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Europe and France are too 'open' Sarkozy told prospective Le Pen voters (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

France: EU passport-free travel should be 'reconsidered'

In a major speech ahead of elections in five months' time, French leader Nicolas Sarkozy has indicated he wants to curtail EU passport-free travel.

Speaking about the euro crisis in Toulon, on France's Mediterranean coast on Thursday (1 December), he depicted "Europe" as being too "open to the winds" of cheap Chinese imports, cheap labour from former Communist member states and immigrants in general.

"Europe, which has to apply internally the principle of free movement but which d...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Europe and France are too 'open' Sarkozy told prospective Le Pen voters (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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