Will a non-working day be declared for Pope Francis visit?

Nothing must be left to chance, because the state will take all the security measures at the highest level for the visit of Pope Francis on May 7th this year, which makes it unofficially announced that the government could declare a non-working day. Officially, they say that the public will be informed in time.

The rigorous Vatican protocols impose an organization for visiting high-ranking statesmen with strict security controls in Skopje. All healthcare institutions will only work for urgent cases, because according to the protocol for visiting such persons, all health facilities should be available.
Police and state institutions will have full control of the movement of all people in the parts where Pope Francis will move during his ten-hour visit.
The Ministry of Interior says they are taking all necessary measures to fully and effectively ensure this historic event for Macedonia.

At the Mass with the Pope only with tickets
The main event from the visit of Pope Francis to Macedonia will be the Mass at the city square. However, not everyone can come to this event. The entire city square, with all the approaches to it, will be enclosed with separate entry points. Only those who will previously provide tickets that are free will be able to attend the event. The tickets will, practically, mean the records of everyone on the square.

DW: How do Roma really live in Europe?

Roma are the largest ethnic minority in the Old Continent. They live in Europe for over 7 centuries.

Today, around 12 million Roma live in Europe and they are the largest ethnic minority on the Old Continent. Half of them in the European Union. In Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, there are mostly Roma, while there are relatively few in Croatia and Poland.

Only questions are at stake, as many Roma people are silent about their true background because of fear of discrimination. In Serbia, for example, only 108,193 out of a total of 600,000 Roma say so. In Macedonia, however, the percentages say that 197 thousand Roma live, while 53 879 people reported on the last census as members of this ethnic community.

Roma in the countries of central and southeastern Europe mainly live in poverty. Their chances for work are minimal, almost none, and are often exposed to discrimination and physical attacks.


An Italian teenager opposed the fascists who protested against the Roma

A 15-year-old boy who opposed extreme right-wingers during the protests won sympathies in Italy.

A boy named Simeone was shot on Tuesday defending national minorities during protests by far right-wing activists in Rome.
They protested against the migration of 70 Roma to shelters in the region. While one of the leaders of the neo-fascist party "CasaPound" told reporters that the locals did not want the Roma, Simeone raised his hand intervened with the words "I do not agree with you"

- What you are doing here in Torre Mauri is the exploitation of the frenzy of people here in my neighborhood. You turn that anger into your voices and your interests. If a Roma enters my house and steals, they will all go out in the streets to protest against all Roma. But if an Italian gets into my house and steals people, they will be silent.
I do not come across that you always attack minorities.

The video footage of Simeone became a virtual hit for several hours and released all Italian and several world media. Some novelties have also been described as "a new hero on the left"

Otherwise, in the video of the protests published by "La Repubblica", the demonstrators showed how they threw food destined for the Roma, and voices are heard as someone yells: "They must starve!"

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ERRC: Europe has an increase in the collective punishment of Roma for individual offenses

The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) published a list of facts condemning the acts of collective punishment of the Roma community in 10 European countries.

The publication was published during the "EU Roma Week" event, held in the European Parliament of March 18-21, and pointed out examples of violations committed against Roma by state authorities and far-right groups.

The fact sheet highlights the collective punishment against Roma in Europe, disputes the collective perception of Roma, where racist officials use them as justifiable but unlawful punishment of the entire community, for alleged crimes of some Roma individuals.

The ERRC condemns the violation of individual rights, and consider that collective punishment is one of the most extreme manifestations of anti-Roma sentiment in Europe, writes European Interest.

"Regardless of the society where public institutions allow the collective punishment of an ethnic group, where several people are susceptible to a crime, or simply because they are poor, violating the fundamental principles of any state where the laws of a lawful state are governed", the director of the ERRC , Adam Weiss

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