Sweden Becomes First E.U. Member to Recognize the State of Palestine

October 30, 2014 10:43 AM

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The Swedish government became the first E.U. member to officially recognize a Palestinian state on Thursday.

Newly elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven first announced the move at his swearing-in ceremony on Oct. 3, but he was not expected to follow through so soon, Haaretz reports.

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