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Vol 60 No 4

Published 22nd February 2019


Fishing for favours

Encouraged by a powerful Moroccan lobbying effort, the European Parliament decided on 12 February to endorse the new EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement in apparent defiance of the European Court of Justice. The ECJ earlier ruled that the fisheries agreement would not be valid if it included Western Sahara, because its status is disputed. The fishing grounds offshore the controversial territory are vast.

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