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Parliament approves two bills on money laundering and pilgrimage visas

Egypt's House of Representatives – the lower house of parliament – gave preliminary approval Sunday to two bills on money laundering and pilgrimage visas, with final approval postponed to an upcoming session.

Egypt’s parliament to discuss two bills on money laundering and pilgrimage visas this week

Egypt's House of Representatives – the lower house of parliament – will reconvene this week to hold plenary sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Mubarak family reserves legal rights against any future 'defamatory reporting:' Son

The Mubarak family reserves their legal rights against any future "defamatory reporting," son of the late former President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, said in a video statement broadcast on Tuesday.

Sisi urges maximum agricultural productivity to enhance food security, secure strategic crops

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called for a collective effort to maximise productivity in the agricultural sector and enhance food security when it comes to strategic crops.

Egyptian Cabinet members to address Parliament on new 2022/23 budget, development plan this week

Member of Parliament (MP) Mostafa Salem — deputy chairperson of the Egyptian Parliament’s Budget Committee — revealed on Monday that the committee will be mobilised this week to discuss and review the new FY2022/23 budget and development plan with members of the Cabinet.

Egypt’s parliamentary Legislative Committee approves amendments to anti-money laundering law

The House of Representatives' Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee approved in a meeting on Sunday evening a set of government-drafted amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law 80/2002.

Egypt adopts five-pillar approach to cope with global economic crisis: PM Madbouly

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Egypt is working on a five-pillar plan to cope with the current global economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

Sisi directs companies be established digitally and virtually without physical HQs

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed on Sunday that companies be allowed to establish themselves digitally without being obliged to have a physical headquarters in order to remove all obstacles against entrepreneurs and start-ups in Egypt.

Wafd Party appoints Mona Makram Ebeid as assistant to chairman for int'l affairs

Egypt’s Wafd Party chairman Abdel-Sanad Yamama has issued a decree appointing veteran politician Mona Makram Ebeid as assistant for international affairs to the party chairman of the liberal party.

Egypt's Senate to discuss a new law on supporting disabled citizens on Sunday

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house – will reconvene on Sunday to discuss a legislative amendment to the law regulating the fund for supporting disabled citizens (Law 200/2020) drafted and submitted by the parliamentary majority party of Mostaqbal Watan (The Nation's Future).

500 Egyptian women urge admitting jailed hunger-striker Alaa Abdel-Fattah to hospital: NCHR

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement that it has received a petition signed by 500 Egyptian women urging the admission of jailed "prisoner of consience" and hunger-striker Alaa Abdel-Fattah to the prison's hospital in order to be placed under medical observation.

Registration for Egypt’s national dialogue opens Friday

​Egypt’s National Youth Conference (NYC), which is in charge of organising a national dialogue on the country’s political and economic priorities in the coming stage, announced in a statement on Friday that the door for registration in the proposed political dialogue is now open.

Egypt to hold international press conference on state’s economic vision next week: PM Madbouly

Egypt is going to hold an international press conference early next week to explain the state's vision on handling the current international economic crisis, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Wednesday.

Egypt's Journalists Syndicate, political parties welcome invitation for national dialogue

Egypt's Journalists Syndicate and several political parties and movements welcomed the National Training Academy's (NTA) invitation to participate in the national political dialogue President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for last month.

New personal status law must be balanced to solve family issues honestly and impartially: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that there was an urgent need for a new balanced personal status law in Egypt to solve family issues honestly and impartially.

A list with tens of prisoners for presidential pardons to be issued soon: Pardon Committee

The Presidential Pardon Committee announced in a statement on Tuesday that it will issue a list of tens of prisoners for presidential pardons soon.

National Dialogue to run in 'a neutral and impartial way' among all segments of society: Training Academy

The National Training Academy (NTA) said on Tuesday that the National Dialogue between the government and political and youth currents would be be run in a neutral and impartial way among all segments of society that will be invited to participate.

Sisi directs gov't to assess import of production inputs, raw materials

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed on Tuesday the government to form a working group to regularly assess the import system and follow up on measures taken to meet the needs of the production sector, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Egypt caught between two fires due to Ukraine war: MPs

The draft budget of 2022/23 needs further review and amendments, declared members of the parliamentary Economic Affairs Committee on Monday after concluding the initial reading.

Egypt’s parliament approves additional allocation to current budget

Egypt’s parliament – the House of Representatives – gave final approval on Monday to a legislative amendment allocating an additional EGP 6 billion to the FY 2021/22 budget.

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