European Union will not fund Polish college with anti-Semitic ties

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

Contrary to previous reports, the European Union will not give 15 million Euros to the College of Social and Media Culture – a Polish college headed controversial Catholic priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, who is accused regularly of disseminating anti-Semitism.

A European Commission official said Monday that there is no authorization for transferring the funds, and that the project was one of many under consideration.

The European Commission hastily disassociated itself from the affair after Holocaust survivor organizations launched a campaign to block the move, and Noah Flug, chairman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, asked EU Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso to prevent the transfer of funds to the institution, and Holocaust survivor organizations launched a campaign to block the funding.

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