June 17, 2008

Israel Wins Significant EU Upgrade

From Israel Wins Significant EU Upgrade:

Despite intense lobbying by Egypt and the PA, the European Union on Monday agreed to a significant upgrade of relations with Israel. There will be regular annual meetings at a senior level between the Israeli and EU leadership, as well as increased meetings between government ministers, senior officials and parliamentarians. Israel will join European agencies, programs and working groups, bringing the Israeli economy and society closer to European norms and standards. In addition, a joint working group will examine the areas in which Israel is capable of integrating into the European single market.