Many feel that the term 'gypsy' is used to indicate not ones culture or background, but instead to describe the impoverished and worse yet, thieves. Knowing this, I feel it is understandable that the people would want a better term for themselves. Roma indicates their heritage and can be seen as a source of pride.
Europe should not pass laws renaming gypsies as Roma. That is just plain stupid. Despite what many Eurpoeans think about the gypsies and their cultural influence in Europe, gypsies have their national pride and history. Renaming will be the same as changing their culture or assimilating them into a society where history and part of who they are will be lost, just like the Native Americans in the Untied States.
No, Europe should not pass laws officially renaming gypsies as Roma, because there is no reason to believe that semantics is what will solve the problem. The EU should worry less about the semantics of names, and more about the long-term policies that will help the Rom a put down roots and integrate into society.
I personally think that Europe should not pass laws officially renaming the gypsies because they has always been known as the gypsies and they do not want their name to leave or change no matter what. I personally think that Europe should not pass laws officially remaining the gypsies because in the gypsies' lives they take that serious.
Gypsies should continue to be called gypsies. That's what they have been called for thousands of years, and there's nothing wrong with it. This would be a pointless bill to try to pass, and it wouldn't change the mind of anyone. And the name gypsy would still be used all the time.