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The EU—Israel Association Council held at ministerial level and the EU—Israel Association Committee held at the level of senior officials meet at regular intervals to discuss political and economic issues, as well as bilateral and regional co-operation.
Article 2 of the Association Agreement states: Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principleswhich guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement.
Dispute on preferential treatment for Israeli products originating in Palestinian territories Goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are not subject to the free trade agreement, as they are not considered Israeli. SinceIsrael and the EU have been in dispute over the legal treatment of products exported to the EU from the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel argues that these are produced in its customs territory and should thus be subject to the Association Agreement and benefit from preferential treatment.
The EU maintains that the Territories are not part of Israel, and are illegal under international law, and such products do not therefore benefit from preferential treatment. Differently from the EU, the United States admit custom-free goods exported from the Territories under their free trade agreement.
The EU customs authorities are then able to discern the exact origin and provide preferential treatment only to goods from Israel proper, giving de facto meaning to the EU policy of non-recognition of the Territories as part of the State of Israel  The ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Brita case confirmed that products originating in the West Bank do not qualify for preferential customs treatment under the EC—Israel Agreement, and that contrary assertions by Israeli authorities are not binding upon EU customs authorities.
In its reasoning, the ECJ relied on the presence of two, distinct and equal Association agreements, one with Israel, applying to the "territory of the State of Israel", and one with the PLO, applying to the territory of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and on the general principle of customary international law that an obligation cannot be imposed on a third party without its consent.
The Court concluded that the EC—Israel Agreement may not be interpreted in such a way as to compel the Palestinian authorities to waive their right to exercise the competence conferred upon them by virtue of the EC—PLO Agreement and, in particular, to refrain from exercising the right to issue customs documents providing proof of origin for goods manufactured in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
It follows that products originating in the West Bank do not fall within the territorial scope of the EC—Israel Agreement and, therefore, do not qualify for preferential treatment under that agreement.
Ratification of the ACAA will make it easier to export Israeli pharmaceuticals and other goods to the 27 EU member countries, and vice versa.
Following a controversial debate, members of the European Parliament voted in favor and against ratification. The two sides have granted each other significant trade concessions for certain agricultural products, in the form of tariff reduction or elimination, either within quotas or for unlimited quantities.
Israel's special status is the result of its high level of scientific and research capability and the dense network of long-standing relations in scientific and technical co-operation between Israel and the EU. The European Commission signed an agreement with Israel in July allowing for its participation in the EU's Galileo project for a global navigation satellite system.
Euro-Mediterranean regional programmes Israel, because of its high national income, is not eligible for bilateral funding under MEDA. However, these two bills were never passed into law. The lawsuit, which was filed in Januarycharged that the European Commission had failed to fulfill European Union transparency obligations after NGO Monitor had tried for 13 months to obtain documentation detailing EU nongovernmental agency funding.
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Under the European Freedom of Information Actsuch funding details must be made available upon request. However, the EC cited "public security", "privacy" and "commercial interests" in denying the information request. The general position of the EU is that a Palestinian state should be based on the borders with land swaps, Jerusalem should be divided and become the capital of both states, and a negotiated settlement be found for the Palestinian refugee issue, although member states have sometimes been divided on these issues.
However, all EU states universally consider Israeli settlements illegal under international law. The EU has insisted that it will not recognize any changes to the borders other than those agreed between the parties.
Israel's settlement program has, thus, led to tensions.
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Israel has insisted that the city will remain its undivided capital, and is fiercely opposed to its re-division. East Jerusalem has been a de facto part of Israel following Israel's unilateral annexation of the area, while the EU, along with the rest of the international community, regards it as occupied territory subject to negotiations.
Induring the French presidency of the Council, the European Union strived to increase co-operation with the US on Middle-Eastern issues, inter alia with a view to coordinating common pressures on Israel. In Decembera group of 26 former EU statesmen, including former Foreign Affairs Chief Javier Solanasubmitted a written petition calling for the EU to ban imports of settlement products, force Israel to pay the majority of aid required by the Palestinians, link an upgrade in diplomatic relations to a settlement freeze, and send a high-level delegation to east Jerusalem to support Palestinian claims to sovereignty.
During Operation Defensive Shield inthe European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution calling for economic sanctions on Israel and an arms embargo on both parties. The EU has also been critical of Israel's Gaza blockade, referring to it as "collective punishment.
In the latter an armed coup was actually in progress but prevented by security services on the day of election on 16 October, with over 20 people arrested. Usovsky confirmed the authenticity of the emails.
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Finland should not desire NATO membership, rather it should preferably have closer military cooperation with Russia. Such decisions will not be left to Russian generals. Requesting an explanation, Romania's foreign ministry stated that "the threat of using a Russian strategic bomber plane by a Russian deputy prime minister is a very grave statement under the current regional context.
Putin pointed out that there will be consequences, that Russia will have to resort to a response of the military kind and re-orientate our troops and missiles. Parliamentary Defense Committee chairman Allan Widman stated, "The old military doctrine was shaped after the last Cold War when Sweden believed that Russia was on the road to becoming a real democracy that would no longer pose a threat to this country and its neighbors.
Brigadier General Meelis Kiili stated, "The best deterrent is not only armed soldiers, but armed citizens, too. Relations between the U. Brian Whitmore of Radio Free Europe stated that the case "illustrates the Kremlin's campaign to intimidate its neighbors, flout global rules and norms, and test NATO's defenses and responses. She said that the UK Government would "consider in detail the response from the Russian State" and in the event that there was no credible response, the government would "conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the United Kingdom" and measures would follow.
Use of migration issues[ edit ] In Januaryseveral Finnish authorities suspected that Russians were enabling migrants to enter Finland, and Ylethe national public-broadcasting company, reported that a Russian border guard had admitted the Federal Security Service 's involvement.
Kremlin's Traditional Agenda and the Export of Values to Central Europe Russian and pro-Russian media and organisations have produced fake stories and distorted real events. One of the most widely distributed fake stories was that of year old Lisa F. In March a Russian TV team reportedly paid Swedish teenagers to stage a scene of anti-government protests in Rinkeby. The Czech Republic noted that Russia had set up about 40 Czech-language websites publishing conspiracy theories and false reports.
He stated, "There is a systematic lying campaign going on