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Lívia Járóka, an MEP of ruling Fidesz, has urged EU member states to invest more in supporting and sustaining small and medium-sized firms, and proposed setting up a fund for the Roma in the sector. “Hungary is performing well in implementing the EU’s Roma Strategy, and we would like more member states to adopt our good practices,” the Roma MEP told MTI after attending the International Roma Leadership and Business Forum in Brussels on Tuesday, a gathering of representatives of EU institutions and Roma organisations which share best practice in promoting the interests of the Roma in the labour market and business sector. Attila Sztojka, government commissioner for Roma relations, told MTI that Hungary had achieved outstanding results in Roma affairs in the past ten years, and was at the forefront in the EU in this respect. He noted that Roma employment went up by 50% during the period.