EU criticizes France over Romani expulsions

France has long been criticized by civil and human rights organizations for dismantling Romani camps in France and expelling Romani people

EU criticizes France over Romani expulsions

World Bulletin/News Desk

Relations between France and EU Commission have become tense again over the Romanis.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who said all Romani camps in the country should be dismantled, was severely criticized by the EU Commission, which threatened sanctions against France.

President of the French National Assembly Claude Bartolene said that the EU failed to understand the problems caused by opening the doors of France to the Romanis coming from Bulgaria and Romania.

Valls was severely criticized by European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding after he called for Romanis to return to Romania or Bulgaria because they could not integrate well in France.

France has long been criticized by civil and human rights organizations for dismantling the Romani camps in France and expelling Romani people.

There are an estimated 20,000 Romanis in France, the majority of whom came from Romania and Bulgaria. France claims that Romanian immigrants are responsible for the vast majority of street robberies in Paris.

Last Mod: 27 Eylül 2013, 16:27
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