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Shocking news: USD 12 billion spent on electricity over seven years The Council of Ministers held a session on Monday July 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. to “delve deeply into the situation of public finance based on a report by the Ministry of Finance”. The figures included in the report are...

The Directorate of Expenditures is a department in the Ministry of Finance. It is the body that scrutinizes and pays governmental administrative expenses such as the salaries of employees and retirees

On January 23, 2017, the Lebanese government received through its embassy in Switzerland a letter of invitation from the director-general of the International Labor Office to participate in the 106th session of the International Labor Conference slated for June 5-16, 2017, in Geneva

Hoping to force the two Lebanese mobile phone operators to reduce the costs of calls, which ranks as some of the highest in the world, as well as with a view to improve the quality of their services, a “Polite Struggle” campaign was waged by some Lebanese citizens to halt cellullar calls on...

A few months ago, the sign reading “Shura Council” was put on the walls of one of the imposing buildings of Riad El-Solh Square

The verdicts of the permanent Military Court are often greeted with backlash from a number of jurists and politicians as soon as they are issued. Dissidents urge the dissolution of the Military Court in favor of civilian ones or at best, the defining of its role and functions so that it be...

The Central Inspection Board has issued its report of activities in 2014. The report differs little from its predecessors especially in terms of accomplishments, which, despite their significance, remain insufficient given the rampant corruption crippling Lebanon’s public administration in the...

The Lebanese legislature has extended its own mandate by a complete four-year term that expires in June 2017. The extension was justified by the impossibility of holding parliamentary elections amidst the precarious political and security conditions, the failure to agree on an electoral law and the...

The annual rise in public debt and its parallel increase in interest payments are among one of the most serious financial problems in Lebanon. Most alarming is the failure of the pertinent authorities to address and resolve the growing debt crisis amid the persistent spending policy and the lack of...

The failure of the Cabinet to convene for months in order to approve issues and projects vital to the functioning of the state and its institutions and subsequently the life of citizens is an undeniable political and constitutional crisis. Most ironic though is the Ministry of Public Works and...