Morocco’s fish exports to Europe endangered
The European Union’s fisheries deal with Morocco should be declared invalid because it includes Western Sahara, an adviser to the EU’s top court said on Wednesday in the latest legal opinion on trade ties involving the disputed territory. Western Sahara has been contested since 1975 when Spanish colonial powers left. Morocco claimed the territory as it own and fought the 16-year war with the local independence movement. Campaigners have sought to challenge the EU’s trade deals with Morocco in the courts because they include the desert region which isn’t internationally recognized as belonging to Morocco.