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Nicolas Sarkozy

French President to reinstate passport checks if EU borders not tightened

17:16 10/04/2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to reinstate passport checks for all EU citizens arriving in France if EU countries fail to properly secure their borders against illegal immigrants...

French president wants to reduce immigration further if re-elected

16:35 12/03/2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed that there are too many immigrants in France and the system for integrating them is "working worse and worse". During a recent television debate on 6...

France introduces new immigration bill, pushes integration

13:42 16/07/2007
• Watch This Video Immigration through family reunification could become harder in France due to a new immigration bill drafted by Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux. The bill would also seek to...

Portugal takes EU presidency, announces Africa summit

10:18 05/07/2007
• Watch This Video Portugal has begun its six-month term at the helm of the European Union presidency, effective from 01 July 2007. There are a number of difficult and controversial issues that have...

French Immigration Minister wants to pay immigrants to leave

17:10 01/06/2007
• Watch This Video France's new Immigration Minister, Brice Hortefeux, is suggesting an approach for taking care of what many French consider to be a serious immigration problem. He has introduced...

Germany's professionals look for greener pastures abroad

17:40 12/02/2007
• Watch This Video Benedikt Thoma recalls the moment he began to think seriously about leaving Germany . It was in 2004, at a New Year's Day reception in nearby Frankfurt, and the guest speaker, a...