Tomorrow, 8th April 2008 (Tuesday), at 11:30h, the Chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the Mayor of Botevgrad municipality Mr. Georgi Georgiev will display the first in Bulgaria memorial for the Romas in Bulgaria - victims of Holocaust. This will take place in the Roma neighbourhood in Botevgrad in regards to the International day of the Roma people.
To Mr. Georgi Parvanov - President of Republic Bulgaria
Dear Mr. President,
I would like you to accept my visit, so that I can discuss with you the ideas and proposals of the Headquater of EUROROMA in regards to the more and more compliacting demografic situation in Bulgaria and the possible subsequences from it.
In regards to the invitation of the Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Dole Mrs. Emilia Maslarova, the Chairman Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and part of the political headquarter of the party on 11th January 2008, 11:30h a meeting will take place in the Ministry of Labour and Dole, on which the representatives of EUROROMA hope that they will be acqainted in details with the alternatives that Mrs. Emilia Maslarova and her Ministry are offering - the alternatives of the seized dole for those people that have taken dole for 18 months.
D E C L A R A T I O N
Regarding the article published in "168 hours" newspaper (4th - 10th January 2008) named "Romas go on strike" that reveals some negative sentiments among the Roma community for the dole that has been seized from the 1st January 2008, the Headquaters of EUROROMA states the following:
1. We also do not agree the bigger part of the members and sympathizers of EUROROMA to live and count only on the profession "needy".
2. We want and work in the direection of making the representatives of the Roma community eduacted and conscientious tax-payers with respected professions instead of consumers.
3. We are disturbed form the fact that we are not infomred in details for the alternatives that Minister Emilia Maslarova and her Ministry are offering and we hope that this will change.
4. We declare that EUROROMA will continue on the political path, standing behind our basic instuments: Dilaogue, Tollerance and Cooperation.
The Headquaters of EUROROMA understands the inability fo some separate chairmans of family Roma patries to gain the trust of the Roma voters during the regional elections. We think that those people's attempts to compensate their own electional failures through workless statements in the media is insulting the whole Roma community and the risk of hearing the following appears:
"Look now, Gypsy is saying something again beiong uprepared."
Today, on 5th August 2007, Political Movement EUROROMA was registered in the Central Commitee for Elecions for the local elections in October.
On 21th August 2007, at 11h, in Sofia Municipality the meeting between the Chairman of EUROROMA Tsvetelin Kanchev and the Mayor of Sofia Boiko Borisov will take place. The subject of the meeting is the hiring of Roma people as bodyguards in the municipal guarding company "Egida". Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev came up with the suggestion on 15th August after the tension that occured in regards to the fight in the Roma naighbourhood "Krasna Poliana". Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev brough up the arguments that if Roma people are hired, they will take care of the social peace and security in the neighbourhoods "Krasna Poliana" and "Fakulteta" since they are already successfully fighting with the drug dealers in those districts and that will surely help Romas and Bulgarians to live together and cooperate without conflicts.
On 20th August 2007 the Chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev sent the followng message:
To the Preisdent of Bulgaria Mr. Georgy Parvanov To the Chairman of the Sobranje Mr. Georgy Pirinski To the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Sergey Stanishev To the Public Prosecutor of Bulgaria Mr. Boris Velchev and a copy to the Council of Electronic Media
I am allowing myself to face you gentlemen with the hope that from the height of your position and according to the rights given to you by law and ask you to take the necessary measures, so that the constitutional rights and freedoms in Bulgaria are not going to be violated in the following drastic case:
On 16th August 2007, in the evening, in the "Discussion studio" show on SCAT TV during a phone conversation with a viewer threats for mine physical abuse and even death have been made. The speaker not only did not judge those appeals, but was also making some encouraging comments and gestures.
This case would not have caused such a reaction form my side if it weren't for the dramatic events for the whole Bulgarian society from the passed days, which eventual escalation can become a tragedy for our society. Apparently those personlities and organizations that stand only on the ground of conflict have been seriously bothered by my attempts as a leader of EUROROMA to prevent the escalation of tension and the threatening of the citizen social peace in Bulgaria. Those are the ones that are causing all the tension so that they can receive an excuse for their presence on the political scene. They are parisiting on the social weaknesses and misfortunes of the different social layers of the Bulgarian society by replacing the social element with the ethnical argument of dissatisfaction and aiming to retrieve privileges for themselves and their nearest partner organizations.
I am not scared by the appeal: "Death of Tsvetelin Kanchev". If my life is needed for the social prosperity of my fatherland I will gladly give it away. The danger is elsewhere - the appeals of reaching political aims through death of the opponent doubt the achievements of the legal government and the democracy in Bulgaria and this happens in the time when it is trying to prove its place among the countries of the United Europe.
And I will not reconcile with such attempts of shaiming the name of Bulgaria from any sort of political circles and structures.
That is the reason why I demand an investigation to be made in regards to the above facts and the law to be put in practice with all of its severity.
On 15th August 2007, 17 h, the Chairman of EUROROMA Tsvetelin Kanchev will give an an extraordinary pressconference in the centre of "Fakulteta" neighbourhood. The subject will be: "Economical and not political is the reason that stands behind the attacks of the skinheads in the "Krasna Poliana" neighbourhood.
On 15th August 2007, 17 h, the Chairman of EUROROMA Tsvetelin Kanchev and the Main Secretary of the party Rosen Peshev will visit the Roma neighbourhood "Vietnam Hostels". The purpose of the visit is calming down the situation in the neighbourhood and preventing new incidents.
On 14th August 2007, at 16 h, the Chairman of EUROROMA Tsvetelin Kanchev will visit the Roma neighbourhood "Vietnam Hostels" with the purpose of calming down the situation that occurred after last night incident and the arosen tension.
Having in mind the joining personality of Tsonko Tsonev and all that was done by him throughout his current manadate as a mayor of Kavarna Poltitical Movement EUROROMA is standing for his candidature and will support him with its municipal and national structure on the mayor elections on 28th October.
On the 19 July 2007, on a regular meeting The Political Council of EUROROMA decided that on the fore-coming local elections it will be presented by it's own electoral lists for municipal counsellors in all municipoalities in Bulgaria. And regarding the candidates of EUROROMA for municipal mayors we decided to put in practice a flexible majority policy.
Today, 16th May, the pre-election meeting of EUROROMA took place in Lovech. On the meeting present were the regional municipal executive bodies of EUROROMA, members and sympathizers.
All present people admired the program of the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova.
The regioal chairman of EUROROMA in Lovech Mr. Boris Tomov with great dignity informed Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev that among the members of the regional youth organisation of EUROROMA there are a lot of Roma young people who are studying law, economics. medicine, which sencerely delighted the whole pre-electoral tream. And it declared that this number will certainly grow bigger, since EUROROMA has the ability to pay the semestrial fees of all Roma students - members of the National Youth Organization of the party. Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev congratulated the whole regional executive body of EUROROMA - Lovech for the fact, that on the last parliamentary election it is in the list of the excellent ones according to the results of the election.
The problem of Roma people in Lovech region are among the most commonly seen ones - necessity of legalizing the Roma houses and neighbourhoods, poorness, bad infrastructure, problems with water-supply.
"I know your problems, because recently I had the same. That is why I know what you need. " - said Milena Hristova.
On 3rd May Milena Hristova took part in the round-table talk about "The Role of Women in the Europarliament and in the Political Life as a Whole".
The organiser of the event was the National Democratic Institute.
Apart from the candidate of EUROROMA Milena Hristova, among the candidates in voting-paper 14, Adelina Balkandgiiska also took part in the conversation. She is the Chief Secretary of the Governmental Agency for protecting the rights of children, and she was representing the women from MRF.
Milena Hristova took part in the dicussed subject saying:
„The participation of women is impotant not only in the Europarliament but in politics as a whole, because they are the ones that are protecting the European values, like protecting the peace, fighting with discrimination in all its forms and let us not forget that there is sexual discrimination, in the best possible way. Our voting-paper is the most tolerant one considering gender and religion. On the first 6 places two are men and four are women and I am one of them. When our voting-paper was made it wasn't taken in consideration what's the gender of the candidate but only what are his personal qualities,professional realisation and achievements and potencial for future development.
I am convinced that the attitude of others towards a woman depends on her".
On 3rd May the pre-electional meeting took place in Krimikovtsi, Butonets and Buhovo, the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative Milena Hristova listened to the active members of EUROROMA in those cities speaking about their problems and eorries that their homes will be torn down because Kremikovtsi, where they live, is turning into the industrial region of Sofia. Four blocks in Kremikovtsi, where Roma peole live, are with plugged up water-mains more than 3 years now and flod foundations, that are no longer capable of holding the preassure and due to this their inhabitants are in a constant danger. A common view are blocks with flod basements and foundations in Butonets and Buhovo neighbourhoods. Milena Hristova assures that part of her program are the housing problems of the Roma population.
The first form the pre-electional meetings that took place on the 3th May was bwteew the Chairman fo EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative Milena Hristova, the Chairman of the Youth Organisation Mrs. Emilia Kovacheva and the members and Sympathizers of the party in Malashevtsi neighbourhood in the capital.
Among the citizens in Malashevtsi, beside the need of legalising the Roma houses and the building of new homes for the homeless and needy families, there is also the need for putting separate electrical measurers in every household. Elemantary things are missing in that neighbourhood, for exanple there are no street lights, the streets don't have asfalth, and after the main bridge that was connecting the neighbourhood with the main way to the capital even the traffic is laboured.
Milena Hristova was very warmly greeted by the Roma people in the neighbourhood and they were astonished by her excellent education and her professional achievements. After she carefully listened to all of the present people and their problems Milena Hristova promised that as a European people's representatiove protecting the rights of Roma she will be working for the solving of those problems.
On 02.05.07. in Krasna Poliana neighbourhood (Vietnam Hostels) a pre-electional meeting took place, on which present where Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and Milena Hristova , Chief Secretary Rosen Peshev, the chairman of the National Youth Organisation Mrs. Emilia Kovacheva, the members and sympathizers of the party.
The present people actively took part in the meeting and talked about their main problems: "The Vietnam Hostels are built from dangerous for the health materials (asbestos and iron), that are causing heavy illnesses to the families and children. Many of them suffer astma nad cancer.Most of the Roma people live in Vietnam Hostels for over 9 years. There is also the possibility of them fallin down. There is a regime of water, together with the leaks. There is no water-main and the streets are in a very bad condition.
The Roma people living in the area are systematically being abused and beaten by the so called skinheads. It is visible that the need of biulding new houses for the residents in the miserable and dangerous Vietnam Hostels is more than obligatory. The main part of Milena Hristova's program states that when she enters the Europarliament she will present a motion for the legalizing of Roma houses, neighbourhoods won't be torn down and new homes for the homeless and needy peoplewill be built;
In the end of the meeting the present people declared their complete readiness for a successful and resultative presentation on the fore-coming elections because without represantatives in the Europarliament and all the other levels of authority the problems of Roma people won't be solved any sooner and they will be only multiplying.
On 2nd May at 19 o'clock a pre-electional meeting took place between the Chairman of EUROROMA Mr. tsvetelin Kanchev, the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting-paper 14, Milena Hristova, the Chief Secretary of EUROROMA Mr. Rosen Peshev and the Executive Body and active members of EUROROMA in Fakulteta neighbourhood. Mr. kanchev personally introduced Milena Hristova, whose personality was warmly greeted by all present people.
The program according to which she will work as a European people's representative protecting the rights of Roma people is very strictly connected with the problems and need of Roma people, who even here in Fakulteta neighbourhood conser the lega;izing of Roma houses, the illegally put on a 13-metre height electrical measurers and the lack of water-mines. On some places in Fakulteta there is even no water, which compels many families to wonder daily from where to get water for they needs.
All present people on the pre-electional meetings of Mr. Kanchev and Milena Hristova in the Filipovtsi and Fakulteta neighbourhoods declared they're complete readiness for resultative and successful presenting at the fore-coming elections.
On 2nd May, at 17 o'clock, the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting-paper 14, Milena Hristova and the Chief Secretary of EUROROMA Mr. Rosen Peshev, met the active members of EUROROMA in Filipovtsi neighbourhood. After introducing her main program, according to which she will work in the European Parliament as a representative of the Roma interests, talking with the residents in Filipovtsi neighbourhood, Milena Hristova spoke in reproof of the bringing out the electrical measurers on a 13-metres height.
"This problem, insulting and discriminating, exists in many other neighbourhoods in the capital and in the country." - she shared her impressions and promised that entering the Europarliament, she will present a motion for the bringing down of the illegally placed high electrical measurers, as well as the correct reading of the inspeakably raised bills for electricity in the Roma neighbourhoods.
On 2nd May Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev cancelled one of his planned for the day pre-electional meetings in Sofia city. The reason for this was an accident that occured today around noon in Kiustendul city and that have risen the social preassure i n the city.
Roma people from Iztok newighbourhood in Kiustendil city were irreasonable attacked and beaten by Bulgarians. The two attackers, 36 and 24 year-olds, are well known to the police with their criminal behavior. The chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev instantly left for Kiustendil in the early afternoon, so that he can calm down the preassure among the Roma people in the city and to prevent some unwanted consequences threathening the interethnical peace.
The speaker of the Police Department in Kiustendil Mrs Katia tabachka assured that the conflict is well in hand thanks to the interfering of Mr. Kanchev and the prudence of the citizens of Iztok neighbourhood.
On 1st May the first from the organised for the day pre-eletional meetings of the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative Milena Hristova took place in Dolna Bania. Me. Tsvetelin Kanchev presented Milena Hristova to the municipal executive body and all the active members of EUROROMA in Dolna Bania. The program of Milena Hristova is everywhere welcomed with great hope. She will be working according to that program in the European Parliament as a representative of Roma rights. The main problems that the active members of EUROROMA in Dolna Bania said they are having are the need for legalizing of the Roma houses, as well as the need for building new houses for the homeless and needy people. We are proud with the success in the career of Milena Hristova and we are sure that EUROROMA should have its deserved place on all levels of the authorities - from the Europarliament to the municipal councils", the active members of EUROROMA in Dolna Bania stated their full readiness for the for-coming elections for European people's representatives 2007.
On the pre-electional meeting in Ihtiman with the municipal executive body and the active members of EUROROMA, that took place on 1st May, present were Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and Milena Hristova, as well as the chairman of the National Youth Organisation of EUROROMA, Mrs. Emilia Kovacheva. In Ihtiman the active members of EUROROMA, that are among EUROROMA' s excellent cities in shown high results in elections, welcomed the program of Milena Hristova, that she represented herself; and more precisely: better education of our children, so that among Roma people there will be future engineers, doctors, teachers, lawyers;
The Roma houses and neighbourhoods will not to be destroyed and new houses will be built for the homeless and needy people;
The Romas that have brought sports prizes fpor Bulgaria, includingly the one that have brought the only goal for Bulgaria in the World League should have sports playgrounds, complexes, schools so that Roma children can grow strong and healthy.
In response to the invitation of the residents in the Roma neighbourhood in Bratsigovo the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative Milena Hristova visited it on 30th April.
The residents of that neighbourhood wnated Mr. Kanchev and Milena Hristova to see with their own eyes in what mysery they are living for many years now. Conserning this after the visitation Mr. Kanchev said: "Urgent measures should be taken for the Roma neighbourhoods in Bratsigovo and Isperihovo, that are in a very bad condition."
Om 30 April i Peshtera was held a pre-electional meeting between the active members of EUROROMA and the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting paper 14, Milena Hristova. Present on the meeting were also the vice-chairman of the party Mr. Ali Haka, the regional chairman Mr. Borislav Daskalov and the municipal executive body of EUROROMA.
After the meeting Mr. Kanchev and Milena Hristova, together with the vice-chairmanMr. Ali Haka adnd other representors of the regional and municipal executive bidies of the party visited the Roma neighbourhood Lukovitsa, where ROma and Millet are living together.
To the gethered to salute them people Mr. Kanchev told: " We will not give you money. We will give you education, youth centres and gyms, houses for all homeless and needy people."
People reacted very porsitive to his words and said that they have already realised the need of a representative of their interests in the European Parliament and the municipal councils and not only to be given some moaney during the elections and to forget about them after the elections are over.
The last from the pre-electional meetings of the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting paper 14, Milena Hristova for 29th April took place in Velingrad.
On the meeting the chairman of the pre-electional quarters of EUROROMA in Velingrad municicpality was chosen - Mr. Stefan Asenov. After the meeting with the active members of EUROROMA Mr. Kanchev and Milena Hristova visited the Roma neighbourhood Anezitsa in Velingrad, where they spoke with its 1740 residents.
Various and very different are the problems, that people shared withthe chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of party for European people's representative, Milena Hristova. "Only pine are the woods we are given for the winter season and it is a wellknown fact that they don't provide much warmth.", this is what the people from Anezitsa neighbourhood said.
The streets and water-mains in Anezitsa are in horrible cindition.
The bigger problem is the one that concerns 17 families, which after the last floods in August 2005 were left without a home. They were given wagons from the municipality on the condition that they will stay there only for one year, but those 17 families are living in them for a second year. They've told us: "During the winter season it's very cold and during summer - very hot, and we are taking care of our children in there!"
On 29th April, at 15:00 o'clock, the pre-electional meeting was held between the active members of EUROROMA in Rakitova municipality and the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting paper 14, Milena Hristova. Present on the meeting were also Mr. Borislav Daskalov - regional chairman of EUROROMA in Pazardgik municipality and member of the Political council and the municipal counsellors of EUROROMA.
Mr. Kircho Bonev was chosen for chairman of the pre-electional quarters.
On the meeting everybody thanked to the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev for the 3 million and 800 thousands leva from EUROROMA that were given for the biulding of a water-main in the whole neighbourhood and the asphalt of the streets
In the end of the meeting the active members of EUROROMA in Rakitova wished good and effective campaign not only in the elections for European people's representatives but also in the fore-coming local elections for mayors and municipal counsellors.
On 29th April in Septemvri city at 12:00 o'clock was held the pre-electional meeting of the active members of EUROROMA in Septemvri and Bratsigovo municipalities. On the meeting present were the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, who persoally represented the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting-paper 14, Milena Hristova, Mr. Borislav Daskalov - regional chairman of EUROROMA in the region of Pazardgik and member of the Political Council, and many active members of the party.
The candiadate of EUROROMA, Milena Hristova, acquainted the present members with her future work as a European people's representative, protecting the rights of Roma people.
On the meeting were chosen the chairmans of the pre-electional quartes of EUROROMA for Septemvri municipality - Mr. Sasho Nikolov and for Bratsigovo municipality - Mr. Asen Velichkov.
Due to the fact that Septemvri municipality is in the list of EUROROMA for excellent municipalities, Mr. Kanchev declared that in Septemvri city will start an immediate constructions of a building for the needs of the municipal executive body and the active members of the party.
On 29th April on the stadium of Septemvri city, in the presence of many guests with the participation of 32 teams from all overthe country the 10th National Roma Foolball Tournament was opened.
Among the official guests of the tournament were the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr Tsvetelin Kanchev, the candidate of EUROROMA for Euorpean people's representatove, Milena Hristova, Mr. Borislav Daskalov - member of the Political Council and regional chairman of EUROROMA in Pazardgik, the people's representatives from MRF, Mr. Ruskov and Mr. Fidel Beev and the Olympic champion in wight lifting, Iordan Bigev. The chairman of EUROROMA , Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, welcomed the participants in the tournament with the words: "Many years we, Roma people, have not once proven that we are great sportsmen. In football we have proven that only we are scoring, that only we are making goals for Bulgaria in the World's League, for noe. I am invoking you that the tournament should be held in the spirit of sports and tollerance, to summon up - don't do like Bulgarians." The invokement of Mr. Kanchev towards the participants was finished with the words - "savore e Roma te aven bahtale." The three day tournament began with the goal of Mr. Kanchev given in the beginning of the first match.
The last for 28th April pre-electional meeting of the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Mileba Hristova, voting-paper 14, was held at 20:00 o'clock in Botevgrad. On it a chairman of the pre-elecional quarter hasn't been chosen and that is why it stays with a collective executive body.
The active members of the party in Botevgrad, Litakovo, Vrachesh, Novachene, Trudovets were present at the meeting, on which the chairman of EUROROMA represented the candidate for European people's representative. After Milena Hristova talked about the most important from her program, the active members said that in the region of Botefgrad there are also a lot of Roma houses, threatened to be torn down and that the intention of Milena Hristova as a European people's representative to work in the sphere the Eurparliament to pass aresolution and in this way to legalize all Roma houses is of great importance.
Wishing temselves luck during the fore-coming elections, the active members of EUROROMA in Botefgrad municipality have enphasised that Roma people are becoming convinced that without representatives in the Europarliament, the Sobranye and the municipal councils would not be able to get support and understanding.
"We, Roma people, are already convinced that we should follow the way of Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev", declared the active members of EUROROMA in Blagoevgrad municipality on the pre-electional meeting.
On 28th April a pre-electional meting took place between the active members of EUROROMA in Pravets numicipality and the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, voting-paper 14.The meeting was held in Dgurovo because this is the area mostly saturated with Roma population in the whole municipality.
On hte meeting in Dgurovo the members of EUROROMA asked the chairman of theparty, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, from where does he have all that energy he is putting in the cause of EUROROMA, and Mr. Kanchev gave the following answer:
Your love and trust are my power station!
Your love is my Kozlodui!
After the meeting of the chairman of EUROROMA with the active members of the party in Pravets municipality, that took place in Dgurovo, Mr. Kanchev personally viit in Razliv village the reletavis of the tragically killed in a car accident before two days a father abd a son from Roma origin adn expressed his sincere condolescence.
On 27th April, at 18:00 o'clock, in Zlatitsa town a pre-electional meeting took place of the active members of the political movement EUROROMA in Zlatitsa, Pirdop, Anton, Chelopech, Mirkovo, Chavdar. On it present were the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting-paper 14 of MRF, Milena Hristova, Mr. Angel Hristov, member of the Political Counsel of EUROROMA, Mr. Dimitar Bogdanov, regional chairman of EUROROMA - Sofia town, Mrs. Detelina Hristova - regional chairman of the youth organisation of EUROROMA Sofia district, municipal councillors, the municipal executive bodies of the party in the mentioned municipalities.
After the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, personally acquainted the present members with the candidate of EUROROMA for Eurorpean people's representative, Milena Hristova, a discussion was held upon the problems the Roma community on the region, where there are no specified Roma neighbourhoods, but also upon non the less important need of some Roma peole for a home of their own. Considering this during the meeting the active members of the party said to Milena Hristova that the rents of the muicipal houses in Zlatitza have recently been drastically raised up to 4 times after the motion of BSP presented on the Municipal Council in Zlatitsa, which places their workless and needy tenants in a very critical situation. In this way we can again reach the conclusion that the only way to solve people's problems and needs is a serious representation of tehh party in all the levels of the authority, from the European Parliament down to the municipal councils. All present people expressed their opinion that they are fully aware of their responsabilities to make the coming elections for European peole's representatives and the regional elections afterwords successful for EUROROMA.
Before his meeting with the active members in Sredna Gora hte chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for Eurorpean people's representative, Milena Hristova, took part in the EMISAR broadcast of radio AUREA, during which they expressed their impressions of their pre-eletional meetings so far.
The pre-electional campaign of EUROROMA for historically the fisrt inBulgaria elections for European people's representatives started on 20 April in Razlog. "Our pre-electional campaign will be simple and lacking any pomosity. As a party representing Roma people it will be highly immoral for EUROROMA to organise expensive campaigns, while in the same time the mijority of the Roma community in our country is sufering hunger, poverty", this was said by the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, in the opening ceremony. One week passed from then, during which he is personally representing Milena Hristova - the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative in all meeting that have taken place till now with the active members of the party in the country. What is the most important thing in the pre-electional program of thr candidate for European people's representative, Milena Hristova?
How was her pre-electional program accepted during the meetings that have taken place till now? These are one small part of the questions that the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova were asked. They were guests at the EMISAR broadcast in Friday, 27th April, 17h.
On 26th April, at 16:00 o'clock, in Radomir, as a part of the pre-electional campaign of EUROROMA for European Elections 2007 a meeting was organised with the participation of the main secretary of the party, Rosen Peshev, and the active members from the municipal organisations of EUROROMA in Pernik and Radomir municipalities.
On the pre-electional meeting Mr. Rosen Peshev informed the attendants with the personality and program of the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, voting-paper 14.
Active members of EUROROMA from the two municipalities and Mr. Rosen Peshev discussed the pre-electional campaign and developed the pre-electional quarters in Pernik and RAdomir municipalitites.
Today, 02.05.2007, around noon, three Roma people that were travelling from the town towards the Roma neighbouhood in Kiustendil, were motiveless attacked and beated by 7 Bulgarians. The relatives of the Roma people received the news of the attack and this furthermore raised the degree of the pressure in the Roma neighbourhood and the control over the situation was nearly lost.
Considering the accident, the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, immidiately set off for Kiustendil to calm down the pressure among the Roma people in the town and thus to avoid undesirable consiquences, threatening the ethnical peace there.
On 26th April, at 12:00 o' clock, in Kiustendil town, was organised a meeting of the active members of the political movement EUROROMA in the Kiustendil municipality.
On it were present the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative with voting-paper ¹ 14, Milena Hristova, Mr. Stefan Lazarov, regional chairman of EUROROMA in Kiustendil, municipal councillors, the Executive Body, employees of the party in the municipality, as well as members and sympathizers of the party.
An active discussion was held on the problems of the Roma community in Kiustendil municipality and the possibilities for their solving with the co-operation of a representor of EUROROMA in the Europarliament.
Mr. Kanchev was truely amaxed by the work that has been done during the last 4 years by the representatives of EUROROMA in the local authorities, with the leadership of the regional chairman of the party, Mr. Stefan Lazarov, and he was also amazed by the local infrastructure in the Roma neighbourhood in Kiustendil that was built - the medical centre in the neighbourhood and so on...
All present people expressed entire readiness for effective and complete representation in the fore-coming elections.
The pre-electional campaign of EUROROMA for the forecoming and historically the first in our country elections for European people's representatives is about to start on 20th Arpil in Razlog. The chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, personally presented the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova.
"Humble and lacking any pomposity will be the pre-electional campaign of EUROROMA", were the words of Mr. Kanchev, said during the opening, "because for EUROROMA as a party, representing Romas will be highly unmoral to organise expensive campaigns, while in the same time the migority of the Roma community in the country is suffering hunger, poverty and misery.
Radio AUREA will be shadowing every single meeting of the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, and the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, with the activie members of the party in the whole country.
On a regular meeting that took place on 23th April, the Political Council of EUROROMA developed and accepted a strategy for the electional campaign for European people's representatives 2007.
The main messages proposed by the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative in the list of MRF, Milena Hristova, were aproved and more precisely:
As a people's representative in the European Parliament I'll work for the better education of our children, so that among Roma people there will be future engineers, doctors, teachers, lawyers;
The Roma houses and neighbourhoods will not to be destroyed and new houses will be built for the homeless and needy people;
The Romas that have brought sports prizes fpor Bulgaria, includingly the one that have brought the only goal for Bulgaria in the World League should have sports playgrounds, complexes, schools so that Roma children can grow strong and healthy.
"I know what I have to do to help my brothers and sisters live better and I know how to do it", this was the main and very convincing message of the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, that was aproved during the meeting of the Political Council of the party, together with pre-electional strategy of EUROROMA for the elections for European people's representatives.
On 25th April, at 13:00 o' clock, in Sandanski town, a pre-electional meeting was organised between the chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, and the active members of the party in the Sandanski, Petrich and Strumiani municipalities.
The chairman of EUROROMA, Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, personally acquainted the present active members with the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, who made a presentation of the main part of her electional program.
The candidate for European people's representative, MIlena Hristova, was acquainted with the main problems of the three municipalities and everyone unanimously reached the conclusion that the only way of solving them is EUROROMA to be fittingly represented in the Europarliament and all its governmental and municipal structures.
In conclusion the member of the National council of the party and regional chairman of Sandanski municipality, Mr. Toni Angelov, in front of everybody said that he was very proud after the pre-electional meeting and that the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, is an example for all young Roma people, who wish to have a proper education and take high governmental positions.
On 25th April, at 18:00 o' clock, a pre-electional meeting was organised between the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev, the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova, and the active members of the party in the Blagoevgrad and Simitli municipalities. On the meeting that took place in Blagoevgrad the chairman of EUROROMA Mr. Tsvetelin Kanchev personally presented the candidate of EUROROMA in the EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2007, Milena Hristova, and she made a presentation of the most important part of her program, that she will follow working in the Europarliament for the imrpoving of the life of Roma people. During the meeting the chairman of the election head-quarters of the Blagoevgrad municipality, Mr. Anton Dimitrov, said that the main problems of Roma people in the region - education, legalizing of their houses and more work with the Roma children and young people in the sphere of sports, are on 100 % laid in the accents of the pre-electional program of the candidate of EUROROMA for European people's representative, Milena Hristova. In the end of the meeting EUROROMA's active members in Blagoevgrad and Simitli municipalities expressed their desire for a successful and resultative campaign not only in the elections for European people's representatives, but also in the forecoming regional elections for mayors and municipal councillors.
D e c l a r a t i o n
Concerning the irresponsible statement of Minister Emilia Maslarova "...stop to incubator-mothers and cuckoos", in which she's referring to the birth-rate among Roma people, the Executive Body of EUROROMA is qualifying the statement as open discrimination and ethnical intolerance. We think that with this act of pre-electoral dividents it will be no wonder if the tradionally good relations between BSP and EUROROMA are a question at issue.
It's a fact, that molst of the financial support for the governmental alimony is going for senial homes. And it's also a fact, that there are NO gypsy people in homesfor old people. We would like to place a question in front of Minister Maslarova: "What measures will you take against the irresponsable sons and daughters, who are leaving their mothers and fathers in homes for old people.