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U.S. report mentions corruption, approach to Romanies in CzechRep

Washington, 7.3.2007 20:34, (CTK) The fresh report by the U.S. Department of State, which labels the continuing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, the worst crime against human rights in 2006, also criticises corruption, discrimination against Romanies and violence inflicted upon kids in the Czech and Slovak republics.  full story

Czech state may not be able to buy Lety pig farm - minister

Prague, 7.3.2007 19:06, (CTK) The Czech state will probably not be able to buy out the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, built on the premises of the wartime internment camp for Czech Romanies, since it is overpriced multiple times, but a foundation might finance the purchase, Minister Dzamila Stehlikova (Greens), in charge of minorities and human rights, told CTK today.  full story

Conference on Romany minority problems to be held in Prague

Prague, 6.3.2007 19:30 A conference on the situation of the Romany minority will be held in Prague on Thursday at the end of a four-year programme in support of Czech Romanies that was subsidised by the USA, the U.S. embassy told CTK today.  full story

Summer journalism and media courses

Prague, 6.3.2007 17:18, (TOL) TOL is pleased to announce its summer journalism and media training courses. All the courses will be held in Prague in July 2007 and feature training from highly-experienced journalists and media professionals. Details can be found at Scholarships – A limited number of half-scholarships are available to participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.  full story

EU-subsidised project to boost Czech Romany employment, training

Prague, 6.3.2007 16:05, (CTK) Velka Ohrada, a Romany association in Prague, has launched a new project aimed to enhance employment of Romanies in the Czech capital, the association head Lenka Kolinska told CTK today. About 40 participants will attend a motivation and retraining courses that should help them find jobs, Kolinska said.  full story

Activists want to compensate more Czech Romany Holocaust victims

Prague, 4.3.2007 19:26, (CTK) Ten Romany activists want to re-open the issue of compensation to Czech Romanies who were persecuted during WW2 on racial grounds and had to hide, since the state has not compensated all of them, Cenek Ruzicka, head of the Committee for Compensating the Romany Holocaust Victims, told CTK today.  full story

Czech COI confirms one case of discrimination against Romany

Prague, 2.3.2007 18:11, (CTK) The Czech Retail Inspection (COI) that investigated five complaints about discrimination against Romany consumers for racial reasons has only confirmed discrimination in one case, COI spokesman Miloslava Fleglova told CTK today.  full story

European ethnic languages charter takes effect in Czech Republic

Prague, 28.2.2007 19:01, (CTK) People can turn to courts and authorities in Polish in the places where Poles make up over ten percent of the population as the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages takes effect on March 1.  full story

Church charity to offer help to Czech Romanies moved from Vsetin

Vsetin, North Moravia, 26.2.2007 18:14, (CTK) The Czech Catholic Charity will offer help to municipalities to which Romany families were moved from the town of Vsetin, charity spokesman Jan Oulik told CTK today.  full story

Municipalities often to blame for poor people's debts - press

Prague, 26.2.2007 12:50, (CTK) Czech municipalities are in many cases to blame for the problems of their socially deprived inhabitants, primarily Romanies, who end up as rent-defaulters with high debts and are in the end moved to low-standard ghettos where they are paradoxically often charged inadequately high rents, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today.  full story

No subsidy for Czech Romanies prepared-minister,press

Prague, Czech republic, 21.2.2007 9:52, (CTK) Minister without Portfolio Dzamila Stehlikova (Green Party) has abandoned her plan to ask a government for a 1.5-million-crown subsidy to repair houses in which dozens of Romany families live, she said in the daily Lidove noviny today.
Originally, Stehlikova proposed that the government provide the subsidy to cover the costs of repairs of the dilapidated houses in the Jeseniky and Prostejov area, north Moravia, where the authorities of Vsetin, north Moravia, resettled Romany families last year.  full story

Ministers' dispute over Romanies will not break govt - Czech PM

Prague/Warsaw, 20.2.2007 19:28, (CTK) Czech PM Mirek Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) said today he is not afraid that the dispute between deputy PM Jiri Cunek (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) and Minister Dzamila Stehlikova (Greens) over the treatment of Romanies could break up his coalition government.  full story

Romany women demand compensation for involuntary sterilisation

Prague, 20.2.2007 17:32, (CTK) A working group of Romany women at the Government Council for Romany Issues has proposed to establish a fund from which the victims of involuntary sterilisation would be compensated, council secretary Czeslaw Walek told CTK today.  full story

Czech Romanies welcome minister's offer of compensation

Olomouc, North Moravia, 20.2.2007 16:26, (CTK) Czech Romany activists have welcomed Minister Dzamila Sehlikova's proposal for the government to provide a 1.5-million-crown subsidy to cover the repairs of the houses in the Jeseniky and Prostejov area where the authorities of Vsetin, north Moravia, resettled Romany families last year, Vaclav Zastera from Roma Vidnava group told CTK today.  full story

Evicted Romany families should get money - Czech minister

Prague, 19.2.2007 20:01, (CTK) The ten Romany families that were evicted from the North Moravian town of Vsetin last autumn as rent-defaulters and moved to ramshackle houses in the Moravian Jesenik region may be given some subsidies for the basic repairs of their houses, Czech Minister without Portfolio Dzamila Stehlikova (Greens) told journalists today.  full story

Czech minister wants to remove pig farm from wartime camp site

Prague, 16.2.2007 16:12, (ČTK) Czech Minister Dzamila Stehlikova (Greens), in charge of minority affairs, wants to convince the cabinet to buy the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, standing on the site of a wartime internment camp for Romanies, Stehlikova told CTK today.  full story

Czech social studies high school for Romanies a success

Sokolov, West Bohemia, 9.2.2007 10:52, (CTK) The social and legal studies high school that was opened in Sokolov six months ago operates without problems and initial fears that it will not have a sufficient number of students to attend regular classes have not come true, school deputy headmistress Marta Bandyova told CTK today.  full story

Czech minister says "social housing" problem must be tackled

Olomouc, North Moravia, 8.2.2007 15:49, (CTK) Czech Minister without Portfolio Dzamila Stehlikova (Green Party, SZ) said today that it will be necessary to deal with problems of social housing, after she got acquainted with the situation of Romanies who were moved from Vsetin, north Moravia, late last year.  full story

Czech agency to solve ghetto problem to start work in summer

Prague, 6.2.2007 13:42, (CTK) An agency whose task will be to prevent the appearance of new ghettos for the poor and contribute to the elimination of the existing ones will start working in the middle of this year, Czech Minister in charge of ethnic minorities and human rights Dzamila Stehlikova (Green Party) told journalists today.  full story

Organizations kick off campaign against poverty

Prague, 5.2.2007 11:14, (ROMEA/CTK) Organizations helping the poor and people on the fringes of society in the Czech Republic are organizing a series of actions entitled “Stop Social Exclusion”. They plan to bring regional-level politicians into the discussion on the impact of the new law on social services.  full story

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