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Commissioner Jourová opens first meeting of new working group reinforcing fight against #Antisemitism

Commissioner Jourová opens first meeting of new working group reinforcing fight against #Antisemitism

| June 20, 2019

Today (20 June) Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová will open the first meeting of the Working Group on Antisemitism. Following the unanimous adoption of the Council Declaration on fighting Antisemitism in December last year, the European Commission has created an ad-hoc Working Group on Antisemitism within the existing High-level Member States expert group on Racism and […]

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European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

| February 1, 2019

MEPs marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day during a ceremony in the plenary on 30 January. “We will not forget. We do not want to forget. We are renewing our commitment to keep the memory alive and to continuously fight all forms of hatred discrimination and antisemitism,” said President Antonio Tajani. “According to the most recent […]

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#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

| January 24, 2019

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, President Juncker issued a statement today (24 January), saying: “On 27 January we commemorate the six million Jewish women, men, and children as well as all other victims murdered during the Holocaust. On this day, 74 years ago, the Allied Forces liberated the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they […]

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International #Holocaust Remembrance Day – European Commission publishes new survey on #Antisemitism, FVP Timmermans visits Poland

International #Holocaust Remembrance Day – European Commission publishes new survey on #Antisemitism, FVP Timmermans visits Poland

| January 22, 2019

Ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, the European Commission is publishing the results of a Eurobarometer survey on the perception of Europeans of antisemitism. First Vice President Timmermans said: “Sadly, antisemitism is still rearing its ugly head all over Europe. At a time when hate has yet again become a political tool, […]

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Commission presents its response to #Antisemitism and survey showing Antisemitism is on rise in EU

Commission presents its response to #Antisemitism and survey showing Antisemitism is on rise in EU

| December 12, 2018

The Commission has responded to a new survey by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency which finds that nine out of 10 European Jews feel Antisemitism has increased over the past five years. The results of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s latest survey on Antisemitism are particularly worrying: 85% of European Jews consider Antisemitism to be […]

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Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Věra Jourová on 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Věra Jourová on 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

| November 8, 2018

80 years ago tomorrow (9 November), the lives and history of Jews in Europe changed forever in the space of one night. The state-sponsored antisemitism of the Nazi regime triggered the murder of Jews, the burning of synagogues, and the looting of Jewish-owned businesses and Jewish houses. Around thirty thousand Jewish people were deported during […]

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MEPs to pay tribute to Simone Veil

MEPs to pay tribute to Simone Veil

Tributes will be paid to Simone Veil, the Parliament’s first president since it was directly elected in 1979, on Tuesday  (4 July) at noon in Strasbourg’s plenary chamber. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani will lead the tribute with a statement about the French liberal politician’s life and work. This will be followed by a short […]

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