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Thousands of Saharawis protest against San Leon Energy
Massive numbers of Saharawi refugees gathered to send a clear message to Irish oil company San Leon Energy which is looking for oil in their occupied homeland: "San Leon: go home".
ALE : le Maroc met en place une nouvelle politique de négociation
Le Maroc va désormais évaluer l’impact des accords de libre-échange, avant de les signer.
La coopération économique au premier plan
La diplomatie économique du Royaume du Maroc fait de la promotion des échanges Sud-Sud un choix stratégique du pays
Morocco: EU Court to give verdict ’in few months’ on Sahrawi appeal against EU-Morocco agricultural agreement
The European Union Court examined Tuesday the appeal of the Polisario Front against the agricultural agreement concluded in 2000 between the European Union and Morocco, and the decision on this issue will be given in a few months
European Court of Justice to assess EU-Morocco agri-deal
The European Court of Justice will assess the EU-Morocco agricultural agreement over Western Sahara on 16 June
Morocco-Canada FTA – investment at the price of trade deficit
If Morocco signs the FTA with Canada, it will become the first African country to enter into a free trade agreement with Canada
Fruits et légumes : moins on consomme plus on importe
Le déclin de la production est imputable à la stratégie commerciale des grandes surfaces pour faire chuter les cours grâce aux accords bilatéraux que la Commission européenne a négocié avec des pays tiers comme le Maroc.
WSC UK threaten legal action against UK government
Western Sahara Campaign UK is threatening legal action against the British government for treating imported products originating in Western Sahara as Moroccan for the purposes of the EU–Morocco Association Agreement.
ECJ finds Swedish fisheries in Western Sahara illegal
The European Court of Justice has in an answer to a question from a Swedish court of appeal informed that private fisheries agreements with Moroccan authorities are not allowed outside of the context of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
Dutch first to fish under unethical EU-Morocco fish deal
For the first time in almost three years, an EU member state fishing vessel has been detected in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
Illegal EU fish agreement with Morocco now ratified by King
The King of Morocco has ratified its dirty fisheries agreement with EU, allowing EU vessels to fish in Western Sahara waters under Moroccan occupation. The European Commission fails in geography regarding the location of the fisheries in communiqué.
Peru, Morocco to hold FTA talks next year
Governments of Peru and Morocco are expected to start negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) in the first quarter of next year, announced Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar.
Pas de date pour la conclusion de l’accord de libre-échange entre le Maroc et le Canada
Les deux pays ont déjà mené trois “rounds” de négociation, mais le quatrième prévu ce printemps a été reporté. Entretien avec Ed Fast, ministre canadien du Commerce international.
New briefing on the EU-Morocco FTA
Eurogroup for Animals released a brief insight into different ways how the EU and Morocco could include animal welfare in their Free Trade Agreement discussions.
EU-Morocco: Barroso launches talks for free trade agreement
European Commission president José Manuel Barroso was in Rabat on Friday to launch talks for an EU-Morocco free trade agreement. The decision may end up as a major headache for Brussels, however, as the issue of relations with Morocco is a highly sensitive one within some Member States and the European Parliament itself, where the rights of the Saharawi people of the Western Sahara are defended.
Importations controversées - La CP attaque l’accord libre-échange UE/Maroc en portant en justice Idyl
Le Sahara occidental n’est pas le Maroc. Aussi, l’accord de libre-échange entre le Maroc et l’Union européenne n’a pas à être étendu au Sahara occidental même si le royaume du Maroc s’arroge un droit de souveraineté. C’est la faille de cet accord, mis en œuvre depuis le 1er novembre 2012, qu’exploite la Confédération paysanne pour le dénoncer une nouvelle fois.
Morocco: New US-Morocco agreements seen as boost to trade relations
The United States and the Kingdom of Morocco have signed new agreements that the top U.S. trade official says will stimulate significant additional commercial activity between the two countries and within the broader Middle East-North Africa region.
New illegal EU-Morocco fish talks being pushed through
Without consulting with the Saharawi people in Western Sahara, the EU will next week try to conclude the talks on EU-Morocco fish deal offshore the occupied territory, under same terms as the one that was rejected by the European Parliament in 2011.
Re-branding the EU-South Mediterranean Relations: What Comprehensive FTAs?
The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council decision of 14 December 2011 to grant the European Commission a negotiation mandate to study and launch negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTA) with Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt, which would extend current partial free trade areas in goods to incorporate services and public procurement and some regulatory harmonization with the EU, are part of the Union’s broader trade strategy.
Canada concludes latest Morocco FTA talks
According to minister Ed Fast, the deal would “serve as a gateway to a deeper Canadian commercial presence in North Africa and the Mediterranean region”.