(GEO)POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ROMA MINORITIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. FESEABLE SOLUTION FOR INTEGRATION Cover Image

(GEO)POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ROMA MINORITIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. FESEABLE SOLUTION FOR INTEGRATION
(GEO)POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ROMA MINORITIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. FESEABLE SOLUTION FOR INTEGRATION

Author(s): Ionel Stoica
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Geopolitics
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Roma; Roma integration; geopolitics of Roma; Romania; the European Union; European founds;

Summary/Abstract: The crisis generated by the expulsion of the Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Roma from France has showed that there was no strategy related to Roma issue at the European level, although it is extremely necessary1 . In spite of the numerous and heated debates at the European level on this issue, the European officials are still disagreeing on the concretization and effective implementation of a strategy. This article underlies that the attempts to solve the issue at the national level represent narrow approaches, that seek to gain benefits on short term and do not analyze the potential benefits on long term of the continental approach, in accordance with the endeavors and exigencies stated by the European Union’s officials. Starting from the premise that the integration of the Roma communities exceed – by its geographical extension, but also by the intellectual and financial resources which it claims – the national background, this paper presents a point of view regarding the directions of action to be followed. In the author’s opinion, these directions should encompass two main coordinates: “land binding” of the Roma, respectively, their education in the spirit of the development of better social adaptation/integration. Both coordinates are analyzed and commented in this paper from the perspective of their strong and weak points. At the same time, there are proposed some feasible solutions for integrating Roma communities at the national and European level.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 118-125
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English