KEYWORDS TODAY:   RESIGNATIONBSPMalaysia Airlines Crash in Eastern UkraineKTB

HOT: » Bulgaria's government has stepped down

MEP Wants Roma Vice-Ministers in Bulgaria

Politics | August 24, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: 682 | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle

A EU lawmaker has called on Bulgaria to appoint two Roma deputy ministers in the new government.

Els de Groen recommended Rumyan Russinov to step in as Vice-Minister of Employment and Social Integration of the Roma at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Hristo Kyuchukov was proposed for Vice-Minister on Roma Educational Integration at the Ministry of Education and Science.

"Bulgaria, as a candidate country for the European Union, has to take in account the European Parliament's Joint Resolution on Roma in the EU of April 2005. The Resolution states that Roma should be included at all administration and decision-making levels," Els de Groen said Wednesday in an open letter to Bulgaria's President, prime minister and other members of the new cabinet.

Bulgaria is due to appoint 71 vice-ministers in the forthcoming days.

Representing the Roma among them, according to de Groen, would mean that Bulgaria endorses the EP resolution, and is seriously preparing for EU membership.

The country is now struggling to implement necessary reforms so that EU entry takes place on January 1, 2007.
Politics » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria