Bosnia and Herzegovina: National minorities in do not enjoy effective access to their rights, says expert report

The Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities concludes in its ‘opinion’ that in a country deeply divided among the three constituent peoples (Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs), national minorities are institutionally discriminated against and unable to fully participate in political processes.

Norway: New report highlights discrimination against national minorities

A new Opinion from the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities urges Norway to take effective measures to rebuild trust and raise awareness in particular of the Tater/Romani and the Roma national minorities in the country.

New national minorities report issues warning to Skopje authorities

“Despite the unanimous protests against the political structures, society remains deeply divided, with little interaction between the two largest ethnic communities, Macedonians and Albanians,” states a report from the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. “Relations between them are still dominated by mutual fear and distrust,” it adds.

Podcast: Francesco Palermo – national minorities, managing diversity and the threat of Europe’s “demographic winter”

Professor Francesco Palermo discusses national minorities, the management of growing and diverse populations and the looming threat of Europe’s demographic winter, ahead of today’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities conference.

Italy: Minorities experts want better protection for Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities

A report from the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) urges Italy to make “sustained and effective efforts to prevent, fight and sanction the inequality and discrimination suffered by Roma, Sinti and Camminanti communities.