Representatives of Croatia’s Roma community have marked International Roma Day by meeting with the country’s president.
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IzsakRita</a>'s call <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalRomaDay?src=hash">#InternationalRomaDay</a> <a href="http://t.co/YNT0FeMRXa">http://t.co/YNT0FeMRXa</a> <a href="http://t.co/XF2DGEBW5D">pic.twitter.com/XF2DGEBW5D</a></p>— Minority Rights (MinorityRights) April 8, 2015
The event is widely celebrated in all countries where the world’s 12 million Roma live.
It is a day when Roma celebrate the vision of the older generation to establish the foundations of Romani equality in Europe through political debate and festivities.
At a ceremony in Croatia’s parliament there was a call for unity and attention was drawn to the problems Roma face including discrimination, poverty, unemployment.
More than 17,000 Roma people live in Croatia.