This cartoon (by Britain’s Peter Brookes for The Times of London) captures a conversation being had in the UK at the moment. As of January 1, 2014, Bulgarians and Romanians will have freedom to live and work in Britain and 7 other Member States of the EU. Fear of the Roma minority is part of the anxiety in Britain. To find out how Roma are faring in other EU member states, click on the cartoon for a story by reporter Tanya Springer about how one school in Slovakia is trying to integrate the Roma and non-Roma communities.
British Prime Minister David Cameron gets the attention of cartoonists — and European leaders — with his announcement that he’ll hold a referendum to see if Britons want to stay in the 27-nation European Union.
Cartoonists react to news that the winner of this year’s Nobel’s peace prize is…….drumroll…….. a big squabbling, multi-lingual entity: The European Union!?! So who’s going to Oslo to accept the award?
Christo Komarnitski of Bulgaria on the forced explusion of 500 Roma from a camp in a Paris suburb on Wednesday. France’s Socialist government defends its policy of clearing camps of Roma migrants from Bulgaria and Romania. An estimated 15,000 Roma live in temporary camps in and around French cities.