Xhemal Ahmeti, a journalist and historian originally from Macedonia, says that according to the latest reports published by human rights organizations, the Roma are most affected in Romania and some Balkan countries such as Serbia and Macedonia.
Given the systematic human rights violations of Roma people, top-ranking EU officials in particular must prioritize addressing the routine ill-treatment of Roma because it is a core violation of basic human rights, which the EU is supposed to espouse.
challenging curricula; grade failure and repeats at crucial age stages; a real lack of teachers' intercultural competence...; unaddressed racist bullying of Roma pupils; ethnic segregation by class or pupil grouping within classes;...
The Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015) policy was replaced by the European Union's National Roma Integration Strategies 2013-2020, allocating at least 20% of funds in each member state to combat poverty and social exclusion of its Roma population.
raised global attention to the plight of Roma in Europe; directly
others; and supported the education of tens of thousands of Roma
Nevertheless, there is, at least in some of the cases, the evidence of a direct connection between the ethnical violence, namely harassment by local police officers and migration (Manuc, 2012: 35-37), evidence, as accounts of Roma families from Romania living in Eisenhuttenstadt, Germany, documented for UNHCR.
Another example is Roma's flow from Romania to Spain, after the communist regime fall.
Race discrimination against Roma
and nomads regarding access to health is frequently reported in all Europe and it refers to segregation in hospitals as well as to the providing of low quality services.
In April, the Council of European Bishops' Conferences marked International Roma
Day by deploring the Roma
's continued mistreatment and urging Christians to do more to ease their plight.