Minority Rights Group International, State of the World's Minorities 2006 - Bulgaria, 22 December 2005, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48abdd87c.html [accessed 9 March 2014]
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The Bulgarian government signed a Framework Programme for Equal Integration of Roma with representatives of the Roma community in 1999. The Programme was the result of years of hard work by the Roma community and experts prompted by the procrastination of the Bulgarian government on the issue. Implementation of the Programme did not progress well in the years following its adoption and compliance by the government to the Programme remains low. Discrimination against Roma is a major problem in Bulgaria, including discrimination at the hands of government agents.