TIMEP Brief: Investment Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-investment-law/ The Investment Law promotes remote and underdeveloped regions by offering tax breaks of up to 50 percent for investments in these areas, though companies are only eligible for the tax breaks if they are established within a three-year period of the...

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Informal Economy in Egypt: Problems and Solutions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/informal-economy-in-egypt-problems-and-solutions/ Since 2015, Egyptian government has announced several initiatives to integrate the informal economy into the country’s formal economy. To achieve this goal, five-year tax breaks as well other incentives have been declared by government...

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Current Crisis in Egypt’s Faba Beans Crop

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/current-crisis-in-egypts-faba-beans-crop/ Egypt has recently witnessed a sharp crisis in the production of the faba beans crop which has decreased significantly, partly due to the decline of the area used for cultivating Egypt’s strategic crop. The head of the Farmers’ Syndicate indicated...

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Youth Empowerment towards Political Change

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Marim Ali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/youth-empowerment-towards-political-change/ Lots of government policies promised young Egyptians a better future from the time the newly elected president Al-sisi reached authority. While the 2011 revolution came out as a collective action against decades of oppression, corruption and total...

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The war of words between Turkey and Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Guney Yildiz Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-irans-rouhani-heads-baghdad Leaders in the Middle East are no strangers when it comes to levelling insults against one another. The recent Turkish-Egyptian tension, however, signifies deeper problems between the region’s two heavyweights. Ankara and Cairo are members of rival...

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Money and Morals: Salafi Economics in the Arab World

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Francesco Cavatorta, Valeria Resta Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/06/money-and-morals-salafi-economics-in-arab-world-pub-78509 In the wake of the 2010–2011 Arab uprisings, many Salafis across the Middle East and North Africa moved away from their traditional noninvolvement in political activism and embraced institutional politics through the...

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Egypt’s Progress Towards Gender Parity

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypts-progress-towards-gender-parity Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic and sustainable growth. Our determination has been resolute, with leadership, equality and empowerment deeply woven within Egypt’s...

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Egyptian Women: The Gap Between the Haves and the Have Nots

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-the-gap-between-the-haves-and-the-have-nots It’s hard to talk about the status of Egyptian women in any sector without addressing the gap between the haves and the have nots. While some women continue to make headlines, others are stuck in the doldrums of living below the...

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Egypt: al-Sisi increasingly powerful, increasingly weak oppositions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-al-sisi-sempre-piu-potente-opposizioni-sempre-piu-deboli-22358 2019 will be a very important year for Egypt facing old problems and new political challenges. After the clear electoral success of March 2018, which gave Abdel Fattah...

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Report – Fighting Corruption or Protecting the Regime? Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Jessica Noll Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-corruption-egypts-administrative-control-authority/ This report explains the role of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) as an instrument of power in al-Sisi’s regime, part of a wider system of repression and control. The report discusses how authoritarian rulers use...

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Beyond Energy: The Significance of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Gallia Lindenstrauss Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/beyond-energy-significance-eastern-mediterranean-gas-forum/ The Energy Ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority met in Cairo in mid-January 2019 to discuss the establishment of the Eastern...

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Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2019/02/01/lost-capital-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-s-neoliberal-transformation-pub-78271 In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni...

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