Navigation path

Login   |   Register
 

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









European Roma Summit (Brussels, 16/09/08): extracts from the joint press conference by Vladimír Špidla, Georges Soros and Christine Boutin

54 views

As the European Commission today launched the EU-level summit devoted to improve the situation of Roma communities across the Union, Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, told journalists that ethnic discrimination and profiling in the EU were unacceptable. He said at the press conference that it's necessary to take all the measures to protect people and their data, referring to Italy’s controversial new immigration policies, which include the fingerprinting of Roma people living in squalid conditions in camps. Christine Boutin, French Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and President in office of the Council, told the press that this Italian issue, while being of national competence, showed the necessity of improving coordination amongst EU Member States. George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network, said also that fingerprinting and racial profiling are unacceptable and illegal. He hopes that the Court of Justice of the EC will take up the case and declare it illegal.
SHOTLIST LINK LINK INFO PRESS MEMO INFO PRESS MEMO

Type: EbS   Reference: 59050   Date: 16/09/2008   Duration: 00:03:20
To download, please log in



Related media

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: ...
Ref: 67016
Date: 01/12/2009
Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: arrivals
Ref: 67011
Date: 01/12/2009
Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 2980th meeting: ...
Ref: 67015
Date: 01/12/2009
Justice and Home Affairs Council, 2979th meeting: round table
Ref: 67012
Date: 01/12/2009
Eurogroup Meeting: round table
Ref: 67024
Date: 01/12/2009
Visit of Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian Prime Minister and President designate of ...
Ref: 67113
Date: 01/12/2009
Visit of José Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister and ...
Ref: 67070
Date: 01/12/2009
Eurogroup Meeting: arrivals
Ref: 67023
Date: 01/12/2009

New Video Player (Version 2)
More info

Press packs


Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2014