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Greece and Europe Shaken by Cases of Missing Children

The disturbing case of four-year old Maria, who was found in a Roma camp in Larissa, brought memories of stories that have shocked all of Europe. Madeleine McCann, Ben Nidam and Alex Meschisvilli, are just some of the children whose...

EU Assistance to Identify 4-year-old Girl Found in Greek Roma Camp

The case of the 4-year old girl found in a Roma camp in Larissa, Greece, is now a major issue for Greek police. Greek police are now trying to find the four-year old girl’s identity and if the couple...

Roma Set Fire in Menidi

The decision of the Municipality of Acharne in Athens to demolish illegal properties in the area, most of which belong to the Roma, caused their intense reaction. The tension lasted 24 hours. The Mayor of Acharne, Sotiris Douros, said that...

Four Deaths in Roma Family Feud

Four people are dead and one injured in a shootout between rival Roma families in Gastouni, in the prefecture of Elis in the Peloponnese, according to local media. After the police investigation, three Roma were arrested who allegedly caused the...

EU Court Blasts Greece on Roma

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which is based in Strasbourg, France, condemned Greece for violating the European Convention on Human Rights provisions about the right to education. The case, Lavida and Others v. Greece concerning, according to the...

Fotopoulou Sees Roma Trapped In Between

Among researchers in a project to study the lives of Roma, also known as gypsies, a venture called Trapped In Between, was a 24-year-old Greek woman, Ioanna Fotopoulou, a  topography engineer and activist. She visited the Roma camps and...

Roma-Golden Dawn Conflict At Kalamata Hospital

Kalamata’s Roma community and members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party almost battled at the Kalamata General Hospital after the extreme right-wingers came into the facility demanding to know whether there were foreign nurses or workers there. Golden Dawn,...

Amnesty International on EU Discrimination Against Roma

On International Roma Day, April 8, Amnesty International strongly advised the EU to deal with the discrimination against the Roma. The international human rights organization stressed that the European Commission should now take necessary steps to ensure that the...

Greek Roma Win Human Rights Case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled today that the failure of Greek authorities to integrate Roma children into the ordinary education system amounted to discrimination against them. The applicants of the case Sampani and Others v. Greece were...

Violence in Athens Suburb Injures 6 Policemen

Authorities say police have clashed with about 150 people who attacked a public bus and shops in a western Athens suburb and that six officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The violence occurred Monday night in the Ano Liossia suburb,...