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

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

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 – FUERTEVENTURA

Maritime transport: Opening of the Tarfaya Fuerteventura-line is on track The Moroccan and Spanish parties seem to be determined overcoming all obstacles on the opening of the sea route linking Tarfaya and Fuerteventura, coveted by economic operators of both countries. In this sense, a delegation of representatives of the regional government of the Canary Islands … Continue reading TARFAYA – FUERTEVENTURA