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Despite a 600-year history in Europe, the Roma and Sinti have had a difficult time finding acceptance. Many have limited residency rights and live in precarious circumstances. Currently, France has led a widespread expulsion campaign against the group.

Bericht über Diskriminierung: Amnesty prangert Hass auf Roma in Europa an

Bericht über Diskriminierung: Amnesty prangert Hass auf Roma in Europa an

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2014

Ausgrenzung, Schikanen, Gewalt: Amnesty International hat die Situation der Roma in Europa untersucht. Das Fazit ist erschütternd - statt Diskriminierung zu bekämpfen, schüren Politiker den Hass. Von Maximilian Kalkhof mehr... Forum ]

Beggars, Inc.: Romanians Duped into Panhandling in Germany

Beggars, Inc.: Romanians Duped into Panhandling in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 28, 2014

A Romanian family in Hamburg has made a business out of luring compatriots to Germany and promising them jobs and better lives. Instead, they are coerced under highly dubious circumstances into becoming beggars for the "employer". By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

EU-Justizkommissarin Reding: "Die meisten Armutseinwanderer sind Roma"

EU-Justizkommissarin Reding: "Die meisten Armutseinwanderer sind Roma"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 08, 2014

Was macht die Armutseinwanderung aus? Laut EU-Justizkommissarin wird das Problem hauptsächlich durch Roma verursacht. Sie fordert, die Menschen besser zu integrieren - und äußert zugleich Verständnis für den Vorstoß, Sozialbetrüger zu erfassen. mehr... Forum ]

Welfare for Immigrants: EU Wants Fortress Germany to Open Up

Welfare for Immigrants: EU Wants Fortress Germany to Open Up

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 14, 2014

Brussels is demanding that even foreigners who have never worked in Germany should have access to the country's unemployment benefits if they hail from an EU member state. The EU is firing Germany's already overheated immigration debate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Disastrous Impression': Cities Say Immigration Debate Overheated

'Disastrous Impression': Cities Say Immigration Debate Overheated

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2014

The Association of German cities this week played down depictions that an influx of immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria is causing major problems for the country. The group's president says troubles are concentrated in a handfull of cities. more...

The Plight of the Roma: Europe's Unwanted People

The Plight of the Roma: Europe's Unwanted People

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2014

More than 10 million Roma live in Europe. Tens of thousands of them are fleeing westwards from poverty and discrimination in the countries of southeastern Europe. But EU member states are failing to help them. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

France's 'Leftist Sarko': Popular Minister Rankles Ailing Socialists

France's 'Leftist Sarko': Popular Minister Rankles Ailing Socialists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

While President Hollande's authority crumbles, his interior minister, Manuel Valls, has become France's most popular politician -- much to the chagrin of his own party. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Roma Stereotypes: How Racist Assumptions Fueled 'Maria' Fiasco

Roma Stereotypes: How Racist Assumptions Fueled 'Maria' Fiasco

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2013

When Greek police stumbled upon a blond, blue-eyed girl when raiding a Roma settlement two weeks ago, it triggered a wave of worries fed by long-held stereotypes. The fears proved unfounded, but the family remains divided. more... Comment ]

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

Migration Debate: Deportation Scandal Grips France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

Controversy surrounding the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma girl and her family continues to undermine the government of French President François Hollande. The scandal is the latest flare-up in the country's deeply divisive immigration debate. more... Comment ]

Mordserie an Roma in Ungarn: Ein Grabmal als Mahnmal

Mordserie an Roma in Ungarn: Ein Grabmal als Mahnmal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 01, 2013

Roma müssen in Ungarn nach einer rechtsextremen Mordserie noch immer leiden. Viele leben in Armut, der Staat lässt sie allein. Ein SPIEGEL-ONLINE-Leser wollte den Opfern helfen: Er hat das Grabmal für eine Ermordete bezahlt. Die Geschichte einer großzügigen Spende. Aus Nagycsécs berichtet Keno Verseck mehr... Forum ]