The European Union has denied claims that they intend to suspend financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority if the American brokered peace talks with Israel fail. The High Representative for EU foreign policy spokesperson, Maya Kossianic, told Italian news agency AKI, "The European Union did not make any such announcement. Such a move is out of the question now. The EU strongly supports the peace talks as the best way to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and to achieve security and stability for the region."
EU denies that it would suspend aid to PA if peace talks fail
- 05 December 2013
Swiss say Egypt needs to submit a final court judgement to recover stolen funds
- 04 December 2013
Switzerland's Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Justice, Susanne Kuster, has said that the Swiss authorities are following the developments in Egypt closely with regards to overturning an earlier decision to block the return of funds smuggled out of the country at the end of the Mubarak era. She told Egyptian journalists at the Swiss Ministry of Justice Headquarters in Bern that the authorities in Cairo must initiate legal proceedings to retrieve the smuggled capital along with a final judicial ruling which proves that the funds were taken illegally by former officials in the Mubarak regime.
Senior EU delegation arrives in Cairo to follow up roadmap
- 02 December 2013
A European diplomatic convoy arrived in Cairo on Monday morning to get the latest updates on Egypt's transitional roadmap, which was initially proposed five months ago in the wake of the coup that removed the country's first democratically elected president.
Unprecedented number of MPs seen at Palestine lobby of parliament
- 30 November 2013
This year's Palestine lobby of parliament ended with an evening rally which saw an "unprecedented number of MPs" attending. According to Baroness Jenny Tonge, MPs finally want to be seen by their constituents attending the now annual event.