31st December 2015

Reuters: Czech parliament rejects labelling goods from Israeli settlements

The Czech parliament's lower house called on the government on 17 December to ignore EU rules on labelling goods from Israeli settlements, joining Hungary in breaking ranks over the divisive regulations. The Czech Assembly said new EU guidelines which require the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank were "motivated by a political positioning versus the State of Israel", Reuters reported. 

The Czech parliamentary resolution was ported by all government and opposition parties except for the Communists. Read details.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic