Wednesday, November 4, 2015

EU: France, Sweden putting heavy pressure re guidelines on labeling settlement products

Guy Millière wrote a scathing article about France's hostility towards Israel. Here (in French)

Via Honest Reporting:

The EU plans to release next week its guidelines on labeling settlement products next week. Haaretz explains the curious timing:
The labeling guidelines had been due to be released a month ago, but the wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel caused their publication to be delayed. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had not wanted to release the information while Israelis were being murdered in the streets by Palestinians, senior Israeli officials noted.

On the other hand, the Israeli officials said Mogherini is under heavy pressure from several European countries, such as France and Sweden, to issue the guidelines on settlement product labeling and not delay their publication further. The monthly meeting of EU foreign ministers is to be held on November 16, and apparently Mogherini is interested in releasing the guidelines before that.

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