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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Friday, October 16, 2020

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
2021 Finance Bill: Income tax suspended for recruits on permanent contracts:
Faced with a complicated economic situation and its impact on unemployment, the government wants to anticipate. The finance bill (PLF 2021), expected in the next few hours in Parliament, will encourage companies to recruit. In this sense, one of the key provisions of PLF 2021 will institute an exemption from income tax (IR) for the recruitment of young people from 2021. This exemption will last for two years. In detail, the salaries paid to young people on their first recruitment will benefit from a 24-month income tax exemption on condition that their employment contracts are open-ended (CDI). Youth employment will thus be a priority and the rise in unemployment will become the haunt of officials in a post-Covid context...

The 2021 budget passes the Council of Ministers:
The major orientations of the future budget are now known. Indeed, HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a Council of Ministers, devoted to the review of the general guidelines of the draft Finance Act for the fiscal year 2021 and the adoption of many draft legal texts and international agreements. It should be noted that at the beginning of the work of the Council, His Majesty the King inquired with the Minister of Health about the progress of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by China, as far as Morocco is concerned...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
The two Houses of Parliament are mobilizing to contribute to the completion of the projects launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to counter the repercussions of the Covid-19:
The bureau of the House of Representatives, meeting Tuesday, paid tribute to the Royal High Guidelines contained in the speech delivered by the Sovereign at the opening of the legislative session in October. In this context, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, and the members of the office have noted the very significant messages contained in this speech and the structuring projects announced...

A founding moment in the History of Morocco and an epic step in the completion of the territorial unity:
The Moroccan people celebrate, this Friday, the 45th anniversary of the announcement by the late H.M. Hassan II of the glorious Green March, a founding moment in the History of contemporary Morocco that has generated an unparalleled patriotic momentum for the completion of the territorial unity of the Kingdom. Indeed, Moroccans of old and new generations commemorate each year with immense pride this landmark date which has deeply shaped the political life in the Kingdom and marked a turning point in the struggle for the recovery of the southern provinces...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Fight against Covid-19. The miracle recipe of HCP:
While the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic seems out of control, a generalized reconfinement over a long period is ruled out by the Haut-com- from the analysis and publication of official statistics to the Plan. It proposes instead, the application of a Staroc containment day are at least into weekly for six weeks, which would reduce the transmissi ressing...

Tourism. Morocco inaugurates the label Welcome Safely:
"Welcome Safely" is the name of the label launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, in favor of tourist accommodation establishments (EHT) to prevent and manage any risk of contamination by Covid-19. Carried out within the framework of the program-contract 2020-2022, this reference frame will accompany the revival of the tourist activity through the implementation of anti-Covid-19 sanitary measures...


LIBÉRATION
Contain and reconfine. The motto of the HCP:
The time is ripe for a rebound in the epidemic around the world and particularly on the Old Continent where the situation is of great concern to the World Health Organization. Moreover, in France, a curfew should be in effect as of tomorrow in several metropolises. On this side of the Mediterranean, the introduction of this measure is not new. Counting the 3,387 new cases and 23,648 active cases, counted this Wednesday at 18:00, including 525 active cases in a severe or critical state, as well as 41 new deaths, it is clear that the curfew has not really borne fruit...

Morocco and Brazil want to develop their commercial exchanges:
The ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Rabat, Julio Glinternick Bitelli, said Wednesday that there are great opportunities and possibilities to develop trade and economic exchanges between his country and Morocco...