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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Economic indicators: Radioscopy of 2020:
The High Commission for Planning (HCP) confirms it. The Moroccan economy has shown a decrease of about 6.3% in the year 2020. This particular year was indeed marked by a counter-performance of all the economic aggregates of the country. Indeed, the health crisis combined with the drought that affected the agricultural sector contributed to a significant contraction of the country's economic activity...

Development model: Benmoussa is working on a charter:
After the model, a development charter. Chakib Benmoussa will again meet with the parties represented in Parliament. Just a few days after a first meeting with parliamentarians in the precincts of the legislative institution, Chakib Benmoussa, Chairman of the Special Commission on the development model (CSMD), will meet this Tuesday with the political parties represented in Parliament, namely the Justice and Development Party, the National Rally of Independents, the Popular Movement, the Constitutional Union, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, the Authenticity and Modernity Party, the Istiqlal Party, the Progress and Socialism Party...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Spain tries to instrumentalize the European Parliament in its political crisis with Morocco:
The President of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, expressed, Sunday, his "astonishment" and "disappointment" following "the registration of a draft resolution in the European Parliament on a so-called "use of minors by the Moroccan authorities" in the migration crisis of Sebta. In a statement to the press, Mr. El Malki said that this is an "initiative that is totally out of step with the quality of cooperation between the Moroccan Parliament and the European Parliament..."

Morocco elected by acclamation to chair the Disarmament and International Security Commission:
Morocco's Ambassador Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Omar Hilale, was elected on Monday, by acclamation, as Chairman of the First Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. This is the first time that Morocco accedes to the chairmanship of this important Commission in charge of disarmament and international security...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Prescriptions for psychotropic drugs: Psychiatrists and pharmacists say "no":
The Moroccan Association of Private Practice Psychiatrists (AMPEP) is no longer alone in its fight against the bill drafted by the Ministry of Health, relating to the modalities of prescription and dispensing of psychotropic drugs for human use. Today, doctors specializing in mental health can count on the support of the Regional Council of Pharmacy of the South (CRPOS)...

Court of Auditors: The government called to better cooperate with financial magistrates:
A new circular issued by the head of government calls on ministerial departments and institutions under their supervision to establish a permanent structure of communication with the Court of Accounts at the end of the mandate...


LIBÉRATION
Moroccans of the world Marhaba. Impasse on Spanish ports:
"Morocco excludes Spanish seaports from the Marhaba operation." This is how several Iberian media have commented on the Moroccan government's decision to make the country accessible only via the port of Sete (France) and Genoa (Italy). The borders with Sebta and Mellilia will remain closed as they have been since March 2020 due to the pandemic...

The Algerian air force put to work to track the Sahrawis who flee the camps of Tindouf:
In a statement issued late last week, the so-called Ministry of Interior of the Polisario informed the inhabitants of Tindouf that to cross the border point separating the camps from the rest of the Algerian territory, each individual must apply to the Algerian authorities...