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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, August 3, 2020

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Raising the minimum wage, the vagueness persists:
The employers leave the choice to the adherents, and the government is leaning towards negotiations. At the beginning of this month of August 2020, the second tranche of the increase in the minimum wage, SMIG, theoretically came into effect. Theoretically because the vagueness of this measure remains unclear in these times of crisis linked to the covid-19. After having requested a moratorium of one year a few weeks ago, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) decided to leave the choice to its members...

Southern Provinces: Nareva and INJAZ Al-Maghrib join forces to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit:
In partnership with Nareva, INJAZ Al-Maghrib organized recently in Laayoune, the Regional Virtual Competition in high school category, which thus closes the cycle of the Company Program. This competition is part of the partnership between INJAZ Al-Maghrib and Nareva which stipulates the implementation of Nareva's social and societal plan in the regions where it operates. These include the South in Foum El Ouad Tah, Tarfaya Akhfennir Jraifia Boujdour and the North in Ksar El Majaz, Taghramt, Fahs Anjra...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA
The Head of Government urges government departments to work on the legislative aspect of the administrative deconcentration project as soon as possible:
The 13th meeting of the Interministerial Commission on Administrative Deconcentration was held last Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Head of Government. The challenge was to give a boost to the deconcentration project in its relationship with regionalization. The various ministerial departments concerned were called upon, on this occasion, to activate the implementation of the administrative deconcentration master plans...

Illegal emigration. The Royal Navy provides assistance in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to 183 sub-Saharans:
The Royal Navy coastguard assisted, from July 29 to August 1, 2020, 183 candidates for illegal emigration, including 12 women and two minors, all of sub-Saharan nationality, according to military sources on Saturday. The said candidates for emigration were in difficulty on board makeshift boats, in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic...


LES INSPIRATIONS ÉCO
Economic recovery. The king announces an ambitious plan:
A new national vision to overcome the crisis. This is how one could summarize the main lines of the royal speech. Expected in more than one way by all Moroccans, the speech delivered on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Throne Day did not deviate from the line drawn by the new generation of speeches of the sovereign, marked by pragmatism and honesty...

PSA. An "asymptomatic" profitability in Covid-19 time:
Despite a pandemic economic situation and a drop of about 50% in its sales, the PSA Group outperformed in the first half of 2020, its financial balance sheet showing a net income close to 600 million euros. In times of crisis, some entities know how to do well and even a little more. This is the case of the PSA Group, which is not content to simply weather the storm, but is transformed into a cash machine...


LIBÉRATION
Confirmed cases, serious cases, and deaths up sharply:
There was a time when the country's health authorities were proud of the work they did. Today, they are dismayed to see that they went a little too fast. They shouldn't have counted their chickens before they're hatched. This is the feeling left by the Health Ministry's turnaround in terms of communication...

Realistic diagnosis and informed solutions:
The Throne Speech logically focused on the pandemic that has struck our country, as it has in many countries around the world. It was a very realistic speech, distinguished by a clear and precise diagnosis of the situation, but also served as a basis for appropriate solutions...