For centuries, Sinti and Roma have been living in Germany. In recent years, others have come from Romania and Bulgaria. Sometimes there are conflicts, almost always prejudice. A Berlin action plan hopes to change that.
The Gypsy community in Spain has had a turbulent history, frequently suffering repression and marginalization. But since the arrival of democracy three decades ago, it has made substantial progress.
France's various Roma ethnic groups can be traced back to the 15th century. Today, they are still fighting against discrimination. They have condemned the crackdown on the new Roma immigrants from Eastern Europe.