Swedish MEPs call for labeling of products from Western Sahara

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PUSL.- Charlie Andreas Weimers and Jessica Stegrud, two Swedish MEPs of theSweden Democrats Party demand to label products originating in the Western Sahara. The two Swedish MEPs raised the matter in a written question addressed to the European Commission on January 14.

Recalling the the decision of November 12, 2019 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) validating the labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights in Syria exported to the Twenty-eight market the swedish MEPs ask:

“In the light of this court decision, does the Commission intend to ensure that origin labels are imposed for food produced in occupied territories such as Northern Cyprus and Western Sahara?

They also asked whether Brussels plans to apply the measure only to Israel or whether it intends to extend it to Morocco and Turkey.