[Northern Europe] Council of Europe advises Lithuania to improve social inclusion of Roma

09 Jan 2019
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Baltic News Network (BNN)

The Council of Europe issued a press release welcoming the re-establishment of a department for national minorities in Lithuania which contributes to increasing the visibility of national minority issues in national politics and overall coordination. The Council`s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities notes, however, there is still no comprehensive legislative framework which creates obstacles for implementing important rights. In addition, Committee urges Lithuanian government to put more efforts in preventing discrimination and combating negative stereotypes against Roma.

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