Tag Archives: François Hollande

18.6.2014, ERRC – ERRC Urges French Authorities to Fully Investigate Lynching of Romani Minor

The European Roma Rights Centre expresses its deep concern regarding the brutal lynching of a 16-year-old Romani boy in France. The ERRC urges French authorities to investigate the attack, in particular any possible racial motivation, and to bring the perpetrators to justice. French President Francois Hollande condemned the attack as “unspeakable and unjustifiable” and wants “everything to be done” to ... Read More »

17.6.2014, BBC – France’s Hollande condemns attack on Roma teenager

French President Francois Hollande has condemned a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate. A mob took the 16-year-old from a Roma camp in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine on Friday after he was accused by locals of burglary, a police source said. The 200 or so people in the camp fled the area the ... Read More »

31.1.2014. – RFI: France deports fewer illegal immigrants in 2013

French Interior minister Manuel Valls has announced that 27,000 illegal immigrants were deported in 2013, 9,000 fewer than in 2012. Some 46,000 undocumented immigrants were given papers to stay, 10,000 more than the previous year, the figures, published Friday, showed. They are the first official review of government migration policy since François Hollande came to power in May 2012. Source ... Read More »