The withering of EU

In the seventies of the last century, there was no lack of work in Switzerland in general and in Lausanne in particular. As students, we took great advantage of these opportunities to help, for example, pay our relatively expensive university fees at the time. In this context, I successively replaced on July / August, during […]

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Morocco, Hub of all desires

One of the recurring criticisms made to United States, repeated last Wednesday in the columns of the “China Daily”, written by international finance expert Dan Steinbock, is that “Unlike any other country, the US can print money at negligible cost and use it to purchase goods and services worldwide”. This type of analysis, mentioned from […]

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Covid-19 winners and the others

The Covid-19 has not finished making headlines. Recently, the media reported on a senior German official and whistleblower (suspended from his job after that), Mr. Stephen Kohn, who leaked to the press the report of a group of German scientists in which the latter denounce the Covid-19 pandemic as a “false global alert” and question […]

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The COVID-19 lesson for African trade

The all-out crisis generated by the disease (or the fear of catching it) at Covid-19, (SARS-CoV-2; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), is now imposed everywhere, in the discussions of health professionals, politicians, economists and the general public when the latter can reunite. It is true that such meetings are becoming more and more exceptional […]

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Post-WTO African trade

In the seventies of the past century, while studying in Lausanne, I sometimes listened to a weekly flagship program at that time from French-speaking Swiss radio called “Fête comme chez vous” which was presented by the star host, the late Michel Dénériaz. During one of these broadcasts, he sang, with the participants, the song “Vive […]

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Post-Brexit Africa

The agreement that Morocco has signed in recent days with United Kingdom, which will enter into force once Brexit concluded, aims to ” to restore in the context of the bilateral relations between Morocco and the United Kingdom, all the benefits that they granted each other under the Morocco-EU Association Agreement “. It follows that, […]

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The Court of Auditors overwhelms ONSSA

In recent days, several national media have reported the release of the Report-indictment of 2018 of the Court of Auditors on the work of ONSSA (National Office of Sanitary Safety of Food Products). The extreme weakness of the work of the supervisory authority over our Moroccan agro-industrial sector can be summed up by the sentence […]

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Internationalization of African trade

The (asymmetric) rules applied to trade with the countries of the African continent have, for the most part, been posed and maintained by one or other of the EU countries, ex-colonizers of Africa. From the economic and commercial point of view, yesterday and today, they aim to keep our countries firmly attached to the Europeans […]

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Useful French legacy to Morocco

At the beginning of my graduate studies in Lausanne, in the early seventies, I, like other students, used to work during the university holidays to earn some pocket money. The work in hotel business was very profitable for us. You could be housed, fed, have a fixed salary and glean tips. In two months of […]

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