With an estimated population of ten million, the Roma are Europe's largest minority group. They are also among the poorest in most European countries and are often discriminated against.
The Roma are a European minority, with communities spread across all of the continent from Spain and Portugal across Germany and France to Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries. For decades the Roma population has suffered under stereotypes and discrimination. The communities are some of the poorest in Europe, characterized by high unemployment and lack of education.
After 24 seasons, almost 800 games and more than 300 goals for his team, AS Roma, Francesco Totti has decided to stop playing football. "Er Capitano" as he's called in Rome turns 41 in September and announced his retirement. His farewell at Rome's Stadio Olimpico was very emotional, for both fans and the player himself. Angelo Van Schaik reports.
Just 5 minutes drive from the the Lithuanian capital's airport is a neighbourhood called Taboras. It's home to a Roma community and the majority of Vilnius' residents have never been there. They only know what the media has told them: that Taboras is extremely dangerous, rife with drugs and poverty. And that's why a local company thought it might be attractive for tour groups.