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Fidesz MEP Calls for Joint Responsibility for Roma Communities on International Romani Day

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.09.

Ruling Fidesz MEP Lívia Járóka marked International Romani Day on Thursday, and called for the bearing of joint responsibility for Roma communities hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic.

Járóka said in a statement that the suffering and hardships caused by the health and economic crises resulting from the pandemic had left their marks on 2020.

“On International Romani Day, we speak out also for our Roma friends in trouble and hardship because we know that there is hope and their tribulations will come to an end,” she added.

Párbeszéd Calls on Roma Involvement in Charting Schemes Affecting Them
Párbeszéd Calls on Roma Involvement in Charting Schemes Affecting Them

The opposition Párbeszéd party has said Hungary’s Roma community should be consulted when programmes affecting it are created. No government should pass decisions on the Roma without involving them in the process, Párbeszéd’s deputy group leader, Olivio Kocsis-Cake told an online press conference on Thursday marking International Romani Day. Párbeszéd has set up a Roma […]Continue reading

Fifty years ago, when the first international meeting of Romanies was held in Britain, the world’s Roma communities declared that they accepted each other as brothers and sisters, Járóka said. A Roma identity was institutionalised at international level and it has enriched European and global societies ever since, she added.

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