Court Annuls Trade Deals Between EU and Occupied Western Sahara

HeadlineSep 29, 2021

The European Court of Justice issued a ruling today annulling two trade deals between the European Union and Morocco that included fishing and agricultural products from Western Sahara, a territory occupied by Morocco since 1975. This is the third time that the court has struck down trade deals between Morocco and the bloc, ruling that Western Sahara cannot be part of the EU’s trade deal with Morocco without the express consent of the people of the territory.

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