Nikoleta Popkostadinova

is a journalist covering social affairs at the Bulgarian weekly Kapital. She has also worked as a freelancer, reporting on Bulgarian social and political issues for Transitions Online.


No maths and no water in Stolipinovo

The jobs boom in Bulgaria has left the Roma behind

With the EU accession of Bulgaria and Romania, the Roma became the largest autochthonous ethnic minority within the Union, without this translating into political influence. While there is general agreement at the political level that socio-economic integration of Roma is desirable, neither the EU commission nor the national governments appear to be prepared to implement the necessary strategies to bring this about, writes Nikoleta Popkostadinova.

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