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Swedish MEPs call for the labelling of products originating from Western Sahara

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Two Swedish MEPs have addressed a written question to the European Commission, Tuesday, calling for the labelling of products coming from Western Sahara.

Charlie Andreas Weimers and Jessica Stegrud recalled that on November 12, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that products originating from Israeli settlements on Palestinian territories must be labelled as such.

«Based on this decision, is the Commission planning to impose the same thing on products originating from occupied territories such as Northern Cyprus and Western Sahara?», they asked.

For the record, the Dutch parliament passed, Tuesday November 19, a non-binding motion saying that a European Union Court ruling on labeling goods produced in Israeli settlements is «discriminatory», referring to Western Sahara.

Voted in the lower house of the Dutch parliament, the motion was submitted by Christian Union representative Joel Stephanus Voordewind. In his motion, Voordewind urged the Dutch government to «speak out against the discriminatory treatment of Israel».

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