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Europe only hurts itself by ignoring the Roma

By Zeljko Jovanovic

Europe cannot continue to marginalize one of its own minorities; anti-Roma prejudice and unlawful discrimination must not go unchallenged. The status quo is damaging the lives of millions of Roma, but it is also hurting Europe economically and morally. The historical truism applies here — Europe’s greatness will be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members.

Zeljko Jovanovic is director of the Open Society Roma Initiatives.

Copyright: Project Syndicate

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