No place for fascism in modern European Greece


“In modern European Greece, but also in democratic Thessaloniki, there is no room for fascism and Nazism,” European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas said on Sunday during her visit to the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki.

“Those who make the mistake of insisting on these practices must know that history will remind them of what happened”, he added while assuring the Jewish communities of Europe that the European Union will support in the face of modern threats.

Schinas sent a clear message that Thessaloniki is a European metropolis in which there is no room for rhetorical hatred.

“Thessaloniki will always remain a European metropolis of extraversion, democracy, peaceful coexistence and dialogue. A European metropolis where raiding battalions, rhetoric and symbols of hatred do not match, ”he said.

Of particular significance is Schinas’ visit to Thessaloniki and the Jewish Museum as it took place a few days after the presentation of the EU’s first strategy to combat anti-Semitism and preserve Jewish life.

“As Vice-President, I want to assure the Jewish communities of Europe that the EU will not leave them unprotected against the many modern threats that cloud their lives today.

“We will guarantee their safety, we will strengthen their education and culture, we will do everything to preserve the historical memory of the Holocaust, especially now that the last survivors leave us without their personal stories,” Schinas stressed.

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