Posts Tagged ‘analysis’

Western Sahara: The European Union Joins the Security Council – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley July 15, 2019 At the recent 14th session of the Morocco/European Union Association Council meeting in Brussels, the European Union joined its language concerning Western Sahara with that of the United Nations Security Council. All the buzzwords were present in the EU statement on the issue at the close of the session: realistic, pragmatic, sustainable, and compromise, along with the description of Morocco’s autonomy initiative as serious and ...

Arab Barometer for 2018-2019: A look at Morocco – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) July 12, 2019 The Arab Barometer for 2018-2019 has been published, “yielding fascinating insights into how Arabs feel about a wide range of issues” including corruption, economics, extremism, gender, governance, international relations, political institutions, religion, social justice, and youth. The Arab Barometer claims to be “the largest repository of publicly available data on the views of men and women in the MENA region,” with 50 ...

Morocco News: Uneven Economic Prospects in the Maghreb; Morocco Continues to Build Up its International Tourism Profile; Manufacturing again in the News – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader July 8, 2019 In an insightful analysis in The Arab Weekly, Francis Ghiles, prominent regional analyst and resident scholar at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, provided his assessment of the current state of the economies in the Maghreb. While he acknowledges that Morocco has the likelihood of “a brighter economic future than its three neighbors to the east,” he also mentions that “There is no underestimating ...

Morocco Solidifies EU Fishing Agreement and Continues its Push to a World-Class Infrastructure – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader July 1, 2019 The end of June saw a flurry of announcements and actions that solidify Morocco’s profile as a country determined to build a diverse and sustainable economy. From growing the infrastructure to regional relations, Moroccans can take pride in the steps taken since the country adopted more aggressive national development plans more than a decade ago. Morocco is in the top three on the continent ...

Driving More Opportunities in the Moroccan Economy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader June 25, 2019 Demographics and diversity are two constant challenges for Morocco’s economic growth strategy. With a strong cohort of youth under 35 looking for jobs and an economy that still relies on sectors with limited rates of employment, Morocco is always seeking to find ways to expand opportunities for youth, especially through skills training that prepares them to meet market needs. Recently, Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the ...
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