In recent months, Morocco has been the subject of an unjustified media and political campaign, a relentlessness carried out by parties hostile to the kingdom seeking to involve the European Parliament against the privileged partnership between Rabat and Brussels. How far do they want to go?
Contrary to what some parties claim, it is not Morocco that would carry out actions to influence European decisions within the European Parliament, but the opposite. The relentlessness against Morocco carried by certain groups which act within the European Parliament is the proof that they act on behalf of a hidden agenda.
These parties that created the “QatarGate” media affair are the same ones today who are working to involve the European Parliament in initiatives hostile to Morocco with draft resolutions, proposed amendments, etc.
The relentlessness against Morocco, sponsored and unjustified, emanating from groups in the pay of hidden agendas can be simply explained by the number of attempts aimed at undermining the privileged relationship between Morocco and the European Union.
No less than 112 parliamentary questions have been addressed since the start of this legislature, 18 attempted Amendments in 2022, 4 attempted Resolutions in 2022 including one resolution adopted in 2021 (event in the Moroccan town of Sebta), and 2 attempted nomination for the Sakharov Prize of people who have nothing to do with human rights and 3 aborted resolutions concerning the case of Omar Radi in 2022.
The parties hostile to Morocco are probably working to destabilize and trample the Morocco-EU relationship, built for more than 50 years for the development of bilateral relations in various fields and in the interest of both parties.
By signing several agreements and legal instruments (Association Agreement, Fisheries Agreements and Protocols, Agricultural Agreement, Air Agreement, Scientific Agreement, etc.) and partnerships (Green Partnership, Joint Document on Advanced Status, Partnership for Mobility, etc.), the Morocco and the EU have raised their partnership to a level that no other country in the South has been able to match.
The EU has been a strategic partner of Morocco for many years and these maneuvers within the European institutions do not seem to have any other objective than to create areas of turbulence, to seek to discredit Morocco and to weaken the dynamic in perpetual positive development of the Morocco-EU partnership.
Like all countries, Morocco has always defended its interests within the framework of its relations with its various foreign partners and this is not the first time that the Kingdom and the Partnership with the European Union have made the object of attacks and relentlessness aimed at weakening them and discrediting them within the European Parliament.
Obviously, Morocco refuses to be the victim of hidden agendas serving other parties who seek to tarnish its image through this avalanche of politico-media films observed in recent years or to see itself penalized by the European Parliament by the taking of possible measures or resolutions because of these hostile maneuvers which wrongly accuse him.
It should be recalled that the success and exemplary nature of the Morocco-EU partnership lies in the work of the two parties, based on shared principles and values, trust, transparency and mutual respect, and this privileged relationship cannot continue as well as respecting this framework and the institutions established by the two actors, including within the European Parliament.
There is a Mixed Parliamentary Commission (CPM) specially designed to deal with all subjects concerning Morocco and its partnership with the EU and to avoid the intervention of malicious parties in files related to the relations of two partners.
It was Morocco that insisted on strengthening the role of this Mixed Parliamentary Commission while the European side tried for a long time to avoid this operationalization during this legislature.
To fight against the excesses of certain MEPs within the European Parliament who serve the agenda of Algeria and the Polisario and who escape the control of this institution, such as the creation, at their request, of an intergroup called “Western Sahara », it seems more than urgent to reinforce the rules of transparency within the European Parliament.