EU working to label Israeli settlement products

14 September 2012 / euobserver.com / EU working on consumer labels for Israeli settlement products

BRUSSELS – Denmark is fronting an EU initiative to help consumers boycott Israeli settlement products.

Its foreign ministry is funding an event in Brussels on 23 October to get EU diplomats and NGOs, such as Oxfam and Crisis Action, talking about EU-level guidelines for consumer labels on settlement goods. The move comes after EU foreign ministers in May said they will “fully and effectively implement existing EU legislation” on the subject.

The EU says settlements are illegal. But its regular complaints about settlement expansion fall on deaf ears.

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