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In a new report, the EU Commission elaborates on how Moroccan settlers in Western Sahara are benefiting from a trade agreement that the EU Court of Justice has found illegal. 

Published 10 January 2022
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The international companies operating in occupied Western Sahara use a combination of arguments to support their presence. None of these are valid.

Published 10 January 2022
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A gas pipeline is scheduled from Nigeria to Morocco - through Western Sahara. OPEC is footing the bill of the studies.

Published 27 December 2021
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As expected, the Council of the EU has appealed the ruling of the EU General Court annulling the application of EU-Morocco deals in occupied Western Sahara. Surprisingly, the EU Commission lodged separate appeals.

Published 23 December 2021
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Saharawis in Bilbao, Spain, demonstrated as a cargo vessel is arriving to pick up more controversial windmill components for occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 03 December 2021

The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 17 January 2022.

Published 01 December 2021
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In a move that surprised no one, the EU Council has appealed the recent EU Court of Justice stopping EU trade and fisheries in occupied Western Sahara. But Council was not unanimous. UPDATE 06.12.2021.

Published 29 November 2021
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Here is the Saharawi people’s contribution to the global fight against climate change, presented at a side-event of COP26 today.

Published 08 November 2021
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To be developed in partnership with the energy firm owned by Morocco’s new prime Minister, the project raises the occupied territory’s share in Morocco’s wind energy generation to 52.25% by 2030.

Published 03 November 2021
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The Swiss-Russian company EuroChem was most likely behind a controversial imports of conflict minerals to Estonia in October. 

Published 02 November 2021
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In a hearing in the European Parliament yesterday, parliamentarians expressed differing opinions as to whether the ruling of the EU Court should be respected or not. 

Published 29 October 2021
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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 different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Published 28 October 2021
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A hearing in the EU Parliament indicates that there are many questions, and still few answers, on the EU's response to the EU Court ruling annulling bilateral agreements with Morocco over the inclusion of occupied Western Sahara.

Published 26 October 2021
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The Chinese company China Molybdenum - which imported phosphate rock to its subsidiary in Brazil - will no longer purchase phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 14 October 2021
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The Spanish company today, yet again, refers to the territory as part of Morocco.

Published 07 October 2021
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By 2030, half of Morocco's wind energy production could be generated illegally in occupied Western Sahara. Yet, Morocco presents itself as best-in-class on the energy transition. 

Published 06 October 2021
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The Italian company Enel is one of the firms that have taken the exact same approach as the EU when carrying out ‘stakeholder consultations' in Western Sahara - a procedure now found invalid by the EU Court of Justice. 

Published 05 October 2021
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A subsidiary of the US company has signed a contract with the Moroccan king's energy firm for a large wind farm in Western Sahara, consistently referring to the location as part of Morocco.

Published 05 October 2021
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During a press conference last week, Polisario invited the Union to conversations on continuation of fisheries offshore Western Sahara. 

Published 04 October 2021
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Yesterday, the EU Court of Justice annulled two EU-Moroccan bilateral agreements. WSRW has the following recommendations to the EU institutions.

Published 30 September 2021
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Today, the EU Court of Justice has struck a blow to the EU’s practice of applying trade and fisheries agreements with Morocco to occupied Western Sahara.

Published 29 September 2021

Saharawi refugees celebrate today's victory of their people over the EU in the EU Court of Justice. 

Published 29 September 2021
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The EU Court of Justice will rule on the Union's trade and fisheries agreements with Morocco in occupied Western Sahara on 29 September. 

Published 07 September 2021
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The Mexican imports of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara is picking up pace. New images from Mexico today show a second vessel offloading - while a third is on its way.

Published 05 September 2021
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Here are all vessels that transported petroleum products from Spanish refineries into occupied Western Sahara last year.

Published 04 September 2021
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The Moroccan government has called in Spanish urban consultants to turn the human rights blackspot of Dakhla into an alleged eco-city.

Published 20 August 2021
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For the second time in two weeks, windmill products might be exported from Bilbao to occupied Western Sahara.

Published 08 August 2021
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The bulk carrier Amis Ace went to Mexico, not the US as it had informed. See fresh images from Mexico.

Published 04 August 2021
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New report urges investors to engage vis-à-vis the unsustainable aquaculture industry.

Published 29 July 2021
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WSRW has received images of equipment strapped into the hold of a ship that is en route from Bilbao to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 23 July 2021
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For the first time in three years, a vessel loaded with blood phosphate is heading from Western Sahara to the USA. 
UPDATE, 04.08.2021: The ship went to Innophos in Mexico, not to the US.

Published 20 July 2021
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A third of all fishmeal that Morocco exports is shipped from occupied Western Sahara to Turkey, new WSRW calculation reveals. 

Published 19 July 2021
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Morocco is to dig 2,400 square meters of soil in occupied Western Sahara, as part of a mineral exploration.

Published 16 July 2021
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While the EU Court of Justice's verdict on the legality of applying the EU-Morocco trade deal to occupied Western Sahara is only weeks away, the EU Commission plans to visit the territory to assess the deal's impact.

Published 15 July 2021
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After a 6-year hiatus in Metalex’ controversial mineral exploration in occupied Western Sahara, the Canadian company sends signals of entering into a new deal with the Moroccan government.

Published 15 July 2021
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Yet another shipment of US gas is about to arrive to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 14 July 2021
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WSRW has received access to the 2019 ‘Natural Resources Sovereignty Act’ of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. 

Published 13 July 2021
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Polish companies intend to invest in the Moroccan military in the part of Western Sahara that is under Moroccan military occupation.  

Published 13 July 2021
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For the third time in a week, Siemens Gamesa is now shipping windmill masts from Spain to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 08 July 2021
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In a press release of 6 July, Western Sahara's liberation movement “condemns in the strongest possible terms” Siemens Gamesa’s involvement and this week's exports into the occupied territory. 

Published 07 July 2021
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Today, Siemens Gamesa is loading large masts onboard a vessel in Motril, Spain, to be exported to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 06 July 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021

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

Published 02 June 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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WSRW calls for the publication of confidential legal opinions and of the study of Global Diligence.

Published 17 May 2021
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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 2021