Roma in Europe: Persecuted and misunderstood

A woman from the Roma community stands at the entrance of a shack on Thursday, August 23, in a camp in Evry, outside Paris. With criticism of their treatment of the Roma mounting, French ministers met for emergency talks on the handling of an estimated 15,000 Roma living in camps across France and proposed to lift restrictions on migrants from Bulgaria and Romania working in France.

A woman from the Roma community stands at the entrance of a shack on Thursday, August 23, in a camp in Evry, outside Paris. With criticism of their treatment of the Roma mounting, French ministers met for emergency talks on the handling of an estimated 15,000 Roma living in camps across France and proposed to lift restrictions on migrants from Bulgaria and Romania working in France.