European Commission spokesperson Friso Roscam Abbing explained on Thursday that the European Social Fund promoted by the Commission contains a series of 90 dedicated actions aimed at integrating the Rroma communities throughout the Union, Radio France International informs.

The statement comes a day after Romanian and Italian PMs Calin Popescu Tariceanu and Romano Prodi respectively sent a letter to the EC President insisting on the need of a pan-European support for the integration of the Rroma communities.

The programs are implemented in several countries, among which Romania, but Romanian President Traian Basescu asked for stronger actions regarding this minority. Several measures involve the integration of the Rroma people within the labor market.