COUNTRYAAH, Luxembourg's European Commissioner Viviane Reding caused
resurrection when she accused France of treating Roma as
badly as Jews during World War II in unusually harsh terms.
Reding threatened to bring France before the European Court
of Justice for violations of rules on free movement. She was
particularly upset that the government decried that
deportations ordered were not specifically targeted at Roma,
which turned out to be false. French President Nicolas
Sarkozy countered that Luxembourg should receive the
unwanted Roma. Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn then accused
Sarkozy of maliciously equating the Commissioner, who
represents the EU, with Luxembourg.