France does not connect Romania's intention to join Schengen with the Rroma problems, French Ambassador to Bucharest, Henri Paul declared on Friday for RFI. The French official attended all meetings between a Romanian delegation and several French officials.

Henri Paul declared that meetings were normal and there are no tense relations between the two countries. I see that most those who return to Romania do it because they choose to, Ambassador Henri Paul declared.

France only expels on individual cases and only those who are illegal in France, he explained. Therefore, he underlined that there are no issues of discrimination or of other nature. He added that it would be weird for Brussels to criticize France because it did not change its policy in the last years.

Henri Paul declared that French officials do not see any connection between the issue of the Rroma and Romania's intention to join Schengen.