Morocco-EU Agreements: European Court Ruling Hardly Reflects EU Position – Bulgarian Former PM –

The European Court’s ruling on the agricultural and fisheries agreements with Morocco hardly reflects the European Union’s position, said Georgi Bliznashki, Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister. Bliznashki said he recently supported an initiative to improve EU-Morocco relations. In this regard, he considered that these judgments, ruled on September 29, “hardly reflect” these good relations, and “to a lesser extent” the position adopted by the EU, put to test especially in terms of credibility and strategic interests. Furthermore, the Bulgarian politician said he shares the view expressed in the joint statement of Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, and Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad. This joint statement underlines that Morocco and the EU will remain “fully mobilized” to pursue bilateral cooperation in a climate of serenity and commitment, representing, according to Bliznashki, “further evidence” of the strength of EU-Morocco ties. “The two parties will unite against those who oppose the EU-Morocco partnership,” he said.