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EU Countries and Recognition of the State of Palestine

 

The European Parliament supports the principle that

"Palestine should be recognised as a State"


All the major political groups, including the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), backing the resolution. The resolution passed with 498 votes for and 88 votes against, with 111 MEPs abstaining (17 December 2014).

 

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Malta, a Member state of the EU does not appear on this map. Malta recognised the State of Palestine on 16 November 1988.

 

EU Member State whose Government has officially recognised the State of Palestine.
EU Member State whose whose Government has not recognised the State of Palestine but is in favour of doing so and / or where Parliament calls for recognition
EU Member State whose Government rejects recognition of the State of Palestine.
Austria
The Austrian Government has not recognised the State of Palestine.
Austria voted in favour of Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Belgium
Government: The Belgian Government has not formally recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The Belgian Parliament has voted to recognize a Palestinian state ´at the most suitable time´ (5 February 2015)
The Wallonia Regional Parliament called on the Belgian Government to recognise the state of Palestine (15 January 2015)

 

Bulgaria
Recognised the State of Palestine on 25 November 1988

 

Croatia
Has not formally recognised the State of Palestine
However, Foreign Minister Vesna has said that Croatia is ´likely to recognize Palestine as an independent state´ (24 October 2014)

 

CzechRepublic
Recognised the State of Palestine on 18 November 1988

 

Cyprus
Recognised the State of Palestine on 18 November 1988

 

Denmark
Government: The Danish Government has not recognised the State of Palestine.
The Foreign Minister stated that Denmark is "not ready" to support Palestine as a separate state (29 October 2014) and later that, "We are in line with the many countries who feel that this is such an important decision that we should wait to make it until we feel like it can actually affect the peace process. We don´t think that is now, but on the other hand we don´t necessarily think that we need to wait until the end of the peace process," (12 December 2014)
Denmark voted in favour of Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Estonia
Has not formally recognised the State of Palestine

 

Finland
Has not recognised the State of Palestine
Prime Minister: Recognition of an independent Palestinian state is ´not on the agenda at the moment´. (7 October 2014)

 

France
Government: The French Government has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The National Assembly (Lower House) voted 339 to 151 to recognise the state of Palestine (2 December 2014)
The Senate passed a similar motion on 11 December 2015.
France voted in favour of Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Germany
Government: The German Government will not recognise the State of Palestine
Germany supports a two-state solution but recognises only Israel.
Germany is second biggest arms supplier and arms donator to Israel after the USA (6 nuclear-capable submarines, 4 missile gunboats, tanks, munitions) .
Germany abstained from the vote for Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Greece
The Greek Government has not recognised the State of Palestine
The Syriza coalition government includes Ministers who have openly supported Palestine, and one Minister who was on a successful Free Gaza Flotilla. The government may recognise the State of Palestine.

 

Hungary
Recognised the State of Palestine on 23 November 1988

 

Ireland
Government: The Irish Government has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: Dáil Éireann (Lower House) of the Irish Oireachtas (Parliament) passed a motion calling on the Irish Government ´to officially recognise the State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital´ (10 December 2014)
Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate, Upper House) passed a similar motion on 22 October 2014 supported by all parties

Italy
Government: The Italian Government has not officially recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The Italian Parliament called on the government to "sponsor the recognition of Palestine as a democratic and sovereign state within the 1967 borders and with Jerusalem as a shared capital" (27 February 2015). The government supported the motion presented by the ruling party and the Foreign Minister confirmed that he agreed with the initiative before the vote.
Italy voted in favour of Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Latvia
Has not formally recognised the State of Palestine
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has stated that that the recognition of Palestine's statehood was not on Latvia's agenda. (December 2014)

 

Lithuania
Has not recognised the State of Palestine
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated that Lithuania does not agree with unilateral recognition of Palestine but supports a two-state solution (17 November 2014).
Lithuania was one of 14 states that voted against Palestine's membership of UNESCO.
Lithuania abstained in the UN General Assembly vote on the recognition of Palestine.

 

Luxembourgh
Government: Luxembourgh has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: Deputies passed two motions urging its government to recognise the State of Palestine (17 December 2014)
Luxembourgh voted for a draft resolution on Palestinian statehood presented by Security Council member Jordan(30 December 2015).

 

Malta
Recognised the State of Palestine on 16 November 1988

 

Netherlands
The Dutch Government has not recognised the State of Palestine. The Prime Minister stated that the Netherlands is not planning to recognize a Palestinian state for now (25 November 2014) as he did not believe this would help to restart the peace talks.

 

Poland
Recognised the State of Palestine on 14 December 1988

 

Portugal
Government: The Government of Portugal has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The Portuguese parliament passed a resolution to "recognize, in coordination with the European Union, the State of Palestine as an independent and sovereign state, in accordance with the principles of international law" (12 December 2014). Only nine members of the 230 member Assembly of the Republic voted against the resolution

 

Romania
Recognised the State of Palestine on 24 November 1988

 

Slovakia
Recognised the State of Palestine on 18 November 1988

 

Slovenia
Government: Has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The Slovenian Foreign Policy Committee called on the government to submit to Parliament a decree on the recognition of an independent Palestine (28 November 2014). Most parties support an independent Palestine.

 

Spain
Government: The Government of Spain has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: The Congress of Deputies (Lower House)voted to recognise Palestine as a state with 319 votes for, 2 against, 1 abstention (18 November 2015)
Spain voted in favour of Palestine upgrade to Non-Member Observer State at UN General Assembly (29 November 2012)

 

Sweden
Officially recognised the State of Palestine on 30 October 2014

 

United Kingdom
Government: The UK Government has not recognised the State of Palestine
Parliament: House of Commons: MP's voted 274 to 12 for the Government should to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel (13 October 2014)
The Scottish Parliament: Scotland's external affairs minister has said that "Palestine should be recognized as an independent state, enabling it to open its own UK embassy" (13 October 2014)

 

 

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