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Slovenia’s government officially recognizes Palestine as a state amid ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict

Slovenia to Recognize Independent Palestinian State, Subject to EU Parliament Approval

The Slovenian government has taken a bold step by approving the recognition of an independent Palestinian state, following the lead of other European countries like Spain, Norway, and Ireland. Prime Minister Robert Golob announced the decision at a news conference in Ljubljana, emphasizing the importance of peace and sovereignty.

However, the government’s decision is not final yet, as it still needs approval from the European Union member country’s parliament, which is scheduled to vote on the motion on Tuesday. This move has sparked reactions from different parties, with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz expressing the hope that Slovenian lawmakers will reject the motion.

The recognition of a Palestinian state by European countries is part of a wider effort to pressure Israel to end the conflict in Gaza. While some EU members have already recognized Palestine, others like Germany and Denmark have taken a different stance, favoring a two-state solution through dialogue.

Despite differing opinions, the push for peace and recognition of a Palestinian state continues to be a prominent issue in European politics. The recognition of the Palestinian flag alongside Slovenian and EU flags in Ljubljana symbolizes a significant step towards supporting Palestinian sovereignty and independence.

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