While the leading European Union foreign ministers are primarily preoccupied with the refugee crisis and the implementation of the Iran agreement, there is growing pressure from some key players to be more assertive in advancing a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday urged Israel Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives "within days" in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.
Israel has suspended talks over Palestine with EU bodies after the trade bloc issued new guidelines that require Israeli producers to explicitly label farm goods and other products for export that come from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The EU contends that goods coming from the West Bank into the EU cannot be labelled "Made in Israel" as it considers the occupation illegal under international law.
France will not "automatically" recognise a Palestinian state if a Paris-hosted international conference fails to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat