Declaration by MEP Paloma Lopez of IU on the vote on the EU-Morocco Agreement

LOPEZ BERMEJO Paloma

PUSL.- Statement on the vote regarding Schaake (A8-0471 / 2018) EU-Morocco Agreement on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement

I voted against this report because it fails to comply with the rulings of the CJEU regarding the recognition of Western Sahara as an independent territory of Morocco and the necessary consent of the Saharawi people on the use of their resources.

The abuse has been repeated. The Saharawi people are again victims of an illegal decision about their territory and resources. This agreement also violates the Council’s negotiating mandate to the Commission on respect for EU principles and Human Rights. Endorsing this agreement that violates International Law, the EU is delegitimized by interfering in the peace process and the resolution of the conflict in the terms established in the resolutions of the United Nations. Read more

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MEP Paloma López (GUE / NGL) asks Morgherini about the situation of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- The MEP Paloma López (GUE / NGL) has presented two questions with a written request to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on the situation of the Saharawi political prisoners from the Gdeim Izik group, Sidi Abdallah Abbahah, Mohamed Bourial, Mohamed Lamin Haddi and El Bachir Khadda.

The prisoners in question are being held in the Moroccan prison of Tiflet 2, being victims of continuous I’ll treatment by prison officials and confinement in punishment cells for 22 or 23 hours a day, as has already been reported on several occasions by PUSL. Read more

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