The association ‘E Roma Opre’ comes out outside the Bulgarian Embassy

    17.01.2002 / Members of the newly formed association of Bulgarian Roma in the UK, E Roma Opre, demonstrated outside the Bulgarian meeting followed with Prince Kiril, son of Bulgarian Prime Simeon II, at which Mr Nikolaeff gave an initial welcome to the Government’s programme for Roma.
   “We view most of the programme favourably,” said Mr Nikolaeff. “But what we want to see is progress and the full implementation of this new project”.
   Meanwhile, Mr Nikolaeff told journalists at a Press Conference afterwards, he had many concerns about human rights abuses in Bulgaria. These involved attacks by skinheads and also asaults by police officers. It was fear that now drove many Roma to leave the country and seek asylum elsewhere, he said.
   Mr Nikolaeff said he expects a followup meeting with Prince Kiril in the near future.