EU Threatens France over Roma Deportations

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Since July, France has deported more than 1000 Roma to Romania and Bulgaria. Today, it deported another 230. The European Commission is being urged to take legal action against the government in Paris, and today the EU Justice Commissioner used very strong language to denounce the expulsions. Who are the Roma? What does President Sarkozy's law-and-order crackdown have to do with cutbacks in entitlement spending? John Lichfield is Paris correspondent for the Independent of London.




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