Green problems for French energy company Greensolver?05.03 - 2014 French energy firm Greensolver has agreed to cooperate on Morocco’s solar and wind projects. WSRW has asked them to clarify whether their work will be confined to Morocco proper, or will also cross the border into occupied Western Sahara.Read more
EU Commission fails to address Western Saharan conflict minerals05.03 - 2014 A law proposed by the European Commission on responsible sourcing of minerals has been watered down to apply only to imports of processed and unprocessed tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. Accordingly, it will not include phosphate rock – occupied Western Sahara's white gold that Morocco is profiteering on.Read more
WSRW asks Cairn Energy to stay out of Western Sahara21.02 - 2014 WSRW has asked Cairn Energy to reconsider its involvement in occupied Western Sahara. Through its partnership with American oil firm Kosmos Energy, Cairn will take part in further exploration works in the territory, including exploratory drilling.Read more
Here are the EU states that will benefit from the dirty fisheries 11.02 - 2014 Eleven EU states have received fishing rights offshore occupied Western Sahara as part of the concluded Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco. The owners of the fish, living under acute humanitarian conditions, receive emergency aid from the EU worth only a fraction of what these eleven states will harvest.
Morocco adopts contentious EU-Morocco fish deal11.02 - 2014 Yesterday, the Moroccan Parliament unanimously adopted the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement. No wonder. Through the agreement, the EU will pay Morocco to fish in the waters offshore the territory Morocco is illegally occupying: Western Sahara. Read more
Total refuses to disclose renewal 20.12 - 2013 French oil multinational Total, with the biggest licence offshore occupied Western Sahara, says it will only disclose in mid-January whether it has renewed or not its licence in the territory.
Third round of EU-Morocco DCFTA talks taking place now12.12 - 2013 The European Commission and Morocco are currently in Brussels for a third round of negotiations to obtain a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. Such an agreement will not only integrate Morocco’s economy into the EU single market, but also that of occupied Western Sahara.Read more
Saharawi protest against fish deal brutally beaten down11.12 - 2013 Footage of this protest yesterday in El Aaiun was taken two hours after the European Parliament consented to the EU-Morocco fisheries protocol, which allows for EU fishing in occupied Western Sahara. The people of Western Sahara have not been asked for their approval. Read more
Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.