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August 12, 2022

EU takes legal action against France over Roma

The European Commission is to launch legal proceedings against France over its expulsion of Roma­nian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsy) migrants, BBC online reports. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said France had failed to respect European rules on freedom of movement. The controversial expulsions of thousands of Roma led to a serious row between Brussels and Paris. A senior European Commissioner compared the action to events during World War II. The accusation drew a sharp rebuke from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. “France is not enforcing European law as it should on free movement, so we are launching an infringement process against France,” Ms Reding told France 24 television.

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