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First ever EU legal instrument for Roma inclusion adopted

EU News 509/2013

Brussels, 9 December 2013

All 28 European Union Member States today committed to implementing a set of recommendations, proposed by the European Commission, to step up the economic and social integration of Roma communities. The Council Recommendation was adopted unanimously by ministers meeting in the Council less than six months after the Commission’s proposal (IP/13/607, MEMO/13/610). It is the first ever EU-level legal instrument for Roma inclusion. With the adoption of the Recommendation Member States commit to taking targeted action to bridge the gaps between the Roma and the rest of the population.

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File Image: Commissioner Vivian Reding with Representatives of the campaign "Human Rights here. Roma rights now!" by Amnesty International Date: 27/06/2013 Reference: P-023595/00-13 Location: Brussels - European Management Centre (C)EU, 2013 URL