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On the front page of Saturday’s Lidove Noviny, Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg condemns the French government’s Roma “repatriation” crusade. “One can’t help thinking racist standpoints are being catered for here,” he comments. He also deplores the fact that his country is not invited to the immigration summit in Paris on 6 September. Paradoxically, the newspaper notes, the Czech Republic happens to be presiding till 2011 over the Decade of Roma Inclusion initiative involving the “newcomers” to the EU (Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria). The latter, likewise passed over for the Paris summit, will be meeting in late September in Prague.