Seit Rumänien und Bulgarien Teil der EU sind, kommen immer mehr Armutszuwanderer nach Deutschland. Mittellos und überfordert vom Leben im Westen sind sie skrupellosen Geschäftemachern ausgeliefert - wenn ihnen nicht Helfer wie Anwalt Tilman Clauß beistehen. Von Özlem Gezer mehr... [ Forum ]
- February 21, 2013
British, French and German politicians are all sounding the alarm. In 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will be given free movement within Europe's labor market. They are concerned about a wave of immigration, yet most of those who want to head west likely already have. By Stefan Simons and Carsten Volkery more... [ Forum ]
- February 19, 2013
With the tide of Bulgarians and Romanians flooding Germany showing no signs of abating, officials in Berlin have called on the two countries to stem the exodus by boosting efforts to integrate Roma into their own societies. Poverty migration, they argue, must be combatted at the source. more...
- January 30, 2013
Internationally, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán likes to present himself as a champion of democracy. At home, though, he is implementing one policy after the other that is inspired by the right-wing extremist Jobbik party. Too often, Brussels downplays the problem. By Keno Verseck more... [ Forum ]
- January 11, 2013
Zsolt Bayer, a prominent conservative commentator, has sparked outrage in Hungary and abroad for comparing Roma to animals and saying they "shouldn't be allowed to exist." Criticism of the remarks is growing, but Prime Minister Orbán will likely keep silent. By Keno Verseck more...
- December 12, 2012
Less than two months ago, Germany's government made a big show of dedicating a memorial to the Sinti and Roma victims of Nazi crimes, pledging greater efforts to fight discrimination. But a new report chastises Berlin for doing little to combat the mistreatment and prejudice the minorities face each day. By Maximilian Popp more...
Sinti und Roma sind die größte Minderheit Europas, doch über ihre Geschichte ist bislang wenig bekannt. Erbgutanalysen belegen nun: europäische Sinti und Roma stammen aus Nordindien. Die Daten verraten auch, wie intensiv sie Kontakt zu Einheimischen hatten. Von Julia Merlot mehr...
- November 14, 2012
Roma and Sinti in northern Germany have reason to celebrate -- after a decades-long campaign, they won recognition in the state of Schleswig-Holstein as a minority deserving special protection. The state says the move should be a model for other German states and the rest of the world. more...
- November 13, 2012
Since the European Union began allowing visa-free travel for Serbs and Macedonians, there has been a sharp increase in Roma from the Balkans applying for asylum. Despite the difficulties, Germany remains the promised land for those in the slums of Skopje and Belgrade. By Özlem Gezer more... [ Forum ]
- October 25, 2012
With a massive surge in asylum applications from people of the Roma minority from Serbia and Macedonia, Germany's interior minister is calling for new rules to expedite processing these cases. Although many come to the EU for better economic opportunities, they also face racial discrimination at home, advocacy groups say. more... [ Forum ]