Polisario Front rejects EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement in Sahrawi territories

Luxembourg, July 19, 2016 (SPS) – The Polisario Front reaffirmed its rejection to the application of theEU-Morocco agricultural agreement in Western Sahara territory, before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in a statement made public on the eve of the session of pleadings on Tuesday in Luxembourg in the trial of Polisario Front and the EU Commission.

"The Polisario Front contests the application of the EU-Morocco Agriculture Agreement in the Western Sahara territory to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Can a free trade agreement include the natural resources of a colonized people under foreign occupation, in violation of their fundamental rights?," wondered the Polisario Front in its statement published Monday on the eve of the pleadings before that court, and the full text was distributed by the Sahrawi news agency (SPS).  

The pleadings in the case C-104/16, opposing the EU Council and Commission to the Polisario Front open Tuesday at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

After the hearing, the Polisario Front will hold a press conference in the afternoon in Bonnevoie (Luxembourg), said the Saharawi agency.

The agricultural agreement concluded between Morocco and the EU in 2002, was contested by the Polisario Front which has called for its annulment.SPS