Is There Discrimination Against The Roma In Hungary?

"We do not agree with several findings of the US State Department’s survey entitled 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices because there is no discrimination against the Roma in Hungary, however, we respect and appreciate the remarks," - Zoltán Kovács, Minister of State for Government Communication told MTI on Thursday by telephone from New York.

... According to Zoltán Kovács, the Hungarian Government is engaged in ongoing consultations with Washington on the issues raised in the report. “In our opinion, there is no discrimination against the Roma in Hungary”, the Minister of State said. He pointed out that the report makes mention of isolated negative examples, while the Hungarian Government supports the inclusion of the Roma with systematic and comprehensive programmes. The Minister of State specifically referred to the various employment programmes.

 

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