Rabat - The Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fishing, Sustainable Development and Water and Fishing announced June 19 its plan to “immediately” invest MAD 80 million into cacti to prevent them from being destroyed by cochineals. Under the Pillar II phase of the Green Morocco Plan, harsh measures will be put in place to protect the...0
Lack Of Integration Costs Maghreb Countries 2 To 3% Of GDP: Expert
Tunis - The lack of regional integration in the Maghreb costs the region’s countries 2 to 3% of their GDP, president of the Moroccan economists association Mustapha El Ktiri said on Monday in Tunis.
Speaking at a meeting on the Maghreban integration and the European Union, El Ktiri deplored that the Maghreban countries lose 3 to 9 billion dollars as a result of the current stalemate in the Maghreb Union.
The volume of trade between the countries of the region does not exceed 3%, one of the world's lowest rates in terms of intra-regional trade, he said, ascribing such a predicament to the absence of economic complimentarity.