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.

EJC Deplores the Tragedy in the Gaza Strip

The European Jewish Congress learnt with great sadness of the death of 19 civilians in an incident on the morning of the 8th of November. This painful event reminds us that all wars are a tragedy, with civilian populations often at the frontline of military confrontations

EJC Supports EU Entry of Romania and Bulgaria

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) welcomes the recommendation by the European Commission paving the way for European Union membership of Romania and Bulgaria, following the improvements made by both countries in combating anti-Semitism and providing for improved Holocaust education

EJC meets with EU Presidency to discuss preconditions of resuming aid to the Palestinian Authority

The EJC met on Tuesday, September 19th with the Presidency of the European Union, the Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, to ensure that certain preconditions are met before the EU resumes aid to the Palestinian Authority

EJC meets with EU Presidency to discuss preconditions of resuming aid to the Palestinian Authority

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) met on Tuesday, September 19th with the...

EJC Calls for Immediate Implementation of UN Resolution 1559

Following the worrying situation in the Middle East, the European Jewish Congress calls on European leaders to implement UN Resolution 1559, which calls for the disbanding of all Lebanese militias, including Hezbollah. The EJC has addressed a letter to this effect to Parliament members from all twenty-five European Union members states

EJC Urges Croatia to Adopt Harsher Penalties for Anti-Semitism

The European Jewish Congress President Pierre Besnainou called on Croatia this Wednesday to adopt severe laws against anti-Semitism after recent incidents in which local Jews were targeted

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Events & Meetings

EJC Executive Vice President and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses webinar on the Double German Presidency

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova took part in the Webinar "An accelerated push to tackle antisemitism: The Double German Presidency" hosted by MEP Nicola Beer and MEP Sergey Lagodinsky, Chair and Vice-Chair of WGAS.

Raya Kalenova in conversation with the Crif

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova will take part in a conversation with the Representative Council of Jewish institutions in France (Crif) on the challenges of European Jewish communities after the crisis on 19 May 2020 at 6pm CET.

Greek Jewish leader David Saltiel awarded with Medal of Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix

The European Jewish Congress was represented by Raya Kalenova, Executive Vice-President and CEO at a ceremony honouring David Saltiel, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, by H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic.