The Roma are citizens of the country where they were born, but above all, they are European citizens and it is urgent to seriously accept the Roma issue as an political problem, because that is the only way to find the right solution.
The politics of the countries-candidates and countries-members of the European Union should be visible and practical with the funds directly aimed toward the stabilization of the living standard of the Roma.
The Holocaust is a painful memory, which will hopefully remind everyone that, as human beings, we should propagate tolerance and respect for human rights. We hope for a support from the world, the Jewish community, and mostly from Germany and its citizens, to organize an annual event which will serve as a reminder of the victims of the Holocaust.
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!
“The way in which this is done contradicts the European values on a vast number of international documents for protection of human rights, including urges for inter-ethnic tolerance…everyone has right on free movement…”said Asmet Elezovski, manager of National Roma Centrum.
No one is born with hate towards another person because of the color of the skin, thier past, their religion. People must have learned somewhere how to hate, and if they can learn that, they can learn to love because love is more natural for the human heart than hate.
Decade inclusion do not let it be illusion – stated Asmet Elezovski, National Roma Centrum President. NRC is calling for joint actions and implementation in anticipated goals for visible and sustainable improvement.