The very existence of the vast majority of Roma organisations depends on the abject racism of a part of the majority populations, the ineptitude of the bureaucracy responsible for Roma issues, the abysmal lack of civil society in a good many of our communities, and the fear of an interethnic explosi
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute at the University of Munich, wrote recently that the migration of Roma will inevitably erode the German welfare state. This position contradicts earlier statements by the European Commission, which said it had no evidence of so-called ‘benefit touri
It’s hard to reconcile the fine sentiments contained in the government’s National Roma Integration Strategy, with its equivocation in the face of statements that disparage, dehumanize, and degrade Roma. If this is what counts as elite opinion in circles close to the government, it’s little won
The relationship between the Roma minority and the non-Roma majority is a difficult one in many central European countries. There are frequently problems in Hungary, but could there also be examples of good practice?
27/04/2013 - "I am not asking you to love the Gypsies, but we all have to live t
EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule told Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) main political parties' leaders that the third round of high-level dialogue for the country's EU accession will be cancelled, and analysts now warn of dire existential consequences unless politicians act. Fule said BiH needs
The European Commission has the power to improve how the Roma are treated. Why is it not using that power?
06/04/2013 - “It's about Europe. It's about you,” runs the official slogan marking 2013 as the European Year of Citizens. But if you happen to be one the European Union's six million Ro
4G mobile broadband is the latest trend in the telecom world. This service represent the forth generation of the mobile technology. Lets discuss the facts about the 3G and 4G services for
People are been diagnosed with schizophrenia every day even though, there is no scientific evidence of what really is schizophrenia and how it's treated. Therefore what do you think is it valid or not?
Yes it schizophrenia is a valid mental illness for the following reasons or no it is not valid fo
The neighbourhoods primarily inhabited by Czech Romanies and socially weak persons are being gradually integrated into the towns, the mayors of Brno, Vsetin and Most told CTK on 7th April.
Representatives of the neighbourhood called the Brno Bronx said the pace of integration should be faster and
"The Romani Union Party sharply protests the nine-year sentence for the shooter from Urbanovo [sic], Milan Juhász, who committed a triple murder and seriously injured two people. The party cannot agree with the court's findings and there is no excuse for this behavior with respect to protecting pub
Policy Center for Roma and Minorities together with ActiveWatch Romania and Agentia Împreună raise serious concern on the declarations of the Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta during a 23 minutes interview on HARDtalk show on BBC World News on 19 March (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0
"Civil society should walk out. The way most EC senior managers deal with Roma issues is not only irresponsible, it is disrespectful and deeply racist. And we should call them on it. First and foremost, the Commission needs to publish and adhere to a basic minimal standard of cooperation developed w
The TASR press agency reports that about 70 Romani people gathered on 6 March 2013 in Bratislava in front of the headquarters of the Labor Ministry for a protest march organized by the extra-parliamentary Romani Union Party in Slovakia (Strana romské unie na Slovensku - SRÚS). Protesters demanded
Slovak affirmative action laws are not a form of positive discrimination and their power falls short of the affirmative action measures applied in the past in the US: there is nothing along the lines of a more generous scale of social benefits for disadvantaged groups, or quotas in education and on