Timmermans warns of Jewish exodus

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans suggested the issue was as urgent as the euro’s troubles.


“In some [EU] states the majority of the Jewish community is not sure they have a future in Europe,” he said.


France, with the EU’s biggest Jewish community, has announced sweeping anti-terror measures after Islamist attacks.


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said 2,680 new security-related jobs would be created, including 1,100 in police intelligence, over three years.


He pledged an extra €425m (£325m; $490m) in funds, saying 3,000 people were under surveillance in France. In addition, 7,500 French defence jobs due to be cut will now be saved.


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