EU official accused of antisemitic attack resigns
Stefan Grech, the president of an EU labor union called Generation 2004, has resigned from his position after he is alleged to have physically and verbally attacked a co-worker, calling her a “dirty Jewess” during an antisemitic diatribe.
The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism (LBCA) said Thursday that it had filed a complaint against the 45-year-old Maltese official.
A 50-year-old Italian complainant had reached out to the organization, providing it with copies of her complaint, as well as testimony by a friend and witness.
“The board of Generation 2004 takes note of the resignation of Stefan Grech as chair and member of the board of Generation 2004 with immediate effect,” Generation 2004 announced.
“We have learnt with deep concern about press articles, according to which he has been accused of having assaulted a person while voicing antisemitic statements. Generation 2004 condemns any form of violence, racism and discrimination and will not tolerate members who do not live up to these principles. At the same time, we trust the competent authorities will establish
the exact course of events and will respond accordingly.”