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  • 11/02/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas <p>The visit of President Mahmoud Abbas was an opportunity for President Jean-Claude Juncker and myself to re-state EU's support for a two-state solution with an independent, democratic, viable State of Palestine living side-by-side with Israel and its other neighbours in peace and security.</p> 02/11/2015 21:15:27 02/11/2015 21:15:27 02/11/2015 21:15:27 02/11/2015 21:15:27 2015021121 090126248e564f85 N 090126248e564f85 /statements-eeas/2015/150211_01_en.htm 10690 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150211_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150211_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150211_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150211_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas
  • 30/01/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel's new announcement of settlement tenders Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel's new announcement of settlement tenders <p>Today's announcements of settlement tenders, if implemented, will further undermine the viability of the two-State solution; they are illegal in international law and constitute an obstacle to peace.</p> 01/30/2015 20:18:47 01/30/2015 20:18:47 01/30/2015 20:18:47 01/06/2017 20:18:47 2015013020 090126248e35a22f N 090126248e35a22f /statements-eeas/2015/150130_04_en.htm 9534 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150130_04_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150130_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150130_04_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150130_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel's new announcement of settlement tenders
  • 28/01/2015
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border <p>Today's attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border are undermining the cessation of hostilities established by UNSC Resolution 1701 and the peacebuilding efforts along the Blue Line.</p> 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/28/2015 19:52:59 01/04/2017 19:52:59 2015012819 090126248e2eed7c N 090126248e2eed7c /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm 10003 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150128_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border

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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.