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22 Mai 2013


Veolia's response

The Appeals Court of Versailles upheld the Nanterre Court’s decision in a clear and unequivocal ruling that neither Veolia nor Alstom were breaching international law or the rules of the UN Global Compact by executing their contracts for the construction and operation of the Jerusalem tramway…Ms. Azarov’s describes the purpose of the tramway and of the contract to operate it, as being to “facilitate the establishment of Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied territory and the movement of Israeli Jewish settlers between Israel and their residences in occupied territory”. This is a political statement and view that we cannot agree with…Along the 14 kilometres of the route which serves 23 stations, 7 are situated in or close by Arab neighbourhoods…As part of its disinformation campaign against Veolia, the BDS movement has repeatedly portrayed every contract loss by Veolia as a result of its successful efforts…[W]e are not aware of any contracts that have been lost as a result of Veolia’s involvement in the Jerusalem tramway…