Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is set next week to discuss EU-Morocco accords, which allow Rabat to export goods from Western Sahara that are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front. It is to hold two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday but a ruling will take “several months”, a spokesman for the Luxembourg-based court told AFP. For the Polisario, Moroccan exports from the disputed territory amount to “looting of its natural resources”, notably agricultural goods, phosphates and fish, according to the independence movement’s French lawyer Gilles Devers. On the other side of the argument…

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