The new President of the European Parliament, the EU’s deliberative body, has expressed concern over the “worrying rise of antisemitism in Europe”, and pledged to fight it.
David Sassoli made the comments in a meeting in Brussels with the Conference of European Rabbis, a group of 700 European religious figures.
Following the meeting, Mr Sassoli tweeted that “our Parliament is committed to fight the worrying rise of antisemitism in Europe.”
In July, an EU report showed that nearly half of young Jewish Europeans have considered emigration out of fear of antisemitism, and 80 percent of people surveyed considered antisemitism to be a problem in their countries. Almost half had experienced at least one antisemitic incident in the preceding year.