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January 25, 2022
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Marginalisation of Roma and asylum seekers, sources of concern in Europe

The marginalisation of Roma communities, the worsening conditions in which asylum seekers live, and the persistent cases of racism and discrimination are still sources of concern in Europe, reads a report of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) quoted by Mediafax. “Despite many encouraging practices enforced by various states of the EU, there is still a long road ahead, until reality in the field will answer the acting norms,” said Morten Kjaerum, the head of the FRA. The report accuses the extreme poverty and social exclusion of Roma communities, while emphasising that ethnic Roma are the most frequently discriminated minority in the EU. The same report denounces the “worsening of conditions in which asylum seekers live” especially in Greece and Italy. The Agency also mentions certain obstacles that limit the access to Justice, and the high levels of discrimination and violence against children in several states of the EU.

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