Livia Jaroka MEP
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Roma immigration is 'positive'

Livia Jaroka MEP says the EU needs to do more to tackle Roma poverty.

At the end of 2013 work restrictions imposed by some EU countries on Romania and Bulgaria were lifted sparking fears that some of the more prosperous European countries could see mass immigration.

Livia Jaroka is the only Roma MEP in the European Parliament, representing the Fidesz Party in Hungary. She tells HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi the EU needs to do more to tackle Roma poverty and where there has been immigration it has been a positive advantage for the countries concerned.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 20 February at 16:30 and 21:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Friday 21 February at 00:30 GMT.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website.

  • 20 Feb
  • From the section Europe