"After receiving a nod from Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the Palestinian Authority opened three new police stations across the West Bank on Tuesday.
The newly added stations mean that 12 out of the proposed 20 police centers in the West Bank are now open - part of an agreement between the Palestinians and Israel, according to Jose Vericat, Press Officer for the EU Police Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (Eupol Copps).
Eupol Copps was launched by the European Council, and falls under the direct jurisdiction of Javier Solana, the EU's High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
In between Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has written to the European Union urging the bloc not to upgrade ties with Israel at a meeting next month, according to a copy of a letter circulated on Tuesday. LINK