The election of Alexander Van der Bellen as president of Austria augers well for those seeking greater tolerance towards migrants. His victory has been welcomed with relief by EU-leaders around Europe.

Van de Bellen, former head of the Green Party, has given his support to grass-roots projects helping refugees and immigrants, including Roma. This liberal view has been praised by the IRU.

Over past decades, thousands of Roma from former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere, have migrated to Austria, seeking a better life.

The delegation of the IRU led by the president of the IRU Zoran Dimov, from yesterday is on a work meeting with representatives of several offices in EU and CE in Brussesl, and which deal with Roma issues. During these 3 days of meetings besides Zoran Dimov, the delegation of the IRU is composed of the Chief of All Commissions of the IRU Rosita Gronfors, the Head of the Commission for Education and Language Ajten Beralfa, the president of the IRU Parliament Stevo Radul Balog, the Head of the Commission for Finances Khurram Khan, as well as the IRU Delegates and IRU Logistics from Brussels Imer Kajtazi and Safet Hajvazi. 

На 27 октомври годинава во Брисел  се одржа финалната конференција прганизирана од страна на ЕК . На оваа конференција свое учество во име на ИРУ зема и делегатот од Белгија Имер Кајтази кој воедно е претседател на НВО „Романо Џивдипа„ Романо Културно Центро. Покрај него според неговиот извештај свое учество земаа и високи членови од ЕК, НВО сектор, волонтери, локални и национални институции кои работат на проектот финансиран од Европската Комисија.

On the 18th of October in a local cafe - pizzeria in the Czech city Zatec a 27 year old Roma man from Zatec was brutally beaten and murdered. According to current information, there are lots of flaws in the investigational procedures regarding this case. That is why the IRU and its President Zoran Dimov sent a letter- reaction to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Skopje.  

At the start of this week in Bratislava, Slovakia a Conference was held which was dedicated for the active role of the Youth Roma Capacity within the actions of the EU and out of it. 

Among the large number of participants at this Conference was the International Romani Union - IRU with their representatives. Also the President of the IRU Zoran Dimov was present there, where besides participating at the Conference he also had meetings, conversations for further collaboration as well as exchange of experiences. 

During the Conference Zoran Dimov realized meetings with: Stanislav Stech - Deputy Minister for Youth and Sport in the Czech Republic, Zorko Skvor - Slovakian Minister for Youth and Education, Jan Richter - Slovakian Minister for Social, Lina Papamichalopoulou from the Office for Justice from the European Commission and Valeri Nicolai - Representative from the General Secretariat for the Roma in the Council of Europe.