Romani people in Bulgaria
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
According to the National Statistical Institute, approximately 250,000 young Bulgarian compatriots have been demoted to study and work last year.
More than half of them are Bulgarians and one third are Roma.
Young people, who neither study nor work, live mostly in villages and have low education. However, 10% of inactive young people are university graduates.
The German publication Deutsche Welle has produced a documentary in Bulgaria about one of the older traditions of the Roma minority with regards to marriage.
The documentary follows a Kalaidzhi family as they attempt to find a husband for their daughter, and it explores the differences between the young Roma and the older generations.