International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
In the last three years, more than 2,500 Roma from Kosovo have been forced to leave Germany, including people and families that lived in Germany for years. DW reports on the deportation of a family back to Kosovo. (30.03.2013)
There are more Roma in Bulgaria than any other EU nation. Some 10 percent of the population belong to the minority group, and despite receiving millions for their integration Roma remain marginalized. (21.03.2013)
With 26 countries in the EU Schengen zone and many more ethnic groups, defining cross-border migration is a messy thing. Fears about migration have thus turned to the easily identifiable: Gypsies - and how they live. (11.03.2013)
Despite democratic transformations in Eastern Europe, more than 10 million Roma face discrimination, especially in education. Change has been slow, although education is a key factor in overcoming poverty. (10.03.2013)
Human rights groups accuse Czech authorities of placing a disproportionately high number of Roma, or gypsy, children into schools for the learning disabled. A group of young Roma rappers is working to change that. (20.02.2013)
There are some 2,000 Roma living in Marseille, France - most of them on the streets, or in camps. But life has gotten harder for the Romany gypsies in the last few months. (08.12.2012)
At a small dead-end street in a suburb of Cologne-Roggendorf, well kept houses line the streets. Popularly known as a "Gypsy settlement," the area is home to 18 Sinti families. (24.10.2012)
Discrimination against Roma and Sinti communities continues to be a major problem across Europe. But the "gypsy" inspired music of world-famous Balkan musician Goran Bregovic is breaking down stereotypes. (24.10.2012)
Applications for asylum filed by Roma people from Serbia and Macedonia have increased dramatically in Germany and the European Union. The EU says there are no grounds for granting asylum in these cases. (16.10.2012)
Winter is coming in the Balkans, and thousands of Sinti and Roma are seeking asylum in Germany. Politicians are calling for an end to visa exemptions for Serbs and Macedonians. (13.10.2012)
They are pursued, marginalized and discriminated against in many countries. And many Roma end up in Germany - but few are allowed to remain. (24.09.2012)
Europe's largest illegal settlement lies just outside the Spanish capital, Madrid. A sprawling tangle of tents and cement houses, Cañada Real is now home to over 40,000 people. But maybe not for long… (28.08.2012)
In Belgrade, large settlements of Roma are evicted with little or no warning. This presents an acute problem for internally displaced persons from Kosovo, who can become essentially invisible in the eyes of the law. (20.07.2012)
Discrimination against Sinti and Roma began as a way for Europeans to assert their modernity: Klaus-Michael Bogdal asserts this thesis in his latest book, which has won him a prestigious prize at the Leipzig Book Fair. (13.03.2013)
Auschwitz is synonymous with the mass murder of Jews, Roma and Sinti, and other groups persecuted by the Nazis. January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops. (27.01.2013)
January 27 marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, an international day of commemoration for the victims of the Nazi genocide that resulted in the death of six million people. DW looks back at this dark past. (25.01.2013)
The migration of Roma from southeastern Europe is turning life in German cities upside-down. DW's Verica Spasovska says integrating Roma can't be left to their home countries, but is a task for the whole EU. (21.02.2013)
Sinti and Roma have fought for a Holocaust memorial in Germany for decades, not only because they were victims of genocide, but also because they still face discrimination today. Their wish has finally been granted. (23.10.2012)
International Roma Day celebrates the culture of Roma and Sinti communities. But it's also for remembering that they still suffer discrimination. In Berlin, Roma and Sinti gathered at a memorial to members of their community murdered by the Nazis.
Across Europe, Roma and Sinti are formally marginalized and frequently abused. International Romani Day is one way of drawing attention to that.
Sinti and Roma people from around Europe have gathered in the Auschwitz concentration camp to remember victims of the Nazi Holocaust. August 2 is designated as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.
Despite losing support after her famous pro-refugee slogan, "We can do it," Chancellor Merkel is confident that Germany will ride the migrant crisis. The leader spoke to Germany's public broadcaster ARD.
The sociologist Schirin Amir-Moazami finds the French burkini debate superficial. She says France has not confronted its colonialist past and that is why its significance has been overlooked today.
The Weimar Triangle, founded 25 years ago, is ailing. Gone are the days of political euphoria. The alliance between Warsaw, Berlin and Paris has lost influence, but it is still important, writes DW's Adelheid Feilcke.
A new poll has found Germans are split over whether Chancellor Merkel should seek a fourth term. Many criticize her response to an influx of refugees, but officials say fewer than one million actually arrived in 2015.
The Goethe Institute is Germany’s cultural institute with offices all over the world. And every year in the spirit of the Institute it awards a medal to foreigners who have performed outstanding service.
All this week we’ve been looking at the refugee situation here in Germany one year on from when Angela Merkel famously said “Wir schaffen das.” - “ We can do it.”.
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