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 Workshop charting a programme for discussion with the other opposition parties, he said. Once a common opposition policy is in place, it should be discussed with all Roma interest associations open to such dialogue, he added.
Ruling Fidesz’s economic and social policy favours the well-off while telling those in need “to get as well as you can”, Kocsis-Cake said, adding that fresh statistics indicated that the Hungarian Roma’s situation had worsened over the past ten years.
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