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EU-Middle East: European disunion

29 November 2012
Neues Deutschland Berlin

European disunion – Rainer Hachfeld

While the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton said on November 29, that "the EU stands ready to recognise a Palestinian state at the right time," only hours later, the member countries themselves have not reached an agreement over how to vote with a single voice on granting the Palestinian Territories the status of "non-member observer state to the UN."

Some, like France, Belgium and Spain, voted yes, while others, such as Germany, the United Kingdom and the Baltic countries abstained.