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Langer backs Czech town hall's measures against fee-defaulters

Prague, 1.3.2009 13:17, (ROMEA) Interior Minister Ivan Langer Sunday backed the system of distraints the Town Hall of Chomutov, north Bohemia, recently introduced as a measure against unadaptable residents and fee-defaulters, which other Czech officials have sharply condemned.  full story

Activist writes life stories of Czechs with Romany roots

Prague, 26.2.2009 21:59, (ROMEA) One Hundred Romany Personalities is the title of a new book by activist Vaclav Miko who tells the life stories of 100 people with Romany roots, Frantisek Horvath, from the Romani Aliance association, has told CTK.  full story

South Bohemian Romanies against controversial farm's removal now

Ceske Budejovice, South Bohemia, 26.2.2009 21:57, (ROMEA) South Bohemian Romanies are opposed to the removal of the pig farm in Lety, that stands on the site of a wartime interment camp for Romanies, now that there is the economic crisis, saying the money can be spent more effectively, Matej Sarkoezy said today.  full story

More social workers needed at Czech Romany housing estate

Prague, 26.2.2009 21:55, (ROMEA) The increasing of the number of social workers at the Janov housing estate in Litvinov, north Bohemia, that is mostly inhabited by Romanies, is one of the measures recommended by an analysis aimed to improve the situation at Janov that Jozef Murin presented to journalists today.  full story

Abbasová comes to Chomutov, collections agents don't seize welfare

Chomutov, 23.2.2009 13:20, (ROMEA) Collections agents did not seize any social welfare today in Chomutov. People waiting in line for their money since morning at the town hall were in a much better mood than last Tuesday, when collections agents, assisted by journalists invited by the town, seized almost all the welfare money from approximately 100 debtors. Each person was allowed to retain roughly CZK 1 000.  full story

No conflict during march of Czech extreme rightists

Postoloprty, 21.2.2009 20:28, (ROMEA) A two-hour campaign of vigilante patrols of the extreme rightist Czech Workers' Party (DS), who claimed they monitored the situation in the town fraught with tension between the majority and the "unadaptable" minority, was held without any conflicts today.  full story

Czech human rights minister prevents problematic rally

Kolín, 10.2.2009 10:30, (ROMEA) Problems of co-existence of the majority and minority societies should be solved at a round table, not in the street, Czech Human Rights and Ethnic Minorities Minister Michael Kocab (Greens) told journalists on a planned anti-Romany rally today.  full story

Manifestations of extremism may rise over crisis- Czech PM

Prague, 5.2.2009 20:59, (ROMEA) The incidence of manifestations of extremism and neo-Nazism may increase in the Czech Republic as a result of the economic crisis, but the authorities will react to them with resolve, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said during question time in the Chamber of Deputies today.  full story

Minister makes deal on plot for Czech Romany Holocaust Centre

Brno, 4.2.2009 19:57, (ROMEA) The Romany Holocaust educational centre can be established on the site of the former wartime internment camp for Romanies in Hodonin u Kunstatu, south Moravia, as Czech minister Michael Kocab agreed on the purchase of the plot with its owners today, his secretary told CTK.  full story

Czech town evicts two Romany families over debts

Litvinov, 2.2.2009 18:55, (ROMEA) Litvinov authorities evicted two Romany families for not paying the rent during the weekend from the ill-famed housing estate Janov, town hall spokeswoman Margita Chalasova told CTK today.  full story

Czech schools talk about neo-Nazism rarely - People in Need

Prague, 31.1.2009 10:34, (ROMEA) Teachers at Czech secondary and vocational schools inform students about the dangers of neo-Nazism only to a limited extent, representatives of the People in Need organisation told journalists today.  full story

Anarchists open exhibition on neo-Nazi victims in Czech town

Jihlava, 31.1.2009 10:01, (ROMEA) Anarchists from the Anti-fascist Action (AFA) and students prepared an exhibition on the victims of neo-Nazism after the fall of the country's communist regime, a guide from the Vysocina Museum that houses the exhibition told CTK today.  full story

Czech Workers' Party attacks govt, Romanies in court statement

Prague, 30.1.2009 15:38, (ROMEA) The Czech extreme right Workers' Party (DS) criticises the government and attacks Romanies from Litvinov, north Bohemia, in its statement destined for the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) that its spokeswoman Sylva Dostalova provided to CTK today.  full story

Lety pig farm solution not on horizon - Czech minister

Prague, 29.1.2009 16:31, (ROMEA) A solution to the case of the pig farm at Lety, south Bohemia, that stands on the site of a former World War Two concentration camp for Romanies, is not yet probably on the horizon, new Czech Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocab (for the Greens) said today.  full story

New head of Czech Romany agency sought

Prague, 29.1.2009 15:27, (ROMEA) Newly appointed Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocab (Greens) is looking for a new director of the government agency for social integration in Romany localities, Kocab told journalists today.  full story

Czech pig farm should be moved from Romany Holocaust site

Prague, 28.1.2009 11:27, (ROMEA) The pig farm on the site of the wartime camp for Romanies in Lety, south Bohemia, should be removed, Jiri Leschtina writes in the daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today in connection with the promise of new Czech Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocab to pull the farm down.  full story

Former Czech Nazi concentration camps inmates mark Holocaust Day

Prague, 28.1.2009 11:24, (ROMEA) About one hundred former Czech Nazi concentration camps prisoners and some 50 guests paid tribute to Holocaust victims on the Holocaust Remembrance Day today, honouring the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust in World War Two.  full story

Czech schools talk about neo-Nazism rarely - People in Need

Prague, 28.1.2009 11:22, (ROMEA) Teachers at Czech secondary and vocational schools inform students about the dangers of neo-Nazism only to a limited extent, representatives of the People in Need organisation told journalists today.  full story

Ultra right's event in Litvinov unacceptable - Czech minister

Prague, 26.1.2009 10:32, (ROMEA) Michael Kocab, the new Czech minister in charge of human rights and minorities, today labelled "totally unacceptable" the event the far-right Workers' Party (DS) staged in Janov, Romany-populated housing estate in the north Bohemian town Litvinov, on Saturday.  full story

Far-right DS, Romanies believe Czech town leaders should resign

Most/Litvinov, 26.1.2009 10:31, (ROMEA) Tomas Vandas, head of the Czech far-right Workers' Party, as well as local Romanies believe that the municipal councillors in Litvinov should resign over their failure to solve problems in Janov, a housing estate with prevailing unadaptable residents, mainly Romanies.  full story

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