Gypsies or Roma: Europe’s “Most Persecuted Minority”

Today is an important day for Gypsies, also known as Romani (estimated population 6-11 million worldwide). A group of academics, government advisers and gypsy representatives are meeting in Strasbourg to discuss the next steps in a pan-European project entitled “The Decade of Roma Inclusion, 2005 to 2015″. The Independent describes Gypsies/Roma as “Europe’s most persecuted minority that has […]

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Europe accuses Nicolas Sarkozy of Roma gipsy ‘witch-hunt’

Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused by European politicians of carrying out a “witch-hunt” against Roma gipsy migrants following the expulsion of 1,000 gipsies from France in the past month. During a debate in the European parliament, MEPs expressed grave concerns over Mr Sarkozy’s policy or returning the Roma from illegal camps to Eastern Europe. Social […]

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Auschwitz Survivor Warns ‘History is Repeating Itself’ in Italy

Holocaust Survivor Piero Terracina, 80, states that the current state-sanctioned discriminations of Gypsies has a threatening similarity with the discremination of the German jewish population in the early times of the Nazi regime. “Now history is repeating itself with the screening, listing and consequent fingerprinting of Roma,” says Terracina. Source: Live News

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