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  • After recognising Palestine, Swedish legislators spar

    Global Europe 31-10-2014

    One day after the Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine, members of the Parliament, Riksdagen, disagreed on whether this decision was right or "immature".

  • Sweden recognises Palestinian state

    Med & South 30-10-2014

    The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday (30 October), the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told reporters her government hoped it would bring a new dynamic to the situation.

  • EU divided in UN vote on Palestine’s status

    Global Europe 30-11-2012

    The 193-nation UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved the de-facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine. Fourteen EU countries voted in favour, 12 abstained and only the Czech Republic joined the United States and Israel in opposing the move.

  • EU unlikely to fully recognise Syrian opposition

    Global Europe 19-11-2012

    EU foreign ministers are to thrash out positions on increasingly thorny problems in the Middle East when they meet today (19 November), but diplomats said the bloc would likely not follow France in giving full recognition to the Syrian opposition.