Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Cornel Ban: Roma in EU Trilemma

September 28, 2010

The integration of the Roma minority in Romania is at the same time encouraged by European Union social policy and discouraged by EU fiscal policy, according to Institute Visiting Fellow Cornel Ban. “The elephant in the room is the trilemma of minority integration, majority welfare, and the austerity demanded by the EU,” he wrote today in the Financial Times.”The Roma getting the short end of the stick is just one consequence of a larger fiscal tragedy,” he added.