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EU may take legal action against France over Roma
Date 14/09/2010 17:46  Author webmaster  Hits 1008  Language Global

14 SEP 2010

BBC

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has urged the European Commission to take legal action against France over its deportations of Roma (Gypsies).

Ms Reding called French actions a "disgrace". She deplored the fact that a leaked official memo contradicted assurances given to her by France.

France voiced "astonishment" in response to her statement on Tuesday.

France's deportations of more than 1,000 Roma, to Bulgaria and Romania, have been widely condemned.

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