According to the Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination (EU MIDIS II) Survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published today, some 80 % of the Roma people surveyed live below their country’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold.
I did grow-up poor. Poverty wasn’t though the main issue. Discrimination because we were Roma and poor was the worst part of my childhood.
On 7 November, the very day that Miroslav Demeter's funeral was being held, the Council of Europe's Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues, Mr Valeriu Nicolae, has sent a letter to Czech Interior Minister Chovanec expressing his "deep concern" over the