European Jewish Congress meets with German chancellor


The European Jewish Congress, the representative body of European Jewry, meets today with German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel to raise with the German EU Presidency its concerns about the rise of anti-Semitism, to discuss a proposal to harmonize hate crime legislation throughout the European Union, and to discuss the future of the now 27 member bloc.

“Europe’s Jewish communities have always been full partners in the European project,” said European Jewish Congress President Pierre Besnainou.

“Like all other Europeans, we too will reflect on the future of the Union, and I look forward to sharing our contributions, concerns and ideas with the German chancellor.

On the 50th anniversary of the European Union, this heavily symbolic meeting between the highest representative of European Jewry and the German Presidency of the European Union is a testament to the laudable progress that Europe has made.” added Pierre Besnainou.

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