CPMM: the decision of the General Court of the EU is “of a political nature”

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The Mediterranean Chamber of Maritime Fisheries (CPMM) stressed that the General Court of the European Union (EU) ruling on the agricultural and fisheries agreements with Morocco is “political in nature.”

“The impact from this decision, because it appears political in character in its content, and corresponds with the initiatives taken by Morocco at the regional and international levels to develop its strategic partnerships,” the Chamber said in a news release.

It expressed its delight at the European Court of Justice’s judgment on the agricultural and fishing agreements with Morocco, emphasizing that the EU is the first to benefit from fishing in Moroccan seas, due to a fleet of ships.

Such decisions cannot disrupt the ties that unite maritime fishing professionals on both sides, especially when it is a first-time decision and the file has already been exposed to the same scenario. According to the same source, the decision was made in 2015 before being overturned by the Court of Appeal.

In this context, the Chamber stated that “the European Court’s ruling remains an improper involvement in foreign policy between sovereign States, especially because it ignores the tremendous development enjoyed by the southern provinces.” At a time when international diplomatic missions are progressively establishing themselves at the level of these provinces, the Kingdom, as well as the field considerations of the ocean fishing sector in the Moroccan Sahara.

In addition, the Mediterranean Chamber of Maritime Fisheries expressed its “confidence in the EU-Morocco relations and cooperation, contrary to the wishes of the enemies of territorial integrity,” noting that “the development of partnerships and the stability of commercial relations between the two parties must take place within a clear legal framework, far from political espionage,” and that “the development of partnerships and the stability of commercial relations between the two parties must take place within a clear legal framework, far from political espionage.”

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