In 1977, after the election of Elias Sarkis as president and the formation of a new government under the leadership of Dr. Salim Hoss, officials wrongly believed that the Lebanese war was over. They decided to establish the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) to rebuild what had been...
Lebanese NGOs, which number more than 7,000, are classified into various types and levels.
By definition, public service jobs serve society and improve the various services provided to citizens by the state. In Lebanon, however, they are monopolized by the Zua’ama of the 18 Lebanese sects. The politicians distribute public service jobs among their unqualified supporters
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
LBP 2.5 billion to the families of former presidents and MPs
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...
“An ordinary budget burdened with taxes, fees, waste, and unproductive expenses in extraordinary and dangerous times”. This is what describes the 2017 budget, the first budget to be approved by Parliament since the last budget of 2005.