Events & Meetings

EJC Director of European Affairs addresses FRA event on the release of its third survey on antisemitism

EJC Director of European Affairs spoke about how the concerning findings of the 2023 survey relate to the experiences of Jewish communities in Europe, amid the dramatic rise of antisemitism both online and offline, even before the Hamas massacre of 7 October.

EJC President Kantor congratulates German Chancellor Merkel on award of Leo Baeck Prize

Berlin, 7 November, 2007 - The President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), Moshe Kantor, has congratulated Germany's Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on this year's award to her of the prestigious Leo Baeck Prize by the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Kantor attended the award ceremony at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin on Tuesday.

EJC President at dedication of New Kiev Jewish Center

The Jewish community in Kiev dedicated an education center in a ceremony attended by Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress

EJC Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Led by European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor, the EJC Executive met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss major issues facing Jewish communities in Europe, mainly the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the existensial threat posed by Iran.

EJC: Council of Europe “Tents Against Anti-Semitism” Launched in Warsaw, Paris and Kiev

Inviting passerbys, spectators and youth groups to discover Jewish culture and encourage multicultural dialogue, "Tents Against Anti-Semitism" were set up in the centers of three European cities on Tuesday, September 18th, in a joint initiative of the European Jewish Congress and Council of Europe

EJC and World Jewish Congress Presidents Urge Hungarian Government to Take Action Against New Extreme-Right Militia

World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder and European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor have called the planned formation of an armed guard replete with pro-Nazi symbols within an extreme-right Hungarian movement an "extremely alarming development," in a joint letter to the Hungarian Prime Minister

EJC Welcomes the Polish Condemnation of MEP’s Anti-Semitic Pamphlet and Awaits Domestic Legal Procedure

In a meeting with Polish authorities on February 28, Pierre Besnainou, EJC President, shared his dismay over the publication of a violently anti-Semitic pamphlet published by Polish MEP Maciej Giertych. Entilted "Civilizations at war in Europe,"the booklet uses racial theories and clich̩s that nourished anti-Jewish hatred for centuries

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Statements

EJC rejects claims accusing incoming EU Council President António Costa of antisemitism

The EJC and its Portuguese affiliate, the Jewish Community of Lisbon, express their absolute rejection of attempts to impute antisemitic intent to the Costa government's actions in tightening regulations on the granting of Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.