Sweden Becomes the First Major European Country to Recognise Palestinian Statehood


Sweden will become the first major European country to officially recognise Palestinian statehood.

Stefan Lofven, the head of Sweden’s new centre-left Social Democrat government which was voted with 31% of the national vote, made the announcement during his inaugural address to parliament.

“The conflict with Israel can only be solved by a peaceful two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law,” Lofven told the legislature in Stockholm.

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