Unethical Western Sahara trade on agenda in Sweden

The WSRW report on EU-Morocco relations was largely discussed in the large political event of Almedalen, Sweden.
Published: 08.07 - 2012 19:55Printer version    
The report 'Label and Liability' launched by WSRW in June 2012 outlined how increased amounts of agricultural produce from occupied Western Sahara will reach the EU market after Morocco ratifies this year's free trade agreement.

All political groups of the Swedish parliament took part in a debate organised by Emmaus Stockholm concerning the report, on July 5th, regarding the findings of the WSRW report. WSRW board member Erik Hagen presented its findings.

The political week in Almedalen, Gotland, is the biggest political annual event in Sweden.

Ulfhild Westin (above) was one of many members of the Swedish organisation Emmaus Stockholm who spread information about the findings of the report in the streets of the city, during the entire week.




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