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Blueberries “made in Morocco” will in the near future not only be made in Morocco, but also in occupied Western Sahara. WSRW calls on retailers to take measures already now.

Published 17 June 21
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A shipment of gas from the US is arriving tomorrow in occupied Western Sahara. This is the second time in just a month. 

Published 04 June 21
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The US company will address the issue of Western Sahara next time a shipper transports gas from their gas terminal in the UK. 

Published 03 June 21

The United Kingdom was the prime exporter of gas into occupied Western Sahara in 2020.

Published 02 June 21
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It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the five different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Published 27 February 18
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The leading MEP on the proposal to extend EU-Morocco trade relations into occupied Western Sahara wants a legal opinion to be certain the proposed Western Sahara trade scheme meets the standards of the highest EU Court. The European Parliament is to vote this afternoon.

Published 16 January 19

On Monday, the European Parliament's committee for International Trade decided to delay the ratification-process of the EU-Moroccan agricultural agreement due to legal ambiguities.

Published 08 February 11
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The international camel research network ISOCARD has instructed its Moroccan partners to move the location of its upcoming conference from Western Sahara to Morocco.

Published 03 May 18
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Members of the European Parliament request more clarity before voting on the Commission's proposed trade deal for Western Sahara. Meanwhile, 93 Western Sahara civil society groups lament the Parliament rapporteur's lack of diligence on the file.

Published 06 November 18
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The pressure is mounting on the New Zealand importers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. Today protesters in Christchurch erected roadblocks to stop trucks from transporting the conflict minerals into the local Ravensdown fertiliser factory. 
 

Published 23 June 20
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40 protesters yesterday set up a road-block to the entry of Ballance Agri-Nutrients in New Zealand, leading importer of conflict minerals from Western Sahara. 

Published 30 May 21
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... precisely in the territory that the highest Court of the European Union considers "distinct and separate" from Morocco.

Published 09 October 17
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A subsidiary of French multinational VINCI SA will carry out a project that is essential to connecting the controversial energy projects of occupied Western Sahara to Morocco's national electricity grid.

Published 27 May 21
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A Moroccan vessel carrying out controversial marine research, paid for by the European Union, is again spotted in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.

Published 26 May 21
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WSRW calls for the publication of confidential legal opinions and of the study of Global Diligence.

Published 17 May 21
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For a little while, ENGIE had published on its website hints about who it had actually "consulted" when doing business in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 12 May 21
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The German building materials giant sides with Morocco in the Western Sahara conflict, avoiding any questions on its own legal obligations in the occupied territory.

Published 11 May 21
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The French company Alcatel Submarine Networks SpA, partially owned by Nokia, has laid telecom cables in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 19 April 21
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India and New Zealand stand out as the main importers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara, in WSRW’s newest annual report on the controversial trade. 

Published 13 April 21
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At its Annual General Meeting, Siemens Gamesa was as evasive as ever with regard to core questions about the company's involvement in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 01 April 21