Egypt - Politics

Egypt's parliament to discuss new laws on non-profit universities and financial technology

Following a two-week holiday, Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – will reconvene on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to discuss two new laws on private universities and financial technology (FinTech). The schedule of debate will also include two agreements with Japan and Austria.

Egypt's senate proposes package of tax reforms to boost capital market investments

The Senate — Egypt’s upper consultative house — approved on Monday a report prepared by the chamber’s Financial, Economic, and Investment Affairs Committee on reforming the tax structure governing trading operations inside the Egyptian capital market.

Egypt's Senate provisionally approves law granting senior citizens social and financial rights

The Senate — Egypt’s consultative upper house — provisionally approved on Sunday a new law on the rights of senior citizens.

Egypt's Senate to discuss new law on senior citizens' rights

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house – will reconvene on Sunday and Monday to discuss a new law on the rights of senior citizens.

President Sisi and First Lady Entissar receive Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Ittihadiya Palace

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and First Lady Entissar El-Sisi received on Thursday the British Crown Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker — the Duchess of Cornwall — at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace.

Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla in Egypt for first visit since 2006

​The British Crown Prince Charles Windsor and his wife Camilla Parker — the Duchess of Cornwall — arrived at Cairo International Airport on Thursday in their first visit to Egypt since 2006.

Egypt to form committee to prepare for COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt is set to form a committee to prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh in 2022.

Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation honours Egyptian renowned Juror George Abi-Saab, Tanzanian diplomat Salim Ahmed Salim

Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge (KBG) honoured on Sunday veteran Egyptian Juror George Abi-Saab and Tanzanian diplomat Salim Ahmed Salim for distinguished careers and outstanding record in public service.

Egypt, Hungary to set up parliamentary friendship association

Hanafy El-Gebaly, the speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives, announced on Tuesday that Egypt and Hungary have decided to set a parliamentary friendship association during his visit to Budapest.

Egypt's parliament approves new law on measures to fight epidemics, pandemics

The House of Representatives gave on Tuesday a final approval of a new government-drafted law aiming to impose procedures and measures necessary to fight the spread of epidemics and pandemics.

Egypt parliament approves law encouraging private participation in infrastructure projects

The Egyptian parliament approved on Monday new amendments to the law regulating the participation of the private sector in infrastructure, service and public utility projects.

Egypt's parliament to discuss new law on fighting epidemics and pandemics

Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – will conduct discussions this week on a number of laws and foreign agreements.

Scorpion stings kill 3, injure 450 amid bad weather in Egypt's Aswan

Three people have died and 450 others were injured due to scorpion stings in Aswan, a health ministry official said, in the wake of bad weather and thunderstorm in the southern Egyptian governorate since Friday.

Egypt officially selected to host UN COP27

Egypt has been officially selected to host the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27) in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egypt rehabilitates over 3,000 kms of irrigation canals: Minister

Egypt has completed the rehabilitation and lining of 3,134km of irrigation canals, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati said in a statement on Monday.

Senate approves new law to streamline economic planning policies

Egypt's Senate – the advisory upper house of parliament – provisionally approved Sunday a new "General Unified Planning" law, which aims to streamline the country's economic planning policies and engage the private sector in the economic development.

Sisi orders accelerating development of Sharm El-Sheikh ahead of COP27

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has instructed the government to finalize all development works in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh which will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in 2022, the prime minister said Saturday.

Former Egyptian interior minister Hassan El-Alfi dies at 85

Egypt’s former interior minister Hassan El-Alfi died on Wednesday at the age of 85.

There is 'urgent need' for Egypt and Ethiopia to reach GERD deal: US envoy to African Horn

US special envoy to the African Horn Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that the administration of US President Joe Biden believes there is an "urgent need" for an acceptable deal to be reached by Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Parliament approves traffic law amendments lowering driving age for motorcycles

Egypt’s House of Representatives approved on Monday amendments to the traffic regulations law (66 of 1973) that will lower the age requirement to acquire a driver’s license for motorcycles from 18 to 16 years of age.

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