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Algeria hampers market access for European firms, EU initiates dispute settlement proceedings
According to Brussels, the Algerian authorities would be contravening trade liberalization commitments under the Agreement EU-Algeria Association Agreement of 2005.
Algeria-EU Association Agreement under revision: toward a balanced and mutually beneficial partnership
The Algeria-European Union (EU) Association Agreement, signed in 2002 and implemented in 2005, has long been a subject of contention for Algeria. Its revision is now underway by both parties, marking a significant development in their bilateral relations.
Algerian president counters Morocco’s Sahel offer with free trade zones
In a move seen as a response to Morocco’s initiative facilitating Atlantic access for Sahel states, Algerian President announced plans for free trade zones with both Niger and Mali. This announcement comes amidst Algeria’s efforts to maintain its influence in the region.
Russia offers talks on free trade zone creation to Algeria — Minister
Russia has offered talks on the creation of a free trade zone to Algeria, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maksim Reshetnikov said.
Algeria thaws trade relations with Spain
After a dispute that lasted more than 19 months, Algiers is reconciling with Madrid, starting with the appointment of a new ambassador. The resumption of trade relations between the two countries has not been long in coming.
Algeria wants to create a free trade zone with Mauritania
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired a council of ministers on Sunday, December 24. The Head of State ordered the Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, to launch an in-depth study for the creation of a free trade zone with Mauritania.
Algeria joins Guided Trade Initiative to boost pan-Africa trade
Algeria’s Minister of Trade and Export Promotion Tayeb Zitouni declared on Saturday his country’s accession to the guided trade initiative as part of its effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Russian Federation includes Morocco in North African free trade zone project
During a meeting with his Cabinet of Ministers, president Putin announced his intention to sign free trade agreements with several North African countries, namely Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
Morocco and Western Sahara: A new conflict brewing?
With Israel recognizing Western Sahara as part of the Moroccan kingdom and a contentious fishing agreement between Morocco and the EU expiring, tensions are intensifying between the Polisario Front, Morocco and Algeria.
The EU is committed to developing the Association Agreement with Algeria
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell announced on Sunday that Brussels is sticking to the association agreement with Algeria.
EU eyes Africa; ’we are grateful’ to Algeria’s gas supply: Borrell
The European Union’s representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell, began a visit to Algeria on Sunday, the first of its kind since he took office in December 2019.
Spain-Algeria trade deadlock raises business anxiety
Six months after Algeria cut ties with Spain following the dispute over Western Sahara, trade between the two countries remains paralyzed, much to the dismay of the worst-hit companies.
Algeria and China sign two agreements to strengthen bilateral ties
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, He Lifen, signed on Monday two agreements to increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
European parliament urged to review deal with pro-Russia Algeria
A group of influential members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urged the head of the European Commission to review the association agreement with Algeria, a country that is about to pump 17 billion dollars into Russian coffers in arms deals that would give Moscow a financial boost.
Barbados seeking to forge strong ties with Algeria
Possible areas of cooperation between the two countries include a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
Signs of an emerging France-Algeria-Tunisia axis to restrain Morocco
The visit was thus a telling declaration of intentions from both the Tunisian and Algerian regimes, who have ever since appeared to be striving to deepen bilateral ties to form a Maghrebi bloc to undermine Morocco’s strategic interests.
Algeria and Spain return to normal trade relations despite the current political crisis, economic reality prevails and trade relations resume
After almost two months, Algeria has ended trade restrictions with Spain. This decision eases the current crisis between Algiers and Madrid, triggered by Spain’s turnaround on the Sahara.
Tunisian employers call for a free trade agreement between Tunisia and Algeria
The Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) is campaigning for the signing of a free trade and free movement agreement between Tunisia and Algeria.
EU: Algiers’ move to freeze trade with Spain violates EU-Algeria Association Agreement
EU Foreign policy Chief Josep Borrell and Executive Vice-Pdt of European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, have voiced concern over Algeria’s unilateral decision to suspend the friendship treaty with Spain
North African standoff: How the Western Sahara conflict is fuelling new tensions between Morocco and Algeria
Tensions between Morocco and Algeria have risen lately, and there is now a heightened risk of armed conflict arising and the escalation is rooted in the dispute over the status of Western Sahara.