Tag: Israel

EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

| May 28, 2019

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle forest fires, following a request for assistance from the Israeli authorities last night (23 May). In an immediate response, the European Union has already helped mobilize four firefighting planes (two from Italy and two from Cyprus) to be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. Humanitarian […]

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#IsraelPalestine – ‘The two-state solution cannot be substituted by endless technical and financial assistance’ Mogherini

#IsraelPalestine – ‘The two-state solution cannot be substituted by endless technical and financial assistance’ Mogherini

| May 1, 2019

The EU’s High Representative and Vice-President (HRVP) Federica Mogherini held a joint press conference with Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Foreign Minister of Norway, ahead of today’s (30 April) meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) – the body that serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the occupied Palestinian territory […]

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Real political change in view in #Algeria after resignation of President Bouteflika? Scepticism after re-appointment of Nouredine Bedoui 

Real political change in view in #Algeria after resignation of President Bouteflika? Scepticism after re-appointment of Nouredine Bedoui 

| April 4, 2019

After Algeria’s ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika (pictured), agreed Monday 1 April to step down by the end of the month after ruling the country for 20 years, yielding to weeks of mass demonstrations demanding his ousting, what’s next with this country’s political future? Would Bouteflika’s anouncement quell the protests which have been calling not only […]

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#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

| March 7, 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People visited Brussels on 6 March to meet with European Union officials and parliamentarians. Delegates described the meetings as “very productive”, writes Catherine Feore. The visit aimed to reinvigorate regional and national action in Europe and breathe new life into the […]

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European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

European Parliament commemorates Holocaust victims

| February 1, 2019

MEPs marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day during a ceremony in the plenary on 30 January. “We will not forget. We do not want to forget. We are renewing our commitment to keep the memory alive and to continuously fight all forms of hatred discrimination and antisemitism,” said President Antonio Tajani. “According to the most recent […]

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Despite Mogherini’s statements against #BDS, EU continues transfer of funds to #Israel boycott organizations

Despite Mogherini’s statements against #BDS, EU continues transfer of funds to #Israel boycott organizations

| January 25, 2019

Contrary to statements by EU Foreign Minister Federico Mogherini (pictured) opposing Israel boycotts, the new MSA report reveals that funds continued to be transferred to organizations which promote boycotts against the State of Israel in 2017-2018. Minister Erdan to FM Mogherini: “Instead of hiding behind empty statements, the European Union needs to implement its own […]

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#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

#HolocaustRemembranceDay2019 – Statement by President Juncker

| January 24, 2019

Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, President Juncker issued a statement today (24 January), saying: “On 27 January we commemorate the six million Jewish women, men, and children as well as all other victims murdered during the Holocaust. On this day, 74 years ago, the Allied Forces liberated the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they […]

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