Sarkozy, EU Officials Trade Blows in Roma Row
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy fired back Thursday at European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who had previously let fly about France’s controversial move to dismantle Roma camps and deport occupants thereof to other countries. —KA
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has described comments by an EU commissioner about Roma deportations from France as “outrageous.”
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding appeared to compare France’s actions to persecutions in Nazi-occupied France.
“The disgusting and shameful words that were used—World War II, the evocation of the Jews—was something that shocked us deeply,” Mr. Sarkozy said.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy gets emphatic during a news conference Thursday at an EU foreign policy summit in Brussels.