Tuesday, February 14, 2017

France: CEO says EU regulations singling out Israeli settlement products ‘detrimentally affect’ European businesses

Via Algemeiner:
EU regulations singling out Israeli products made in the West Bank “detrimentally affect” European businesses, the head of a French food company said this week. 
Addressing lawmakers at a European Parliament hearing on Thursday, Sydney Knafou — the CEO of Casimex — stated, “I am here before you today, as a European businessman and a supporter of European integration, to alert you to the fact that these regulations may have serious consequences with regard to my ability to compete globally, my existing contracts in the European Union, and, ultimately, the jobs I created for my European employees.” 
“For several years now, but, crucially, in the last few months, my business has been disrupted by unhelpful statements made at the EU level which are politically motivated and unrelated to any legitimate European business concern,” Knafou went on to say. “With the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 in December 2016, this trend is increasing.”
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