Gypsies say they feel least discriminated in Romania, according to the "Minorities and Discrimination Poll" conducted by the European Union. The study surveyed seven EU states - Hungary, Poland, Greece, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic.
In the Czech Republic, Roma ethnics reported the highest level of discrimination (64%), followed closely by gypsies in Hungary (62%). 59% of the Roma people in Poland feel discriminated, compared to 55% in Greece and 41% in Slovakia. The lowest rate of discrimination reports were in Bulgaria (26%) and Romania (25%).
23,500 immigrants and Roma locals answered the EU poll in 2008.