Ursula von der Leyen calls EU ‘team Europe’

The EU Commission President has no influence in geopolitical crises like the Israel and Palestine conflict, Express.co.uk was told. It comes as a ceasefire between the two states held despite clashes that broke out in Jerusalem at the end of last week. The truce brought to an end 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed, most of them in Gaza.

Both Israel and Hamas claimed victory in the conflict.

World leaders raced to condemn the violence and call for an end to the fighting, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden.

The picture was slightly different in Europe as nations there struggled to agree on a joint statement about the conflict because of a veto by Hungary.

Individual nations had previously condemned the violence, but the EU failed, as a united entity, to agree on what or how to propose their message.

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