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Parliamentary questions
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11 January 2018
E-000154-18
Question for written answer E-000154-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Paloma López Bermejo (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement on Sahrawi territory
 Answer in writing 

Under the UN Charter, the exploitation of resources in non-self-governing territories must benefit the people who live in those territories. In the case of occupied Western Sahara, the Court of Justice of the European Union has repeatedly stated that Western Sahara has a distinct and independent status in relation to the Kingdom of Morocco (21 December 2016) and that the EU-Morocco trade agreements with Morocco applicable to Sahrawi territory are illegal (10 December 2015 and 21 December 2016).

However, the EU and Morocco have just signed yet another agreement, the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement, with supposed powers over the territory of Western Sahara.

1. Is the Commission aware of this situation and, therefore, of the fact that the agreement is unenforceable in Western Sahara?

2. What will it do to render the agreements with Morocco on Sahrawi territory void and thus comply with international law?

Original language of question: ES 
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