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The NGOs law—what’s next?

The draft of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) law, which was initially approved by parliament a few days ago, cannot be read without linking it with the historical, political, and social contexts surrounding it. These contexts can explain the wide-spread debate triggered by the law, and the conflict between a parliament that insists on passing its …

Walaa Gad Elkarim

Egypt’s parliament and expectations for legal reform: franchising law

Private sector development is still a huge challenge for Egypt’s economy. The business climate should be one of the prime targets for the government, particularly as Egypt dropped down in the Doing Business ranking for 2015–2016. There could not be a better time to take the necessary legal steps to improve the business climate in …

Radwa Elsaman

The State Council’s jurisdiction over parliamentary by-law

A major debate has arisen recently regarding the jurisdiction of the legislative department at the State Council to review the draft laws set to be issued by the parliament, including the parliamentary bylaw which will be issued soon. Supporters of this opinion invoke Article No. 190 in the amended constitution issued in 2014, which regulates …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

Doctors are considering an act of mass resignation to continue pressure for reform Mohamed Omar

Ministers discuss final details of health insurance bill

Health Minister Ahmed Emad El-Din met with six other ministers on Thursday to discuss the final outline of the medical insurance bill, which aims to provide health insurance coverage to the poorer sections of Egyptian society. During the meeting, the ministers discussed the formation of an ad-hoc committee combining representatives of various ministries to settle …

Daily News Egypt