Benita Ferrero-Waldner

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Benita Ferrero-Waldner

Benita Ferrero-Waldner has been appointed the EU commissioner for external relations (2004–2009). Previously she was was the Austrian Foreign Minister; and about this appointment, Adar Primor, in Ha'aretz, wrote:

During her term as foreign minister, they said in Jerusalem, she positioned Austria as one of the most pro-Israel countries in the EU, pressing over and over again for improving the uneasy relations between Europe and Israel.[1]



  1. Adar Primor, Europe won't just sign the checks, Ha'aretz, 8 February 2005.