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Roma Gypsies

Funding Roma Autonomy

John Feffer | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
John Feffer

The reduction in extreme poverty varied from region to region, with great gains made in Asia and not much progress achieved in Africa. In East-Central Europe, the drop was roughly comparable to the global average. There is, however, a statistical anomaly in the data for East-Central Europe.

Democracy Without Democrats in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Anybody can claim the mantle of democracy. Russian neo-fascist Vladimir Zhirinovsky runs a party called the Liberal Democratic Party. Even North Korea makes a nod in this direction when it calls itself the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The countries of East-Central Europe are, of course, in a different category.

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' Series Premiere

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) viewers were given a glimpse into traditional Romany society a...

Jordan Zakarin

Oscar-Winner Makes Dreams Come True

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

Any time Hans Zimmer begins a project, he panics: no matter how many iconic movie scores he has composed, the Oscar-winner fears he'll be unable to co...

Pope Pledges Support For Gypsies

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI listened to Gypsies recount their way of life at a first-ever papal audience for them at the Vatican on Saturda...

Roma Still Face Challenges Across Europe

Catherine Messina Paijic | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Catherine Messina Paijic

Commonly called "gypsies," the Roma are Europe's largest minority and fastest growing demographic, numbering nearly 10 million. But they are still largely excluded from political and civic life, battling centuries of discrimination.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) - Germany's president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Au...

Why Do We Ignore the Plight of the Roma in Europe?

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

For years we've honored the victims of the Holocaust by promising never to forget. In the contemporary plight of Europe's Roma population, we have the opportunity to get make good on our promises.

French Pass Law To Strip Foreign-Born Criminals Of Nationality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French lawmakers passed a controversial new bill that will strip criminals born in other countries of their French nationality if convicted of carryin...

France To Face Roma 'Gypsy' Showdown At European Union Summit

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy upended a European Union summit to defend his own nation's honor, vowing Thursday to keep clearing o...

Romanian Gypsy Leader Compares Sarkozy To Nazis

AP | VADIM GHIRDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COSTESTI, Romania — A Romanian Gypsy leader on Wednesday compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, followi...

Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A sixth victim was found murdered in what is believed to be a spate of attacks on members of Hungary's large Roma community, BBC reports. The woman, ...

Roma People Face Discrimination, Attacks Across Europe

Inter Press Service | Julio Godoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN, Aug 4 (IPS) - A ceremony at Auschwitz Sunday to commemorate the half a million Sinti and Roma killed by the Nazis became a reminder of the ...

Roma 'Gypsies' Face Heightened Persecution In Italy

The Guardian | Tana de Zulueta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

People forget, but the European history of segregation began in Venice. Ghetto is a Venetian word. It was, and still is, a neighbourhood, one of the o...