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May 23

Report: Bassil’s 12 Suggestions that Pushed Budget Approval Until Friday

Report: Bassil’s 12 Suggestions that Pushed Budget Approval Until Friday

As the government was finalizing its budget discussions during a session on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil made 12 suggestions to include in the budget and slash the deficit which pushed its approval until Friday, media reports said on Thursday.

Bassil"...

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May 23

Daoud, Swiss ambassador discuss cultural cooperation prospects

Daoud, Swiss ambassador discuss cultural cooperation prospects

NNA - Minister of Culture Dr. Mohammad Daoud Daoud, welcomed this Wednesday at his office in the ministry the Ambassador of Switzerland to Lebanon, Monica Schutzz Kergoz, who came on a courtesy visit.


Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the current situation"...

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May 22

Ministers of Interior and Environment sign joint action plan

Ministers of Interior and Environment sign joint action plan

NNA - Interior Minister Rayya Hassan and Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati on Tuesday signed a joint action plan in the field of environment aiming to determine the means of bilateral cooperation between the two ministries.


The plan mainly touches on multiple dossiers"...

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May 22

Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program Completes First Successful Application

Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program Completes First Successful Application

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May 21

Final' Budget Session Tuesday as Khalil, Abu Faour Slam Bassil over Delay

Final' Budget Session Tuesday as Khalil, Abu Faour Slam Bassil over Delay

Information Minister Jamal al-Jarrah announced Monday that the Cabinet will hold its “final session” on the 2019 state budget on Tuesday, as Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil was accused of “delaying” discussions.

“I"...

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May 19

Bassil: We Insist on a Better Budget Even If It Takes Time

Bassil: We Insist on a Better Budget Even If It Takes Time

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Saturday began a tour in North Lebanon where he was welcomed by Minister of Justice Albert Serhan, Deputy George Atallah and by crowds of citizens and supporters.

“We are"...

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May 14

Cabinet Raises Fines for Tax Evasion

Cabinet Raises Fines for Tax Evasion

In its evening meeting which extended until after midnight, the Cabinet convened under the chairmanship of Premier Saad Hariri and discussed the tax articles, said Information Minister Jamal al-Jarrah.

“It"...

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May 14

Khalil: More Budget Sessions Will Be Needed

Khalil: More Budget Sessions Will Be Needed

Lebanon’s Cabinet is holding successive meetings to finalize an already belated state budget which Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said requires more discussions probably until Friday, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

“Currently"...

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May 09

Jaber Calls for ‘Structural Reform,’ End for Waste of Public Funds

Jaber Calls for ‘Structural Reform,’ End for Waste of Public Funds

MP Yassine Jaber on Wednesday said the government must introduce “genuine structural reforms in various sectors” as part of planned austerity measures instead of cutting salaries of employees of the public sector.

The"...

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May 09

Jarrah: Govt. to Finalize Budget Friday, BDL Very Responsive

Jarrah: Govt. to Finalize Budget Friday, BDL Very Responsive

The government intends to finalize the draft state budget on Friday and Banque du Liban is very responsive regarding the slashing of salaries, Information Minister Jamal al-Jarrah said.

'Discussions will be"...

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