The recent dispute between Morocco and various European institutions over the European Union’s (EU) court ruling that invalidates a major farm trade deal of Sahara products comes at an inopportune time for the EU.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will visit Morocco on Friday, EU sources said Thursday in Brussels.
Rabat - Germany understands Morocco's position on the European Court's ruling related to the Morocco-EU agriculture agreement, said here on Friday German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller.
The European Union appealed Friday for Morocco to resume talks with Brussels as soon as possible, a day after Rabat announced a suspension of ties to protest an earlier EU court ruling.
Morocco said on Thursday it had officially suspended contact with European Union institutions over a court decision that declared a farm trade accord partially invalid and should not include the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
The European Union has lodged an appeal against a court decision declaring its farm trade accord with Morocco partially invalid and not applicable to the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
Brussels, The Eighth Chamber of the European Court of Justice rendered its judgment (49 pages) over the agricultural agreement between Morocco and the European Union, last Thursday.
Recently EU’s General Court – its second highest tribunal – annulled a 2012 trade pact between the European bloc and Morocco ruling that the agreement shouldn’t apply to Moroccan Sahara. The trade agreement expands duty-free status to dozens of Moroccan agricultural and fisheries products.
Washington D.C. – It will be a mistake to dismiss the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to annul the European Union -Morocco agricultural agreement as a political ploy. The ECJ pronouncement is a legal ruling that Moroccan lawyers and diplomats must fight in court.
Brussels - The European Union (EU) reiterated this Monday its support for a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution" to the Sahara issue.
The European Union said Monday it will appeal a ruling by one of the bloc's top courts striking down an EU-Morocco trade agreement as the North African country's foreign minister warned the decision could threaten broad bilateral ties.
Former Polisario leading figure, Mustafa Salma Oueld Sidi Mouloud, said that the ruling issued by the European Court of Justice on Thursday flies in the face of the majority of Saharawis, who do not recognize the Polisario as their legitimate representative, and a “insult to his struggle and the...