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 Pierre Besnainou brought up with the Commissioner the issue of the far-right Bulgarian party “Ataka.” They also discussed the importance of meeting certain human rights commitments for Jewish communities, as well as for minority immigrant groups, before becoming a member state of the European Union.

The EJC also met with Graham Watson, chairman of European Parliament group of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, to discuss the EU’s fight against anti-Semitism and terrorism.
They further met with Jana Hybaskova, Chairwoman of the European Parliament “Delegation for Relations with Israel” to discuss ways to expand and work on formalized Euro-Mediterranean partnerships.

Accompanying President Besnainou were Serge Cwajgenbaum, EJC Secretary General and Philippe Markiewicz, president of the Belgian Jewish community.

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