Keyword: Roxana Maracineanu

Minister warns future of French football 'at stake' over crowd trouble

A recent series of violent incidents during football matches in France's top-flight Ligue 1, the latest on Sunday when Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a bottle thrown by a Lyon fan, is placing at stake 'the survival of French soccer' said sports minister Roxana Maracineanu. 

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French sports minister threatens 6 Nations withdrawal over Covid

France's scheduled Six Nations game with Scotland on Sunday has already been postponed and Roxana Maracineanu says the outbreak must be investigated.

French sports minister urges sexual abuse victims to speak up

As the world of sport in France was engulfed in scandal over accusations of the covering up of widespread sexual abuse of young athletes, and notably the rape allegations by a former ice skating champion and three of her fellow skaters against their former coaches, French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu on Thursday appealed to 'to all victims, past and present, to speak up so that we can find the offenders and prosecute them'. 

Macron names new environment minister in reshuffle

François de Rugy chosen to replace high-profile minister Nicolas Hulot who quit live on TV; a new sports minister has also been named.