Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 |العربية
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Departments and Institutions

The report of the Central Inspection Commission (CIC) on the activity of the Central Inspection Board for 2013 was riddled with revealing facts attesting to the failure of the Lebanese administration to perform the services under its mandate. Nonetheless, the penalties approved were imperceptible...

Lebanon’s balance of trade suffers from a chronic deficit resulting from its imports being several times greater than exports. The decline in exports is largely attributed either to decline in agricultural and industrial production or to the loss of competitiveness in terms of prices or quality.

The telecoms sector in Lebanon, as indeed in the world at large, is taking on an increasingly important role due to the drastic rise in the number of users and the vast income generated by the government.

Middle East Airlines is the only Lebanese carrier with an exclusive right to transport passengers. Although initially owned by the private sector and currently by Banque du Liban, MEA is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon and may be regarded as a parastatal company. MEA has recently...

The United Nations Development Program, which is supported by some Lebanese ministries, is a subject of controversy whose running costs and functions have raised several questions. These include criticism of the amount of support given to the program and thus there has been calls for its...

Government administrations rent hundreds of buildings and offices to accommodate and operate their business. The drastic rise in the cost of renting, however, has tempted the government to draw up a plan to buy or construct premises on state-owned land. However, the plan has only partially...

Similarly to several countries around the world, the Lebanese state also assigns secret expenses in its public budget or other legal procedures to security forces in order to hire informers or procure services aimed at maintaining national security. These expenses, which are usually earmarked...

The Islamic institutions and religious courts representing Muslim sects in Lebanon are deemed to be public institutions affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office. They are therefore funded by the state through the public budget. However, Christian religious institutions are not considered as...

The State Shura Council is the administrative judiciary of the Lebanese State. Its function is to resolve the lawsuits filed against administrations with respect to abrogating decrees or claiming indemnities for those affected unfavorably by the state’s decisions. Despite its significance, the...

The current Parliament elected in 2009 has extended its term of office by four years, pushing the date of its mandate’s expiration from June 20, 2013 to June 20, 2017. Legislators have been described as self-extending and unproductive, whether in approving laws or in holding plenary sessions or...