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.
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.
Economically weak municipalities in Germany's Ruhr region hope to raise property values in problematic neighborhoods by tearing down junk buildings. The local state government is putting up 30 million euros for project.
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