Many Roma in Slovakia live on the outskirts of villages in simple shanty towns. Most of them are unemployed. The mayor of a village with 1,500 residents has started a company that shows it doesn't have to be like that.
Though violent crimes against Roma are less brazen in Hungary nowadays, the minority group continues to face adversity. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's programs to aid Roma do nothing to address their marginalization.
One of the oldest cities in the world, the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is a place of inspiration for artists and creatives and was anointed European Capital of Culture 2019. But will the honor prove a missed opportunity?
Unlike in much of Europe, the far right in Spain has failed to gain electoral power. Europhilia, a culture of integration and lessons from the past seem to be key. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
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