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Palestine

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Water in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Written by Elena Lazarou The Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza is one of the fastest growing in the world and its demand for water is increasing. Access and distribution of water in these territories has been an issue within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1967. In 1995, the Oslo II … Continue reading

Israel’s politics in the run-up to the elections

Written by Joanna Apap In December 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called early national elections, scheduled for 17 March 2015, after dissolving the coalition arrangement underpinning the government formed after the January 2013 elections. Differences on Palestinian issues and budgetary matters, between Netanyahu, of the right-wing Likud party, and centrist parties in his coalition, reportedly contributed to the … Continue reading

Ask EP – You asked, we answered

What was your EU topic of the year? In all probability we dealt with it. Check out the Ask EP review of 2014. At the end of this year, Ask EP will have treated some 10,000 letters and messages addressed to the European Parliament or its President. We receive these messages from all over Europe … Continue reading

Ask EP – Insight: New Commission, Ukraine-Russia, Scottish referendum

The election of the new European Commission has been a recurrent subject of interest for citizens in the past months, with the hearings of the Commissioners-designate in particular being a frequent topic. Citizens addressed the European Parliament to strongly express their opinions on the nomination of certain Commissioners-designate. Some complained about the suitability of specific … Continue reading

Topics and links – August 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: ISIS terror and humanitarian disaster in Iraq, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, independence of the judiciary in Turkey, TTIP negotiations. Recent international conflicts were the dominating issues in the correspondence of citizens … Continue reading

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: violence escalation in Gaza

Updated on 28 August 2014 / available in English, French and German. Israelisch-palästinensischer Konflikt: Gewalteskalation im Gazastreifen Conflit israélo-palestinien: escalade de la violence à Gaza In the light of the recent violence escalation in Gaza in the context of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, some citizens requested information about the position of the European Parliament, and … Continue reading

Topics and links – July 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: MH17 aircraft disaster in Ukraine, Escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, TTIP and TiSA negotiations, MEPs statute. The Malaysian aircraft disaster in Ukraine and the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine were … Continue reading

Is a nuclear-weapon-free Middle East possible?

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) is seen as a useful instrument to implement multilateral agreements prohib­iting acquisition, stocking, and testing of nuclear weapons. NWFZs also include legal provisions and specific safeguards against the use of such weapons. The purpose of a NWFZ is twofold: it is an initiative aimed at the elimination of nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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