B2B KITE SUMMIT: 300 ENTREPRENEURS GATHERED IN DAKHLA

The first Business & Kitesurf Summit (B2B Kite Summit) will take place from 19 to 23 September 2018 in Dakhla, in the south of Morocco, and offers the 300 participants the opportunity to network at 1,500 speed meetings and keynotes in the presence of representatives of several investment funds. "By bringing together several European clubs … Continue reading B2B KITE SUMMIT: 300 ENTREPRENEURS GATHERED IN DAKHLA

DOES WESTERN SAHARA NO LONGER EXIST?

If you start the Google Maps search engine in Morocco on your smartphone, internet users will no longer see a dividing line between Morocco and Western Sahara. Moroccan territory no longer has a dividing line to Western Sahara on Google Maps, as the Spanish newspaper ABC notes. Other websites have already finally eliminated the dividing … Continue reading DOES WESTERN SAHARA NO LONGER EXIST?

FRANCE ADVISES AGAINST CROSSING THE TINDOUF-ZOUERATE BORDER

The Mauritanian and Algerian authorities celebrated the opening of the border crossing point between Zouerate in Mauritania and Tindouf in Algeria with great pomp and ceremony. As soon as the two countries announced an important event for them, the French authorities clearly asked their nationals to avoid this border crossing. The government informed that it … Continue reading FRANCE ADVISES AGAINST CROSSING THE TINDOUF-ZOUERATE BORDER

AN ALGERIAN- MAURITANIAN TRAFFIC JUNCTION IN FAVOR OF THE POLISARIO

On 19 August 2018 Algeria and Mauritania opened their first border crossing since the independence of the two countries in order to boost bilateral economic and trade relations, the Algerian media reported. According to the official Algerian agency APS, the construction of this border crossing (between Tindouf-Polisario and Choum-Mauritania) was made under an agreement signed … Continue reading AN ALGERIAN- MAURITANIAN TRAFFIC JUNCTION IN FAVOR OF THE POLISARIO

NEW FLIGHT CONNECTION DAKHLA-PARIS FROM 30 OCTOBER THIS YEAR

Good news for the tourism industry in the southern provinces of Morocco. The airline Transavia will resume its Dakhla-Paris service on 30 October, which will certainly excite the separatist Polisario front. This flight connection is the result of an agreement between the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy and the airline … Continue reading NEW FLIGHT CONNECTION DAKHLA-PARIS FROM 30 OCTOBER THIS YEAR

DAKHLA, A MEGA PROJECT

During his visit to Dakhla at the end of June 2018, a report on economic and social development in the region was presented to Horst Köhler, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. From this report the following summary: Road construction When Morocco regained Dakhla Oued Eddahab in 1979, the region had … Continue reading DAKHLA, A MEGA PROJECT

POLISARIO COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FISHERIES AGREEMENT MOROCCO / EU DISMISSED

Polisario has suffered a bitter defeat in the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in its complaint against the Moroccan-European fisheries agreement. The ECJ has not only rejected Polisario's application, but has also refused to grant it the fundamental status of taking legal action against this agreement. The action brought by Polisario is … Continue reading POLISARIO COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FISHERIES AGREEMENT MOROCCO / EU DISMISSED

NEW FISHERIES AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE MOROCCAN SAHARA

After months of negotiations, Morocco and the European Union (EU) have agreed on the renewal of their fisheries agreement, a dossier poisoned by the issue of Western Sahara, both sides announced Friday. In a communiqué, the two parties said they "agree on the provisions and improvements made in these texts". And in accordance with the … Continue reading NEW FISHERIES AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE MOROCCAN SAHARA

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

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