EU DECIDES TO INCLUDE THE SAHARA IN THE AGRICULTURAL AGREEMENT

The Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) on Monday 16 July 2018 gave the green light to include Western Sahara also in the agricultural trade agreement with Morocco, European sources confirmed. The decision will allow both favourable tariff treatment for Western Saharan products exported to the European Union and for the Twenty-eight to strengthen … Continue reading EU DECIDES TO INCLUDE THE SAHARA IN THE AGRICULTURAL AGREEMENT

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SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF MOROCCO: SOMETHING IS GOING ON

Some facts to remember first: In the year 2006 Morocco proposed to grant autonomy to the people of Western Sahara. The Sahawaris would run their government under Moroccan sovereignty (defense and foreign affairs). This proposal received the backing of the United States and France. On 27 April 2018 the Security Council of the United Nations … Continue reading SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF MOROCCO: SOMETHING IS GOING ON

FISHERIES AGREEMENT: EU VALIDATES INCLUSION OF SAHARA PRODUCTS

Morocco and the European Union are on the same wavelength for the renewal of the fisheries protocol. After starting negotiations, Rabat and Brussels are about to agree on the Sahara issue. On Monday 11/06/2018, the College of Commissioners adopted the exchange of letters which includes the Southern Provinces of Morocco in the agricultural agreement. This … Continue reading FISHERIES AGREEMENT: EU VALIDATES INCLUSION OF SAHARA PRODUCTS

AIR ARABIA MAROC EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK

Air Arabia Maroc intensifies competition against Royal Air Maroc The Moroccan subsidiary of low-cost airline Air Arabia has announced that it will offer more domestic flights. Four flights are scheduled to connect the more remote regions with the economic centers of Morocco. Air Arabia Maroc has its hub in Casablanca. Casablanca - Nador New to … Continue reading AIR ARABIA MAROC EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK

EU MAKES IT CLEAR: POLISARIO NOT ENTITLED TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF SAHRAWIS

The EU External Action Service (EEAS) has rejected Polisario’s claim to represent the Sahrawi population and expressed support for a political and mutually acceptable solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara in line with UN resolutions. EEAS governs, under the leadership of Federica Mogherini, EU diplomatic relations with non-member countries and leads the Union’s … Continue reading EU MAKES IT CLEAR: POLISARIO NOT ENTITLED TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF SAHRAWIS

PK25, A NEW ECO-RESPONSIBLE HOTEL IN DAKHLA

An official delegation headed by Mohamed Lamine Benomar, Wali of the region of Dakhla Oued Ed-Dahab, governor of the province of Oued Ed-Dahab, inaugurated recently Dakhla's eco hotel PK25, which reinforces reception capacity in the pearl of South Morocco. The PK25 boutique hotel is located opposite Dakhla Attitude on the lagoon and about 25 minutes … Continue reading PK25, A NEW ECO-RESPONSIBLE HOTEL IN DAKHLA

THE OECD CONSIDERS THAT CANARIAS CAN PLAY “AN EXTRAORDINARY ROLE” IN THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF AFRICA

The director of the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mario Pezzini, has considered on 04/19/2018 - at the CASA ÁFRICA International Economic Forum - that the Canary Islands can play "an extraordinary role" in Africa's economic growth. This role is not that much about investment but more about developing strategies. … Continue reading THE OECD CONSIDERS THAT CANARIAS CAN PLAY “AN EXTRAORDINARY ROLE” IN THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF AFRICA

MOROCCO WELCOMES “POSITIVE TENOR” OF UN RESOLUTION

Trump supports autonomy in the Sahara The Moroccan government welcomed the "positive tenor" of the resolution adopted by the UN Security Council that renewed the mission of the organization in Western Sahara (Minurso) for six months. The resolution, which was approved with twelve votes in favor and the abstentions of Russia, China and Ethiopia, calls … Continue reading MOROCCO WELCOMES “POSITIVE TENOR” OF UN RESOLUTION

THIS CAN BE A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR SOUTH MOROCCO

The 28 European Union member states have approved on April 16, 2018 a mandate instructing the European Commission to open new negotiations to include "Western Sahara" in the EU-Morocco fisheries deal and to consolidate the partnership between the two parties. This mandate is given under the condition that the European Court of Justice, which excluded … Continue reading THIS CAN BE A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR SOUTH MOROCCO

MOROCCO- BMI RESEARCH: HEALTH BUDGET WILL HELP BOOST MARKET GROWTH

In its latest report, BMI Research asserted that Morocco's health budget will be boosted in 2018. This growth will also aid in expanding the medical device market. The Moroccan government will reportedly continue to increase funding and investments in health infrastructure. The aim is to be able to cover health insurance for 90% of the … Continue reading MOROCCO- BMI RESEARCH: HEALTH BUDGET WILL HELP BOOST MARKET GROWTH