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.
World leaders marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a ceremony at Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, died. However often overshadowed is the mass killing of Europe's Roma and Sinti populations. In Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, for example, as many as 90% of the pre-war population of around 6,000 were killed. Rob Cameron has this report from the Czech capital, Prague.
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AS Roma and AC Milan will snub Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport until the end of the calendar year. The paper's front page, a day before a major league fixture, focused on two key new signings, both black.
On this week’s programme: The widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from his wife, who is still haunted by her husband's disappearance. We'll also hear how tenants in Berlin are fighting back against rent hikes. And the heated debate in Italy over whether Roma people should be given public housing.