Thursday, February 22, 2007

Roma history

The Romanian government will set up a panel to examine the slavery of Gypsies in the past, a statement said Tuesday. The panel will also make recommendations to promote Gypsy, or Roma, history and culture in schools, the government said. The decision comes as the country marks 151 years since slavery was abolished in Romania. Officially, Romania’s current Roma population numbers about 500,000, but polls have put the actual figure at more than 1 million. (AP)

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