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11.12 - 2018.   Category: News
Trade Committee approves deal despite Saharawi condemnationic_intavote_610.jpgA sad Human Rights day for the Saharawi people. Just hours after the resignation of the leading MEP, the European Parliament's International Trade Committee backed extending EU-Morocco trade to occupied Western Sahara.
10.12 - 2018.   Category: News
EU Parliament's rapporteur on Western Sahara trade deal resignsic_lalonde_610.jpgAmid investigations into potential breach of code of conduct due to her membership on the Board of pro-Morocco lobby group, MEP Patricia Lalonde resigned today as the European Parliament's rapporteur on the proposed extension of the EU-Morocco trade deal into occupied Western Sahara.
10.12 - 2018.   Category: News
EU Council refuses transparency on Western Sahara, and here's whyic_hook_610.jpgAccording to the EU Council, it cannot make public a legal opinion on a future EU-Morocco trade deal in occupied Western Sahara as that would "carry the risk compromising the capacity of reaching an agreement on the dossier".
26.11 - 2018.   Category: News
Polisario to EEAS: 'What is all this really about?'ic_fisheries_camps_610.jpgThe EU's Foreign Affairs branch claims to Member States and the European Parliament that the Western Sahara liberation movement does not want to meet to discuss a new EU-Moroccan fisheries agreement in Western Sahara. Polisario uttered its deep frustration over this misrepresentation in a letter to the EEAS.
23.11 - 2018.   Category: News
Revealed: EP rapporteur on Western Sahara has Moroccan agendaic_lalonde_610.jpgMajor conflict of interest arises following revelations that the European Parliament's rapporteur on the Western Sahara trade file is Board Member of a pro-Morocco lobby group.
22.11 - 2018.   Category: News
EU Council should disclose legal opinions on Western Sahara agreementsic_eu_flags_610.jpgPrevious confidential EU legal opinions on trade with and fisheries in occupied Western Sahara were later found to be wrong by the EU Court of Justice. WSRW has today requested the EU Council to publish the current legal documents.
21.11 - 2018.   Category: News
Ready, set, go! Commission starts lobbying Parliament for stolen fishic_greenpeaced_610.jpgWhile the EU Member States have not yet concluded on the newly proposed EU-Morocco fisheries agreement for waters offshore occupied Western Sahara, the Commission is already pushing the European Parliament to get to work.
14.11 - 2018.   Category: News
These 23 AGRI MEPs put Morocco's interests above EU farmers'ic_agri_610.jpgWSRW challenges these 23 MEPs to read the Opinion they favoured, and come up with one solid argument to back up their vote. The 23 suggest including occupied Western Sahara in a trade agreement with Morocco.
12.11 - 2018.   Category: News
Morocco draws terrorism card on Western Sahara tradeic_maletterwaitz.jpgThe Moroccan government is now using all possible arguments to pull individual Euro-parliamentarians in their direction. At stake: the extension of a new EU-Morocco trade agreement to the territory it holds under occupation.
06.11 - 2018.   Category: News
EU Parliament divided on vague Western Sahara agreementic_parliament_610.jpgMembers of the European Parliament request more clarity before voting on the Commission's proposed trade deal for Western Sahara. Meanwhile, 93 Western Sahara civil society groups lament the Parliament rapporteur's lack of diligence on the file.
29.10 - 2018.   Category: News
Moroccan diplomats spread propaganda in European Parliamentic_moroccolobbydoc3_610.jpgA briefing distributed by Moroccan officials  in the corridors of the European Parliament claims, among other things, that “signing an agreement with the EU that does not include the Sahara, would be perceived as an implicit recognition of Morocco’s non-sovereignty over this territory”.
25.10 - 2018.   Category: News
EU redrawing international borders through Western Sahara trade deal?ic_map_610.jpgWSRW has asked the EU Commission to clarify how the application of its proposed trade deal for Western Sahara to only the Moroccan-occupied part of the territory, is in line with its duty to respect territorial integrity.
19.10 - 2018.   Category: News
Parliament lawyers cast doubt on legality of Western Sahara trade dealic_aaiun_fisheries_610.jpgLATEST:  The European Parliament's Legal Service has concluded that it is "unclear" whether a proposed EU-Morocco trade agreement for Western Sahara is in line with EU law. Read the Legal Opinion here.
18.10 - 2018.   Category: News archive
EP mission report on Western Sahara: all politics, no tradeic_eudemo_07.06.2018b_610.jpgThe mission report of Patricia Lalonde, the European Parliament's rapporteur on the proposed EU-Morocco trade deal for Western Sahara, is remarkably void of facts and figures. WSRW retorts.
18.10 - 2018.   Category: News archive
Bremen Parliament President calls for rejection of Sahara trade dealic_christian_weber.jpg"In view of the part my city played in the history of colonialism in Germany, I cannot accept that economic activities in my city violate international law", the President of the Bremen Parliament wrote the all German Member of the European Parliament.

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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.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies


It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the five different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!


Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
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Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
Report: 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. News Archive 2018 News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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