History of the Romani people

The only district in Europe where Roma are the majority: a day in Šuto Orizari

 The current Macedonian government, in power since May 2017,has committed to paying more attention to the needs of Roma — but mutual suspicion remains.
“Shutka? I have been there only once, looking for a shawl. I got one for just two euros, can you imagine?” says Filipa, 20, puffing on a cigarette. 
“By the way, beware of pickpockets once you are there.”

Filipa’s experience in the district of Šuto Orizari, known by locals as Shutka, is typical of the response you will get from many long-term residents of Skopje, capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Šuto Orizari is possibly unique in Europe as a district run by members of the Roma community, but to most Macedonians, it’s known mainly for its market. And a reputation for crime.

Fighting poverty across the EU - one of the bloc’s top priorities

How does the European Union use cohesion funds to reduce poverty and inequality across the bloc? Our first stops are in two of the EU’s poorest countries, Bulgaria and Romania, to look at the role that EU aid plays in the areas of education and public transport. We also visit one of Europe’s richest countries - France - to see how the European Union can help to level up parts of the EU that display some surprising inequalities.

Our guests are experts on just how valuable EU funds are for Bulgaria. Bulgaria’s Minister in charge of EU funds, Atanas Pekanov, University Professor of European Affairs, Ingrid Shikova and Representative of the European Commission in Sofia, Cvetan Kyulanov.

In Romania, Luke Brown looks at efforts to reduce exclusion for the Roma community. Education has been a key vector since Romania joined the EU in 2007 - but many within the community remain frustrated by the lack of progress.

 The article is taken from France 24 , below is the link for more information:

Link :https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/europe-now/20230602-fighting-poverty-across-the-eu-one-of-the-bloc-s-top-priorities-part-2

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2023

 The council supports Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month as part of our wider commitment to strengthening equality and diversity in Cambridge, and anyone passing the Guildhall this month may spot the Romani flag being flown during June.

In line with GRT History Month, we wanted to share an update on some of the projects we work on throughout the year to support GRT people.

The article is taken from Cambrigde City Coincil , below is the link with full article :