Events & Meetings

Dr. Moshe Kantor opens international medical conference on COVID-19 lessons

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor gave opening remarks at the online conference: "COVID-19: Sharing the international lessons learned", organised by the UK's Royal Society of Medicine, in partnership with the Kantor Charitable Foundation.

EJC Meets With European Parliament Party Leaders

On October 11th the EJC President Pierre Besnainou met with leaders from the major political parties in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss exciting developments in Europe's only democratically elected body.

EJC Meets EU Commissioner for Enlargement

Insuring that the European Union (EU) is fully informed on the human rights situation in both Bulgarian and Romania, a small EJC delegation met with the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn to discuss the planned ascension of these two countries

EJC President Meets World Leaders at UN General Assembly

European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Pierre Besnainou updated European and world leaders on important issues for European Jewry during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, meeting on Thursday the 15th of September with Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the Council of Europe Secretary-General Terry Davis and the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

EJC Meets with Hungarian Prime Minister

In Budapest to attend the 8th Jewish Heritage Festival, European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Pierre Besnainou met with the Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsani on September 5th, 2005, to discuss the recent as well as upcoming enlargement of the European Union, and emergence of extremist political parties in the region.

EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors meets with Latvian President

The EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors Moshe Kantor met with the President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, regarding her further commitments to remembrance of the Holocaust through the education of future generations

EJC Meets With Bulgarian and Greek Officials to Discuss Far-Right Movements

Taking immediate action on two worrying developments concerning the far-right in Europe, the European Jewish Congress held separate meetings with the Ambassadors of Greece and Bulgaria to the European Union, in Brussels, July 25th.

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Statements

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.

Antisemitic chants at anti-racist march in Paris shows how worthy cause is being hijacked to spread hate

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on anti-racist marchers and organisers to ensure that antisemitism is not being adopted by some within their ranks, after large groups of marchers at a rally in Paris's Place de la République shouted antisemitic slogans like “dirty Jew”.

Kantor Center Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019 – The Coronavirus Crisis is Reviving ‘Blood Libels’ Against Jews

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that already in the first few months since the global breakout of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in antisemitic manifestations relating to the spread of the disease and the economic recession triggered by the pandemic at the release of the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2019. The total number of major violent incidents monitored in 2019 was 456, an 18% rise from 2018.