Thursday, April 30, 2009
30 April 2009 | 05:26 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Bulgaria is among the countries, where the Roma minority feels least discriminated, an EU survey on minority rights reveals. According to the paper, just 26% of the Roma people in Bulgaria feel victims of discrimination. Bulgaria comes second in the top list of most tolerant countries, right after Romania, where 25% of the Roma say they’re discriminated.
The survey involves seven EU Member States – Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. The Czech Republic is reported as least tolerant to its Roma population, as 64% of it say their rights are not observed.
I would have picked Bulgaria as one of the countries in Europe which is least oppressive to Gypsies.
That Romania came in second in the polls blows me away.
Things must be far worse in Europe than even I suspected when Romania, where Gypsies are consistently harassed, oppressed and victims of pograms, comes in second best of places for Gypsies.
Posted by Morgan at 6:30 PM