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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Medical students boycott the exams:
The battle continues between medical students and the Ministries of National Education and Health. Angry students boycotted the spring session exams on Monday, June 10. The boycott was widely followed at the faculties of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Medical students have announced on their Facebook page that medical, pharmaceutical and dental exams have been boycotted 100% nationally...

ONEE: A series of El Hafidi meetings in Osaka and Tokyo with Japanese investors:
Japanese companies have shown their willingness to seize investment opportunities in the electricity and water sectors in Morocco during meetings held by the Director General of the National Electricity and Drinking Water Office (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi, with Japanese investors. During these meetings, which took place on the sidelines of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) summit in Japan, Mr. El Hafidi highlighted the development strategies for the electricity and water sectors in Morocco as well as the main projects under development by the Office that could constitute investment opportunities, according to an ONEE statement...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
The number of people who completed the census forms reached 133,820, of whom 13,014 were female:
Following the completion of the 2019 military service census operation which took place between April 9 and June 7, 2019, the Ministry of the Interior announces that the number of people who completed the census forms reached 133,820, of whom 13,014 were women, or 10.17%. The latter have done this on their own initiative in order to engage in military service, the ministry says. The Ministry of the Interior also announces that the provincial commissions will hold their meetings in all prefectures, provinces and district prefectures as of Monday, June 17, 2019 in order to establish the list of persons identified and who are a priori qualified to perform military service...

The Head of Government leads a large Moroccan delegation to the 108th International Labour Conference:
The 108th International Labour Conference opened on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, with the participation of a large tripartite Moroccan delegation led by the Head of Government, Saâd Eddine El Othmani. Mr. El Othmani will deliver a speech on behalf of Morocco at the high-level section of this conference marking the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO)...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Medical students strike. The dead end:
Monday, June 10, it's 11:00 a. m. The Tarik Ibn Ziyad street in Casablanca looks like a bunker. A water cannon, about twenty vehicles of the DGSN rapid intervention forces and as many of the Auxiliary Forces, the entrance and surroundings of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca squared by the men in uniform... Medical students stand up to the government...

Instruction of elected officials. A worrying diagnosis:
The case of the PJD deputy who took the regional baccalaureate exam on Saturday brings up to date the debate on the level of education of elected officials. Are our representatives, some of whom are illiterate, able to perform the functions for which they were elected?...


L'ECONOMISTE
Bac: To your copies! :
And here we go for the baccalaureate exam. For the 2019 edition, which starts on Tuesday, June 11 and ends next Friday, 441,065 candidates have registered to take the tests. They are spread over 1,500 examination centres. Of these, nearly a quarter (108,767) are in free mode...

Combating tax evasion: March or death:
The application of standards against tax evasion by Morocco is crucial since it is now on the European Union's grey list. Through OECD support, Rabat will be able to benefit from bilateral programmes, known as integration programmes, whose objective is to assist countries in establishing BEPS standards. The latter ensure that governments adopt national and international instruments to combat this phenomenon...


LIBERATION
After the Assises, the recommendations are still standing still:
The curtain fell on the 3rd Taxation Conference more than a month ago and everyone is waiting for the operationalization of more than 90 recommendations, the results of two days of intense debate and discussion and will necessarily have an impact on Moroccan taxation for many years to come. However, many people believe that a tax revolution can only be envisaged in the light of a new development model, the one that was absent from the Conference...

The Bac begins its normal June session: 441,065 candidates are taking the tests from today:
The normal session of the baccalaureate examinations will take place from today until the 14th of the current month for all courses. According to statistics recently published by the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, 441,065 candidates will take these tests, an increase of 0.3% compared to the previous year. The number of candidates enrolled in school reached 332,298, while the number of free candidates reached 108,767, i.e. 25% of the total number of candidates...