FRANCE: Statewatch Analysis: France Collective expulsions of Roma people undermines EU’s founding principles (pdf) by Yasha Maccanico


FRANCE: Statewatch Analysis: France Collective expulsions of Roma people undermines EU’s founding principles (pdf) by Yasha Maccanico.

Assurances made by French government ministers to the European Commission that the expulsion of Roma people is being conducted on a case-by-case basis have been contradicted by leaked interior ministry circulars which establish a set time frame for the eviction of 300 "illegal" camps "among which Roma ones are a priority." EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding branded France's actions a "disgrace" and called on the European Commission to initiate an infringement action.

 

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