EU calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

The European Union (EU) on Thursday called on Israel to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. EU Spokesperson Peter Santo announced in a statement: “This week, Israeli forces demolished more than 70 structures, including residential, livelihood and sanitation facilities, belonging to 11 Palestinian families with 41[…]

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Bulgaria rocked by protests amid coronavirus fears

Over the past four days, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests with thousands marching through the capital Sofia “against a mafia model of governance”. Demonstrators have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, and smaller protests have been held in other cities in the country.[…]

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Top EU diplomat to visit Tehran amid nuclear tensions

The  European Union ‘s foreign affairs chief  Josep Borrell is due to visit Iran, his first trip since taking office in December, aimed at reducing tensions over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme. During his two-day trip starting Monday, Borrell will meet President Hassan Rouhani , Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and[…]

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EU stance in focus after US decision on Israeli settlements

The recent United States announcement that it no longer believes the establishment of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is “inconsistent with international law” provoked an immediate response internationally, including in Brussels. Within hours of the US statement, European Union senior foreign affairs official Federica Mogherini issued a statement affirming that the EU’s position “is clear and remains[…]

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