PAC 33 – The European Union, Protector of Human Rights France’s Security Management of the Roma and its’ Discredit in the Summer of 2010

By Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
Translation: Melissa Okabe
Passage au crible n°33
During the summer of 2010, the French government decided to redirect towards their country of origin – for the most part to Romania – the Roma camping in illegal zones in France. In return, the French government…

PAC 16 – A Foreign Policy between Innovation and Procrastination The European Union Summit of 11th February 2010

By Elsa Tulmets
Passage au crible n°16
After the failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009, the new president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, summoned the representatives of the member states of the EU (European Union) to a special summit on 11th February 2010, a summit devoted to boosting the economy. This was the first publicized event…