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Judge: EU-Morocco pacts not applicable to Western Sahara (The Washington Post)

BRUSSELS — A judge says that European Union agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco shouldn’t apply to Western Sahara amid tensions over the disputed territory.

Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said in a legal opinion Tuesday that Western Sahara isn’t a part of Morocco, and EU member countries have never recognized the north African country’s sovereignty over the territory.

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