'Shell must end activities in Syria'

30th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Labour Party, the Socialist Party and the democrat party D66 will make clear to Shell Netherlands Director Dick Benschop on Tuesday that the Anglo-Dutch oil company must end its activities in Syria, where the regime is engaged in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

D66 leader Alexander Pechtold, who took the initiative for the meeting, has called on Shell to show that the company is willing to engage in socially responsible business practices.

The Labour Party wants Shell to end its activities in Syria, but would prefer this happened within the framework of EU sanctions.

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