Marius Niculae

Local, national and EU politicians and leaders will gather with civil society in Brussels on 4 April to discuss progress on Roma integration across Europe. This will be the first EU Roma Summit since the Commission put in place an EU framework for national Roma integration strategies in 2011 (IP/11/400). The aim is to take stock of how the national Roma strategies submitted by Member States on an annual basis as a result of the EU Framework, are being implemented and if they are improving the life of Roma communities on the ground. Speakers will include European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the President of Romania Traian Băsescu, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Zinaida Zlatanova and Ministers and State secretaries from nine other EU Member States (see Annex). Non-government speakers include George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Foundations and Zoni Weisz, survivor from the Roma holocaust. More details here: and live updates here:


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