EU official Schinas: Two thirds of EU citizens do not know enough about history, traditions of jews

EU official Schinas: Two thirds of EU citizens do not know enough about history, traditions of jews

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Two thirds of the EU citizens say they do not have enough information on the history of the Jews, their practices and traditions, the Vice-President of the European Commission for the promotion of the European way of life, Margaritis Schinas, stated on Tuesday. Cereport report citing Agerpres

While in Bucharest for the 4th meeting of the Working Group for the implementation of the EU Strategy to combat anti-Semitism and promote the Jewish way of life, an event organized by the Romanian Government in cooperation with the European Commission and with the support of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, Schinas informed that a campaign is going to be launched in 2024 to increase the level of awareness on antisemitism.

Margaritis Schinas was confident that the discussions in Bucharest will boost the development of national strategies by other member states too. He added that, until now, 14 member states have developed national strategies and expressed his hope that by the end of the year all EU member states will do the same. The EC Vice-President emphasized that efforts to combat anti-Semitism should not stop at the EU's borders.

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