The European Commission is trying to push through a new trade agreement with Morocco for the territory of Western Sahara, in disregard of the Court of Justice of EU judgment of 2016. WSRW has summarised why its approach is wrong.
On 11 June 2018, the EU Commission sent a proposed amendment to the EU-Morocco Trade Protocols to the EU Member States and the EU Parliament for approval. The proposal seeks to extend the scope of the EU-Morocco trade deal into occupied Western Sahara.
Western Sahara Resource Watch has written a small brief outlining the most problematic points of the Commission's approach.
Download the brief here.
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