Brussels pushes EU states to tackle Roma exclusion with new strategy

The European Union’s executive branch wants to improve the lives of its Roma community with a new strategy tackling persistent discrimination, unemployment, poverty and below-average life expectancy.”I want to be blunt. Over the last 10 years we have not done enough to support the Roma population in the EU. This is inexcusable,” EU Values and Transparency Commissioner Vera Jourova said on Wednesday presenting the new strategy.Eighty-five per cent of Roma children are at risk of poverty, compared to 20 per cent in the general EU population, according to European Commission figures. Young Roma p…

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