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B'nai B'rith at the European Union Conference against antisemitism

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A conference focused on anti-Semitism in Europe, was held on February 7 at the European Parliament under the auspices of the Romanian presidency of the European Union Council in the presence of Viorica DÃNCILÃ, Romanian Prime Minister.

The Romanian presidency has chosen to prioritize combating anti-Semitism by holding this conference entitled "The Fight Against Antisemitism: A Common Approach to Better Protect Jewish Communities in Europe - From Policy to Action". It followed another conference on anti-Semitism held in November 2018 by the Austrian presidency of the EU Council.

B'nai B'rith was represented by Dan Mariashin, B'nai B'rith International CEO; Serge Dahan, the president of B'nai B'rith Europe; Stephane Teicher, B'nai B'rith International Senior vice president and representative to UNESCO; Jose Iacobescu, president of B'nai B'rith Romania; Andre Ouzana, B'nai B'rith Europe treasurer (France); Valerie Achache, B'nai B'rith Europe General Secretary (Belgium); Gunnar Bjork, B'nai B'rith Europe executive committee (Denmark); Ben Naegele, B'nai B'rith International's Director of EU Affairs and Hanna Kalmenson, B'nai B'rith Europe director.

B'nai B'rith mission, statement and activities were highlighted by Dan Mariashin, who gave opening remarks, and by Jose Iacobescu who presented B'nai B'rith Europe's project Bridges of Tolerance.

The conference also included speakers from the European Parliament, the Romanian government and Jewish organizations.

For more information about the conference, click here. For Mariaschin's full speech, click here. For Iacobescu's speech click here. For the AM sessions click here. For the PM sessions click here.

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