EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement: “It’s not evident that European Parliament will approve new agreement”

Madrid, December 22, 2018 (SPS) - Spanish Euro-deputy Clara Aguilera, who led a delegation of European parliamentarians to the Province of Cadiz from 17 to 19 December, pointed out that “it is not evident that the European Parliament will approve EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement as several Euro-deputies consider that it is not in compliance with the two decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

“Several parliamentarians think that the text signed in July between the European Union and Morocco doesn’t meet the criteria set by CJUE,” said Aguilera in statements to the press reported by Spanish news agency EFE.

Aguilera, who chairs the parliamentary mission in Cadiz, said that several European parliamentarians have doubts about the conformity of this agreement with CJEU’s two decisions which affirmed that Western Sahara is a “separate” territory from Morocco and that any extension of the agreement to include the occupied territory requires the “consent” of Western Sahara’s people.

She underlined that “it is not evident that the European Parliament will approve this new agreement.” (SPS)

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