Sep 212010

Statement by EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding:

„Discrimination on the basis of ethnic origin or race has no place in Europe. It is incompatible with the values on which the European Union is founded.“

„Over the past weeks, the European Commission has been following very closely the developments in France regarding the Roma.

I personally have been appalled by a situation which gave the impression that people are being removed from a Member State of the European Union just because they belong to a certain ethnic minority. This is a situation I had thought Europe would not have to witness again after the Second World War…

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