you're reading...
2012, Bulgaria, deportations, discrimination, employment, evictions, France, housing, Romania

ENAR urges EU to act on Roma discrimination

04 September 2012

Europe: The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) has, in a letter to the European Commission’s Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding (pictured), said efforts to ease restrictions on eastern Europeans in France will be ‘pointless’ unless further action is taken.

While ENAR hailed the decision to place the issue of employment restrictions for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens in France on the EU Council’s agenda as “a first step towards encouraging the inclusion of Roma in Europe,” – in addition to welcoming France’s decision to lift these restrictions – it has also warned that “these positive steps will be pointless unless additional action is taken.”

The letter said: “Opening up jobs for Roma from Romania and Bulgaria will not help if employers do not hire them as a result of widespread prejudice.”

It added: “Forced evictions of Roma communities must stop. As part of its obligations under international human rights law, France needs to ensure that nobody is forced into homelessness or made vulnerable to human rights violations as a result of evictions.”

via ENAR urges EU to act on Roma discrimination.

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 614 other followers

RomaSolidarity on Twitter

Archives

%d bloggers like this: