Editorial

  • « The Resistible rise » of populism in Europe

    The poorer countries of the world are the ones that host the highest number of refugees. It is a fact reported by Amnesty International on October 6 2016 in a report stating that 10 countries with the lowest GDP (less than 2.5%), host 56% of the world's refugees.

    However, it is in rich countries like France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Austria and newcomers in the EU, like Poland, Hungary, and Austria, that the, anti-muslim immigration movements have seen the highest growth.  

    Anti-immigration movements have reached an unprecedented scale with the refugee "crisis" from countries devastated by civil wars. The racist speech is liberated, in a European Union, which was created precisely to avoid ever being confronted again with institutionalized racism after World War II.

    Democratic conservative parties are gradually giving more room to their « right wings », which have close ties to xenophobic movements. Left-winged political parties aren't left out in this matter. They perceive the Muslim immigration as a "concern", if not "a problem".

    A former president of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), who for over a decade professed democracy and freedom of speech for countries in democratic transition was elected mayor in the French town of Béziers. Today he plays on the fear and hatred of Muslim immigrants; creates private militias which were later dismantled by law; announces a referendum in January 2017 (election year in France) in order not to host any migrants, as illustrated by racist posters, whilst this city is only required to create 40 additional places for migrants. The latter largely come from Calais -following its dismantling- in a shelter run by an ecumenical NGO, better known as the "Cimade" ... This can only raise questions. Because this is France, the country of "liberty, equality and fraternity."

    When Germany, where the far right seemed to be forever annihilated after the Second World War, is faced with Pegida -which recently celebrated its second anniversary. This movement arose after the refugee 'crisis' and uses the slogan "Muslim migrants are not welcome," it also raises questions. Notably since the awakening of the AFD, the extreme right party, not far from the neo-Nazis, which within a few months managed to defeat the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her own political bastion… This led to a crisis within the CDU (Christian Democratic Party) and the party to require a firmer policy towards refugees from the German Chancellor.

    Germany is the European country hosting most refugees in Europe.

    France and Germany, the two pillars of the European Union, are currently facing a new phenomenon in of post-war history:  The far right parties have nibbled their way through in such a manner that they eventually mutated into parties which European democracies can no longer ignore, because they are part of the decision-making bodies.

    CCME

Interviews

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters? M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts. Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

Activities

Souss-Massa : Introduction of the study « The State and the rights of its citizens living abroad »

Souss-Massa : Introduction of the study « The State and the rights of its citizens living abroad »

The meeting conducted around the book "The state, role and place of Moroccans lliving abroad in the region of Souss-Massa" took place...

Conference: « The State and the rights of its citizens living abroad »

Conference: « The State and the rights of its citizens living abroad »

The Council of the Moroccan community living abroad organizes, in partnership with the laboratories LARLANCO and LRMECSS of the Faculty of humanities...

Exhibition : "Morocco, In an instant" in Sevilla

Exhibition : "Morocco, In an instant" in Sevilla

The photography exhibition " Morocco, in an instant" organized by Casa Arabe and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID)...

Conference: Opening of the 13th World Sufism Meeting in Madagh

Conference: Opening of the 13th World Sufism Meeting in Madagh

The opening of the 13th edition of the World Sufi Meeting began on November 17, 2018 in Madagh (province of Berkane- eastern...

Exhibition in the southern city of Boujdour around the book "Moroccans, Migrants and Travelers"

Exhibition in the southern city of Boujdour around the book "Moroccans, Migrants and Travelers"

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organizes in partnership with the civil society networks of Boujdour and the Great South,...

Mr. Boussouf: « Moroccans of Jewish and Muslim faiths steer the same vessel»

Mr. Boussouf: « Moroccans of Jewish and Muslim faiths steer the same vessel»

The conference program of the meeting on "Moroccan Judaism: for a Moroccan sharing" held from 12 to 18 November 2018 in Marrakech...

Contribution

  • Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
    Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    There was a time when the world was truly vast and people were very much apart. A time when everyone relied on scarce forms of obtaining news, a time when one wrote a letter to a loved one, and waited days if not weeks to have news back.

    Today’s technology, has shrunk the world into a minute entity; With the abundance of news providers, social media and fast and instant messaging, we have come to learn about events as they occur, good, bad or ugly.

    Technology has also meant opening a free for all channel to those whose intentions are not always conducive to the greater good.

    Read more...

Zoom on...

Publications

Study : "The legal status of Moroccans living abroad"

Study : "The legal status of Moroccans living abroad"

The Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME) has recently released a research in two volumes on » the legal status of Moroccans living abroad » conducted by the researcher Mohamed Benyahya.

Study: « Islam of Spain and the legal status of religious leaders »

Study: « Islam of Spain and the legal status of religious leaders »

Entitled "Islam of Spain: legal status, the question of the training of religious leaders", a collective work, recently published by the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME), has been realized by experts, academics and specialists who took part...

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Taha Adnan, the writer and Moroccan poet living in Brussels has published :"This is not a suitcase" with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Ministry of Culture.

New release of the CCME: Idbihi; Journey of a Moroccan 1968-1987

New release of the CCME: Idbihi; Journey of a Moroccan 1968-1987

The Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) has just published the book "Idbihi 1968-1987, course of a Moroccan from Renault-Billancourt to the Olympia" (ed. Publisher Talent), in partnership with the Association of former Renault-Billancourt workers.

Moroccans of the world

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem is one of those women who succeeded in what was once a field strictly reserved for men: aeronautics. Chief Representative of Bombardier Aerospace and of Strategy and International Business Development, Africa, Originally from Casablanca, Souad Elmallem has moved to Canada where she settled and started a family.

Google+ Google+