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Israel: EU External Relations

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the recent vote by the European Parliament postponing a decision on involving Israel in the European Union's Community Programmes; and if he will make a statement. (242524)

The European Parliament's programme is a matter for that body. The UK supports the European Council decisions on developing the EU's relationship with Israel alongside work to advance peace in the middle east. Officials from the UK Representation to the EU will continue to monitor and engage with the European Parliament on this and other issues of interest.