Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos welcoming earlier on Monday the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas referred to the sincere, traditional and enduring friendship between the Greek and the Palestinian people. Regarding the solution of the Palestinian problem, Pavlopoulos noted that Greece’s positions are timeless, traditional and are not going to change, and[…]
Irish MPs have urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state in a symbolic motion that sailed through parliament unopposed. Ireland’s parliament is the fourth European assembly to call for the recognition of Palestinian statehood since October. MPs in France, Britain and Spain also endorsed similar motions, reflecting growing[…]
French lawmakers were due to vote on a highly symbolic motion Tuesday urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state as frustration grows in Europe over the stalled Middle East peace process. The motion is expected to sail through the lower house and while it is non-binding, Paris has[…]
France has warned that it would recognise a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a UN-backed resolution. “If this final effort to reach a negotiated solution fails, then France will[…]
Sweden has officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister has said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the unprecedented move. The Palestinians cheered Thursday’s move, while Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for consultations. Israel also summoned Sweden’s ambassador to protest and[…]
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