Bulgarie : un gouvernement nationaliste, soutenu par des partis aux noms aussi évocateurs que "Front National pour le Salut de la Bulgarie", Mouvement National Bulgare" et "parti Attaque" se prépare à proposer une loi sur "l'intégration" des Rroms, basée sur la limitation du nombre de naissance, des "écoles d'éducations au travail" pour les enfants, et des programmes de travaux forcés, après avoir appelé à la création de "réserves" sur le modèle de celles imposées aux amérindiens et aux aborigènes, et avoir déclaré voir la nécessité d'un "programme complet pour une solution au problème gitan".
Un gouvernement européen qui propose donc tranquillement un programme génocidaire.
Tout va bien.
The government of prime minister Boyko Borissov is propped up by a grouping of three small rightwing populist parties known collectively as the “United Patriots”. They are made up of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB), the Bulgarian National Movement and the Attack party.
Krasimir Karakachanov, head of the Bulgarian National Movement, holds three portfolios – deputy prime minister, minister for defence and minister for public order and security. His “Roma integration strategy,” or “concept for the integration of the unsocialised Gypsy (Roma) ethnicity” to give it its formal name, is due to be presented to the Bulgarian parliament and could soon become law.
It defines Roma as “asocial Gypsies,” a term used by the Nazis, and calls for limits on the number of children some Roma women can have; the introduction of compulsory “labour education schools” for Roma children and forced work programmes for sections of the community. It also depicts the Roma as “non-native Europeans” left over from the Ottoman empire.
His party’s manifesto also calls for the creation of “reservations” for Roma based on the model used for Native Americans or Indigenous Australians, claiming that they could become “tourist attractions”.
Earlier this year, following violence between Bulgarian Roma and non-Roma, Karakachanov declared: “The truth is that we need to undertake a complete programme for a solution to the Gypsy problem.”
His predecessor as deputy prime minister Valeri Simeonov described the Roma as “arrogant, presumptuous and ferocious humanoids”. He was also chair of Bulgaria’s National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues at the time.
Following elections in 2017, which saw the trio of far-right parties emerge as key players in Bulgaria’s government, campaigners claim that hate crimes and rhetoric against the Roma have intensified.