Mayor fined €3,000 for saying Hitler ‘didn’t kill enough’ RomaAn appeals court has ordered a French mayor to pay €3,000 in fines after he told a local journalist that “Hitler didn’t kill enough” Roma.
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protestersFrance is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their s...
Emoji: The new hieroglyphics?250 new emoji are to be released next week - we take a look at the latest innovation in text communication on smartphones and on social media. First though, the French media is eng...
Hollande condemns vigilante attack on Roma teenagerFrench President François Hollande strongly condemned a mob attack in the troubled northern Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis that left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager fighting for his...
Roma teenager in coma after vigilante assault in Paris suburbA Roma (Gypsy) teenager was fighting for his life Tuesday after a gang assault – which the French press described as a lynching – in Paris’s troubled Seine-Saint-Denis suburb.
Paris police memo calling for Roma eviction ‘rectified’An internal memo sent to employees of the police precinct of Paris’s 6th district calling for the removal of homeless Roma families from the affluent neighbourhood has been “rectif...
France In Focus
France in Focus
Politics: New PM Manuel Valls outlines prioritiesThis week, France's new prime minister makes a passionate maiden speech, promising to turn the struggling economy around. Also, an Amnesty International report singles out Fra...
Europe failing Roma community, Amnesty saysIn a report coinciding with International Roma Day on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that European states are failing to protect their Roma communities, many of whom live in p...
Algerian president given added pep in TV appearanceAlgeria's ailing President Bouteflika may have had a little help from video editors in yesterday's TV appearance, during which he confirmed he will run for a fourth term....
French MP fined for saying Hitler 'didn’t kill enough Gypsies’A French MP was fined 3,000 euros on Thursday for a racist outburst in which he said “maybe Hitler hadn’t killed enough gypsies” during the Second World War.
ON THE GROUND
France: The life of the RomaIn France, the life of the Roma people is insecure and fraught with anxiety. The authorities have dismantled their camps, their living conditions are filthy and their education cha...
Romania in the EU: A work in progress?Six years after joining the EU, Romania remains the bloc's second-poorest member. Our reporters travel the country to find out why only 15% of European funds earmarked for Rom...