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Sahara Population Benefits from EU-Morocco Farm & Fisheries Deals (EU Commissioner)

The returns and profits gained by the population living in the southern provinces of Morocco from the agriculture and fisheries accords were highlighted Tuesday at the EU Parliament by Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici. During debates on renewal of EU-Morocco Farm accord at International Trade committee (INTA), Moscovici said the new agreement […]

EU Announces New €2 Million Assistance for Refugees, Host Communities in Uganda

The European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) confirmed last week fresh funding worth €2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support refugees and host communities in western and northwestern Uganda. The UN Migration Agency will use the funds to deliver life-saving interventions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) […]

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Sahara: EU Court inflicts new setback on Polisario

Morocco and the European Union initialed in Rabat on Tuesday, July 24, a new 4-year fisheries agreement under which European trawlers will operate all along the Moroccan Atlantic coast, from Cap Spartel in the North to Cap Blanc in the far South of the Sahara, much to the discontent of the Polisario and its mentor, […]

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As millions face hunger in Sahel, EU announces a €191.3 Mln aid package

The European Commission on Tuesday announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million to eight countries in the Sahel region. According to the EU commission, Nearly 11.8 million people across the eight countries of the region need immediate food assistance to avoid facing acute hunger, women and children being hit the hardest. The funding, the […]

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European Report Points to Polisario’s Collusion with Terrorist Groups

The collusion of the Polisario with terrorist groups in the Sahel-Sahara region has once again been singled out in a recently released report, commissioned by the European Commission. The Sahel-Sahara region witnessed violent incidents involving MUJAO, the Polisario Front and Ansar Dine during the 2010-2016 period, said the report elaborated by “Project Safte”, an international […]

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EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, mostly beneficial to Sahara Provinces

The financial compensation the European Union extends to Morocco part of the Fisheries Agreement between the two sides is most beneficial to Morocco’s Sahara provinces, states an EU report made public lately. The audit report on the Morocco-EU fisheries accord, commissioned by the European Commission, revealed that the agreement is unfolding satisfactorily and that 75% […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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EU Pledges to Protect Farm Accord & Partnership with Morocco

The EU has vowed to take the necessary measures to protect the farm accord and partnership sealed with Morocco, affirming that the accord was not endangered by an EU court ruling. The commitment was made by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting held Tuesday with […]

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Morocco Would Seek Alternative Partnerships if EU Fails its Commitments

Morocco has warned the European Union against the negative repercussions that failure to implement the bilateral farm deal may entail and said it would seek alternative partnerships if the EU does not honour its commitments towards the Kingdom and thus draw a new trade map. The European Union must ensure the necessary framework in order […]

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EU Releases €28.7 Additional Emergency Assistance in Africa, Asia

With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU announced it is releasing an urgent assistance to prevent critical consequences, in the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. A total of additional €28.7 million have been allocated to respond swiftly to the most urgent humanitarian needs, said the European Commission in […]

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