The European Union Foreign Affairs Council adopted, on Monday in Brussels, a decision on the adaptation of the Association Agreement and the agriculture agreement with Morocco to include the Moroccan Sahara, a European source said.
In a plenary session on Thursday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, European Union (EU) deputies rejected some MEPs’ amendments regarding Western Sahara.
The MEPs introduced amendments on MINURSO’s mandate, which has been extended for six months until October 31, 2018.
"Unacceptable", "scandalous", "deplorable", MEPs, meeting Tuesday in committee in Brussels, did not mince their words to denounce the situation of Sahrawi women held against their will in the Tindouf camps, demanding urgent action by the European Union to put an end to the ordeal of these women...
Negotiations on the conclusion of the fisheries agreement between the Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union (EU) resumed Thursday May 31 at the headquarters of the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rabat, said Friday a statement from the ministry.
The new Morocco-EU fisheries partnership protocol should take account of the Kingdom's higher interests, which are not negotiable, notably its territorial integrity, said, Thursday in Rabat, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita is currently touring a number of European capitals to explain to his interlocutors the latest developments of the Sahara issue, following the incursions of the Algeria-backed Polisario in the buffer zone, east of the Moroccan defense berm.
Eli Hadzhieva, a lawyer and founder of Dialogue for Europe believes that excluding the Sahara from the fisheries agreement concluded between and Morocco and the EU would jeopardize the stability of the union, including Catalonia and Wallonia in Spain.