Statement by President Prodi on the Flash Eurobarometer Survey Findings
I am very concerned at the results of this survey. They point to the continued existence of a bias that must be condemned out of hand. To the extent that this may indicate a deeper, more general prejudice against the Jewish world, our repugnance is even more radical. In the Europe born in reaction to the horrors of war and the Shoah there is no place for anti-Semitism and it cannot be tolerated.
The survey reveals signs that we must all consider carefully with the aim of finding the right responses.
Lastly, as has already been made clear officially, I need hardly stress that Eurobarometer does not reflect the Commission's thinking or policy. The Commission does not base its policies on opinion polls and nor does it decide or control what public opinion thinks.
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