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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
The CGEM and Franck Riester for a smoother process:
The Moroccan employers' association is calling on the French government to address the difficulties encountered by Moroccan companies, particularly transporters, in terms of mobility between the two countries. The tightening of the granting of visas imposed by France plummets, indeed, the commercial activity impacting the economy in general. This observation was made by Chakib Alj, President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses (CGEM), during his meeting Monday with Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, responsible for foreign trade and attractiveness of the Republic of France...

Morocco invests in microchips:
Five thousand jobs, two billion dirhams and 13 projects... This is the first harvest of the Investment Commission under the Akhannouch government. In this sense, the first investment projects arrive with the new government team in high-tech areas, including microchips. Indeed, the Commission, meeting Tuesday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, has approved a total of 13 projects for a total amount of over 2 billion dirhams (MMDH), said the Minister Delegate for Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, Mohcine Jazouli...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
New conditions for teacher recruitment: First signs of flexibility from the Ministry of National Education:
For this third meeting between the Ministry of National Education and the five most representative unions of the education sector, the climate was tense. As announced by the unions, the latest decisions taken by the department of Chakib Benmoussa were at the forefront of the agenda. The interventions of trade unionists have focused on the condition of setting the age of access to the competition to 30 years and that the candidate for the competition must not have a working relationship with the private sector or another employer...

Moroccan Sahara: U.S. calls Moroccan autonomy initiative a "serious, credible and realistic" solution:
"We continue to view Morocco's autonomy plan as serious, credible, and realistic," said the State Department spokesman, in a statement issued after the meeting held in Washington between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Resident Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and his U.S. counterpart, Antony Blinken. The two parties have also expressed their "support" to the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Staffan de Mistura, in the conduct of the political process on the Sahara, conducted under the auspices of the United Nations...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Exports. Europe to green its imports:
The European Union (EU) will soon start protecting itself against imports that do not respect the principles of sustainable development. After announcing that gasoline and diesel vehicles will no longer be accepted on its market as of 2035, the EU has just taken a new measure that will certainly be applied as of next year...

Large-scale distribution. Marjane promotes national production:
In a context where Moroccan consumers are increasingly demanding and more concerned about what they put on their plates, and in need of information on the origin of the products they consume, the Marjane group clearly displays its determination to commit to the health of consumers by allowing them to shop for local products with more transparency and pleasure...


LIBÉRATION
The status of the civil service of health in limbo:
"Authorize the 509 index with appropriate compensation, dispel concerns about the status of the health civil service, set up joint technical committees to resolve urgent issues and the problem of "two-year nurses." This is what emerged from the last meeting between the Minister of Health and representatives of the Independent Union of Public Doctors (SIMSP) held last Monday in Rabat...

The First Secretary receives Noureddine Bilali and Biyat Zighm:
The First Secretary of the USFP, Driss Lachguar, received last Monday at the central headquarters of the party in Rabat, Noureddine Bilali, one of the former founders of the Polisario and former member of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs and Biyat Zighm, former head of international relations of the so-called youth of the Polisario and who had rallied the mother country. During this interview, Driss Lachguar reiterated the determination of the USFP, in all its components, to continue the fight against the thesis of separatism...