Ian Hudghton (Greens/EFA) − Today's vote sends out two strong messages. This Parliament is no longer willing to sign off fisheries agreements regardless of their impact on citizens in countries outwith the EU. And this House respects the right to self-determination – a right which the Moroccan Government has not given to the people of Western Sahara. Morocco has no right, under international law, to sell the natural resources of Western Sahara. It follows, therefore, that the EU should not be paying Morocco for fishing rights in the waters off Western Sahara.

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