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January 27, 2011 8:55 pm

Jewish Group Complains to EU Presidency About Hungary’s Far-Right

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Brussels – Hungary’s far-right party Jobbik was singled out for criticism at a meeting between a leading Jewish lobby group andHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose country holds the European Union presidency, officials said Wednesday.

European Jewish Congress (EJC) president Moshe Kantor raised his concerns with Orban in Brussels on Tuesday, on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day.

‘Parties like Jobbik stand in direct opposition to the values of the European Union that Hungary now preside over,’ Kantor said, according to an ECJ statement released Wednesday. ‘The EU presidency could be utilized as a great opportunity for Hungary to lead the way against all manifestations of extremism and hatred.’

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