Bulgaria: Travellers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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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.

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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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