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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Cannabis: The Ministry of the Interior unveils the first studies:
Cannabis continues to take center stage. This time, officials will unveil the results of opportunity studies on the use of Indian hemp for medical, cosmetic and industrial purposes. Indeed, the Committee on the Interior, Local Government, Housing and Urban Policy is organizing this Tuesday, May 4, 2021, starting at noon, a study day concerning "the opportunity studies conducted by the Ministry of Interior on the national development of cannabis for medical, cosmetic and industrial purposes..."

Overall resources: MAD 125.4 billion in the first quarter:
The Kingdom's General Treasury unveils the main quarterly trends in the execution of the Finance Act. The situation at the end of March 2021 shows a negative budget balance of MAD 7.3 billion. It results in fact from ordinary resources, excluding borrowing revenues of MAD 97.2 billion and expenses, excluding debt amortization of MAD 104.6 billion...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
The scandal of the reception by Spain of the so-called Brahim Ghali enters the European Parliament:
The attitude of Spain, which has welcomed on its territory the leader of the Polisario separatists under a false identity and in collusion with Algeria, continues to cause indignation in the European Parliament. The MEP Tomás Zdechovský protested on Saturday against this decision, which is contrary to the values and principles of Europe. "I wonder how it is possible that the Spanish authorities allow the illegal entry with a false identity of a person like Brahim Ghali, accused of committing acts of rape?" questioned the Czech MEP. "This goes against our values and principles," he said...

The CNDH opens the debate on artificial intelligence and digital citizenship:
The National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) advocates for an ethical artificial intelligence and respectful of human rights. It is in this sense that the Council chaired by Amina Bouayach launches national consultations on artificial intelligence and digital citizenship. A first seminar was held last week to open the debate...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Reform of the Penal Code. A project postponed to the Greek calendars?
The draft law amending and supplementing the Penal Code will be unearthed during this last parliamentary session of the legislature? Nothing is less certain, despite the insistent requests of MPs in this direction, including those of the PJD, who seize every opportunity to call on the Minister of Justice to continue the legislative process of the text that has been frozen at the stage of filing amendments...

Ramadan. Advertising investments are booming:
Advertising investments are on the rise during this first fortnight of the month of Ramadan. This is what emerges from the figures presented by Imperium on advertising investment, all media combined: television, radio, poster, print media, cinema and digital. A boon for the sector that see its coffers replenish...


LIBÉRATION
The world of work seen from two diametrically opposed angles:
Where is the social dialogue between the government and its social partners? "It is in abeyance," say several trade unions. Some do not hesitate to consider 2021 as a blank year. Worse, they believe that if there is a rise in social movements in Morocco, it is because of the freezing of this essential tool to develop cooperation between the Executive and its economic and social partners, so as to consolidate social peace and promote economic and social development...

Brahim Ghali summoned by the Spanish justice:
The investigating judge of the 5th Court of Justice of Madrid, Santiago Pedraz Gómez, decided to summon Brahim Ghali on May 5, 2021 to hear him in connection with the complaint filed by El Fadel Breika, a naturalized Spanish Polisario dissident, for kidnapping, arbitrary detention and torture, reports the Spanish news website "Estrecho News"...