This intensified cooperation includes the delivery of 55 million Euro border management programme for Morocco and Tunisia which was approved under the EU Emergency Fund for Africa.
Spain and the EU Commisson consider it as necessary to increase the cooperation between the the EU and Morocco in order to manage their borders and the causes for migration.
During his two months in office Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has intervened several times in Europe’s migration crisis by offering shelter to refugees rescued at sea while other European Union states have refused to to accommodate them.
As the arrivals of refugees has increased the immigration debate in Spain has become more politicised.
There are early signs that Prime Minister Sanchez might feel political presure to toughen his approach if the influx continues to pickup speed.
But, analysts in Madrid are not expecting the migration headlines to dent Prime Minister Sanchez’s unity with his partners.
Others express the opinion that there may be an underlying anti-immigration sentiment within the Spanish population that has concerns about the increased competition for economic resources.
EU diplomats in Brussels worry that the increase in migrant traveling from Morocco comes as efforts to stem the migrant traffic from Libya to Italy are finally bearing fruit.
Spain has become the new main entry point for refugees fleeing Africa, that could bring to political tensions across the EU, EU officials said.
Morocco is a destination in itself for those refugees fleeing poverty and violence in sub-Sahara Africa. But, at the same time Morocco has become a step stone for these refugees who are determined to reach Europe.