EU lawmakers stop short of Palestine recognition vote

This follows Sweden's decision in October to recognise Palestine and non-binding votes since then by parliaments in Britain, France, Ireland and Spain in favour of recognition that demonstrated growing European impatience with the stalled peace process.
Some European countries have grown increasingly vocal in expressing frustration with Israel, which since the collapse of the latest U.S.-sponsored talks in April has pressed on with building settlements in territory the Palestinians want for their future state.
However, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), the largest group in... read more

 
17 December 2014 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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