It is, of course, almost a given in European diplomatic and political circles that foreign policy in Europe is more nuanced and more subtle than it is in the United States of America (with Australia being thrown in ever more frequently as the closest ally).
In practice, that means support for some of the worst tyrannies and terrorists of all description at the expense of potential democratic allies. Once again, we are witnessing European politicians lining up to be nice to the Hamas-led "unity" government, regardless of its refusal even to pretend to abide by the international conditions.
Lining up to do what, incidentally? Well, to hand over large chunks of taxpayers' money without bothering to find out what it is being used for. A long piece on the subject here.