Daily Israel Report

Samaria Leaders Hold Successful Meetings With EU Officials

Following the success of meetings in the German and Swedish parliaments last week, the Shomron plans to host EU representatives on Tuesday.
By David Lev
First Publish: 3/12/2013, 2:14 AM

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Following the success of a delegation of leaders of communities in Samaria to the German and Swedish parliaments last week, the Shomron plans to host EU representatives on Tuesday.

Last week, Deputy Director of the Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan and Shay Attias, the group's Chairman of Foreign Affairs, met with elected officials in Berlin's Bundestag and Swedish Parliament in Stockholm to counter anti-Israel efforts which are promoting a boycott of Israeli products and labeling of products manufactured in Judea and Samaria.

Upon learning of the issue, some EU representatives decided to make an immediate visit to Samaria to visit the industrial parks in the region and show their support.

The multinational delegation, consisting of representatives from Austria, Belgium and Turkey, will visit factories in the Barkan Industrial Park, meet with Director of Samaria Regional Council Gershon Mesika, visit Ariel University, and then hold meetings in Knesset with government officials.

Another delegation headed by Samaria leaders Gershon Mesika and Yossi Dagan is headed to the EU Parliament next week.