EU Differentiation and Israeli Settlements
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) held a discussion on the European Union differentiation guidelines between Israel and settlement activites in occupied territories.
Subsequent to conclusions by the Foreign Affairs Council, in 2013, the European Commission issued a set of "Guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards”.
On September 1, 2015 the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) arranged a discussion on the European Union differentiation guidelines between Israel and settlement activites in occupied territories.
How have these guidelines been implemented by the EU? What is the Swedish position on the guidelines? What implications have they had on the ground?
Daniel Levy presented the European Council on Foreign Relations’ report on this policy and thereafter a discussion followed .
Daniel Levy, head of the Middle East and & North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Tomas Brundin, Senior Advisor for Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Cecilia Uddén, Middle East correspondent for Swedish Radio (SR).
Anders Persson, Senior Lecturer at Linnæus University.
The seminar was moderated by Mats Karlsson, Director of UI.