EU agrees labeling of Israel 'settlement' goods

November 11, 2015 10:35 AM

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EU agrees labeling of Israel 'settlement' goods

BRUSSELSThe EU executive approved on Wednesday new guidelines for labeling products from Israeli settlements on occupied land, a move Brussels says is technical but which an Israeli diplomat said might affect peace talks with the Palestinians.

Drawn up over three years by the European Commission, the guidelines mean Israeli producers must explicitly label farm goods and cosmetics that come from settlements when they are sold in the European Union.

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