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These past few weeks, several statements have been made regarding the EU guidelines on settlement products adopted on 11 November 2015, namely the EU decision to label products that are imported from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. These statements are particularly troubling as they cause damage to the image of the EU, which has… » read more

  Posted by Marie Arena's blog

In 1947 in one of its first acts, Robert Schuman’s French Government made valiant efforts bring peace between Arabs and Israeli Jews in Palestine. When the Ben-Gurion government proclaimed the State of Israel, France voted in the UN to recognize it. When a nearly unarmed Israel was attacked by foreign  Arab national armies, France gave… » read more

The Vatican is to sign a treaty formally recognizing an entity called ‘the State of Palestine’. It is a big mistake. It is likely to lead to war, disputes and further injustice. Is the pope ignorant or has he lost his balance? He called PLO leader and Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas  ‘an angel of peace’ and … » read more

Slovenia’s government is teetering and any candidate for an interim foreign minister should be given ECFR scorecard to propose how to improve country’s foreign policy profile within EU. Recently ECFR issued the European Foreign Policy Scorecard that provides a systematic annual assessment of Europe’s performance in dealing with the rest of the world. The scorecard assesses the… » read more

When Sen. Mitchell, the Middle East envoy of the Obama administration resigned on Friday, I immediately asked ‘what is Tony Blair doing’? In the time-frame of a single weekend, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has regained its importance in the Middle Eastern region. If the EU countries want it or not, they will have to play their… » read more

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