Thanks to European Commission abandonment of duty as Guardian of the Treaties and the irresponsibility of the European Parliamentary Petitions Committee these Hungarian Romungro children will be forced to face a cruel segregated educational denial.
This overt contravention of European Law is now an integral part of the educational "provisions" for minorities in the European Union.
Amazingly incompetent economic planning
Currently some 25% of the Hungarian workforce is Roma.
Most normal countries invest in basic education and workforce training to enhance earning capacity.
In contrast, since 1989, Hungary has intensified a state policy of educational denial against rural Roma children. Hungary now has a negative capacity development rate of -3.9% p.a. which is already compromising its medium to long term growth.
In Hungary there is no rule of law
When these children enter the Hungarian labour force the Roma component will have risen from 25% to 30% and the Hungarian economic under-performance will have risen from a shortfall of Euro 25 billion each year to a shortfall of some Euro 35 billion.
This alarming negative real growth is a failure in economic policy and will seriously affect the welfare of all Hungarians and consequently become a significant burden on the European Union.
This crisis is a direct result of several Hungarian governments buying into the absurd theory that the Roma are a social problem and a drain on the national budget and therefore only worthy of racist education policies which deny Romani children an adequate education.
Hungarian politicians have a long way to go in understanding their responsibilities to the people of Hungary in the context of the undertakings they have made to the European Union. They need to stop working to further the interests of their poltical party. It is an increasing embarassment for all international observers to witness how the government affronts the Roma community by breaking European Law by denying Romani children a decent education and adequate professional training for a productive life.
Hungarian politics needs to move away from this short sighted ignorant primitivism and begin to comprehend and act in a more objective, rational and humane way. They need to provide equal educational opportunities to all children now.
Hungarian politicians need to understand why better developed and socially responsible governments elsewhere in Europe provide equal educational opportunities. Such governments understand that all members of society have a right to exercise their potential as productive contributors as well as beneficiaries of economic development.
This is not rocket science, it is simply a matter of politicians spending some time, and national resources, on improving the future welfare of the people of Hungary. As things stand their sole preoccupation with personal status and agendas, promoting their party and breaking European Law is ruining the future prospects of Hungary.
Hungarian government policy madness - Look at this!
The CESS model, see below, shows that the accumulating educational deficit supported by ALL Hungarian governments since 1989 through their direct and illegal funding of segregated educational denial of Romani children is contributing to an amazing example of incompetent economic policy.
For the sake of transferring something over Euro 100m each year to their fellow travellers in rural local authorities to abuse Romani children, the whole Hungarian economy, that is all Hungarians lose something like Euro 12 billion each year. These relationships are shown below.
Now this clearly does not make any sense. Is Hungary so rich that it can afford to throw away 12% of its GNP each year for the sake of party political interests in a somwhat disgusting fetish for racism?
Hungary is a country which has one of the highest per capita external debts in the world. How does the Hungarian government expect to support persions and other support for the aging population of non-Roma.
It is as if Hungarian politicians are afflicted by some intense inferiority complex which causes them to satisfy their need for a feeling of status and civilization by working assiduously on such inferior and uncivilised schemes. There is no doubt that they do have a sort of visceral competence in achieving this whilst seeking to convince others that Roma are a social issue, dont appreciate education and cannot benefit from normal educational provisions. But this insulting and macabre theatre has a stage upon which stands all Hungarians and it is they who paying a very high price as their politicians shame, insult them and even debase their economy and future wellbing.
For more information on CESS see the next article. European Committee on Romani Emancipation changing emphasis
In line with the renewed interest in constitutional economics which was given a strong impulse by ECRE field work during 2001-2003, the European Committee on Romani Emancipation is begining to emphasise the more general costs to society as a whole of the incompetence and corruption of European Union institutions, politicians and legal services (judiciary). The main point is that these people contribute little in practical terms to upholding individual freedom in general and human rights in particular. The outcome of this injustice is a massive economic cost to the whole of European society.
When the European Commission dreams of a now forgotten Lisbon agenda for economic growth and the Commission ponders why Hungary cannot meet fiscal requirements to join the Euro zone it is beginning to dawn on people that there is a serious structural flaw in Central European economies created by the pratice of politicians practively encouraging, through central government financial incentives, human rights abuse in contravention of European Law. The whole of Europe looks on while the European Commission, as Guardian of the Treaty does absolutely nothing. The problem for the politicians with such warped mind sets and the European Commission is that there is an increasing awareness in Western Europe that something like 40% of the EU budget is wasted to shore up this sort of irresponsible political corruption as the European Commission "plugs" these gaps by handing over funds to these same politicians. This absurd process is going nowhere.
ECRE is joining with several other movements to publicise the fact that at a time when the European Union wishes to secure a better constitutional settlement that the electorate is being increasingly ignored by politicians. Emphasis is being given to the fact that the force of European law is becoming demonstrably corrupt, a grand charade, a theatre for the people. Europe as a whole is moving backwards in a fashion which repeats several past historic episodes where politicians survived by selling images rather than deal with reality. Such episodes were increasingly collectivist and supressed individual freedom and human rights. This despicable tradition continues. Europeans face a significant challenge. They need to demand an improvement in the political system and the replacement of a large number of self-seeking politicians who are proficient at making the practice of racial discrimination as issue of official government policy. If they don't pressure for such change the whole of Europe will, as in the past, suffer.
ECRE have a new web site, to reach it click on the image.
Situation of the Roma highlighting European Constitutional issues
In a recent book written by Hector McNeill on the shortcomings of the British constitution, some of the major examples of abuse of application of the law refer to cases involving the Roma. In an interview with Human Rights Watch, Hector McNeill confirmed that it was his experience with the Roma, largely in Hungary, which sharpened his sensitivity to the fundamental constitutional roots of the discrimination faced by the Roma. At a broad level the whole of the mainstream population is affected by the failure of the British political system to reflect the preferences of the electorate. This failure reflects the degree to which individual freedom of expression is constrained by the political system. The cases of institutional discrimination observed are all cases where the degrees of freedom of discretion of officials, leaders, politicians and even judges are too high. They are also where there is no oversight by the community conscience in the form of a jury. This permits a rampant and proactive discrimination "within the terms of the law" since the judiciary stretch their intepretation of what lies "within the terms of the law" in practice. This means rampant racial discrimination exists within a legal system wherein the mainstream population is treated "fairly". The outcome is that the mainstream do not believe that the Roma are innocent in the sense that if they are in trouble with the law they must have done something wrong! It is often not appreciated that the people breaking the law are the officials, politicians and judges.
McNeill introduces an important constitutional principle known as the minority principle which prevents the activities of general elections, government formation and legislative cycles from ignoring individual preferences. This is extended to application of the law and a broader use of juries. At first this concept seems to be completely counter-intuitive but McNeill's work sets out in a convinving fashion how this would work in practice so as to realize the dream of the British population to secure a Parliament which reflects the will of the people. In securing that condition the types of discrimination currently at play become virtually impossible to sustain.
The book is entitled, "The Briton's Quest for Freedom - Our unfinished journey..." is published by Hambrook Publishing Company. More details can be obtained from the publisher's site, by clicking here.
Agence presse Européenne asked McNeill why he had not used the more detailed and so-far unpublished ECRE Roma field survey information on Hungary. He replied that in this particular book he could only use UK data. On the other hand another book entitled "Freedom in Europe" is in preparation and likely to be published in October 2007 where these details will be revealed.
CESS work leads to constitutional economics developments
An important outcome of the CESS programme and Hector McNeill's work on constitution has led to some exciting developments in constitutional economics. The CESS programme establishes the massive economic losses to the Hungarian economy arising from the educational discrimination against the Roma. However, McNeill has extended this study to identify the key constiututional principles which when applied can remove such discrimination. The most important is the minority principle mentioned in the article above. The outcome is a significant advance in the field of constitutional economics. At a week-end seminar at SEEL (Systems Engineering Economics Lab), Agence Presse Européenne report that McNeill explained that the efficiency of the economy and levels of general welfare are directly determined by the degree to which governance reflects the preferences of the electorate. Throughout Europe, political parties have very little interest in determining electorate preferences but in their quest for power, they only concentrate on their own pre-established preferences which serve their interests. This has always created a major mismatch between what is an attainable GNP and the actual GNP. The undermining of levels of welfare of the whole population is significant and can be sensed by the simple fact that in excess of 40% of the GNP is managed by the state sector, that is political parties.
One of the most significance aspects of McNeill's work is that he is forcing the issue of discrimination to a point beyond the grasp of those who dominate its application, institutions, governance and the judiciary and thereby exposing the true national social and economic costs of the behaviour of these same institutions. In this way it becomes self-evident that the general population suffers as a direct function of a general failure of politicians and governments to uphold and defence individual freedom of expression. Freedom of expression, in this context, is reflected directly in preferences so it becomes a tangible issue. McNeill is completing a book on his findings entitled "The Economics of Freedom". The mosy notable prediction made by McNeill also summarises his practical approach. He stated that at the moment the worst forms of discrimination triumph because of the corruption of political and judicial processes and which he believes can never be relied upon to solve this issue. McNeill thinks that it is more likely that as soon as the general population realises the degree of harm they suffer as a direct outcome of governance and the application of the law then the mainstream will have a powerful motivation to demand the necessary changes in constitution to the benefit of all.
Much of the fundamental economic theory supporting this work was originally published in 1981 as a Charter House Essay on Political Economy in which he first set out his approach to a real incomes approach to economics. This was based on research work undertaken in 1975 through 1980. This original work is out of print but McNeill stated that this is being updated to reflect the style of the book under preparation. This book will be published by Hambrook Publishing Company.
Radio-C Cigány Radio, Budapest this is a real one!
CESS accessible online - worth a visit
SEEL has placed CESS-Cigány Economy Simulation System online. This allows anyone with a browser to simulate scenarios to measure the negative economic impact of educational denial and the lack of training which results from this upon the Gross National Product of Hungary. You can visit the site and try the system out by clicking on this link CESS-Cigány Economy Simulation System
We have tried it out and the negative impact is high as we have stated in our articles. Human Rights Court - not fit for purpose
European Options carries a lead article "Human Rights Court - not fit for purpose" concerning the issue of the serious failure of the Human Rights system in Europe which was in part exacerbated by inadequate European Commission enlargement procedures. The article says that to achieve Human Rights protection there is a need for juries and more independent judges. This is worth reading because it mentions the system's failure to address segregated educational denial leveled against Roma children. Failing Economies, the EBRD and Human Rights
European Options carries a lead article "Failing Economies, the EBRD and Human Rights" concerning the issue of the serious medium to long term impact of educational denial on the prospects of the Hungarian economy. This is worth reading because it shows some output from CESS. the Cigány Economy Simulation System.
After an audit of our web site content, assessing reader feedback and analysing user access routes and attention patterns, we decided to change some aspects of the site.
We will merge the current Economics, Development & Finance sections into a single Development section. We have added new sections under Freedom, Democracy and the Rule of law to provide a better perspective of the significance of each to Cigány affairs. The Headlines section will be run on this home page but some will also be also carried on the new Agence Presse Européenne scrolling news feeds.
We will replace Headlines with "front page" and scrolling headlines and we are adding a Right to Reply section where we advise people how to respond to any of our content.
The nature of the content of the sections on Discrimination, Representation, Government, the European Union and Enlargement will change to an audit of real events in each category to sharpen up the relevance of content on these issues. However we have decided to get rid of Government, the European Union and Enlargement and these will come under Representation or Development.
All changed again
Our Roma editorial committee is tired of our home page header and so we have replaced it with what you see above which met with their approval... just.
Just the Facts
We have received several off-the-record contacts from individuals employed by government and development agencies querying statements in the article on this home page concerning the economics of abuse. In particular we have been asked to explain how we come to such high figures for the cost of abuse in Hungary. We have even been advised to remove this information unless it is explained better.
We certainly will not remove these figures but we will explain them better. The figures reported come from an econometric project, CESS (Cigány Economy Simulation System) which provides an objective economic analysis of the current state of the Cigány economy in Hungary. This assignment is managed by professional development economists and involves the generation of simulations of the negative economic impacts of the currently inappropriate state policies as they apply to education, technical and vocational education. In order to maximise the transparency of the findings we have asked the developers to do some additional coding so as to provide readers with direct online access to the system. Besides using the arrays of data within the sumulator, based on field surveys and reliable surveys and analyses carried out by more reliable and independent agencies (such as the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), readers will be able to input their own data and review the simulation outputs. We will also post the algorithms to provide transparency as to how the data input is processed.
STOP PRESS:: 23rd May, 2006: We have been informed that the online version of CESS will be now only be available on Wednesday 28th May when we will post the url.
Source: Cigány Economy Project, CESS-Cigány Economic Simulation System, SEEL-Systems Engineering Economics Lab. Funding: ECRE-European Committee on Romani Emancipation. Sponsorship Cigány Vilag (Romani World). The EU's abuse of minority children
Over 250,000 Roma children are forced by governments into segregated educational denial in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (around 150,000 in Special schools and some 100,000 in other segregated establishments). The European Union does not protect its citizens. The Madrid minimum conditions for country accession to the EU are that state agencies uphold European Law.
The European Commission hid the scale of abuse and government agency involvement from the European parliament and Council before the accession votes. A corrupt European Parliamentary Petitions Committee refused to investigate. All of this raises questions about the current enlargement involving countries with equally bad minority rights records.
The European Union's track record shows that minorities can expect nothing; they will not be protected. You can download *.pdf summary reports on this issue. These are proving to be popular in class instruction on institutional racism and maladministration as well as for use in discussion groups concerned with European Union democratic deficit and failure to defend rights. They are also useful to hand out at appropriate meetings and can be attached to letters and emails.
Below please find a launch pad with links which are numbered 1 through 6. These links are to posters prepared for the Campaign to Close Special Schools ... why not have a look at them? The one which has proved to be most popular is the musical one number 3. Why not select one you like and link to it?? If you do we would be please to hear about this.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: European Committee on Romani Emacipation
Absurd development planning
The European Union, the World Bank and several bilateral aid agencies have wasted a lot of money on Roma initiatives. There are two main reasons for this waste of development funding. One is that governments have worked hard to mislead aid agencies as to the scale of the problem. For example statistics used by all of these agencies on the population of Roma are under-estimates. On the other hand the aid agencies and the European Commission have never bothered to try and determine the scale of the problem by carrying out independent population surveys. In other words planning is based on nothing. On the other hand, the governments make a lot of use of "friendly" NGOs who keep alive the myth of ethnicism (see previous article) including the lie that Roma do not speak the mainstream languages. This is complete bolony but makes for the production of nice theses and term papers in anthropology and social sciences classes.
Planners need to recognise that the Roma are normal people like everyone else and therefore their plight and concerns should be afforded the same levels of attention as aid agencies give to other people in Europe and, indeed, to people in other parts of the world. This means the aid agencies need to get their act together and proceed in a more professional and objective fashion rather than continue to be manipulated by the irresponsible and racist hues of the political parties who run governments.Source: European Committee on Romani Emacipation
Source: European Committee on Romani Emacipation
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