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Hungary promises to look after Roma as it takes over EU presidency

Hungary has just taken over the EU's rotating presidency, which it will hold for six months. Budapest has said one of its main priorities during its tenure will be to push through a common EU strategy for the Roma. Yet Hungary is a country regularly criticised for how it treats its own 800,000 Roma citizens - particularly when it comes to education.

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