Commission proposes recommendations for faster socio-economic integration of Roma
Brussels, 26 June 2013 - The European Commission has called on Member States to deliver on their commitments to ensure equality and to do more to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma. The call follows the Commission's progress report released today which shows that Member States need to do better in implementing their national Roma integration strategies submitted under the EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies. The new report is accompanied by a proposal for a Recommendation addressed to EU countries which proposes to Member States on the one hand specific measures, including positive action, and on the other hand, horizontal policy measures, including local actions to improve the situation of Roma people. Member States would have two years to put concrete measures into practice to make a difference for Roma people on the ground.
- Press statement by Vice-President Viviane Reding and Commissioner László Andor
- Press release: "Roma: Commission calls on Member States to step up efforts on integration"
- MEMO: "Roma integration: Progress Report and Recommendation - Frequently Asked Questions"
- COM(2013) 454 final - Commission Communication on "Steps forward in implementing National Roma Integration Strategies"
- COM(2013) 460 final - Proposal for a Council Recommendation on effective Roma integration measures in the Member States
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