The European Parliament's Committee on Budgets has approved the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement.
Rabat – Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets voted in favor of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement on Monday evening.
The vote comes a few days after the European Union Council adopted the agreement which Morocco and the EU signed on July 24 in Rabat.
On Monday, the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) adopted, by an overwhelming majority, the Moroccan-EU agriculture agreement.
A final vote in a plenary session in January will follow the adoption of both the agriculture and fisheries agreements.
The fisheries deal must pass through the EU Parliament and receive ratification by all 28 EU member states before entering into effect.
Several members supported the renewal of the partnership, including Spain. On November 13, Spanish Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas called for a “rapid ratification” of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement at the European Parliament.