1984 : MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION OF MOROCCO TO THE TREATY OF ROME

We will be told, you are not European, but it is in my opinion to give European dimensions of small dimensions. Europe is not Europe within its borders, it is Europe outside its borders.

 

Speech from the Throne of March 4th, 1985

The European Community's response was very courteous to us. I did not read between the lines, the word "No".

Le Matin du Sahara newspaper of November 18th, 1987

[Documents]

The letter from the King of Morocco and the response of the European Council

 

Morocco and Europe since 1999

 

The accession of Morocco (to the European Union) is dictated by reason, geography and the daily realities of economic, social and cultural life in our countries.

 

Royal Message of March 20th, 2000

We are pleased that Morocco's vocation as an emerging economy converges with its strategic ambition to build a common economic space with the European Union. To serve this purpose, Morocco advocates going beyond the mere establishment of a free trade area.

Royal speech at the EU-Morocco summit in Granada, March 2010