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PMO Head: Court Ruling in Gyöngyöspata School Segregation Case Does Not Help Roma

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.30.

The court ruling in the Gyöngyöspata school segregation case fails to help the affected Roma in any way, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Thursday.

The issue concerns a 100 million forint (EUR 297,000) compensation to be paid by the state to the Roma families in Gyöngyöspata, in northern Hungary, whose children were earlier segregated at school.

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The government is ready to offer them education programmes and provide them educational assistance which is an equivalent of or higher than the individual compensation they are entitled to receive, Gulyás said.

Officials of the human resources ministry are in Gyöngyöspata holding talks, he noted.

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If no consensus is reached, the government will expect the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, to deliver justice, Gulyás said.

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