Why the Key Bay imports are not in accordance with EU lawkey_bay_07.01.2017r_610.jpg
23.01 - 2017 09:59
This morning, the Key Bay tanker delivered a shipment of fish oil from occupied Western Sahara to France. But why does that potentially violate EU regulations?
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Key Bay just outside of port of Fécamp22.01 - 2017
The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara is about to enter its port of destination, after a delay of at least two days.Read more
Key Bay to arrive in France while complaints to be filed 18.01 - 2017
On 20 January at 5 PM, the vessel Key Bay is set to arrive in the north of France. Polisario is filing complaints vis-a-vis French and EU authorities, asking them to act.Read more

Key Bay appears at Las Palmas horizon14.01 - 2017
The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara into the EU is at present entering the harbour of Las Palmas.Read more
Key Bay is now heading to Las Palmas14.01 - 2017
After a long stay-over in Mauritania, the chemical tanker 'Key Bay' is now on its way to the EU with fish oil from occupied Western Sahara. First stop: Las Palmas.Read more

Fresh images: Key Bay inside the portkey_bay_07.01.2017r_610.jpg
07.01 - 2017
Photos and video shows Key Bay inside the port of El Aaiun in occupied Western Sahara, loading fish oil.
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Here is the vessel that will transport fish oil to the EU06.01 - 2017
Key Bay is this evening picking up fish oil in the occupied territory of Western Sahara, to transport to the EU. See photos here. Read more
First ship to challenge EU Court ruling on occupied Western Sahara06.01 - 2017
Two weeks have passed since the Court of Justice of the EU decided that Western Sahara products cannot be part of EU-Morocco trade deal. A vessel is now to transport fish oil from the occupied territory, most probably to France.Read more

Chinese Geron Energy might take over block in occupied Western Sahara04.01 - 2017
Irish oil company San Leon confirms that an unknown Chinese investor is sniffing on a majority stake in the company. San Leon is looking for oil in occupied Western Sahara, in violation of international law.Read more
Kosmos Energy asked by OECD contact point to quote correctly25.12 - 2016
The US oil company Kosmos Energy, operating offshore occupied Western Sahara, is requested by an OECD national contact point to "refrain from positioning interpretations as facts". The company refuses to remove lies about a civil society association from its website and refuse to answer questions from WSRW.Read more

WSRW concerned: Vigeo Eiris greenwashes dirty energy on occupied landvigeoeiris_b_610.jpg
23.12 - 2016
International investors have shied away from funding Morocco's dirty 'green' energy in occupied Western Sahara. But a Moroccan subsidiary of the French-UK firm Vigeo Eiris has stepped in to certify the bonds which will secure the necessary financing.
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Reaction from Polisario on EU-Morocco court case22.12 - 2016
See statement and press conference held today in Brussels. Read more
Saharawi refugees celebrate victory in EU court21.12 - 2016
The Court of Justice's decision to clearly exclude Western Sahara from EU-Morocco trade deals are met with celebrations among Saharawis. See images and videos coming in from refugee camps. Read more

EU Court protects Western Sahara from EU-Morocco trade deal21.12 - 2016
The highest Court of the European Union this morning found that EU's trade agreement with Morocco cannot be implemented in Western Sahara. Read more
Police refused these Saharawis access to "green" energy brief30.11 - 2016

Moroccan police today barred Saharawis from attending a "public consultation" organised by ACWA Power, contracted to construct the first solar plants in occupied Western Sahara.
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Western Sahara occupation soon to electrify EU?joint_declaration_610x200.jpg
28.11 - 2016
Germany, France, Spain and Portugal have signed a roadmap agreement with Morocco to work towards renewable electricity trade between Morocco and the EU.
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Beaten for protesting these importers of controversial phosphate24.11 - 2016
Three Saharawis have submitted a complaint against police brutality following their protest against companies that import phosphate rock from their occupied homeland.Read more
EU funding to fish sector in occupied Western Sahara increases23.11 - 2016
For the second year in a row, the Moroccan government has spent most of the EU's fish sector support on the development of the fishing industry in occupied Western Sahara. And the EU was fully aware of it.Read more

Euro-Parliamentarians oppose occupation energy imports18.11 - 2016
As COP22 closes shop in Marrakech, a group of 51 MEPs has asked the European Commission to do all necessary to prevent the Union from becoming involved in Morocco's renewable energy plans in occupied Western Sahara.Read more
First season in Switzerland without occupation tomatoes?18.11 - 2016
From this winter on, Swiss supermarkets will probably, for the first time, no longer sell tomatoes from occupied Western Sahara.Read more

News archive:
05.11 - 2016COP22 with yet another propaganda stunt
04.11 - 2016UN committee concerned of lack of Saharawi consent over resources
03.11 - 2016Moroccan king's "green" company silent on human rights
01.11 - 2016Here is the "phosphate windmill park"
02.11 - 2016Former UN Legal Counsel slams Morocco’s wind projects
25.10 - 2016Report: COP22 controversy - Moroccan green energy used for plunder
20.10 - 2016Maps annoyed MEPs, Moroccan propaganda taken down
04.10 - 2016Lifosa lied about having stopped controversial imports


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.
Report: COP22 controversy - Moroccan green energy used for plunder


At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch


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The Western Sahara oil curse


Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!


On 17 February 2013, in a mockery of justice, a Moroccan military court condemned 25 Saharawi citizens to shockingly tough prison sentences. Help us to release the Gdeim Izik 25.

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