Washington, DC - Rabat’s persistence on using traditional diplomatic avenues to address a judicial conundrum led to its recent stumble in Brussels. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Ruling against Morocco excluding waters off the coast of “Western Sahara” from fisheries agreements between Morocco and the EU should not come as a surprise.

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Morocco's Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita and the EU Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.