Romania moves as the first EU country embassy to Jerusalem

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The Romanian government has decided to have its embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem. That says the leader of the social democrats, in power in Romania, Liviu Dragnea. The EU-country’s going to the United States to go after him.

“The decision is taken, the procedures to begin”, said Dragnea on channel Antena 3. An official communication from the government is there for the moment.

According to the leader of the social democratic PSD, that plays a role in the government, the government of prime minister Viorica Dancila Wednesday night ‘a memorandum on the beginning of the procedures to enter the embassy to Jerusalem, to move’. Request refused, the spokesman of the government any comments. The government adopted the document in the absence of foreign minister Teodor Melescanu, who is on a visit in Tunisia.

Trump’s footsteps

The president of the USA, Donald Trump, made a fuss when he in december announced that the US embassy to Jerusalem would move. Guatemala followed a few weeks later. And now it would be so, also in Romania, the first EU country would be. In december, there were about rumors.

For Dragnea has this decision ” a huge symbolic value’. “Israel has international a large influence, and is of great value to the American government. I think that this decision is Romania really will benefit.’

Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital, but the Palestinians consider the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state. The United Nations recognize the annexation not of East Jerusalem, considered occupied territory. The final status of the city should be negotiated by israelis and Palestinians.

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