Nadka lives in a Roma area of the Bulgarian city of Assenovgrad. The studious 12-year-old dreams of becoming a cook. She certainly doesn't want to marry at the age of 16 like many other girls she knows.
Europe’s biggest minority is the Roma who face widespread discrimination. Many live in ghetto like settlements which are sometimes threatened with demolition by authorities. Kids often have to go to segregated schools and don't find a job after their education because of their ethnicity. But some Roma are making their way out of poverty and segregation. Lea Albrecht met two of them in Brussels.
Pazardzhik is the first city in Bulgaria to ban the burqa. Some Muslim women will now rarely leave the house as a result. DW's Tatiana Vaksberg reports.
Across Europe, Roma and Sinti are formally marginalized and frequently abused. International Romani Day is one way of drawing attention to that.
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