French Jewish Leader Appointed to Post
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French Jewish Leader Appointed to Post

Jean Kahn, the president of the European Jewish Congress as well as the French Jewish umbrella body CRIF, has been appointed chairman of a European Union panel to monitor racism.

Kahn’s appointment as chairman of the European Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia was announced recently by German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel, who now holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.

The 12 member states of the E.U. ratified the creation of the new anti-racism commission during the last E.U. summit, which was held in June on the Greek island of Corfu.

Kahn was named French representative to the panel in July in his capacity as leader of the EJCongress.