Europe in brief: EU tries to find common position on Israeli-Hamas conflict

Europe in brief: EU tries to find common position on Israeli-Hamas conflict

The EU member states issued a joint statement on respect for the rights of all citizens in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. German Finance Minister Christian Lindner offered the UK a closer economic relationship with the EU. Slovak diplomat Ivan Korčok continues to collect signatures for his presidential candidacy.

Hamas attack prompts EU to review aid payments to Palestinian people

Hamas attack prompts EU to review aid payments to Palestinian people

The escalation of violence between Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas has prompted discussions in Brussels over aid programmes for the Palestinian people. The EU has strongly condemned the attack by Hamas on Israel but has sent out mixed messages over the future of its development aid to the Palestinians.

Europe in brief: EU activates diplomatic contacts after escalation of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Europe in brief: EU activates diplomatic contacts after escalation of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Charles Michel and Josep Borrell have made contact with leaders in the Middle East following a flare-up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Commissioner Janez Lenarčič visited Armenia to assess the situation of displaced Armenians after their exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh. At an informal meeting of EU leaders in Granada, Hungary and Poland vetoed the agreement on new migration rules.