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Mohamed Moutii

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The Evil of Agricultural Subsidies: the Case of EU Common Agricultural Policy, Netherlands and New Zealand

by Mohamed Moutii    21 October 2020    0

Although we live today in an interconnected global economy, where international trade is the norm, and most of the products we use daily are manufactured abroad, agriculture remains one of the most protectionist industries. All over the world, the agriculture sector is heavily subsidied and (...)

Covid-19 in North Africa: economic challenges and opportunities

by Mohamed Moutii    18 November 2020    0

The Coronavirus has infected more than 48 million people and caused more than a million deaths. Numbers are still on the rise. This virus has not only taken people’s lives but also people’s jobs, businesses, and wealth. In a sentence, it has created an unprecedented global economic crisis. The (...)

The EU minimum wage plan will do more harm than good

by Mohamed Moutii    27 January    0

When we see social interactions that seem unfair, people usually demand legislation that would prohibit the behavior they dislike. But this kind of intervention does not come without a price and has unintended consequences. On October 28th, the European Commission initiated a legislative (...)

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A possible game-changer in African regional and international trade

by Mohamed Moutii    17 February    0

In 2018, the African heads of state signed an agreement that has eventually brought to life the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In July 2019, 54 of the 55 African Union states signed the Agreement, with Eritrea the only country staying out. Finally, on January 1st, 2021, the (...)

Joe Biden’s New Economic Plan will have devastating economic consequences

by Mohamed Moutii    31 March    0

In recent months, the USA has known exceptional tensions: the country has experienced outbreaks of violence and is deeply divided. On January 15, President Joe Biden announced his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan titled the “American Rescue Plan”. He described it as an emergency package to (...)

The European Green Deal will cause more harm than good

by Mohamed Moutii    9 June    0

In the last European elections, the so-called green parties won a record number of seats and became the fourth largest bloc in the European parliament. The Greens are now seen as pivotal political allies for passing EU legislation. Not surprisingly, climate issues have become central to the (...)

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: the biggest trade bloc in history

by Mohamed Moutii    14 July    0

In spite of the attacks it has suffered in the past years, globalization is doing well. In particular, last November free trade supporters celebrated the birth of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement that includes the members of the Association of (...)

Ten years after the Arab spring: Is there a new uprising on the horizon?

by Mohamed Moutii    1 September    0

In early 2011, an unprecedented wave of political uprisings swept the Arab world. It was the so-called Arab Spring. Protesters in several Arab countries took to the street and demanded changes in governments, freedom, bread, and dignity. The main slogan was "the people want to bring the regimes (...)

Morocco’s Tax policy: The urgent need for tax system reform

by Mohamed Moutii    29 September    0

Morocco is one of the most dynamic economies in the African continent. It has a remarkable reputation in the region for opening its economy, privatization, and increasing the role of the private sector. However, Moroccan governments have consistently neglected to reform the tax system and thus (...)

Tunisia in trouble

by Mohamed Moutii    11 November    0

On December 17, 2010, a young Tunisian by the name of Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest against police harassment. His act triggered a wave of revolts across the Arab world as people rose against authoritarianism and poverty. The fall of Ben Ali’s regime in Tunisia after 23 years (...)