Monday, November 28, 2005

After Stockholm Brussels -Seminar on the legality of the EU-Morocco's fishing Accords

SADR/EUROPEAN UNION/FISHING
Meeting-debate in Brussels on the legality of the EU-Morocco’s fishing Accords
Brussels, 27/11/2005 (SPS) The Belgium intergroup "Peace for he Saharawi people" organises, this Wednesday in Belgium, a debate on the fishing accords of about 144 millions Euros signed last July the 28 between the European Committee and Morocco, allowing European fishers access to Moroccan waters without any clause specifying the exclusion of the Saharawi territorial waters, announced the intergroup on Wednesday, Algerian Press Service reported.
Belgian Senator, Jacinta De Roeck, questioned in a press release "the legality of the accord taking into consideration the absence of any clause or statement that refers to the territorial waters of Wester Sahara, one of the latest non decolonised regions".
According to the press release, the intergroup, is planning to raise the awareness of the Belgian Parliament, which must decide over this accord before this March the 6th 2006, the date of its enforcement.
Representatives of political bodies and NGOs will express their points of view on the subject. Mrs. Among the expected interveners Mrs. Karin Scheele, European Parliament and member of the EP’s intergroup for the Western Sahara, Mr. Pedro Pinto Leite, Member of the Executive Bureau of the International Association of Jurists for Western Sahara, Mr. Erik Hagen, President of Western Sahara Resources Watch, the same source concluded. (SPS)



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