Roma

Three charged with deliberate arson on Corfu

Three suspects, Roma men aged between 25 and 32, were arrested on Corfu Sunday in connection with a fire on the Ionian island, authorities say.

The fire burnt one hectare of farmland and threatened two homes and one warehouse before it was controlled.

The suspects are facing charges of deliberate arson. They are expected to appear before a prosecutor on Tuesday.

DNA tests show two different gypsy families in custody of children not their biological offspring

Two couples outside the southern Peloponnese town of Sparta were arrested this week after DNA testing showed they were not the biological parents of a young girl and boy, respectively.

The four suspects, identified as Roma, lived in gypsy settlement outside the city.

Some progress, but Roma still face many difficulties

Some progress, but Roma still face many difficulties

BELGRADE -- There has been progress when it comes to education and health care provide to the Roma population in Serbia, Vitomir Mihajlovic has said.

But the president of the National Council of the Roma Minority noted ahead of International Roma Day that no progress has been seen in their housing and employment.

EUR 1.8 bn pledged for Serbia and Bosnia

EUR 1.8 bn pledged for Serbia and Bosnia

BRUSSELS -- A total of EUR 1.846 billion worth of aid for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina was raised at the donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

This was announced by European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva at the conclusion of the conference.