They’re pulling the exact same thing as the Turks.
MOROCCO IS BLACKMAILING EU USING MIGRANTS AS LEVERAGE
On February 22, France 24 reported that Morocco uses the migrant crisis as leverage in a trade dispute with the EU. More than 850 migrants are said to have breached the border with Spanish held Ceuta from Morocco. Located just South of Gibraltar, Ceuta was conquered by the Portuguese in the 15th century, before deciding to remain in the Spanish Empire in the 17th century. It is one of two Spanish cities on the Mediterranean Coast, the other one being Melilla. Consequently, it is one of two land borders between Europe and Africa, making the city a focal point for migrants seeking to gain entrance.
Around 500 migrants stormed the guarded and fenced 8-kilometre border on Friday, in the largest successful incursion in more than a decade, followed on Monday by another successful attempt by 356 migrants. On New Year’s Day, more than 1.000 migrants tried to jump the double fence separating Morocco and Ceuta, but were repelled, with 5 Spanish, and 50 Moroccan border guards injured, including the loss of an eye. Ceuta officials are now faced with more than 1.400 migrants to be questioned. Housing has become a problem, and more tents have been requested.
This latest attempt might have been successful due to Moroccan sabotage, after threats made by the Moroccan agricultural ministry after a ruling on a free trade agreement with the EU did not go Morocco’s way. The Court of Justice of the European Union found that:
“the Liberalisation Agreement must, however, be interpreted, in accordance with the relevant rules of international law applicable to relations between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco, as meaning that it does not apply to the territory of Western Sahara.”