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The Cabinet held several sessions in May 2015 to examine and approve the draft budget for 2015 ahead of its referral to Parliament for legal ratification. A few hold the view that even if the Cabinet manages to approve the budget, its sessions might be wasted because Parliament cannot ratify the...

Thousands of decrees have been issued over the past few years stipulating the transfer of credits from the budget reserves to the budgets of ministries and public administrations and institutions with a view to cover unforeseen expenses that had not been considered while budgeting. However, these...

Generally speaking, the retirement age for employees in both the public and the private sector is 64. For judges, the retirement age is 68 and for officers and members of the military it is 60, depending on their military rank. The law does not establish a mandatory retirement age for the Governor...

The negative aspects of life that are affecting the Lebanese and weighing the country down are too many to list. Stark political divisions have reached their peak, aborting presidential elections, and thereby leaving the presidential seat vacant since May 2014. Parliament has extended its own term...

Until 1999, higher education institutions were very few in Lebanon, not exceeding 18. Among these, seven were major institutions which had 97% of the total student population. However, the number of academic institutions rose significantly after the government amended its education policy by...

The deficit in Lebanon’s public finances is getting higher by the year as public spending- most of which is futile in any case- continues to exceed public revenue. This critical financial situation is evidenced by the figures released by the Ministry of Finance, even in the absence of a public...

​The Ministry of Social Affairs was established pursuant to Law no. 212 dated April 2, 1993. Its functions are defined as follows:

The Casino du Liban is recognized as one of Lebanon’s landmark tourist attractions, and is a quasi governmental company that provides the state’s treasury with a share of revenues determined according to the contract signed between the state and the concessionaire. It is rumored that the Casino...

The Lebanese University has been the subject of heated political, educational and media discussions over the past few months. The issue of the Lebanese University was back on the table following pursuits to appoint deans to its faculties and grant contract professors permanent employment status...

Through relevant departments at the Urban Planning Authority and municipalities, the Lebanese government lays out plans for residential use in towns and cities and in other areas for industrial, commercial and agriculture activities. It also specifies exploitation factors with a view to organize...