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The EU and Israel committed themselves to establishing a partnership which provides for close political and mutually beneficial trade and investment relations together with economic, social, financial, civil scientific, technological and cultural cooperation.

The Action Plan concluded with Israel helped give new energy and focus to EU-Israel relations. Its objective is to gradually integrate Israel into European policies and programmes. Every step taken is determined by both sides and the Action Plan is tailor-made to reflect Israel’s interests and priorities as well as its level of development.

There is also, for the first time, a financial assistance element to EU-Israel cooperation - Israel is eligible for €14 million in European Community financial cooperation over the next seven years.

The legal basis for the EU’s relations with Israel is the EU-Israel Association Agreement .

As a result of the Action Plan discussions on the most contentious issue of EU-Israel relations over the years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have been stepped up.

2007 has seen renewed efforts by the international community, including the revitalization of the quartet, combined with increased support from regional partners for peace and stability in the Middle East. The EU believes that the creation of an independent, viable and democratic Palestinian state is in Israel’s interest.


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  • 15/04/2015
    59 25362 1 _blank Local EU Statement on Yom HaShoah Local EU Statement on Yom HaShoah

    The EU Delegation to the State of Israel, together with all Embassies of EU Member States in Israel, joins people in Israel commemorating today the victims of the Shoah and the heroes of resistance.

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  • 27/03/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues <p>I welcome Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues.</p> 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/27/2015 19:45:36 03/03/2017 19:45:36 2015032719 090126248ee4129c N 090126248ee4129c /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm 3689 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150327_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on Israel’s decision to resume the transfer of the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenues
  • 25/03/2015
    ENP Country Progress Report 2014 – Israel
  • 25/03/2015
    Adoption of the 2014 European Neighbourhood Reports
  • 18/03/2015
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu tonight to congratulate him for the result achieved in the Israeli general elections.</p> 03/18/2015 21:13:13 03/18/2015 21:13:13 03/18/2015 21:13:13 03/06/2016 21:13:13 2015031821 090126248ec91f84 N 090126248ec91f84 /statements-eeas/2015/150318_05_en.htm 4192 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150318_05_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150318_05_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150318_05_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150318_05_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu

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Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching today a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy(ENP)