Brussels - The European Union will earmark 70 million Euros for a program in support of Morocco’s reform of the judicial system, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini said on Monday.
Brussels – The European Union will earmark 70 million Euros for a program in support of Morocco’s reform of the judicial system, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini said on Monday.
EU allocates 70 million Euros in support of Morocco’s judicial system reform.
“The EU is going to support the reform of the judicial system with a EUR 70 million program,” said Mogherini in an answer on behalf of the commission to a question submitted by S&D member of the European Parliament Hugues Bayet.
Mogherini added that the EU is also mobilizing its different cooperation instruments to support Morocco in the process of democratic reforms implemented following the adoption of the 2011 Constitution.
In this regard, Mogherini also cited the launch of a program worth 45 million Euros to support the government plans aimed at promoting equality between women and men.
In the same vein, she highlighted the direct support provided by the EU to the National Human Rights Council and to the Human Rights Interministerial Delegation.
“In line with the principles of the renewed Neighborhood Policy (2011), the EU has increased its direct support to the Moroccan civil society active in various fields such as: freedom of expression, media, women’s rights, social sector,” said the EU official in the answer published on Monday.
“The EU will continue its support to civil society and will strive to make civil society actors and organizations more effective in advocacy and dialogue,” she went on to say.
Huge Bayet had submitted a question to the commission on the initiatives taken to support Morocco’s democratic progress at a critical regional context.