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POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Federation of Ethnic Roma (FER) sets up in 1990

The Bucharest-based Federation of Romania's Ethnic Roma (FER) was established in 1990 and acquired a legal personality by Decision 1541 of May 28, 1990 of the District 1 Bucharest Courthouse, according to "Dictionar al partidelor si coalitiilor politice si al uniunilor etnice din Romania'' (Dictionary of political parties and coalitions and ethnic unions of Romania), edited by ROMPRES National

Amnesty International: Discrimination against minorities widespread in Croatia

Discrimination against ethnic minorities and Roma remained widespread, states the latest report on Croatia prepared by Amnesty International.

Additionally, Serb returnees face "persisting obstacles to regain their property," the document said, citing UNHCR.

Turkey's first Roma deputy calls for solid action against discrimination on Roma Day

Turkey's first Roma deputy, Özcan Purcu, has drawn attention to discrimination against Roma citizens, citing problems in education, healthcare and equal access to the job market. The deputy asked for "proof of love [for Roma people]" on International Roma Day, marked on April 8 each year, by taking efficient political action, instead of uttering "vain words."

Stefanovic: Help to young Roma for employment in police

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Interior Affairs Nebojsa Stefanovic announced support to young Roma citizens wishing to apply for employment in the police.

Late on Wednesday, Stefanovic conferred with representatives of the Police Officers Association 'European Police Officers of Roma Nationality' concerning integration of members of the Roma minority into the Serbian MUP.