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The European Parliament recognizes Antigypsyism in Europe and propose a day for remembrance Roma Genocide. [editar]

European Parliament approved the resolution on 15th April, 2015 for Roma International Day.

16/04/2015
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The European Parliament recognizes Antigypsyism in Europe and propose a day for remembrance Roma Genocide.

The European Parliament adopted at its plenary session on April 15 an important resolution on the need to combat the problem of Gypsyism in Europe and which also seeks a declaration for commemorating the day of the genocide of Roma during World War II.

The resolution has a special interest because it highlights the problem of antigypsyism in Europe and the steps that can help to combat it. European Parliament recognizes "deep concern by the rise of antigypsyism, manifested, among others, in anti Roma rhetoric and acts of violence against the Roma in Europe -assassinations included- which are incompatible with the norms and values of EU and constitute one of the main obstacles to achieving social integration of Roma and ensure full respect for their human rights."

Likewise it request to member states to effectively apply 2000/43/CE June 29th 2000, Council directive, related to the application of equal treatment independently on its racial or ethnic origin with the purpose to prevent and erase discrimination against Roma community, particularly on employment and housing access; as so the Council Frame decision 2008/913/JAI on November 28th 2008, related to the fight against racist and xenophobic manifestations through criminal law in order to successfully fight against antigypsyism, anti Roma rhetoric and violent acts against Roma, as so against apology, negation and trivialization of the Roma genocide.

Besides insisting on the legislative focus, the resolution recognizes the historical fact of the Roma Genocide during World War II, something that has been little known and needs more institutional visibility.

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