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

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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

TARFAYA SYMPOSIUM: THE ISSUE OF BORDERS IN THE SAHEL-SAHARAN AREA IN DEBATE

The International Forum of Tarfaya, an opportunity to strengthen the advocacy capacity of civil society around the national cause Tarfaya International Forum, which took place from April 6 to 9, 2018 under the theme "the border issue in the Sahel-Sahara region", offers an opportunity to strengthen the defense capabilities of civil society to defend the … Continue reading TARFAYA SYMPOSIUM: THE ISSUE OF BORDERS IN THE SAHEL-SAHARAN AREA IN DEBATE

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

FIGHT AGAINST TORTURE

International experts pay tribute to Morocco in Geneva. International experts paid tribute to Morocco on 27.02.2017 in Geneva for its international commitment to the prevention of torture and other inhuman treatment. "Morocco, through its actions and goodwill, is gradually positioning itself as a model for the entire region," said Alice Edwards, head of the secretariat … Continue reading FIGHT AGAINST TORTURE

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

MOROCCO REJOINS AFRICAN UNION AFTER 33-YEARS ABSENCE

Morocco has been readmitted to the African Union after a 33-year absence and is now a full member, said Macky Sall, the Senegalese president. After an emotional and tense debate, member states decided by consensus to leave the question of the disputed territory of Western Sahara for another day, and resolve it with Morocco "back … Continue reading MOROCCO REJOINS AFRICAN UNION AFTER 33-YEARS ABSENCE

TARFAYA-FUERTEVENTURA: MARITIME LINE OPERATIONAL

Port authorities of Canary Islands have confirmed starting of the line Puerto Del Rosario-Tarfaya, once this port facility will be commissioned. The authorities of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands are relieved. The highly anticipated shipping line linking the port of Rosario to that of Tarfaya is confirmed. It will be commissioned after … Continue reading TARFAYA-FUERTEVENTURA: MARITIME LINE OPERATIONAL