8 April 2013: International Roma day

8 April 2013: International Roma day

To mark International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe. Despite efforts in the Member States towards Roma integration, much more progress has yet to be made at national level to fight discrimination and improve access for Roma to employment, education, housing and healthcare in particular.


The European Parliament president Martin Schulz has stressed that Europe needs to step up its efforts as the Roma still experience social exclusion and discrimination on a daily basis.


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