GUE/NGL – Parliament’s Trade Committee approves EU-Morocco Agreement without consent of Sahrawis

GUE/NGL – Parliament’s Trade Committee approves EU-Morocco Agreement without consent of Sahrawis

Yesterday, the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee approved the new EU-Morocco Association Agreement that covers the occupied territory of Western Sahara without the consent of the Sahrawi people.

This decision was taken despite multiple rulings by the European Court of Justice, which state that the EU cannot sign agreements with Morocco that include the territory of the Western Sahara, which is not internationally recognised as part of Morocco.

The adoption of the agreement came shortly after revelations that the Parliament’s Rapporteur for the Agreement, French MEP Patricia Lalonde (ALDE), was forced to resign from the role due to conflict of interest.
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Origen: GUE/NGL –Parliament’s Trade Committee approves EU-Morocco Agreement without consent of Sahrawis