Residual anti-communist beliefs that current state structures are only cosmetically altered versions of the old system have had to be overcome.
Something is dreadfully wrong with Hungary--and it could spread to the rest of Europe.
Central Europe has become an Apartheid region where Roma and non-Roma inhabit increasingly separate and decidedly unequal worlds.
NGOs devoted to public works paradoxically became part of the wave of privatization that swept the region.
Money that the European Commission provides to Bulgaria to fund Roma inclusion projects is diverted elsewhere.
The Roma continue to be marginalized in Bulgaria.
The crime rate of Roma is no higher than the population at large.
What will be better for the Roma to have a strong Roma party or to promote polices aimed to improve the situation of the Roma through the other, non-ethnically-based parties?
Anton Karagozov,Foundation for Regional Roma Development, Bulgaria
Valentine Mitiev, expert on regional minority issues