Top EU official to visit Israel, discuss 'issues of common interest'

Vice President of the European Commission Franco Frattini will arrive in Israel on Monday for a two-day visit, the European Union announced on Sunday. During his visit, Frattini will meet with a number of ministers, including Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and deliver an address at the Herzliya conference. Frattini said ahead of the visit that he would speak with Israeli leaders about "issues of common interest and concern" including "the international strategy on counter-terrorism, tackling radicalization, financing of terrorism and private-public partnership on enhancing security, the fight against racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism and the need for stability in the Middle East."