Bulgaria Needs Full-Scale Approach for Integrating Roma - Minister

Society | December 2, 2011, Friday // 13:59|  views

Bulgaria needs to establish a full-scale approach for the integration of its Roma minority, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has stated.

It is crucial for Bulgaria to make good use of EU programs for Roma integration, Tsvetanov pointed out during a debate dedicated to the role of local authorities in the country's national Roma integration strategy.

"We need a full-scale approach for integrating the Roma. Unfortunately, we have lacked the vision to do that," the Interior Minister admitted, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.

Tsvetanov, who is the chairman of Bulgaria's National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Demographic Issues within the Council of Ministers, pointed out that the integration of Roma is a key topic on EU's agenda that needs to be tackled with concrete policies.

The construction of new dwellings, the longer education of Roma children and the equal access to healthcare were the main Roma integration aims the Bulgarian Interior Ministered mentioned,

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