October 19, 2018
Latest News
European Union

Spain to recognize Palestine if EU reaches no consensus

 Josep Borrell, during a press release.SANTANDER, 01/08/08 EFE/EPA/File Alberto Aja

Josep Borrell, during a press release.SANTANDER, 01/08/08 EFE/EPA/File Alberto Aja

Madrid, Sep 18 (EFE-EPA).-The Spanish government looks to recognize Palestine as a state if it fails to convince the European Union to abandon the two party state policy in favor of full recognition.

According to the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestine is recognized by 138 countries. Within the EU there is an active debate about whether to recognize it as an independent state but it has been impeded by a political stalemate with regards this issue.

The EU officially still supports a two party state system for the area of conflict, but the Spanish minister for foreign affairs and his government believe the bloc needs to "readdress this issue and take decisions" as a matter of urgency.

"It is obvious the situation in Palestine must not continue as it is," Josep Borrell said. "If the EU is not able to reach a unanimous decision, then each to their own."

News history
EU's Juncker urges Europe, Asia to deepen links on transport, data, energy

Brussels, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The president of the European Commission on Friday urged representatives of the 51 countries at the biannual Asia Europe summit...

EU, Vietnam sign timber agreement to curb illegal logging, deforestation

Brusells, Oct 19 (EFE).- The European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Friday signed a voluntary partnership timber agreement in a bid to curb...

EU's Brexit chief says disagreement on Irish border could sink talks

Paris, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator on Friday said a lack of consensus on how to maintain a soft border between the...

Summit between European, Asian leaders kicks off in Brussels

Brussels, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The European Union on Friday welcomed the leaders of some 51 countries to Brussels for a biannual Asia Europe summit aimed at...

EU's Tusk says bloc leaders open to Brexit extension if UK gov't requests it

Brussels, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- The president of the European Council on Thursday said he was confident the United Kingdom would be granted an extension on the...

Santander cooperating with German authorities in investigation

Madrid, Oct 18 (EFE).- Banco Santander S.A. is fully cooperating with German authorities, the Spanish bank said Thursday after media reports that German...

Italian budget set to be a point of contention at EC Euro summit

Brussels Oct. 18 (efe-epa).- The Italian budget, although not on the agenda of Thursday's European Council Euro summit, is set to create further...

Spanish, UK PMs back fruitful Brexit negotiations to find Gibraltar solution

Brussels, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and Spain on Thursday said they were confident that a deal would be struck on Brexit...

UK's May to study Brexit extension period, ensure soft Irish border deal

Brussels, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- The British prime minister on Thursday said she was reviewing a proposal to prolong the transition period for the United...

EU leaders meet in Brussels for talks on migration, eurozone

Brussels, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- Leaders of European Union member states were meeting in Brussels as part of a European Council that on Thursday had migration...

EU dismisses brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress

Brussels, Oct 17 (efe-epa) .- The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain's withdrawal on Wednesday called off...

Greek FM resigns after spat with defense minister over Macedonia agreement

Athens, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Greece's foreign affairs minister resigned Wednesday following a spat with a fellow cabinet member over an agreement signed with...

EU, Bill Gates launch $115 million clean energy innovation fund in Europe

Brussels, Oct. 17 (EFE).- The European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund led by Bill Gates, launched on Wednesday a joint...

Germany's Merkel says Brexit deal with UK still possible

Berlin, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The German chancellor Wednesday said that while she thought arriving at an agreement on the United Kingdom withdrawal from the...

Spain closes gap on economic inequality but lags behind EU average

Brussels, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Spain has managed to reduce the gap on income inequality and social exclusion but still falls short of meeting the European...

Far-right Le Pen says Orban's Hungary more democratic than Macron's France

Paris, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The leader of France's far-right National Rally party said Wednesday that France was becoming an authoritarian country and wagered...

Europe offers Britain an olive branch to break Brexit impasse

Brussels, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The European Union is prepared to give the United Kingdom an extra transition year to negotiate a trade agreement in an effort...

UK's May seeks cabinet unity on Brexit, negotiations stall ahead of EU summit

Brussels, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- The British prime minister was on Tuesday in search of cabinet unity on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union...

Iberdrola agrees to sell Scottish Power Generation to Drax Group for $ 922.3M

New York, Oct 16. (efe-epa).- Iberdrola said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its Scottish Power Generation Holdings Ltd business in the United Kingdom to...

Study: 85 percent of women in European parliaments have suffered abuse

Geneva, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- Sexism is bad for democracy but sexist conduct, bullying, harassment and gender-based violence are widespread in European...

Portuguese opposition attacks 2019 budget as vote-securing gimmick

Lisbon, Oct 16 (EFE).- Portuguese opposition leaders on Tuesday attacked the prime minister's 2019 budget as unrealistic and aimed at securing votes.

French police raid offices, residences of Mélenchon's left-wing party members

Paris, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- Several offices and residences belonging to members of France's leading left-wing party were raided Tuesday as part of two...

France's Macron announces limited cabinet reshuffle in wake of resignations

Paris, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- The French president on Tuesday revealed a long-awaited partial cabinet reshuffle prompted by the recent resignation of several...

Scotland leader asks UK to drop false choice between bad or no-deal Brexit

London, Oct 15 (efe-epa).- Scotland's first minister on Monday urged members of the United Kingdom's parliament not to be pressured into accepting a bad...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.