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

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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

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

THE BUSINES FORUM MOROCCO AND FRANCE IN LAÂYOUNE

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Morocco (CFCIM) and the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra Region organize the Morocco-France Business Forum in Laâyoune on May 3 and 4, 2018. With the aim of promoting the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region, the Morocco-France Business Forum aims to create an effective, dynamic and content-rich meeting place with a … Continue reading THE BUSINES FORUM MOROCCO AND FRANCE IN LAÂYOUNE

EU JUDGMENT SHOWS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SOUTH OF MOROCCO

Fisheries agreement between EU and Morocco: problems are pre-programmed. The judgment of 27.02.2018 sets a dangerous precedent point for legal certainty of all international agreements between the EU and third countries. In essence, the judgment states that the fisheries agreement is valid but does not apply to the South of Morocco and adjacent waters. What … Continue reading EU JUDGMENT SHOWS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SOUTH OF MOROCCO

TARFAYA: THE PORT NEVER STOPPING TO OPEN IN DIRECTION OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

I did find a very interesting blog about the promised ferry between Tarfaya and Fuerteventura. A short summary: Tarfaya has a port next to the canary islands. Some years ago a ferry named Assalama from the canary shipping company Armas connected Morocco and Spain for a period of five months in the year 2008. This … Continue reading TARFAYA: THE PORT NEVER STOPPING TO OPEN IN DIRECTION OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUPPORTS THE CANARY CANDIDATE FOR THE SUMMIT OF SPAIN-AFRICA

Spain wants to give a new focus to its relations with the continent after several years of declines in development aid. With that goal in mind, the Canarian president, Fernando Clavijo, expressed to the Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, a formal proposal for the first Spanish-African summit at the end of this year, to be … Continue reading MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUPPORTS THE CANARY CANDIDATE FOR THE SUMMIT OF SPAIN-AFRICA