The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Government of the Republic of Serbia announced that resolving the problem of illegal facilities and the process of relocating informal Roma settlements (eviction) will be regulated by way of a regulation already being drafted by the Working Group formed at the initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia Zorana Mihajlović.
The notice states that this issue will be one of the elements of the new Strategy for Improving the Status of the Roma, expected to be adopted in September, with all relevant state institutions, international experts and representatives of the Roma national minority in Serbia involved in its development.
The specific measures for the improvement of the status of the Roma in Serbia, to be implemented during the coming two years, will be harmonized by the Government of Serbia and the European Commission until the end of this month, based on the operational conclusions of the seminar “Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia”, held on 11 June this year.
The operational conclusions will define measures regarding entry into registries and access to personal documents, education, employment, social and healthcare protection, housing, as well as freedom of movement.
Part of the operational conclusions will be an integral part of the Action Plan for negotiation chapter 23 (judiciary and basic rights), under the competence of the Ministry of Justice.