OSCE Urges Bulgarian Authorities to Halt Evictions of Roma

Society | July 13, 2015, Monday // 20:41| Views: | Comments: 8
Bulgaria: OSCE Urges Bulgarian Authorities to Halt Evictions of Roma Photo by BGNES

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has called on Bulgaria to immediately stop evictions of Roma and address the problem of anti-Roma rhetoric.

The media statement of the OSCE was issued several days after the European Court of Human Rights demanded the suspension of the demolition of two illegal buildings in the village of Garmen.

Responding to a motion submitted by Bulgarian human rights NGOs, on July 10 the Strasbourg-based court urged the Bulgarian government to halt the house demolitions until alternative housing was secured for the vulnerable claimants.

The appeal submitted by the Bulgarian NGOs drew attention to the fact that a number of minors, including children with severe disabilities, and a pregnant woman, would end up homeless after the demolition for July 13.

In a media statement issued on July 13, Michael Georg Link, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called on Bulgarian authorities to immediately address interethnic tension and halt evictions in Roma communities.

“Roma families in the municipality of Garmen were forcefully evicted from their homes on 29 June and there are reports that evictions will continue this week. The evictions have taken place in response to a series of anti-Roma protests in Garmen, and in an atmosphere of strong anti-Roma rhetoric by some political parties,” he declared.

“Bulgarian authorities should halt any further evictions that put Roma at risk of becoming homeless,” Link said. “Such actions must comply with international standards and provide for adequate housing for those evicted.”

“Protests confirm the persistence of deeply-rooted prejudice and racism against Roma and Sinti in our societies. In Bulgaria, this is especially relevant in the light of violent anti-Roma protests in 2011,” Link declared, drawing attention to the serious problem of continued hate speech, extremism and violence against Roma across Europe.

“Politicians should lead by example and refrain from anti-Roma rhetoric to gain support from the electorate,” Link continued. “This is not in line with Bulgaria’s commitments to combat discrimination and promote equal opportunities for all citizens.”

In end-May, anti-Roma unrest erupted in the southwestern municipality of Garmen, with protesters demanding the swift demolition of illegal buildings housing Roma families.

The tensions escalated after a mass brawl over loud music.

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#8
GrueFski - 22 Jul 2015 // 04:11:24

And btw Ivica too is Bulgarian, Jovica would be the Serbian counterpart of Ivica

#7
GrueFski - 22 Jul 2015 // 04:10:23

Guess who's the current president/chairman/chief/head/whatever of OSCE? Well the "pro-Bulgarian" Ivica Dacic, Serbia foreign minister and former prime minister. Btw, as far as I know, among Slavs only Bulgarians use the first name Dako/Dacho/Dache(/Daki?), meaning he couldn't have Dacic for a last name unless he's an assimilated Bulgarian.
Here is something interesting about Mr "Dacic":

Serbian Prime Minister's Full Frontal No Knickers Interview

https://www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=_swdEx4btew

Almost 10 million views so far. "Dacic" should be thanking her for making him famous all over the world. But for that whornalista (Spanish for "journalist"), he couldn't have achieved that even if had been prime minister for 10 terms.

#6
GrueFski - 18 Jul 2015 // 03:05:13

so it's now legal for all Gipsies to steal other people's land

what will ECtHR do (=decide) when Gypsies occupy and therefore steal the land of other Gipsies (that could very well happen, especially when there are members of 2 different groups of Gypsies involved -- different in religion, mother tongue, traditional occupation -- the ones former owners, the others as new "LEGAL" owners)

#5
GrueFski - 18 Jul 2015 // 03:00:40

As I understand it, ECtHR's decisions are part of Bulgarian legislation too and, when in conflict with Bulgarian laws, they override them, being more "powerful" than them. Basically, this thing combined with the decision itself mean that ANY Gypsy can now go occupy private or state/public land, build a makeshift "house" there and become unremovable from there, basically become LEGAL OWNER (???????) of the respective illegally occupied (also known as "stolen") piece of land

#4
GrueFski - 15 Jul 2015 // 07:28:37

One of those who are tyring to steal Pirin "Macedonia" from Bg and give it to F YROM because you are Gypsier than F YROMians (that's doesn't mean F YROMians are not Bulgarians; regional differences in the way people of the same ethnicity look are present in many countries, including Romania where the most non-blond, most non-ginger historical and geographical region, Oltenia borders on the blondest/gingerest. Germans in Austria ("Austrians") and Bavaria are much less blond/ginger, therefore much less German than Germans near the border with Denmark, in Schleswig-Holstein.

"“Roma families in the municipality of Garmen were forcefully evicted from their homes on 29 June and there are reports that evictions will continue this week."

Those are not their homes! But the Nazi keeps on hitting Bulgaria. Basically you will lose Blagoevgradsko.
Who cares that Bulgaria has fought both World Wars on Germany's side??? You and Greeks are either going to commit suicide massively, collectively or the Nazis will steal Blagoevgradsko from Bulgaria and (Greek) Macedonia from Greece and give them to the F YROMians who have a much bigger blonds/gingers percentage/proportion in their population (not counting the Albanians in F YROM and the Turks and Gypsies of Bg)

#3
GrueFski - 15 Jul 2015 // 07:18:30

"In a media statement issued on July 13, Michael Georg Link, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called on Bulgarian authorities to immediately address interethnic tension and halt evictions in Roma communities.
“Roma families in the municipality of Garmen were forcefully evicted from their homes on 29 June and there are reports that evictions will continue this week. The evictions have taken place in response to a series of anti-Roma protests in Garmen, and in an atmosphere of strong anti-Roma rhetoric by some political parties,” he declared."

Michael Georg Link is a Nazi/German.
Nazi revenge
of the recent Spiegel article type

#2
Vulgar - 14 Jul 2015 // 11:19:27

Is no anti-Roma rhetoric is no lacking in sincerity or meaningful content these people build illegally and many cause trouble. The key here is that they cause trouble, problems, they break more laws, they bring attention to themselves as they cause disturbances.

This OSCE, want to live next to those whom cause misery with their vicious children hell bent on creation of a ghetto for their own self purpose that of more land and more space to allow them to expand their families and expand the problems.

If these people lived in peace no one would bother, if all the children set themselves to become greats at school and with their school work we could admire them applaud them as they rise out of their past many of all ethnicities, all cultures have done so, if they when they have money contributed to society, the garbage tax at minimum no one would care whether they be this that or the next. Instead many spend their money on booze and fags, on burning light bulbs all night, on feeding dogs, paying the electric to fund loud music, sending their children to do tasks that avoid school, they buy the most incredible music systems we are talking serious size of speakers that are audible plus 100 metres when at high volume and high volume isn't uncommon, etc, etc.

Are plenty whom could afford to integrate yet many Mayors turn a blind eye.

When are in jail is no need to house, therefore its a common sense option to demolish rather than jail, its the kindest option and a families first lesson we expect to agree the State has laws you obey no matter your ethnicity or wealth. That or get out for shall be no sub State within Bulgaria.

#1
justme - 14 Jul 2015 // 10:04:17

So, lets the OSCE build housing for these Roma's :) Or better yet, invite them to live with them at their offices in Western Europe, to enjoy the Roma experience.

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