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Europe's New Extreme?

Nicolas Sarkozy and the French-EU Roma controversy.

8:00 AM, Oct 8, 2010 • By JOHN ROSENTHAL
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A French police officer who spoke with the daily Le Figaro told the story of one Roma man who “was flown to Romania after pocketing the 300 euros. Over there, a bus from Bucharest to Paris costs 60 euros. Less than one week later, the person in question was back in France. And he had brought four cousins with him whose tickets he had bought with the money from his pay-out!”

John Rosenthal writes regularly on European politics for both old and new media. More of his work can be found at

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