Kicking Western Saharan sand in Nicolas Sarkozy’s face

By Emhamed Khadad
France’s clamour for an EU-Mediterranean trade partnership ignores Morocco’s illegal annexation of a neighbour, writes a leader of Polisario.
On the face of it, French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s vision of a Europe-Mediterranean trade body makes perfect sense – most obviously for the EU. EU exports already account for a major share of overall economic activity in the Maghreb. An economically developed region would open up a market of 75 million-plus consumers. A common market would also unlock the barriers to intra-Maghreb trade, which remains a trickle.
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