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Roma segregation is frequent in Romania. In Baia Mare, a social-housing complex mostly inhabited by Roma people is becoming a walled-in ghetto. In Roșia, Roma children are sent to segregated schools. Both is allegedly being done for the wellbeing of the children.
The presence of Roma people is a contested and divisive issue across Europe, and oftentimes local authorities make the problem worse by destroying camps and pushing communities from one location to another, thereby stigmatising and reinforcing negative stereotypes.