The European Union announced this week a new round of economic sanctions targeting 100 Iranian companies, including Tehran's main European financial hub, the Hamburg-based European-Iranian trade bank (EIH).
Europe should have "zero tolerance" for far-right parties that spew antisemitism, European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said in a press conference here today, ahead of ceremonies marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The European Union’s High Representative has urged the Mideast peace Quartet to meet within the next few weeks in order to encourage progress on stalled peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Baroness Ashton said: "I propose the Quartet meet as soon as possible to help find a solution to the current impasse.”
She suggested that a meeting should take place around the Munich Security Conference at the beginning of next month.
The foreign policy chief made the comments following a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.