EU Council to reinforce fight against racism, anti-Semitism

Paris- France (PANA) -- The European Union's Justice and Internal Affairs Council plans to reinforce the fight against racism and anti-Semitic xenophobia following a spate of racist attacks in Europe.
The Commission, which met from 25-26 April, adopted resolutions towards the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia in the EU countries following a French initiative on the issue as well as a joint statement delivered by interior ministers of France, Germany, Britain, Spain and Belgium.
French foreign affairs spokesman Francois Rivasseau said in a statement that the Council resolved to further enhance its efforts in the fight against all forms of intolerance amid concerns that such a phenomenon (intolerance) could be used as a pretext for the conflict and violence in the Middle East and lead to attacks on Jews, Muslims and people of other faiths.

30 april 2002 23:21:00

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