France slashes visas for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia in migrant row
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Paris will sharply reduce the number of visas granted to people from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, accusing the former French colonies of not doing enough to allow illegal immigrants to return, a government spokesman said Tuesday (September 28). "It's a drastic decision, and unprecedented, but one made necessary by the fact that these countries are refusing to take back nationals who we do not want or cannot keep in France," Gabriel Attal told Europe 1 radio. FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman gives his analysis.