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UK to face judical review of Morocco trade deal, after high court allows challenge over Western Sahara
A group campaigning for the rights of Western Sahara’s Saharawi people has been granted permission by the High Court in London to bring a judicial review against the UK government’s trade deal with Morocco.
EU/Morocco free trade agreement: Polisario Front optimistic about European Court of Justice verdict
The Polisario Front is optimistic about the new verdict of the European Court of Justice concerning the motion for annulment of the agreement on the extension of the EU/Morocco free trade and association agreements in the territory of Western Sahara.
The House of Lords discusses Sahara and UK-Morocco association agreement
The UK-Morocco association agreement and including the Sahara within the territorial scope of said deal was discussed this week at the House of Lords.
Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice is next week to discuss EU-Morocco accords allowing Rabat to export goods from Western Sahara that are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front.
The struggle in the Western Sahara combines old and new colonialism, says Sahrawi activist
The EU claims to be a place of democracy and human rights but it is neglecting the reality in the Western Sahara and conducting its policies in full awareness of the situation.
Israel plans a free trade agreement with Morocco, Amir Peretz says
Israel aspires to sign a free trade agreement with Morocco, Israeli Minister of Economy Amir Peretz said.
US Consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara
Trump said the goal of the Western Sahara consulate would be “to promote economic and trade opportunities in the region.”
New report: The EU ignores its own court on conflict trade
The report shows the efforts that the EU is taking to politically undercut the ruling of EU Court of Justice that prevented products from occupied Western Sahara from being part of EU’s trade agreements with Morocco.
Swiss supermarkets ban produce from occupied Western Sahara
The Swiss Federal Council stated on several occasions that it did not consider its free trade agreement with Morocco to apply to the large part of Western Sahara that is under Moroccan occupation.
Brexit UK risks copying EU’s Sahara flaws
The UK Government is in the final stages of entering into a new trade agreement with Morocco including the territory of Western Sahara, without consideration of recent EU and British court rulings, or of the people of the occupied land.
Morocco, EU seek to develop economic and trade partnership
Morocco-EU hopes to further strengthen bilateral cooperation by establishing a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement.
Civil society raises concerns about UK-Morocco trade
Civil society organisations raise human rights concerns as UK seeks to roll over Morocco association agreement without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
Morocco, UK sign post-Brexit association agreement
Morocco and the UK have signed an “Association Agreement” to ensure that the two countries maintain their relationships unscathed when the UK leaves the EU.
Morocco moves closer to ‘privileged’ partnership with EU
The ‘Euro-Moroccan Partnership for Shared Prosperity was announced at the end of the 14th meeting of the Morocco-EU Association Council last Thursday (27 June) and will include the relaunch of talks on a free trade agreement.
European Parliament disregards Court and adopts Morocco fish deal
European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
Morocco-EU Agreement: Polisario Front to again refer to European court
The Polisario Front has decided to again take the controversial EU-Morocco trade agreement including the Sahrawi territories before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
EU parliament backs Morocco deal despite row
Efforts to debate the agreement at the plenary were blocked amid political infighting on whether to support the agricultural pact, which seeks to extend into the disputed territory of the Western Sahara.
On Morocco, will the EU ignore its own court?
How can the EU claim it does not recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara yet negotiated the terms of the deal and its implementation exclusively with Rabat?
MEP seeks signatures against Morocco-EU agriculture agreement
As the European Parliament prepares to deliver its final vote on the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement, some pro-Polisario forces from within the European body are again challenging the validity of the agreement.
Misleading and false INTA report as basis for Parliamentary vote
The report of the Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) that serves as a basis for the vote on the extension of the EU-Morocco trade deal into occupied Western Sahara contains highly misleading and false claims.