Antisemitism Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2008 (updated version February 2009)

The Agency has published on 2nd March its new "Antisemitism Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2008". This publication is the 5th update of its 2004 report "Manifestations of antisemitism in the EU" with new statistical data.

The 2009 report notes that a significant number of Member States do not maintain official or even unofficial data and statistics on antisemitic incidents. For these countries, the Agency provides lists of cases reported either ad-hoc by civil society organisations or through the media with varying degrees of validity and reliability.

In light of current events, the FRA has also collected as much information as possible on antisemitic incidents since the outbreak of hostilities in Gaza in early 2009. The FRA will continue to collect the relevant data in 2009 to present an elaborated analysis, in its next year's update that will be published in early 2010.

For more information, please contact media@fra.europa.eu