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European Union (EU) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The European Union is firmly committed to the objective of two States, Israel and a viable and democratic Palestinian State, living side by side in peace and security in the framework of a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, as laid out in the road map. In this context, a fair solution should be found to the complex issue of Jerusalem, and a just, viable and agreed settlement of the Palestinian refugee issue.”

“EU’s Position on the Middle East Conflict,” The EU & the Middle East Peace Process, EU website (accessed July 20, 2005)

Description:

“The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. It is not a State intended to replace existing states, but it is more than any other international organisation. The EU is, in fact, unique. Its Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level. This pooling of sovereignty is also called ‘European integration.'”

EU website (accessed July 20, 2005)

Mission:

The EU “fosters co-operation among the peoples of Europe, promoting unity while preserving diversity and ensuring that decisions are taken as close as possible to the citizens.”

EU website (accessed July 20, 2005)

Other:
International Governmental Organization
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the European Union's Position on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  2. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  3. Should Jerusalem Be the Undivided Capital of Israel?