Racism

01 Jun: Institutional racism – Europe’s Roma suffer the most.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Europe’s Black Lives Matter protests against racial profiling and race-based police violence (ENAR2020), and the impact of the pandemic particularly on the socially excluded, forced the European Commission for the first time to state that the existence of structural racism needs to be acknowledged. 

Despite all the anti-discrimination legislation laid out across the European Union, one group of European citizens are persecuted repeatedly inside the Union. The Roma** are Europe’s largest ethnic minority with 10 to 12 million Roma in Europe, of which 6 million are citizens of an EU …