French government dilutes Court of Justice conclusion morocco_france_610.jpg
20.03 - 2017 15:30
A note sent from French government to the French parliamentarians in Brussels today casts doubts on whether France has studied the judgment at all. Debate on live TV takes place now.
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Spain confirms: EU-Morocco trade deal not for Western Sahara goods17.03 - 2017
The Spanish government in a statement yesterday confirmed the EU court's judgement that Western Sahara goods are not covered by the EU-Morocco trade deal. Spain states it is up to France to make sure the controversial trade of fish oil from 'Key Bay' vessel was properly tariffed.Read more
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New controversial energy infrastructure to be built in Western Sahara 17.03 - 2017
The Moroccan government has opened for a relatively large tender in Dakhla. Read more



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New publication on the EU and Western Sahara16.03 - 2017
This is how you order the book "The European Union Approach Towards Western Sahara".Read more
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Morocco lobbies for toxic metals in EU agriculture10.03 - 2017
Fertilizers exported by Morocco contains dangerous levels of the heavy metal cadmium. Morocco now tries to prevent the EU from implementing regulations to limit the carcinogenic element.Read more


Basque parliament asks companies to stay clear from Western Sahara siemens_windmills.jpg
08.03 - 2017
A declaration from the parliament of the Basque Country asked its companies to stay away from the occupied territory.
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The Vigeo Eiris shock: from ethics to occupation03.03 - 2017
The UK-French company Vigeo Eiris advising investors on the occupations of Palestine and Crimea is facilitating the Moroccan government’s energy projects in occupied Western Sahara. The ethical investor community is baffled. Read all here. Read more
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Glencore steps up oil search offshore occupied Western Sahara 15.02 - 2017
The Swiss company is undertaking more seismic studies and has entered into a renewed contract on a neighbouring block, offshore the occupied territory.Read more



Siemens dodges questions on Saharawi consent13.02 - 2017
Why does Siemens not seek the consent of the Saharawis to operate on their land? At the company's Annual Shareholders Meeting, the company failed to answer.Read more
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This cargo from occupied Western Sahara is now to arrive France10.02 - 2017
The second confirmed shipment of products from Western Sahara into the EU is a fact. Destination: Normandy, France. Read more


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09.02 - 2017
The exports of salt from Western Sahara to Denmark has now stopped. The Danish salt importer Dansk Vejsalt has declared that it will no longer be importing de-icing salt from the occupied territory.
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EU looks to avoid energy imports from Western Sahara02.02 - 2017
The European Commission recognizes the importance of respecting "the separate and distinct status of the territory of Western Sahara" when considering energy imports from Morocco.Read more
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Key Bay unloaded all cargo in Fécamp, France25.01 - 2017
Upon arrival to Ghent, Belgium, tomorrow, the controversial vessel Key Bay - transporting fish oil from Western Sahara into the EU - will be empty.Read more



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Here is the Key Bay inside the port of Fécamp24.01 - 2017
Beautiful images of a vessel with an ugly cargo; fish oil taken illegally from an occupied land; the Key Bay in the port of Fécamp.Read more
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Why the Key Bay imports are not in accordance with EU law23.01 - 2017
This morning, the Key Bay tanker delivered a shipment of fish oil from occupied Western Sahara to France. But why does that potentially violate EU regulations?Read more


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22.01 - 2017
The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara is about to enter its port of destination, after a delay of at least two days.
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Key Bay to arrive in France while complaints to be filed 18.01 - 2017
On 20 January at 5 PM, the vessel Key Bay is set to arrive in the north of France. Polisario is filing complaints vis-a-vis French and EU authorities, asking them to act.Read more
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Key Bay appears at Las Palmas horizon14.01 - 2017
The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara into the EU is at present entering the harbour of Las Palmas.Read more



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Key Bay is now heading to Las Palmas14.01 - 2017
After a long stay-over in Mauritania, the chemical tanker 'Key Bay' is now on its way to the EU with fish oil from occupied Western Sahara. First stop: Las Palmas.Read more
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Fresh images: Key Bay inside the port07.01 - 2017
Photos and video shows Key Bay inside the port of El Aaiun in occupied Western Sahara, loading fish oil. Read more



News archive:
05.11 - 2016COP22 with yet another propaganda stunt
04.11 - 2016UN committee concerned of lack of Saharawi consent over resources
03.11 - 2016Moroccan king's "green" company silent on human rights
01.11 - 2016Here is the "phosphate windmill park"
02.11 - 2016Former UN Legal Counsel slams Morocco’s wind projects
25.10 - 2016Report: COP22 controversy - Moroccan green energy used for plunder
20.10 - 2016Maps annoyed MEPs, Moroccan propaganda taken down
04.10 - 2016Lifosa lied about having stopped controversial imports




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Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
Report: COP22 controversy - Moroccan green energy used for plunder

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At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch

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Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
The Western Sahara oil curse

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Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!

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On 17 February 2013, in a mockery of justice, a Moroccan military court condemned 25 Saharawi citizens to shockingly tough prison sentences. Help us to release the Gdeim Izik 25.

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