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Asia's developing economies are expected to grow by just under 8% in 2011, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
In its annual Asian Development Outlook it predicted that the region would expand solidly over the next two years.
However, growth rates would be slower than in 2010, it said.
And it warned that inflation would pose a challenge for many Asian countries and could lead to social tensions.
The ADB also said that stronger economic links between developing countries could （抵消，弥补） reduced demand for goods and services from recession-hit richer countries.
"Developing Asia, having shown resilience throughout the global recession, is now （巩固，加强） its recovery and rapid expansion in the region's two giants - the People's Republic of China and India - will continue to lift regional and global growth," said Changyong Rhee, the ADB's chief .
Asia, excluding Japan, would grow by 7.8% in 2011 and 7.7% in 2012, down from 9% in 2010 when the region strongly from the global financial crisis, ADB predicted.
Mr Rhee said despite some short-term trade disruption, he expected last month's earthquake in Japan to have a effect on the region as a whole.
He added that some countries could benefit from increased demand from Japan for construction materials as the country begins to rebuild the areas by the quake.
"Under the assumption there is no further in the nuclear situation, I really don't think the impact will be that great,"
China and India would continue to drive the global and regional economic recovery, the ADB said.
But, like the rest of the region, the two countries would see slower rates of growth than last year, it added.
Economic growth in China was expected to moderate to 9.6% from 10.3% in 2010 as tighter policy takes effect and as demand for exports in major markets such as the US and Europe remained （萧条的） .
India's economy was expected to expand by 8.2% in the year to March 2012, down from an expected 8.6% in the year to March 2011.
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The European Commission has asked the EU's 27 member states to submit national strategies by the end of this year aimed at raising the living standards of Roma (Gypsies).
Roma are especially disadvantaged in education, healthcare, housing and access to jobs, the commission says.
French deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria last year triggered sharp criticism in the EU.
One EU survey found that only 42% of Roma children completed primary school.
The survey, in six EU countries, also estimated Roma attendance in secondary education to be only 10%.
The EU's for Employment and Social Affairs, Laszlo Andor, said "the of Roma people is unacceptable in 21st Century Europe".
"The living conditions of the majority of Roma and their relations with society have just worsened in recent years."
The commission, which drafts EU laws, presented a on Tuesday to tackle social exclusion affecting Europe's 10-12 million Roma.
The EU's Fundamental Rights Agency will collect data and monitor how the member states act to meet the goals set by the commission.
The EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, said her priority was that "member states help ensure that all Roma children complete at least primary school".