Greek Neo-Nazi Party Welcomed Into Anti-Discrimination Body
A leading European body aimed at combating discrimination has accepted a representative of a Greek neo-Nazi political party.
On Monday, Golden Dawn party member and lawmaker Eleni Zaroulia became a member of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called the move “an affront to concepts of equality and non-discrimination.” He added,
“The despicable ideology of Golden Dawn stands in the most stark contrast imaginable to the goals of the” committee.
The body, which is based in Strasbourg, is comprised of members from 47 European nations.
It was established to promote democracy, and to protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe.
“Given the party’s rhetoric, it is an affront to concepts of equality and non-discrimination that one of its representatives now serves as a member on this Committee,” Foxman said.