Cover Osteuropa 11/2007

In Osteuropa 11/2007

The Integration of the Roma in Romania
More than Opportunism for EU Accession?

Joachim Krauß

Deutsche Fassung


Romania has the largest Roma population in Europe. The Roma life in precarious social conditions and are hardly integrated into society. The EU and international institutions have already provided considerable financial means to improve the situation of the Roma. The Romanian government may have also enacted its own programmes and projects for integrating the Roman, but discrimination, discreditation, and exclusion of the Roma as well as racism in politics and society remain structural problems.

(Osteuropa 11/2007, pp. 241–251)