Morocco’s monarchy spent the better part of 2011 touting new political reforms. Now, following the first national elections under a new constitution, the country’s leadership is faced with the challenge of finding a stable way forward and the means to pay for its new spending plans.
We may never know reliably why the man who left a bomb in a backpack at the Argana café in Marrakech’s world-famous Jamaa el Fna square, killing 17 people, did what he did.
Josep Ramoneda looks at how Spain has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the foiling of the February 23 Tejero attempted coup, against the backdrop of the ongoing turmoil in North Africa, and he doesn’t like what he sees.
The Sahrawi camp set up to protest against Moroccan policy in the Saharan region has been violently dismantled. This episode contains some significant lessons for both Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario.
Despite the diplomatic tensions between Madrid and Rabat during the summer, this kind of problem has become a regular summer occurrence.
As Granada hosts the EU-Morocco summit, a host of diplomatic, economic and political issues condition Europe’s relationship with the North African country.