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New funding for authorised Gypsy and traveller sites

England, 6.2.2007 17:43, (Property People) Three local authorities in the East of England have been awarded a total of ?95,000 to help them improve living conditions on authorised Gypsy and traveller sites in the region.  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

Truancy widespread among Romany children

Kosice, East Slovakia, 6.2.2007 10:17, (CTK) Some children from Romany shanty villages in eastern Slovakia skip as many as 90 percent of school classes, local mayors and headteachers told CTK today.Neither schools nor the local authorities are able to settle the problem, they added.This is so although the authorities can deprive the parents of truants of welfare benefits since 2003.  full story

Book on ethnic Roma important persons was published

BUCHAREST, Romania, 5.2.2007 17:27, (DIVERS) The book "Elite rome" (Ethnic Roma elites), recently published at "Balcanii si Europa" publishing house, was launched Friday, February 2 in Bucharest. The book was signed by publicist Mircea Bunea, with the contribution of Dana Lascu, and presents various ethnic Roma important persons, past or future, some of whom are notorious.  full story

Slovakia: INEKO – Best project is the establishment of a computer laboratory for Roma

Bratislava, 5.2.2007 11:30, (ROMEA/RPA) The INEKO Institute, which regularly evaluates measures taken by municipalities, has announced that the town of Trnava’s decision to provide rent-free space in the Recreation Center for perfecting the computer skills of local Romani children was the most valuable project undertaken by any municipality this past quarter.  full story

Slovakia: Research shows half of Romani children do not discuss sex with their parents

Bratislava, 5.2.2007 11:28, (ROMEA/RPA) Romani boys have a higher tolerance for premarital sex than do Romani girls or Romani parents. Up to 86 % of a total of 160 male respondents said it was acceptable for a boy to have premarital sex with a girl; when selecting their female partners, however, the respondents were quite demanding, saying the woman chosen should be a virgin before marriage, according to Jarmila Filadelfiová, who participated in preparing the research on sexual and reproductive behavior in Roma communities in Slovakia.  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

Čunek motivates other mayors

Břeclav, 5.2.2007 11:12, (ROMEA/Mf DNES) It pays politically to travel the path of the current head of the Christian Democrats, Jiří Čunek. A radical approach to “problematic” communities of Roma and people who “poorly adapt” is now benefiting the career of South Moravian mayors as well.  full story

Gypsy king: 'The EU offers new hope for the Roma'

Sibiu, Romania , 4.2.2007 10:33, (Babel International) There are around 12 million Roma living in Europe today. Bulgaria and Romania’s accession to the EU brings them more power and a voice in Brussels. Florin Cioaba, who lives in Sibiu, believes that the EU represents an immense opportunity for his people.  full story

Gypsy children being bullied

UK, 4.2.2007 10:23, (TES) Gypsy children have alleged shocking incidents of racist bullying in Welsh schools in a survey for charity Save The Children. Face-to-face interviews were held with young pupils from the minority group about their experiences in mainstream education.  full story

French Court Sends 10 Bulgarians to Jail for Baby Trade

Paris, 3.2.2007 17:10, (Sofia News Agency) A French court has sentenced ten Bulgarians to up to six years in prison for having sold babies to French Gypsy families. The families, most of which of Roma origin, admitted to buying 23 babies for between EUR 2,500 and EUR 8,000, saying they had acted because they could not have children of their own or because they thought the children would have a better life in France.  full story

Romano regret position of Mr Ahtisaari

Helsing?r, 3.2.2007 10:38, (Romano) "Romano" in Denmark express deep regret that UN- special envoy Mr Ahtisaari refuse to include the Kosovo Roma diaspora in the status negotiations for Kosovo.  full story

KDU-CSL leader Cunek target of Czech billboard campaign

Usti nad Labem, 2.2.2007 19:47, (CTK) Billboards satirising Christian Democrat leader Jiri Cunek, a deputy prime minister, have appeared across the country, with his portrait and the text "I am a Christian Democrat, I take no bribes and I like Gypsies."  full story

Dozens of Romany families evicted from their homes in Slovakia

Bratislava, 2.2.2007 19:39, (CTK) Dozens of Romany families have been evicted from their homes in Slovakia in the past two years and many of them remained without the roof over their heads, the Milan Simecka Foundation says in a report that was published in Bratislava today.  full story

ERIO at the launching of the 2007-European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

Brussels, 2.2.2007 16:53, (ERIO) On January 30th and 31st, 2007, the Opening of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All was held in Berlin, on the occasion of the first ministerial-level Equality Summit. The aim of the Summit was to gather all key stakeholders (European Commission, national governments and non-governmental organisations) in the fight against discrimination, in order to identify concrete approaches to bring about equal opportunities in practice.  full story

Looking forward to an exciting new year in the "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." campaign

Berlin, 2.2.2007 13:14, ( 2007 will see the return of the EU Diversity Truck Tour, making stops in more countries across Europe than ever before and spreading the campaign’s message through interactive, fun-filled events. The Tour will kick off in Strasbourg, France, on April 25th.  full story

Forced Evictions in Slovakia - 2006

Bratislava, Slovensko, 2.2.2007 12:44, (ERRC/COHRE) Roma in Slovakia are currently experiencing a wave of forced evictions according to a report released on Tuesday 23 January 2007 by the Milan Simecka Foundation, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) and European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC).  full story

Czechs more generous with asylum seekers than state - poll

Prague, 2.2.2007 11:48, (CTK) Most Czechs would be more generous with asylum seekers than Czech authorities, according to a poll conducted by the polling institute STEM on the order of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and released today.  full story

Court adjourns case of Romany family suing police assailants

Hradec Kralove, East Bohemia, 2.2.2007 11:29, (CTK) The regional court today adjourned indefinitely the case of a Romany family claiming an apology and financial compensation from two former police officers who assaulted them in 2003 and who have already been sentenced for it in separate criminal proceedings.  full story

International Romani Art Festival

Romania, 1.2.2007 18:25, (IRAF) International Romani Art Festival with the theme „So keres, Europa?" aims at revealing a new perspective upon a delicate subject of present interest. It is time to say no to prejudice and racism.  full story

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