European justice has annulled two trade agreements between Morocco and the EU. – JOHN THYS / AFP
The General Court of the European Union annulled on Wednesday two trade agreements between Morocco and the EU, one on agricultural products and the other on fisheries following an appeal by the independents Sahrawis of the Polisario Front.
However, these agreements will remain in force for two months “in order to preserve the Union’s external action and the legal security of its international commitments”, according to the judgment.
The EU and Morocco have nonetheless pledged to continue their trade partnership after the decision of the European justice to cancel Wednesday two important economic agreements between Rabat and Brussels concerning products in from the disputed territory of Western Sahara. “We will take the necessary measures to ensure the legal framework which guarantees the continuation and stability of trade relations between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco”, affirm the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita in a joint statement issued in Brussels.