European Parliament Adopts Resolutions on the Respect for Human Rights in Brazil and Morocco

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Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash Parliament said it expresses solidarity with democratically elected President Lula Da Silva, his government and Brazilian institutions and condemns in the strongest terms the criminal actions perpetrated by supporters of ex-president Bolsonaro, urging them to accept the democratic outcome of the elections. MEPs said they welcome the efforts to ensure a prompt…

Morocco signs Green Partnership with the EU

Nasser Bourita and Frans Timmermans

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, and the Executive Vice-President in charge of the Green Pact for Europe, Frans Timmermans, signed today the Green Partnership on Energy, Climate and Environment between the European Union and Morocco. This is the EU’s first partnership of its kind with a third country. The Green Partnership with Morocco…

EU Position on Western Sahara Unchanged

Western Sahara on the Agenda

The European Union-African Union Summit opens on Thursday 17th February, and a thorny question is whether or not an invitation will be extended to the Western Sahara to attend. After today’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the European Union stressed in the clearest way, that its position has not changed regarding the Western Sahara saying that none…

Europe-Maghreb pipeline : Algeria Threatens Europe

Europe-Maghreb pipeline

On Sunday 31 October the Algerian government announced the cessation of commercial relations between Algeria and Morocco, effectively ending the Algeria-Spain-Morocco pipeline agreement known as the Europe-Maghreb pipeline.  The Algerian presidency in a public statement declared that it was no longer willing to extend the contract of the Europe-Maghreb pipeline.  The decision to terminate gas…

EU and Morocco Strategic Partnership Unshaken

EU Morocco Trade

Last week the European Court of Justice issued a decision on legal actions for annulment brought by the separatist terrorist organisation Polisario against two Council decisions concerning the conclusion of agreements between the European Union and Morocco.  The agreements concern EU imports of agricultural products originating in Morocco and sustainable fisheries. Polisario lodged the applications…

Sakharov Prize Nominations

Sultana Khayya

The Sakharov Prize was established in 1988 by the European Parliament  as an honorary award for individuals or groups who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom of thought.   A shortlist of nominees was drawn up yesterday by the Parliament’s Committee of Foreign Affairs which will be further refined…

Modernisation of EU Morocco Trade and Investment

EU Morocco Trade

BusinessEurope, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and EuroCham Maroc have adopted a “Modernisation Pact on Trade and Investment between the European Union (EU) and the Kingdom of Morocco”.  The document calls for a long overdue modernisation of the framework for EU-Morocco trade and investment relations to unleash the untapped economic potential of this…

EU Recognises Moroccan Vaccination Certificate

In a decision published in the Official Journal of the European Union today, the EU Commission has announced that it recognises the vaccination certificate issued in Morocco, allowing holders of the Moroccan vaccination certificate to travel without restriction to the EU 27 Schengen countries. The decision applies to Moroccans, European citizens vaccinated in Morocco, and…