The European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism cooperates with all EU institutions, other European Parliament Intergroups, national parliaments and NGOs in its attempt to not only inform about the realities on the ground, but to react accordingly and take proactive measures to protect those that are affected, and legislate, where appropriate, to prevent antisemitic behaviour from being accepted or going unpunished. Confidence in the laws as well as law enforcement must be strengthened among all minorities in EU member states and the Working Group makes this a priority.
To this end, the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism invites stakeholders, organises debates, drafts parliamentary resolutions and amendments and provides regular incident reports concerning the 28 member states.
Furthermore, the European Commission has highlighted that “The Fundamental Rights Agency report is a reminder of the continuing need for member states to be vigilant in the fight against antisemitism and to effectively enforce EU laws on the ground. The Commission takes the findings of the report very seriously.” The Working Group on Antisemitism supports the work of the Commission in ensuring every necessary measure is taken to improve this situation.
The identity and spirit of the European Union depends on taking clear steps against Antisemitism.