The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the European Union’s Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, for a discussion on the new settlement labeling guidelines on Wednesday. (Jerusalem Post)
Israel informed the European Union on Wednesday that it had canceled a number of consultations scheduled over the coming weeks between the two sides, officials in Jerusalem said. (Haaretz)
But the European Commission says the move won’t change existing laws.
Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue:
“This is a technical issue not a political stance. Products originating in Israel, within its internationally recognised borders benefit from preferential tariff treatment upon their entry into the EU. This situation will not change. So the EU does not support, in any form, a boycott or sanctions against Israel.” (Euronews)