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ERIO'S WEEKLY E-NEWS 29-09-2017

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* From slum-dweller to senator? French Roma woman aims high
By The Local

Anina Ciuciu, a 27-year-old law student who once begged for centimes, is vying to become France's first Roma senator on Sunday. "It would be historic for a young French woman of Roma origin to be elected, especially in the Senate, which is mostly made up of men and where the average age is 64!"

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* Referendum proposed on autonomous Roma province in Hungary
By The Hungarian Free Press

The logic behind the proposal and Mr. Kamarás’ political movement, the Opre Roma-Gypsy Democratic People’s Party, is that Roma political elites in Hungary have been both corrupt and incompetent, doing almost nothing to help raise the nation’s largest and growing minority out of abject poverty. Mr. Kamarás refers specifically to the way in which EU funds aimed at Roma integration were misappropriated.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS and events

* Government officials and civil society discuss ways to advance the human dimension of security in Ukraine at OSCE/ODIHR event in Kyiv
By OSCE

More than 150 representatives of civil society, international organizations and academia, as well as government and elected officials, gathered in Kyiv on 26 and 27 September to review the results of activities carried out with the support of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to strengthen the human dimension of security in Ukraine. 

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