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Podemos warns against the «threats» Spanish fishermen are subjected to in the Sahara

Podemos warns against the “threats” Spanish fishermen are subjected to in the Sahara./Ph. DR
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Two days after granting the EU fisheries council a go-ahead to relaunch negotiations for a new fisheries agreement, Moroccan and European officials are gathered around the same table. This meeting will be held in Rabat from April the 18th to the 22nd, said EFE. EU countries are rushing to conclude this primordial agreement before the expiry of the current one set to end on July the 14th.

However, while this initiative has been welcomed by Andalusia, Galacia and the Canary Islands, Spanish communes that benefit the most from the agreement concluded with Morocco, some political coalitions are raising worries regarding the conditions in which Spanish fishermen operate, including Podemos. MPs from the left-wing Populist Party sent a letter to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and his fisheries minister, Isabel García Tejerina.

They have warned the two senior officials against the threats «Spanish fleet fishing in African waters are subjected to and the violation of the Sahrawi people’s right to benefit from its natural resources». The MPs, a senator and two deputies did not explain, as reports Europa Press, what are these threats.

For the record in 2016, the Canary Association of Victims of Terrorism (Acavite) had a list of 300 victims who suffered from offenses committed, between 1970 and 1980, by the Front’s supporters. It includes fishermen, businessmen and military personnel.

Victims are still waiting for the help promised by the Spanish state, as recalled the president of the NGO when meeting King Felipe last January.

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