Bulgaria: Roma:Written question - HL12920

Q
Asked on: 16 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bulgaria: Roma
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bulgaria about (1) the demolition of Roma homes in Voivodinovo and other places with no offer of new housing, and (2) the adequacy of roads, water, sewage systems, and rubbish collection in Roma settlements in Bulgaria.
A
Answered on: 23 January 2019

Our Embassy in Sofia regularly engages with the Bulgarian government and local authorities setting out the economic and social benefits of Roma integration. It is active in promoting minority rights in Bulgaria, with our Ambassador playing a prominent role in the ‘Friends of Roma’ Ambassadors Group, which supports initiatives related to inclusion and education.

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