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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Saturday, December 7, 2019

LE MATIN DU SAHARA
The House of Councillors adopts by a majority the 2020 Finance Bill:
The House of Councillors adopted, on Friday at a plenary session, by a majority, the Finance Bill (PLF) No. 70- 19 for the year 2020 in its entirety, as previously amended. This finance bill, whose priorities are mainly oriented towards supporting social programmes, reducing disparities, accelerating the implementation of regionalisation, encouraging investment and business support, has been approved by 37 councilors, while 24 others have opposed it...

Imports: The world cereal market favourable to Morocco:
The world cereal market is favourable to Morocco both in terms of supply and price. According to FAO, cereal prices fell by 1.2% in November, in a context of strong competition between the world's major wheat exporters and a record increase in cereal production expected this year. This comes at a time when world prices of other foodstuffs are all rising...


LIBERATION
Africa is not the main source of migration flows:
272 million is the total number of people living outside their country of birth in 2019, an increase of 119 million from 1990 (153 million), and 188 million from 1970. 74% of these migrants were of working age (20 to 64 years), with a slight decrease in the number of international migrants under 20 years of age from 16.4% to 14% between 2000 and 2019. The proportion of migrants aged 65 and over (about 12%) has remained constant since 2000, according to a recent IOM report on the state of migration in the world...

Morocco, a strategic partner of the United States:
Iran's "threat", the resolution of the Libyan conflict and the situation in the Sahel were at the centre of discussions between US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita, the latter said in a statement...