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  The EU's relations with Morocco - Overview
Morocco is a member of the League of Arab States, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, and the Arab Maghreb Union.
Morocco and the European Union are doing their utmost to continue the fight against illegal immigration, with particular attention being paid to the increase flow of immigrants through Morocco.
Morocco is a participant to the ENP, which it sees as a possibility to obtain an "advanced status" in its relations with the EU as expressed by the King of Morocco.
ec.europa.eu /external_relations/morocco/intro/index.htm   (2441 words)

  Morocco - MSN Encarta
Morocco is a fabled destination for travelers, known for its spectacular mountain scenery, its colorful bazaars, and its ancient capitals at Fès and Marrakech.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy, with a king as head of state and a prime minister as head of the government.
Morocco borders the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean to its north and east, and the Sahara to its south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572952/Morocco.html   (872 words)

 Morocco (02/07)
Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror.
Morocco's claim to sovereignty over the Western Sahara is based largely on a historical argument of traditional loyalty of the Sahrawi tribal leaders to the Moroccan sultan as spiritual leader and ruler.
Morocco was the first country to seek diplomatic relations with the Government of the United States in 1777, and remains one of our oldest and closest allies in the region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm   (4046 words)

  Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's sphere of influence in Morocco provoked a German reaction; the crisis of June 1905 was resolved at the Algeciras Conference, Spain in 1906, which formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco to France and Spain jointly.
The Rif mountains occupy the region bordering the Mediterranean from the north-west to the north-east.
Morocco claims that the Western Sahara is part of its territory and refers to that as its Southern Provinces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morocco   (3240 words)

 Morocco Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakesh...just the names of these cities stir a hint of spice in the nostrils.
Check out what other travellers are saying about Morocco.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Morocco book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/morocco   (477 words)

Morocco is often spoken of as an empire, the authority of the sovereign is a mere fiction throughout the greater part of its territory, which is, on this account, divided, more or less precisely, into the Bled el Maksen, or "country subject to taxes", and Bled es Siba, or "unsubdued country".
Morocco has been ruled by a dynasty of Arab sherifs, who claim descent from Ali, the uncle and son-in-law of Mohammed.
Morocco is Mohammedan, and is inaccessible to Christian propaganda.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10574a.htm   (836 words)

 Morocco travel guide - Wikitravel
Morocco (المغرب al-Maghreb) is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Travel by taxi is common in Morocco where two sorts are used, the "petite" taxi used within the area of the town and the "grande" taxi for trips between towns.
Berber, or the Amazigh Language, is spoken by Morocco's Berber population in the mountainous regions of the north, where the dialect is Tarifit, center, where the dialect is Tamazight, and south of the country, where the dialect is Tachelheet.
wikitravel.org /en/Morocco   (4968 words)

 An Introduction to Morocco
Morocco is situated on the extreme northwestern corner of Africa and is bordered by Mauritania and Algeria, both to the south and east.
In the southeast, Morocco's mountain ranges yield inexorably to the desolate expanse of the Sahara.
By the middle of the 19th century Morocco's strategic importance had become evident to all of the European powers, and they engaged in a protracted struggle for possession of the country.
www.geographia.com /morocco   (636 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Morocco is ranked 11th out of 17 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, and its overall score is slightly higher than the regional average.
Morocco's economy is very free for the Middle East, with high scores in several of the 10 factors of economic freedom.
Morocco has rich resources, including the world's largest phosphate reserves, a large tourist industry, and a growing manufacturing sector; but agriculture still accounts for about 20 percent of GDP and employs roughly 40 percent of the labor force.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Morocco   (967 words)

 Morocco News
RABAT - The 27-year-old Nigerian plumber once dreamed Morocco would be merely a staging post to a better life in Europe.Instead he lost both legs in a train accident, begs for a living, and is...
The wealthy bloc is negotiating an agreement with Morocco for the readmission of migrants, and wants to do the same with other African countries.
Morocco's ongoing problems with illegal migrants has beeen the focus of the Rabat Conference on Migration and Development On Tuesday the conference agreed to initiate a Euro-African partnership for an "optimal...
www.topix.net /world/morocco   (627 words)

 Ethnic Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Morocco's reigning monarch, King Hassan II, likens his country to a desert palm: "rooted in Africa, watered by Islam and rustled by the winds of Europe." A poetic description for a place which can appear mystical, magical and foreboding all at once.
The Atlantic Ocean is to the west, while the calm waters of the Mediterranean are due north and the harsher sands of the Sahara are to the south.
While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many commonly-used raw ingredients are home-grown: mint and olives from Meknes, oranges and lemons from sunny Fez, prickly pear from Casablanca and shad from the Sebou river.
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/morocco.htm   (2963 words)

 Morocco Overview | Morocco Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Morocco achieved independence from the French in 1956 and despite some progress, today two territorial disputes remain: in the Sahrawi region (previously known as Spanish Sahara), claimed by indigenous guerrilla movement,
Modern Morocco is an initiation into the exotic magic of the Islamic, Arabic, African world - the world of medinas and minarets, desert and mountain; yet it almost touches western Europe and, for all the differences, retains a European patina, the legacy of the French Protectorate.
Morocco is located on the westernmost tip of north Africa, bordering Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south and southeast, the Atlantic ocean to the west and the Mediterranean to the north.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Morocco/Overview   (608 words)

 MOROCCO, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Nacer Benjelloun–Touimi, told Landmine Monitor that Morocco is not able to accede to the Mine Ban Treaty because of the situation in Western Sahara.
Morocco is not known to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel landmines.
Clarification on whether Morocco now has a policy prohibiting use of antipersonnel mines, or is simply claiming not to have used in recent years is being sought, as is clarification regarding the existence of a stockpile of antipersonnel mines.
www.icbl.org /lm/2001/morocco   (1868 words)

 Ethnologue report for Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Northern Morocco and southern Morocco south of the Atlas Mountains, and including the port cities of the Sahara.
Meknes, Tangier, Oujda, Jebli (Jebelia, Jbala), Southern Morocco Arabic, Marrakech.
Southwestern Morocco, from coast south to Ifni and north to near Agadir, northeast to outskirts of Marrakech, and east to Draa, including the valley of the Sous, and south near the border.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Morocco   (290 words)

Morocco, North Africa is home of the continent's oldest monarchy and is one of Africa's main tourist destinations, bringing in more than 3.3 million tourist representing an estimated 1.8 billion in foreign currency in the year 2000.
The Kingdom of Morocco is located in Northern Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
In this rushed 20th century there are not many of us who know that in Morocco there still exists a medieval world of craftsmen who are creating, with their hands, masterpieces of art.
www.africa-ata.org /morocco.htm   (793 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Morocco
The government of Morocco must act now to end impunity for the security forces and enhance judicial independence if it is to cement the legacy of the country’s truth commission, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
Morocco’s commission, the first of its kind in the Mideast and North Africa, represents a historic step in acknowledging the violations committed during the 38-year reign of the late Hassan II, including hundreds of cases of “disappearances,” and thousands of arbitrary detentions.
Morocco’s campaign against suspected Islamist militants is undermining the significant human rights progress the country has made in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=mideast&c=morocc   (1208 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Morocco
Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when Sultan Mohammed became king.
Morocco is bidding for membership of the European Union, its main trade partner, but there appears to be little enthusiasm for this within the bloc.
Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 and a guerrilla war with Algerian-backed pro-independence forces ended in 1991.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791867.stm   (823 words)

Morocco is a country with a very glorious past.
It became the heart of the immense Almoravid and Almohad empires, and the beauty of the great cities of Morocco are a witness to this.
The most cosmopolitan of Morocco's cities, with a palpably French mood, but reflecting the paradox at the heart of Morocco - its unique fusion of ancient and modern, of Africa, Arabia and Europe.
us-africa.tripod.com /morocco.html   (1070 words)

 Essential Background: Overview of human rights issues in Morocco (Human Rights Watch, 31-12-2005)
In 2004 Morocco raised the minimum age of employment to fifteen, the minimum school-leaving age, but thus far has done little to enforce the ban on underage workers or prosecute those who otherwise abuse working children.
Morocco is an important ally of the United States because of its cooperation in fighting terrorism, the 2004 signing of a bilateral free-trade agreement, and its generally pro-West policies.
Morocco is the leading beneficiary of funds from the E.U.’s Meda program, having received 1.25 billion euros in grants over the past decade.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2006/01/18/morocc12228.htm   (1597 words)

 Morocco, Africa -Travel Guide and Tourist Information
Situated on the northwestern corner of Africa, Morocco is bordered with Algeria to the east and southeast, Mauritania to the south and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Morocco has the most extensive river system in North Africa.
Moroccan rivers generally flow northwestward to the Atlantic or southeastward toward the Sahara; the Moulouya is an exception, and flows 350 miles north-eastwards from the Atlas to the Mediterranean.
www.africaguide.com /country/morocco   (160 words)

 MOROCCO , Landmine Monitor Report 2002
Morocco attended as an observer the Third Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Nicaragua in September 2001.
Morocco first made this claim in a meeting with Landmine Monitor in February 2001 and in a formal, written response to Landmine Monitor in March 2001.
Morocco has not indicated at what date it no longer maintained a stockpile of antipersonnel mines, or whether the stockpile was purposefully destroyed or depleted through use.
www.icbl.org /lm/2002/morocco   (1320 words)

 Jews of Morocco
In 1956, Morocco declared its independence, and Jewish immigration to Israel was suspended.
Nonetheless, before his death in 1999, King Hassan tried to protect the Jewish population, and at present Morocco has one of the most tolerant environments for Jews in the Arab world.
Morocco is perhaps Israel's closest friend in the Arab world.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/anti-semitism/morocjews.html   (899 words)

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