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Karakachanov: If not resolved for the year - two Roma problems will be at risk after ethnic peace

"While we are playing politics, the state is disappearing. The problem with the Roma is so serious that if measures are not taken to 1-2 years, there is a serious risk for the ethnic peace in us. "
This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov during the convening of a round table on the Concept against the Romani Rise of Bulgaria.
What do we offer with our concept? We want to tighten the measures towards state organs, that is, greater efficiency of control over the provision of children's allowance, as well as the abuse of social benefits, "the Deputy Prime Minister explained, adding that the concept is not even the least discriminatory, as some non-governmental organizations show.
"They say the concept was discriminatory, no one managed to point out text in this project some element of discrimination," he said.
"Of course, we should not forget the emphasis on the socialization of the Roma population. The education of illiterate people should be a compulsory policy. Work should also be done to remove ghettos and prevent illegal construction, as well as measures against these people only to be supported by social assistance.
The idea is after this conversation all told and proposed to be processed and finally to offer in the form of a conception that will be adopted in the Council of Ministers, "Karakachanov said.
The deputy prime minister urged politicians to impose a certain censorship on how to deal with ethnos and how to use it, or otherwise no concept will give the necessary effect.

Link: http://www.obshtestvo.org/goreshti-temi/karakachanov-ako-ne-reshim-do-1-2-godini-ciganskiq-problem-ima-risk-za-etnicheskiq-mir/

 

Council of Europe with advice to Albania: More positive protection of minority rights, including Roma

Albania recognizes nine national minorities - Roma, Egyptian, Bosniak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Greek, Montenegrin, Macedonian and Serbian.

In the fourth opinion on Albania, the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (RCNM) calls on official Tirana to ensure that the law on the protection of national minorities can be effectively implemented with the adoption of additional legislation.

By a decision of the Council of Ministers of Albania from May 2011, the obligation of the birth certificates certificates to be assigned to the ethnicity of persons who were discriminatory was also abolished.

Roma and Egyptians continue to be victims of inequality and discrimination, especially at the local level. Further efforts need to be made to improve their living conditions and access to employment, education and health care, and to promote their integration into society. Additionally, adequate funds should be allocated for the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Integration of Roma and Egyptians for the period 2016-2020.

Slovak Presidential elections: Zuzana Čaputová speaks Romanes when thanking first-round voters

Lawyer Zuzana Čaputová is the clear front-runner of the first round of voting for the President of Slovakia this weekend. She received almost 41 % of the vote, far ahead of Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission Vice-President who received 18.7 % of the vote and will be Čaputová's sole challenger in the second round.

Voter turnout in the first round was 46.04 %. Čaputová thanked all voters for casting ballots and addressed Romani voters in the Romanes language.

The current Slovak President Andrej Kiska has already congratulated the front-runner on her first-round victory. Štefan Harabin, a Supreme Court Justice, came in third with 14.35 % of the ballots, while fourth place went to Marian Kotleba, the boss of the Fascist party called Kotleba-Lidová strana Naše Slovensko (Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia).

The second round of voting will take place on 30 March. Čaputová is vice-chair of Progresivní Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia), a party not seated in Parliament, and profiled herself in her campaign as opposing the strongest governing party, Směr-sociální demokracie ("Direction-Social Democracy") of former Prime Minister Robert Fico, which is supporting Šefčovič.

Link: http://www.romea.cz/en/news/world/slovak-presidential-elections-frontrunner-speaks-romanes-when-thanking-first-round-voters

For the first time, the site of a Serbian ministry will also be in Romani language

The site of the Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure will be translated into Roma language, which represents a single move in Serbia and the region, because for the first time the site of a state institution in the Balkans will be translated into this language, the statement from this Ministry.

As stated, the initiative was proposed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister Zoran Mihajlovic, who is the head of the Coordinative Body for monitoring the implementation of the Strategy on Social Inclusion of Roma and Romani women in Serbia.

"Mihajlovic also wants in this way to make an active contribution to better access to the information, services and activities that the Ministry and the entire team of the Government provide with the aim of efficient inclusion of the Roma community in the society, and because of this event she called the other ministries at least part of its contents that are relevant for the Roma community and inclusion in the society to be translated into their language, "the statement said.

It is added that the Government of Serbia works a lot in the integration of the Roma community in the society and all the measures that the state implements, and for the improvement of conditions in the field of employment, education, health and housing for the members of the Roma community will be translated into Roma language.

"In addition to the website of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, a multilingual web platform of the Coordination Body for monitoring the implementation of the Strategy on Social Inclusion of Roma and Roma in Serbia is under development, and in one place there will be a database with the most relevant information , strategic documents and publications related to monitoring the implementation of the Strategy and Action Plan "is added in the press release.

Link: https://www.blic.rs/vesti/drustvo/prvi-put-sajt-jednog-srpskog-ministarstva-bice-i-na-romskom-jeziku/jntdknp?fbclid=IwAR0xGB0AUPBqrMk-rhN8t8gRKVrg4BqYLwp9QKu4ujMvuc6XlxYd3pK_AHU

 

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