Morocco reviews closure of borders with Spanish enclaves

Border crossing at Ceuta
Border crossing at Ceuta Credit: Nicolas Vigier flickr

A REPORT by Morocco’s Economic, Social and Environmental Council has concluded that closing the land borders with the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla will not end smuggling due to the lack of investment in the surrounding area.

“The closure of the Ceuta and Melilla crossings by Morocco, and the ban of commercial operations in the port of Melilla since July 2018 are effective measures in the short term,” said the report. “However, the closure does not focus on addressing the deep causes that allowed the spread of smuggling.”

-- Advertisement --

Morocco does not recognise Spain’s right to occupy the two enclaves and wants them returned.

Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “Morocco reviews closure of borders with Spanish enclaves”. For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.

Euro Weekly News is delighted to continue be able to bring you a range of News from around Spain in English and Global News live as it happens.

Euro Weekly News doesn’t cost you anything but your internet connection. Whether it’s bringing you the local Spanish news or the International news today, we’ve got you covered!

Euro Weekly News, the leading free local and national newspaper in Spain, the people’s paper, we lead others follow!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here