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The Advocate General of the EU’s top Court backs the legal status of the people of Western Sahara. Final Judgment expected in a few months. 

Published 21 March 2024
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Labelling those products as originating in the Kingdom of Morocco instead of originating in Western Sahara breaches EU law, the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice concludes.

Published 21 March 2024
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After undertaking work for the Moroccan state phosphate company in Western Sahara, the Danish consultancy giant COWI states that it “will not engage in further projects" in the occupied territory.

Published 11 March 2024
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An external evaluation report on the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement 2019-2023 confirms that the agreement revolves, in its entirety, around Western Sahara.

Published 08 March 2024

The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 6 March 2024.

Published 06 March 2024
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At the company’s Annual General Meeting on 26 February 2024, Siemens Energy’s board could not rule out any further projects in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 06 March 2024
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A subsidiary of US company General Electric is partnering with the government of Morocco for an infrastructure project in the illegally occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 15 February 2024
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WSRW has never received a response that politically propagated the occupation to the degree as the one received from a French campaigner for Morocco on behalf of renewable energy company HDF Energy. 

Published 09 February 2024
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WSRW has been invited to contribute to an EU Commission document on trade with Moroccan interests in occupied Western Sahara. This is why we reject taking part. 

Published 19 January 2024
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Half of Moroccan shellfish exporters approved for export into the EU, are in fact located in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 10 January 2024
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Morocco has for six years avoided directing plunder vessels via South Africa, whose courts have ruled the phosphate plunder of occupied Western Sahara to be illegal. First test is taking place now. 

Published 28 December 2023
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The Erasmus+ financed youth exchange that was supposed to take place in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara, has reportedly been moved.

Published 21 December 2023
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The Norwegian government pension fund has announced that it has excluded Delek Group from its portfolio due to its petroleum exploration offshore occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 19 December 2023
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A project supported by the EU Commission's Erasmus+ programme is to send European youth to “North Africa” - but without informing them that they are lured into normalising the illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

Published 15 December 2023
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Saharawi civil society voices concern over Morocco's gigaplans for renewable energy in occupied Western Sahara during COP28 climate summit and to UN special rapporteur. 

Published 12 December 2023
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As leaders, businesses and civil society from all over the world gather for climate talks in Dubai, one people remains basically unrepresented.

Published 09 December 2023
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The German government has clarified that its financial support for Siemens Energy will include a provision excluding the firm’s projects in “Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara”.

Published 06 December 2023
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French HDF Energy announces its partnership in gigantic green hydrogen production project in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 30 November 2023
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Companies that want to be perceived as taking human rights responsibly, should not bid on a large tender that will connect Morocco's illegal energy production in Western Sahara to the Moroccan grid, WSRW warns.

Published 28 November 2023
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Morocco must immediately release a group of leading human rights defenders, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention demands.  

Published 27 November 2023
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Up to 81% of all land that the Moroccan government has allocated for new, gigantic plans for renewable energy, green hydrogen and ammonia, is located outside of Morocco's international borders, in occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 03 November 2023
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On 23 and 24 October, the EU Court of Justice will hear the parties to the cases on applying EU-Morocco agreements to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 23 October 2023
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A Norwegian-controlled ship is now offloading Chinese wind turbines in the Canary Islands. Grieg Maritime says that its routines did not detect that the mills were to be installed in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 13 October 2023
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The controversial assessment that Global Diligence did on occupied Western Sahara for a project that will employ thousands of Moroccan settlers need to be released by French company Engie, WSRW demands in a letter.  

Published 13 October 2023
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Throughout its impact studies, relations with the Moroccan government and partners, and a recent announcement of arrival of windmills to occupied Western Sahara, Engie has shown a total disregard for the UN's approach to the conflict.

Published 29 September 2023
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This week, the first components that will be used for Engie' highly problematic windmill programme in Western Sahara have arrived to the occupied territory.

Published 27 September 2023
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Images have appeared of highly controversial windmills on Canary Islands, in transit for Engie's project in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 15 September 2023
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The German insurance company Allianz goes all in when it politically defends the brutal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.  

Published 13 September 2023
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Western Sahara republic expresses wish to be included in UN-led climate governance. 

Published 05 September 2023
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A private Chinese battery manufacturer denies rumours from the Moroccan government that it had planned gigantic and potentially highly controversial investments in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 31 August 2023
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The Swedish truck company Scania, part of Volkswagen, offers services in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 21 August 2023
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The controversial 300 MW Boujdour wind farm - owned by Enel and supplied by Siemens Gamesa - has been commissioned in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 18 August 2023
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The Western Sahara republic yesterday announced the signing of a new onshore mineral exploration licence.

Published 10 August 2023
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The UN recognised representation of the people of Western Sahara is today meeting with Canary fishermen to explore continued fishing opportunities as the EU-Moroccan fisheries are coming to an end.

Published 07 July 2023
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Swedish fishing vessels are being exported to occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 29 June 2023
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From early May, the Royal Air Maroc ran a propaganda campaign in Strasbourg selling trips to the occupied territory of Western Sahara. 

Published 15 June 2023
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The French company Alcatel has been observed working on the telecom cables into the occupied territory.

Published 13 June 2023
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French telecom company Orange is proud to finance business opportunities in the Moroccan kingdom's ”southern provinces", praying that “may God assist His Highness, the Moroccan king”.

Published 05 June 2023
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NewMed's gas exploration licence offshore occupied Western Sahara is "illegal”, Polisario lashes out in a release.

Published 04 June 2023
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Another controversial wind farm - Aftissat II - is about to be finalised in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 01 June 2023
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The French insurance company has posted a video of its local leaders having a wonderful time in the occupied territory.  

Published 31 May 2023
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Morocco's illegal exports of phosphate rock through a controversial conveyor belt has been targeted by what is claimed to be a bomb.

Published 26 May 2023
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For the first time, the USA is the biggest exporter of gas into Western Sahara. 

Published 24 May 2023
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Nearly all petroleum that arrived in occupied Western Sahara in 2022 originated from refineries in Spain.

Published 23 May 2023
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The Chinese company Envision Energy is going to supply Engie with the windmill components for its controversial windfarm near Dakhla in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 22 May 2023
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The cement sales of Heidelberg Materials in occupied Western Sahara could have increased by 150% in two years. 

Published 16 May 2023
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Information from the Moroccan government shows that plans are materialising for a new gigantic solar farm in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 11 May 2023
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For over 40 years, a Moroccan state-owned company has exported phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 11 May 2023
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The fish stocks of occupied Western Sahara have not only attracted the interest of the Moroccan fleet: other foreign interests are also fishing in the occupied waters through arrangements with Moroccan counterparts. Along the Western Saharan coastline, a processing industry has emerged.

Published 11 May 2023
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Published 08 May 2023