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  • 27/08/2014
    548 65744 1 _blank Statement on the ceasefire in Gaza Statement on the ceasefire in Gaza

    "We welcome the ceasefire agreement in Gaza that brings an end to the suffering and loss of life, particularly among civilians. The humanitarian situation in Gaza must now be urgently addressed and we call on the parties to respect the ceasefire.

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  • 15/08/2014
    535 65744 1 _blank Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton on arrival at the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton on arrival at the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_en.pdf 08/15/2014 14:14:00 08/15/2014 14:14:00 08/15/2014 14:14:00 nulldate 2014081514 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c77d0c8 N 090126248c77d0c8 /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_en.pdf 402334 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140815_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 12/08/2014
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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.