Greece adopts IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial
Greece is adopting the working definition of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial as formed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Friday.
The news was announced in a meeting he held with the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) David Saltiel, and the head of the Greek Delegation to the IHRA, Dr. Efstathios Lianos Liantis, at his office.
The definition has been adopted by many countries members and non-members of the European Union as well by the European Parliament, which has called its member-states to incorporate it into their national legislations, through a relevant directive.
However, Greece becomes the first country to adopt the working definition of Holocaust denial and distortion, "in an act of great historical importance," the prime ministers's office said.