Press release - 706(2010)

Council of Europe calls for constructive and concrete high level meeting for Roma

Strasbourg, 29.09.2010 –The Secretary General and the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today invited governments of 47 countries, the EU and international organisations to a meeting in Strasbourg on 20 October 2010, to agree measures improving the situation of Roma throughout Europe.

 

“The meeting should be the starting point for a joint effort by the European institutions and the member countries to take on the situation of the Roma in a constructive and sustainable way", the Secretary General said.

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