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Nine Romani musicians were the only people from a convoy of 200 to be taken into quarantine at the North Macedonian border; the others were apparently allowed to continue to their destinations after signing a pledge to self-isolate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO: www.errc.com)
Nine Romani musicians were the only people from a convoy of 200 to be taken into quarantine at the North Macedonian border; the others were apparently allowed to continue to their destinations after signing a pledge to self-isolate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO: www.errc.com)

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Macedonian Govt settles out of court with Romani family as Romani deaths in prisons keep happening

19.6.2017 16:05 On 15 June 2017 the Government of Macedonia reached a friendly settlement to a case against Macedonia before the European Court of Human Rights. According to the European Roma Rights Centre, based in Budapest, the Government has “agreed to pay € 9000 in compensation to the family of a Romani man who died in suspicious circumstances in prison.”  full story

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videoVIDEO: We are the change! Young Roma want to get into politics

2.1.2017 6:35 One way to overcome discrimination against Roma and ensure their equal status in society, according to the organization ERIO (European Roma Information Office), os the involvement of Roma young people in politics. The organization has now released a video in which young Roma appear from five different European countries - Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Spain.  full story

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Macedonia: The Queen of Romani Music, Esma Redžepova, has passed away

15.12.2016 2:14 Esma Redžepova, who was acknowledged worldwide as the Queen of Romani Music, passed away on the morning of 11 December in Skopje, Macedonia at the age of 73. The hospital where the singer was being treated announced her death.  full story

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Macedonia: Children's education being cut short by early and forced marriages

2.11.2016 7:39 Teen marriages pose a dilemma for primary and secondary education, which in Macedonia is regulated by law, compulsory, and meant to be finished at the age of 18. In practice, teen marriages are still being approved by the authorities, with no one being concerned about the teenagers’ further education. Those most devastated by such parental and institutional actions are girls, who, instead of getting an education and living a normal way of life for their age, are left to continue living in poverty and dysfunctional marriages.  full story

Sunai Sabrioski

Romani journalist from Macedonia raises forced marriage at the OSCE

7.10.2016 14:20 Sunai Sabrioski is a Romani journalist from Macedonia who recently the attended the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, where civil society members usually get three minutes (or less) during the plenary sessions to make recommendations to the delegations of the 57 Participating states. News server Romea.cz conducted the following interview with him.  full story

'We are not ethnic garbage,' says Macedonian Roma minister

Skopje, 11.9.2010 13:33, (WAZ.EUobserver.com) "We are not Gypsies, we are Roma," and "Hitler is back" read the banners held by more than a hundred Macedonian Roma protesting on Monday in front of the European Commission representation and the French embassy in Skopje.  full story

Public hearing for the condition of the Roma in Macedonia

Skopje, 1.2.2007 15:24, (MIA) The Roma issue in Macedonia – lack of knowledge or lack of political will is a subject on the today’s public hearing which is held in the Assembly of Republic of Macedonia. According to the report of the European Roma Rights Centre and the National Roma Centrum from Republic of Macedonia, the Roma in Macedonia in regard of employment and conditions for work are in a very difficult condition.  full story




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