Advisers: Europe should improve conditions for Roma children

April 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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STRASBOURG, France, April 26 (UPI) -- European governments should act to end discrimination against the children of Roma families, the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly said

The assemby made the recommendation this week in adopting a proposal by Nursuna Memecan, a Turkish member, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday.

Memecan said efforts should be centered on improving the living conditions of Roma people by investing in housing, creating jobs and changing attitudes and stereotypes about the ethnic group.

About half of the 5 million to 6 million Roma living in Europe are under the age of 18, Memecan said.

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