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Czech far right radicals unlikely to return to Litvinov this year

Litvínov/Janov, 10.12.2008 15:00, (ROMEA) Czech far-right radicals who undertook several marches aimed against Romanies in Litvinov in October and November where they clashed with the police have reportedly agreed not to return to Litvinov's Janov housing estate populated mainly by Romanies till the end of this year.  full story

Open Letter: Reasons behind the proposal to remove Dr. Džamila Stehlíková from her ministerial post

Prague, 4.12.2008 16:35, (ROMEA) Honorable Prime Minister, During the past few days I have transmitted through the media the stance arrived at by a recent meeting of prominent members of the Romani community and activists regarding the latest developments concerning the Roma-occupied Janov housing estate, namely, that Madame Minister Džamila Stehlíková has not fulfilled her role, that she does not have a grasp of the situation, and that it would be appropriate for her to leave office, not only for Romani community matters to be addressed, but especially for them to be resolved.  full story

Czech town hall against Romany activists in Litvinov

Litvinov, 4.12.2008 10:13, (ROMEA) Litvinov does not want to resolve the problems in the housing estate Janov, with a large Romany population, with the help of Czech Romany activists, Deputy Mayor Martin Klika (Social Democrats, CSSD) told CTK today.  full story

Czech extremists apply for series of demonstrations in Litvinov

Litvínov, 2.12.2008 20:13, (ROMEA) Petr Kotab, deputy chairman of the Czech far-right Workers' Party (DS), submitted applications for a series of demonstrations at the Litvinov town hall today, Kotab told CTK.  full story

Czech Romanies call for minister Stehlikova's dismissal

Prague, 28.11.2008 21:36, (ROMEA) Czech Romany representatives today called for the dismissal of minister in charge of ethnic minorities and human rights Dzamila Stehlikova over her failure to resolve the situation at Litvinov's Janov housing estate, Iveta Demeterova, from Dzeno association, told CTK.  full story

Czech town hall to meet inhabitants of problem housing estate

Litvinov, 28.11.2008 21:35, (ROMEA) Representatives of the town hall of Litvinov will meet dissatisfied inhabitants of the Janov housing estate on December 8, the two sides agreed today.  full story

Czech Litvinov town hall bans another extremist march

Litvinov, 28.11.2008 21:33, (ROMEA) Litvinov today banned another march through the town that a far-right-winger from Prague had announced for December 29, the town hall of Litvinov, where extremists staged three marches against the local Romany community in the past weeks, says on its website.  full story

Czech minister wants to include Janov among excluded localities

Litvinov, 28.11.2008 21:31, (ROMEA) Dzamila Stehlikova, Czech human rights and minorities minister, today said she will propose that the cabinet put Litvinov's Janov, a housing estate with mainly Romany population, on the list of excluded localities, which facilitate Janov's access to state funds.  full story

Nazi hunters tell Czech minister Romany unrest test for Prague

Paris, 25.11.2008 20:36, (ROMEA) The Simon Wiesentahl Centre said today its director for international relations Shimon Samuels has written to Czech Interior Minister Ivan Langer that reaction to the recent and planned extremists' clashes in Litvinov will be a test for his country ahead of its forthcoming EU presidency.  full story

Czech government to ask court to outlaw extremist DS

Prague, 25.11.2008 10:51, (ROMEA) The Czech government will ask the Supreme Administrative Court to outlaw the far-right Workers' Party (DS) at the request of Interior Minister Ivan Langer (Civic Democrats, ODS) who described the party as extremist.  full story

Czech far-right wingers to found new party if DS outlawed - Vandas

Prague, 25.11.2008 10:49, (ROMEA) "A new political party will definitely be established," Tomas Vandas asserts in the daily Lidove noviny (LN) today, in reaction to the Czech government's proposal that his ultra-right Workers' Party (DS) be outlawed by court over its extremist positions.  full story

Extremist Czech Workers' Party registered in 2003

Prague, 25.11.2008 10:45, (ROMEA) The following is a short profile of the Czech far-right Workers' Party (DS) in connection with the Supreme Administrative Court's forthcoming deliberation on its outlawing that was proposed by the Czech government:  full story

CSSD to prepare solution to situation of Czech Romanies

Teplice, 25.11.2008 10:41, (ROMEA) The opposition Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will prepare a solution to the situation of Romanies in Litvinov, north Bohemia, as well as other locations in the country, CSSD leader Jiri Paroubek told journalists today.  full story

Extremist, anti-extremist marches may clash in Czech town

Litvinov, 25.11.2008 10:35, (ROMEA) The Czech Jewish Liberal Union, the Romany Christian Association and the extremist Workers' Party (DS) as well as one local resident have announced they will hold marches in the central square in Litvinov, town hall secretary Alexandra Sixtova told CTK today.  full story

ERIO’s statement on the racist riots in the Czech Republic

Brussels, 22.11.2008 9:13, (ERIO) The racist attack occurred today in the Czech Republic is just the last one of a series of anti-Gypsy episodes alarmingly spreading across the European Union in the last months. After Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Italy and Spain, now it is in Litvinov (a northern Czech town) where extreme right groups openly attack Roma communities.  full story

ENAR condemns racist violence against Roma in Hungary and the Czech Republic

Brussels, 22.11.2008 9:03, (ENAR) The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) strongly condemns the recent violent attacks against Roma in the Czech Republic and Hungary and urges the Czech authorities to put an end to such attacks and take all the necessary measures to ensure the protection of their Roma community.  full story

Czech extremists use social problems to gain popularity - BIS

Prague, 21.11.2008 21:00, (ROMEA) Supporters of far-right extremists in the Czech Republic seek to gain popularity using social problems, according to a statement the BIS Czech counter-intelligence service published on its website today.  full story

Czech government to deal with problematic Romany housing estate

Litvinov, 21.11.2008 20:57, (ROMEA) The Czech government will deal with the difficult situation in the Janov housing estate in Litvinov, mainly inhabited by Romanies, Local Development Minister Jiri Cunek (the Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) told journalists today.  full story

North Moravian Romanies warn against mass emigration

Ostrava, 21.11.2008 20:55, (ROMEA) Romanies from north Moravia have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, warning against what they call impending mass emigration of Romanies due to the latest activities of far-right extremists.  full story

Minister's departure may calm radical Czech Romanies down - press

Prague, 21.11.2008 20:52, (ROMEA) The Czech minister for human rights and minorities, Dzamila Stehlikova, should go now that the neo-Nazi campaign against Romanies has intensified and radicalisation of the latter is imminent, as her departure could calm the Romanies down, Petr Uhl writes in the daily Pravo today.  full story

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