On May 28th, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine published the results of repeated modular selective survey of population (households) of Ukraine on migration. The survey was carried out by M. Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences and the State Statistics Service within the European Union Project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions”, and implemented by ILO in Ukraine and in Moldova from April till June 2012.
Old habits die hard – especially if one is not even aware of them. Research has shown again and again that the Roma remain the most discriminated minority in Europe. A historian does not find this surprising. The exclusion of the diverse Roma and Traveller groups has a centuries-old history, connected to the deep structures of the European societies. From late medieval times onwards, the Romani people have been marginalised and persecuted, whether in the context of vagrancy laws, nationalism, racial doctrines, border control, or of European integration.