Schwarzenberg: French likely to take more sensitive approach after furore over Roma expulsions

10-09-2010

The Czech foreign minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, says the authorities in France will take a far more sensitive approach in future, following the fiery debate that followed the country’s recent expulsion of Romanies from Romania. Mr Schwarzenberg made the comments at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday. He recently became involved in a diplomatic spat with Paris, after suggesting there could have been a racist dimension to the expulsions.