Relaunch of the Journal for Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE)
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), a peer-reviewed electronic journal on minorities in Europe. As 2007 has been designated by the EU as the Year of Equal Opportunities for All, Volume 6, Issue 1 has as its special focus strategies within the EU and in its immediate neighbourhood to promote equality of opportunities for members of autochthonous national and ethnic minorities.
Within this special focus, consideration is given to two crosscutting themes: equal opportunities for members of national minorities in political participation and equal economic opportunities. After an introduction on equal opportunities within the context of integration in an enlarged EU, the four remaining articles in the special focus look at the current situation of Roms in the Western Balkans, education policies on minorities under the EU’s Open Method of Coordination, economic opportunities for minorities in four EU Member States, and equal opportunities provisions in the proposed Kosovo Status Settlement.
In addition to the five articles in the special focus, Volume 6, Issue 1 also includes four general articles, which tackle the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights on the legal protection of minorities, the educational rights of the Muslim minority in Greece, the functioning of the autonomy regime in Gagauzia (Moldova), and ethnic minority protection and anti-discrimination in Poland.