The European Union is advising the Palestinian Authority to “be careful” regarding its stated plan to ask the U.N. for non-member state observer status at its General Assembly, Deputy Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas said Wednesday, October 10, The Jerusalem Post reported. Kourkoulas, on a one day trip to Israel where he met his counterpart Danny Ayalon and National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, said that while there has not been any formal E.U. discussion on the matter, informal deliberations are ongoing. “The E.U. is advising them to be careful, but the decision is theirs,” he said. Asked what the Palestinians should be careful about, he replied “the possible negative consequences of their decision.” “We are still fully behind the peace process, and we have not discovered any other better alternative,” Kourkoulas said, hinting that such a move would have a negative impact on the process.