“EU cannot strike Palestinian students’ right to education by imposing modifications to school textbooks,” writes Iratxe Garca in a letter to Ursula von
der Leyen *
The right to education cannot be denied. The EU can’t penalize Palestinians
Students and youth can condition the payment of an annual EUR 30 by configuring
Millions from the European Union’s Financial Assistance to the Palestinians
Authority to impose changes to school textbooks. This is the main message
The president of the Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament
Iratxe Garcia Perez and the Greens/EFA, as well as the Left political
Leaders of groups, delivered *in writing to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission.
This proposal was originally presented by Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.
To be discussed in the College of Commissioners this week, possibly
This could lead to a decision that contradicts the existing positions
by the European Parliament and the member states of the Council.
*Iratxe Garcia MEP, leader of the Socialists & Democrats, stated:
“I expect Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will stop this unilateral.”
Oliver Varhelyi’s initiative because it doesn’t represent the EU.
Our efforts to build understanding between Israelis is not supported by this.
To ensure progress in the elimination of hate speech and Palestinians
Incitement by both sides
“The Commission is aware that Palestinian textbooks adhere to UNESCO guidelines.”
Standards are important, even if they can be improved. It is important to remember that the
Positive trend and positive changes identified by Georg Eckert
Last year, Institute. We will continue to work to eradicate all forms of racism.
Incitement to Hate, but always in a spirit that is cooperative with both
*Foreign Committee Standing Rapporteur on Palestine and S&D Member, Evin
“The decision of Commissioner Varhelyi not to acknowledge the position of both the
The co-legislative body of the EU clearly reveals his political agenda
Concerning the EU’s financial assistance to the Palestinian authorities. It is.
It is unacceptable that the conditionality mechanism (also known as incentive-based) be used.
Mechanism, would be used in such a way.”
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