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Dr Sajjad Karim MEP: ‘Recognizing the state of Palestine has now reached critical mass’

Dr Sajjad Karim MEP: ‘Recognizing the state of Palestine has now reached critical mass’

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

An overwhelming number of MEPs voted in the European Parliament to recognize the state of Palestine, following Sweden’s official recognition and votes in the British, French and Spanish Parliaments in support of recognition. 498 MEPs voted to recognize Palestine in pre-1967 borders, while 88 MEPs voted against. A UKIP MEP tried to disrupt proceedings before […]

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European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood

European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament supports “in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced”, it said in a resolution passed on Wednesday (17 December). To support EU diplomatic efforts in the Middle East peace process, it […]

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Joint statement on police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey

Joint statement on police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

EU High Representative for Foreign affairs and Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini and European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn issued the following statement on 14 December. “The police raids and arrests of a number of journalists and media representatives in Turkey today are incompatible with the freedom of media, which is a […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs to discuss Lebanon with prime minister

Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs to discuss Lebanon with prime minister

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Saeb Salam (pictured) will join Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday (2 December) at 16h to discuss EU-Lebanon relations, the latest political developments and the situation of refugees in the country. Salam and European Parliament President Martin Schulz will then make statements at a joint press doorstep after 17h30. More information […]

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EU-Georgia sign financing agreement in support of regional development

EU-Georgia sign financing agreement in support of regional development

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili (pictured) met in Brussels on 18 November and signed a Financing Agreement launching a new programme in support of regional development in Georgia. Following the meeting Commissioner Hahn said: “I am particularly glad to sign the financing agreement of […]

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EU ‘committed to Serbia’s European perspective’

EU ‘committed to Serbia’s European perspective’

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn met Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić (pictured) in Brussels on 18 November. Following the meeting, he said: ‘It is a great pleasure to have met with the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dačić today and […]

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European Year for Development: Our world, our dignity, our future

European Year for Development: Our world, our dignity, our future

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Europe’s economy might not be running at full throttle, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten about others. The EU is still the world’s largest aid donor and according to a 2012 Eurobarometer survey, 85% of Europeans believe Europe should continue to help developing countries. Next year will be the European Year for Development, to […]

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