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27 February 2020
An AFET delegation visits Turkey to evaluate the state of EU-Turkey relations Eight members of the European Parliament went to Turkey to meet with Turkish representatives in a three-day visit, in which both actors highlighted the need for a continuous dialogue.
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26 February 2020
JCPOA members make efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal The remaining members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) met in Vienna for the 15th Joint Commission, but did not trigger the dispute resolution mechanism.
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25 February 2020
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak passes away Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 in Cairo, weeks after undergoing surgery. He ruled Egypt for 30 years until being deposed in the 2011 Arab Spring.
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25 February 2020
Tensions over maritime boundaries and the Western Sahara compromise relations between Spain, Morocco and Algeria Both Morocco and Algeria aim to expand their maritime boundaries, overlapping with Spain’s territorial waters off the Canary and the Balearic Islands, respectively.
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23 February 2020
G20 Finance Ministers discuss global challenges amid rising concerns over the economic impact of coronavirus The sectorial G20 meeting focused on taxation and other regulatory issues arising from the digitalization of the economy.
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21 February 2020
Conservatives win the parliamentary elections in Iran The conservatives made a comeback in the legislative elections held on 21 February, which registered the lowest voter turnout since the 1979 revolution, with only 42% of eligible voters going to the polls.
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20 February 2020
Palestinian Foreign Minister Al Malki meets with EU representatives and calls for their support against the US peace plan Palestinian Authority’s FM Riyad Al Malki met with HR/VP Josep Borrell and with the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss Trump’s plan for the Middle East.
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20 February 2020
Netanyahu announces the construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem Israel’s PM Netanyahu declared that 5,000 new housing units will be built in two settlements in East Jerusalem, causing an immediate reaction by HR/VP Borrell and EU countries.
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19 February 2020
IOM calls for safe disembarkation ports for sea rescued migrants fleeing Libya According to the UN agency, providing a safety port and a quick disembarkation mechanism is a key step to avoid returns of rescued migrants and refugees to unsafe detention centres in Libya.
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