Prima today.  full story

Cunek suspected of plagiarism in his speech on Romanies

Prague, 15.1.2008 11:30, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech junior ruling Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman Jiri Cunek allegedly rewrote parts of Jakub Steiner's essay in his controversial speech on Romanies pronounced last Friday at his party's conference, Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) and Lidove noviny (LN) report today.  full story

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