Posted on May 9 2013
The integration of Roma is a process, not an event!
There are many reports and many ongoing initiatives. There are no results, and the anti-gypsyism is spreading. Less and less institutions and foundations stayed active (SOROS, World Bank, European Commission, ERTF, ERRC…) in their commitment to improve the situation of the Roma. Keep reading…
Posted on September 13 2012
The Ministry of justice, approved the first 1700 denars, costs for the performed work of an authorized association for providing previous legal assistance.
Even though, according to the law for free legal assistance, as well as the fee for costs settlement for working of associations, the payment of costs should be done for three kinds of free legal assistance, this settlement refers for cases for which free legal assistance has been approved. The amount 1700 is not near sufficient enough to cover at least one part of the basic costs. Keep reading…
Posted on August 3 2012
Posted on April 4 2012
Do I have to fight stereotypes in my country just because I am a Roma, and to fight stereotypes in Europe just because I am a Roma and come from the Balkans? In front of all these questions I feel as if I tilt at windmills! Keep reading…
Posted on March 19 2012
The problems with the asylum seekers, the challenges of the census, the possible problems of the implementation of the Free Legal Aid and the issue with the housing as part of the Roma Decade were among the key issues discussed on the recent meeting with Lamberto Zannier, OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) secretary general on his visit of Macedonia. Keep reading…
Posted on October 4 2011
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Director Morten Kjaerum
Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Nils Muiznieks, Chair, ECRI
Independent Expert on minority issues, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Rita Izsák
ODIHR Director Ambassador Janez Lenarcic
ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Andrzej Mirga
This reaction expresses particular concern over the rise of violence and hatred toward Roma in Bulgaria, having in mind that Roma as citizens in EU Member state suffer great damage, loss of human dignity and represent innocent victims. The reality is that we have expansion of extreme violence, hatred and endangered fundamental rights in Bulgaria, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. If 6 out of 27 Member states have violent riots and incidents toward Roma citizens, how do they respect, protect and fulfill basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. Keep reading…
Posted on June 1 2011
The National Roma Centrum (NRC) would like to express serious concern in relation to the latest public informing about members of the Roma community as violators of the regulation for visa liberalization.
The public is a witness to many domestic and international initiatives that urge for improving of the condition of the Roma community, but where are the results? What kind and how much improvement can we expect with investments of 300 denars per person, with an army of unemployed persons who due to low level of education are not competitors on the labor market? Keep reading…
Posted on April 8 2010
What is Cordoba Summit promising? Is European Commission accepting Roma to promote herself?
In the light of II EU Roma Summit which will be held in Cordoba, Spain as effort for the largest European 10 millions minority. The first Summit held in 2008 promised urgent changes, integration and inclusion. NRC as participant at the Summit supported the idea for EU Roma Strategy, which was lately adopted only as Platform. Second Roma Summit will be parade of politicians who are part of high EC structures and without quality Roma representatives. Keep reading…
Posted on November 9 2007
Reagarding the latest events in Italy, following the horrific murder of an Italian woman, when Romanian Roma was suspected, which leads to immediate expulsion of Roma, buldozing of Romani setlements, and anti-Romani settlement in the media and in the public life.
Mr. Traian Basescu
President of Romania
Mr. Călin Popescu – Tăriceanu
Prime Minister of Romania Keep reading…
Posted on November 22 2006
Respected, National Roma Centrum (NRC) is hereby reacting to the video clip published on Kajgana’s portal in November 2006 in the humour and satire category, and unofficially the same recording is used by some owners of mobile phones. The video clip published on the Macedonian site of Kajgana, and this kind of children’s representation in media, is representing brutal violation of children’s rights. We strongly condemn this act and we urge to find any and all perpetrators and culpable persons. We demand and urge for investigation to be carried out in order Keep reading…