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Parliamentary questions
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3 April 2019
Question for written answer E-001643-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Massimiliano Salini (PPE)

 Subject:  Oil-sharing agreements between certain mining exploration companies and the Polisario movement
 Answer in writing 
Mining exploration and mining companies such as Calima Energy Limited and Australian Resources Limited have concluded oil-sharing agreements with the Polisario movement without consulting tribal and elected representatives or Sahrawi civil society. This is a complete breach:
Of ILO Convention No 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples;
Of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
Of the Council Conclusions on Indigenous Peoples;
And of the spirit of the recent declaration by the High Representative, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

Will the Commission state its position on these mining exploration agreements, given that the EU consulted tribal and elected representatives and Sahrawi civil society in the context of the agricultural and fisheries agreements recently adopted by Parliament?

Original language of question: FR 
Last updated: 17 April 2019Legal notice