Diana Botescu

is a Romanian political scientist and migration researcher living in Berlin. Alongside her work as a sociologist and consultant, since 2014 she has been leading the Berliner Project documenting anti-Gypsy incidents and supporting the victims of discrimination at Amaro Foro e.V.


Cover for: The junk property crisis

Lack of available housing has a particularly severe impact on Bulgarian and Romanian Roma: with few formal work prospects, they are forced into substandard accommodation and homelessness. Institutional and social discrimination compounds the problem, shifting the blame from unscrupulous tenants and employers onto vulnerable citizens.

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