Bolintin Vale is a town in Giurgiu County, south-eastern part of Romania that is administrating three villages – Crivina, Malu Spart and Suseni, being the second largest city in this county. Proximity to Bucharest (23 km), the capital of the country, and to Giurgiu, capital of the county (90 km) has helped the local economy.
According to 2011 census, Roma represent 18% of the overall population but local Roma leaders agree on a higher number. Many Roma moved from neighbouring Bolintin-Deal to Bolintin Vale after ethnic clashes in 1991.
Two ethnic groups are living in Bolintin Vale, the Ursari and the Spoitori, mostly in the north- eastern part of the city, in Palanca area. Roma citizens living in this part of the city face issues related to identification documents, housing as well as access to basic services such as education or health. Early marriage is also an important issue in these traditional communities.
In June 2016, a Roma candidate was elected as a city councillor.