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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-08-20

Where will the Roma go - and stay?

In France, the deportation of hundreds of Roma people began early this morning. With 300 euros in their pocket, they are being sent back to Romania. Since the eastern European country joined the EU in 2007, its citizens can circulate freely within the EU zone - including France. Many are therefore asking how effective these deportations will be, and if they conform to EU regulations.

By Mirel BRAN , Jonas Mercier

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