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Balearic Parliament approves a declaration calling for compliance with ECJ ruling on Western Sahara

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Madrid, March 28, 2017 (SPS) - The plenary session of the Balearic Parliament (Spain) has approved on Tuesday by the approbation of all groups an institutional declaration calling for "compliance with the judgment of the European Court of Justice on the Western Sahara, dated December 21, 2016.
According to this judgment "no trade agreement between the EU and Morocco is applicable in Western Sahara and no commercial activity or export of natural resources in Western Sahara can be established without the consent of the Saharawi people."
The institutional statement approved in the Balearic Chamber stresses that, since this sentence is obligatory by the European and state authorities, "it is their duty to respect it, to make it known to the citizens for its correct application."
Similarly, the Balearic Chamber "expresses its concern about the exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara by European companies, which contradicts European international law." "In view of this, it is our duty to insist and recall the illegality of any commercial activity in the territory of Western Sahara without the consent of the Saharawi people," states SPS