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Former president has to pay RON 600 fine for discriminating statements against Roma

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Former president Traian Basescu lost the trial in which he appealed the fine received in 2014 following his discriminating statements about Roma people. The High Court of Cassation and Justice on Friday overruled the appeal filed by Traian Basescu, while ...

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First regional committee for Roma set up in Romania


The first regional committee for Roman in Romania comprising tens of NGOs, institutions and local authorities in northwestern region was set up in Cluj-Napoca on Wednesday. According to the committee’s director Silviu Ispas, the new body rejoins over 30 NGOs, ...

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‘There are too many Gypsies in the Government’. Who said that?

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The state adviser for Roma Dana Varga resigned on Thursday from the Cioloș Government, claiming the head of the prime minister Chancellery Dragoș Tudorache had told her “ there are too many Gypsies in the Government”. Dana Varga told Mediafax ...

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“Spartacus & Cassandra” wins the big trophy at Sibiu Astra Film Festival


“Spartacus &Cassandra” by Ioanis Nuguet won the big trophy of the 22nd edition of Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, running October 5-11. The winning film depicts the Roma’s culture and living, with the director casting an insightful look at the ...

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PM Victor Ponta sends message on Roma Holocaust

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Prime Minister Victor Ponta sent a message on the Roma Holocaust commemorated on August 2. “71 years ago, in one day, on August 2, nearly 3,000 Roma – children, women and men – of the Roma family camp in Auschwitz ...

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Almost 5 million Romanians live in poverty. 1.4 million children affected


About 4.8 million Romanians, whereof 1.4 million children are affected by poverty, reveals a report of the National College of Social workers in Romania (CNASR). The study also shows that almost 700,000 disabled persons are deprived of expert services. “In ...

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US Embassy grants anti-corruption expert lady “the woman of courage” award


US Embassy in Bucharest awarded Romanian anticorruption expert Laura Stefan the 2015 Woman of Courage prize on Thursday evening. „I am proud to announce Ms. Laura Stefan as the 2015 U.S. Embassy in Bucharest Woman of Courage this year and ...

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Hollande: Romania is ready to take “some pledges” on Schengen issue

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Klaus Iohannis asked for France’s support on Schengen and Romanians living in France topics on Tuesday, during his official visit to Paris. “I asked for France’s support for Schengen accession. I expressed hope that a decision should be concluded as ...

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The Roma issue – a never ending story for Romania (II)


Let’s see what they’ve been doing abroad.   Canada   In June 2012 Canada has adopted a much controversial law – Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, which in principle toughens the procedures of approving asylum applications. It could be that ...

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UN committee: Roma living in Romania still discriminated


The United Nations Committee slammed Romania once again for discriminating Roma communities, especially when it comes to habitation, education, health assistance and jobs. Romania failed in ensuring the efficient implementation and protection of human rights, UN Committee points out in ...

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