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Wednesday 13 February 2019

European Justice Rejects Polisario Request to Cancel EU Council Mandate to Negotiate Fisheries Agreement with Morocco

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European Justice Rejects Polisario Request to Cancel EU Council Mandate to Negotiate Fisheries Agreement with Morocco

The European Union (EU) court announced, on Tuesday, the rejection of a request by the polisario to cancel the mandate granted last April to the EU Council to negotiate the fisheries agreement with Morocco.

The court ruled inadmissible the polisario's request that the EU Council should not have to negotiate an agreement with Morocco including the waters of the Moroccan Sahara.

The European court also ordered the polisario to bear its own legal costs and those incurred by the Council of the EU and the European Commission in this stillborn procedure.

MAP 13 February 2019