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The end of Vilnius’ Roma settlement: discrimination hampers relocation, drug trade remains

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vilnius authorities are intent to finish dismantling the city’s Roma settlement – taboras – by June, promising to integrate the marginalised community and stamp out drug sale. So far, the effort has been a mixed success. The taboras in Kirtimai, on the southern outskirts of Vilnius, used to be home to over 500 people, the biggest Roma settlement in the Baltics. In 2016, however, the city announced plans to resettle…