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Ms Katharina von Schnurbein, European Coordinator on combating antisemitism in Luxembourg
Ms Katharina von Schnurbein, European Coordinator on combating antisemitism visited Luxembourg today for a series of meetings. She also met with Ms Yuriko Backes, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg at the House of the European Union.
A German national, Ms Katharina von Schnurbein has been coordinating the Commission's dialogue with Churches, religions, philosophical and non-confessional organisations and was part of former Commission President José Manuel Barroso's advisory team. Before that she was the Commission's spokesperson for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities (2004-2010) and press officer at the Delegation of the European Commission to the Czech Republic (2002-2004).
The European Commission intends to combat all forms of racism, hatred and intolerance with the same determination. The European Commission is equipped with legislation such as the Framework Decision on racism and xenophobia which prohibits racist hate crime and the public incitement to racist violence and hatred. It has also put in place a broad anti-discrimination policy, places fundamental rights at the centre of its work and provides financial support to projects aimed at fostering tolerant and inclusive societies.