Friday, 16 October 2015 12:42

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expresses the Greek Jewry’s strong protest for the unacceptable references to names of our coreligionists, made by the representative of the Greek pharmaceutical industry and president of VIANEX Dimitris Giannakopoulos, in the Greek Parliament, during the hearing of October 14, 2015, with Greece’s social sectors regarding the omnibus draft Bill.  In the same spirit the reproduction of these references by MP Nikos Nikolopoulos is equally worrisome.

We believe that the policy of defusing Jewish conspiracy theories aiming at promoting business –or other- interests is ignoble and opportunistic.

The representative of the pharmaceutical industry with his dangerous attitude to implicate by name our coreligionists -the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee and a member of the Athens Jewish Community- in order to support his argument –without any proof at all-  implies a connection between economic crisis and the Jews.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece expresses the hope that the views of Mr. Giannakopoulos, which aliment anti-Semitism in our country, do not represent the sector of pharmaceuticals at large, and certainly should not leave their mark on the Hellenic Parliament.  

Athens, October 16, 2015

 Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece