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Save Ion & his family from Homelessness

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Re: Ion Matache & family, Calea Grivitei nr.60-62, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania.


I am hoping that people will join me in this petition to put pressure on the Romanian Government, through its UK Ambassador and my MEP, to save my long suffering Romanian friend and his family from homelessness.


Ion is the holder of the “Diploma of Honour in the Revolution of December 1989” and yet to date he has been left to try to survive in almost destitution at the above address (which is without a Bathroom or Toilet). Now it seems that (under Law 112?) Ion’s home is now to be taken from him, to be "returned" to the decendants of the pre war owners, who plan to demolish the homes on the site for commercial redevelopment, and the Romanian Government will do nothing to help him, leaving Ion, his Wife and 3 young children homeless. I fail to see how such a situation can be allowed in a modern, civilised European State.


Ion is currently unemployed, and still suffering the effects of an earier accident and numerous health problems, and without any benefits from the Romanian State already battles daily to prevent his familiy from starving. It seems that the Romanian state seems willing to stand idly by and let him and his young family become homeless, and potentially starve on the streets. I hope that you are able to support this petition to the Romanian Government demanding that they take action to prevent this from happening to Ion and his family.


Many thanks for your support. Yours sincerely John


Here is Ion's story in his own words (I asked him to write this):

Hello, my name is Ionut and live in Bucharest, ROMANIA, my family of 4 people with me in May (my wife and three children) live here in 1996, it is a house nationalized by the Communists, 16-17 February 2007un level of the building collapsed ,suddenly, because this house was built around 1900 and we are very old and maintained by the state in 1950 who took it from the bourgeois house in the rain and snow fell in all holes in this level collapsed just in right of access stairs and my family where I lived, in the above-mentioned fine on the spot came all local authorities and even the mass media sector at that time mayor, the mayor said city hall has no money to build social housing and we can provide housing only for children and women's shelter in a camp designed especially for such cases for which I and other neighbors have refused such aid, and I specified that we have made ​​to files we are assigned a social housing in 2003 some neighbors went to that camp will get the idea that a house which is why today at 4 years after the unfortunate events or people back here as it was not enough came a few days ago and landlord acts in that show won a lawsuit with the state and was returned locuiinta where we lived for so long, he said that we will get out of here without a doubt that he wants to sell land . so in a month at most two or three will remain on the roads without any help from the Roman state seemed to do nothing for the poor citizens of this country, su we get to live in a tent on the outskirts of left field landfill near this is my story



John Higgins


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