Statements

European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.

EJC deeply concerned about British union boycott motion against Israeli academic institutions

The European Jewish Congress is deeply concerned about the motion passed by Britain's University and College Union to boycott Israeli academic institutions and urges the Union to organize a referendum to turn over the decision

EJC Expresses Solidarity With Jewish Community in Geneva Following Synagogue Fire

The European Jewish Congress expresses its solidarity with Geneva's Jewish community following a destructive fire on Thursday at the city's largest synagogue, and urges the Swiss police to quickly investigate the causes

EJC President congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy on election victory

The President of the European Jewish Congress Pierre Besnainou has congratulated Nicolas...

EJC President congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy on election victory

The President of the European Jewish Congress Pierre Besnainou has congratulated Nicolas Sarkozy following his election as President of the French Republic, saluting the winning candidate for his work as Minister of the Interior in combating anti-Semitism.

EJC Disappointed by European Racism Law

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) welcomes the adoption by European Union Justice and Home Affairs ministers of the “Framework Decision on racism and xenophobia,” yet is concerned and disappointed that the text makes no explicit reference to anti-Semitism

EJC Welcomes European Parliament’s Condemnation of Anti-Semitic Brochure

The EJC welcomes the condemnation yesterday by the Bureau of the European Parliament of the anti-Semitic brochure published by MEP Maciej Giertych, and congratulates President of European Parliament Hans-Gert P̦ttering's intitative to sanction the Polish MEP sanctions for violating principles held by the European Union

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Events & Meetings

EJC holds General Assembly in Vienna

Leaders from over 30 Jewish communities across Europe gathered in Austria to discuss recent developments, exchange best practices, and address opportunities and challenges ahead in the aftermath of the Hamas massacre on October 7, 2023.