EU-Morocco fisheries agreement: CJEU decision “turning point” in Sahrawi people’s struggle

Brussels, March 3, 2018 (SPS) - The decision made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 27 February and excluding the territorial waters of Western Sahara from EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is a “turning point” in the struggle of the Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence, said Thursday, in Belgium, Euro-MP Paloma Lopez.

In a conference on “the reality of the occupation in Western Sahara,” to which also took part member of the representation of the Polisario Front at the European Union (EU) Saleh Sayed Mustapha and secretary general of the Belgian committee of solidarity with the Sahrawi people Hilt Teuwen, Lopez broached the action of the Western Sahara intergroup at the European Parliament, pointing out that it constitutes a platform for defending the Sahrawi people’s rights in the European institutions where the American lobby, supported by some European powers, is very present.

She hailed the resistance of the Sahrawi political prisoners, notably those of Gdeim Izik group.

For his part, member of the Polisario Front’s representation Saleh  Sayed Mustapha broached the reality facing the Sahrawi people for more than 42 years in the refugee camps, particularly youth who are “losing hope” in the international community before its procrastinations to impose a political solution able to put an end to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

He called to exert pressure on Morocco to bring it to negotiate with the Polisario Front. (SPS)