Around Europe 342 – May 2012

Israel destroys EU development projects worth € 29 million; Who is protecting human rights in Europe?; Restorative Justice: European Parliament makes progress?; Introducing our new Office Manager Click here to download (PDF – 2.0 Mb) Deutsche Ausgabe – Mai 2012 Restorative Justice: Macht das Europa-Parlament Fortschritte? Klicken Sie hier für die deutschen Auszüge (PDF – […]

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QCEA welcomes the postponement of the Dutch – Israeli Cooperation Council

QCEA welcomes the announcement on 29th May that the Netherlands has frozen the  Dutch-Israeli Cooperation Council, which was due to be inaugrated on 7th June 2012. We are concerned, however, that the Netherlands still intends to establish this Council as stated by Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. QCEA has sent a second open letter to the […]

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Netherlands Yearly Meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

QCEA’s Joint Represents to the EU Martina Weitsch and Liz Scurfield attended Netherlands Yearly Meeting over the weekend of 17th-20th May, the theme of which was “Just Peace.” The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role that Quakers can play in working for peace was discussed in detail. Here are some of the relevant documents in English: […]

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Strong Reservations on the Dutch – Israeli Cooperation Council: An Open Letter to the Dutch Government

QCEA is deeply concerned by the intention of the current Dutch Government to intensify bilateral relations with Israel through the Dutch-Israeli Cooperation Council, which is due to be signed on 7th June 2012. These increased links conflict with the EU position on the Middle East Peace Process, as clearly stated in the Council conclusions on […]

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Briefing paper: the EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

This briefing paper looks at two European Union Crisis Management missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the EU-BAM Rafah border mission and the European Union Police Co-ordinating Office Palestinian Territories mission, particularly in the context of the Common Defence and Security Policy. Read “The EU Crisis Management Missions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (v1)” (PDF […]

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Briefing paper: the role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine conflict in context

This briefing paper assesses the role of the European Union in the potential resolution of the conflict, and seeks to evaluate how this role can be strengthened. Firstly, the paper sets out the official positions of the EU on the conflict, and then gives examples of recent regional and global efforts towards a comprehensive peace […]

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