Four European countries to attend US embassy opening despite EU position

PNN/ Jerusalem/

Several European countries, including Austria, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic, have accepted an invitation from the Israeli Foreign Ministry to attend the opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem, despite the opposition of the European Union, which rejects the move, Ha’aretz newspaper reported.

The four countries said they would attend the opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem, while Bulgaria also said its ambassador to Israel would attend the ceremony, but the Foreign Ministry has not given a clear decision so far.

The five countries are members of the European Union, which has announced its opposition to the controversial transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and stressed that this move is seriously detrimental to the peace process.