Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy versus Gypsy

The Romanian rock band Vama has written a song that takes on some of the common misconceptions about the Roma or Gypsies and skewers French President Nicolas Sarkozy's expulsion of Gypsies from France earlier this year.Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Global Politics

Taxing witchcraft

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a European country where a new tax is causing a stir. It targets some self-employed workers who didn't pay taxes in the past. These include astrologers and witches. And they're not happy about a tax on their ancient arts.

The World - Episode 20071109 - Italy-Romania agreement

Nancy Greenleese reports that the leaders of Italy and Romania have forged an agreement to try to calm a storm between their two countries. Rome outraged Bucharest last week when it started deporting Romanian immigrants under an emergency decree. The deportations were sparked by a series of brutal muggings of Italians. Immigrants from Romania were linked to many of the crimes.