“The Ambassadors’ Group” visits Roma community of Frumusani

A group of Ambassadors and representatives of the Embassies of Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom with the World Bank visited last week the Roma community in the commune of Frumusani near Bucharest.
This is the second visit of the Ambassadors’ Group to Frumusani, after last year‘s trip on the occasion of the Roma Day (April 8). The local Roma community and the authorities were confronted with the problem of lack of property deeds, as well as with access to the electricity, water and gas system.
The aim of the second visit of the Ambassadors’ Group to Frumusani was to examine and acknowledge the progress achieved since last year. The Group was impressed by the solutions the local council brought up to solve the problem of housing. The former agricultural zone was converted into building land and mapped, which enables the families to have property deeds issued, if they live for more than five years on these grounds and pay the taxes for those years. The opportunity was successfully used by around 20 households out of more than 500. Also, the village of Frumusani extended their electricity network so that all households can now legally connect to the electricity network.
The Ambassadors Group handed over a plaque to the Chairwoman of the Local Council, Mrs Stan Georgeta, to show their appreciation of for the cooperation with the citizens of Frumusani.

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