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The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the #MiddleEast, say MEPs

The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the #MiddleEast, say MEPs

The construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank must stop to allow prospects for a viable two-state solution, urge MEPs. The “two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states” is the only way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, say MEPs […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Banks, Euronest and Palestine on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Banks, Euronest and Palestine on this week’s agenda

Representatives of six European banks meet members of the tax rulings committee this week. The environment committee votes on a motion calling for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat and milk. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Malki and the Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawki Allam appear before the foreign affairs committee, while MEPs and parliamentarians from […]

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#EIPA: Normalisation of ties between Turkey and Israel – a ‘win-win’ situation?

#EIPA: Normalisation of ties between Turkey and Israel – a ‘win-win’ situation?

Reports in the Turkish media suggested this week that talks Turkey and Israel are conducting since January 2016 in order to normalise their diplomatic relations are nearing an agreement, writes Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA). Turkish daily newspaper Hürriyet wrote that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated, in a cabinet meeting attended […]

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#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

Today 1 March, the European Commission has approved a 252.5€ million assistance package supporting the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees. It is the first part of the EU’s 2016 annual support package in favour of Palestine [1]. High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini, said: “The European Union renews its concrete commitment to the Palestinians. Through this package, […]

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#Terror Statement by Quartet’s principals

#Terror Statement by Quartet’s principals

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Representatives of the Quartet — European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy United Nations Secretary-General Jan Eliasson — met in Munich on 12 February. The Quartet condemned all acts of terror and expressed its serious concern […]

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#Israel EU calls on Israel to stop home demolitions, settlement expansion

#Israel EU calls on Israel to stop home demolitions, settlement expansion

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union on February 6th called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, and reiterated “the EU’s firm opposition to Israel’s settlement policy.” In a statement, the EU said Israel’s most recent moves in the occupied West Bank – from settlement expansion to Palestinian home demolitions – undermine “the […]

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#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU’s external borders. The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1bn, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of […]

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