Spanish farmers concerned about EU deal for occupied Western Sahara – wsrw.org

Spanish farmers concerned about EU deal for occupied Western Sahara – wsrw.org

Agricultural groups in Spain strongly criticize the European Parliament’s support for extending EU-Morocco trade relations into Western Sahara, stating that it harms the interests of the EU’s own fruit and vegetable farmers.

WSRW wrote in November 2018 that even though the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee favoured applying the EU-Morocco trade deal to occupied Western Sahara, it only had negative things to say about it. Among other things, the Committee had pointed out «major competitiveness issues for European producers» and that «certain fruit and vegetable imports from Morocco and Western Sahara (tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, etc.) are a highly sensitive issue for the European horticultural sector». 

Fuente: Spanish farmers concerned about EU deal for occupied Western Sahara – wsrw.org