18 OCT 2010
By Simon Taylor | European Voice
The European Commission confirmed on Friday (15 October) that it had received documents from the French authorities on the application of EU law on free movement.
The French government said on Friday that it had told the Commission it would fully implement EU law on free movement of citizens. “French authorities are willing to insert certain provisions of the (2004) directive into national law texts,” said a statement issued by the foreign ministry.
It added that the French government had sent the “necessary information” to the Commission to show that it would “fully comply with European law”.
The Commission had given France until 15 October to present its plans or face legal action at the European Court of Justice. It decided on 29 September to threaten legal action after an investigation into the expulsion of thousands of Roma to Bulgaria and Romania found that France had not properly implemented EU rules.
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