EU must recognise legitimate struggle of Sahrawi people for freedom & rights

GUE/NGL – 25/02/2019 .- Gabi Zimmer (DIE LINKE, Germany), Paloma López (Izquierda Unida, Spain) and Ángela Vallina (Izquierda Unida, Spain) will visit the Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria, attend the Congress of the National Union of Sahrawi Women and take part in the National Day commemorations, on Wednesday.

The visit comes at a particularly sensitive time after the European Parliament voted to extend the EU-Morocco Association Agreement and a Fisheries Partnership to cover Western Sahara, without the consent of the Sahrawi people and in violation of an ECJ ruling.

At the same time, the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries (DMAG) will be in Morocco and Algeria with a programme that ignores the existence of the Sahrawi people and their plight. Read more

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