Romanian Roma Threaten Church With Lawsuit Over Role in Slavery
Romania's main faith organisation, the Orthodox Church, has disputed claims that the country's Roma suffered exclusively from slavery in past centuries, after being threatened with a lawsuit.
Action plan for Roma citizens promises improvements in many areas
Within the scope of the government's action plan for Roma citizens, improvements will be made in the field of education, employment, housing, health, social work and welfare and general policy areas.
Police conduct raids at Roma settlements
Police are conducting a large-scale operation in Roma settlements in western Athens as part of a crackdown on crime, according to reports Wednesday.
No more information is currently available. An official statement on the details of the operation is expected later in the day.
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Bulgarians Leave the Family Home at the Oldest Age - Top 5 in EU
Bulgaria is one of the countries in the EU where young people leave the family nest at the oldest age (30.3 years). This is indicated by current Eurostat data. Bulgaria also has one of the biggest differences between the sexes after Romania (a difference of 3.5 years), with men leaving their parents at 32.0 years and women at 28.5 years.
Romania’s Roma Demand End to ‘Environmental Racism’
Local governments have for decades pushed Roma to live in polluted, flood-prone, or hazardous areas on the edges of towns - now some Roma-led organizations are joining forces to call for change.
Albania Fined by Strasbourg Court for Segregating Schoolchildren
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday found the Albanian state guilty of violating anti-discrimination measures in the European Convention on Human Rights by segregating children from the Roma and Egyptian minorities at the Naim Frasheri primary school in the south-eastern city of Korca.
Not Wanted: Roma Graduates Remain Jobless in Kosovo
Even with university degrees, most Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youngsters say getting a job in Kosovo is mission impossible.
Shrinking Balkan Populations Give Neglected Roma Their Chance
The example of Kotez is replicated in other towns and cities in Serbia, and in the Balkans, and explains the noticeable rise in the employment rate of Roma people, mainly in lower-paid service sectors, due to a shortage of labour.
New North Macedonia Online Sex Abuse Scandal Targets Roma Women
North Maceodnian police on Monday said they were aware of a case in which human rights activists have alerted that explicit photos and videos of Roma girls and women are being posted on a Facebook group, and are "working to apprehending the persons responsible".
Dance moves of doctor triggers debate on social media
A debate has been triggered over reports that a Turkish doctor is being investigated after footage of her showing her dancing on a morning show went viral on social media.
Banu Küçükpolat, a cardiovascular surgeon, participated in a morning show hosted by Seda Sayan, a pop singer and a TV host.