Estimates of the size of the Roma population in Europe range from seven to nine million, almost the total population of many smaller European states. Approximately 70% of the Romas in Europe live in the new (and the potential) EU member countries. The author, Pál Tamás
analyses the situation of the Roma in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. His question is: could the EU influence effectively the Roma policy of the member states, especially the new ones? The article was published in
, a new quarterly focussed on the key political, economic and social developments in Central Eastern Europe.