EU justice ministers focus on combating antisemitism and hate speech

The Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Michael O’Flaherty exchanged views with justice ministers from across the EU on combating antisemitism and hate speech.

O’ Flaherty presented findings from FRA’s annual overview of antisemitic incidents recorded in the EU.

The exchange focused on what steps ministers can take to enhance criminal justice responses to antisemitism, with a particular focus on what could be done to encourage reporting and improve recording of hate crime.

During the exchange, Didier Reynders, EU Justice Commissioner, and ministers highlighted the importance of the agency’s data and evidence in supporting the fight against antisemitism.

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