Keyword: Laurence Rossignol

French minister compares veil wearers to 'negroes who accepted slavery'

Laurence Rossignol sparked a row after she appeared on French TV and criticised fashion brands that market hijabs as 'irresponsible'.

France rejects need for new law after smacking rebuke

Family minister said France did not need new legislation but should reconsider value of corporal punishment after Council of Europe's criticism.