The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Kotsias forwarded to the Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu official notification, according to which Greece will not comply with a Directive of the European Commission for labelling products of the settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Golan heights.
Earlier the same decision was taken by the Hungarian government, as announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Meanwhile, today it became known that the Israeli Prime Minister refused to meet with Belgian foreign Minister Didier Reynders, one of the initiators of the process of labelling products of the settlements.
Recall that the European Commission recommended to label products produced for the «green line», not as «Made in Israel» and as «Made in the West Bank (Israeli settlements)» or «Made in the Golan heights (Israeli settlement)».
On 29 November it was reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Foreign Ministry to reconsider the issue of cooperation with the European Union in all that relates to the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Netanyahu has ordered to freeze contacts with the EU and its institutions before the foreign Ministry and the government developed a new strategy.
In the Israeli Foreign Ministry told reporters that cooperation with individual countries such as the UK, Germany and France, will continue. However, will terminate contacts with representatives of these countries in the EU.