Weekly Briefs

EPW Week in Brief – August 28-September 11, 2019

Summary A parliamentary delegation from the Budget Committee traveled to the United States to meet with various financial and budgeting agencies, as well as local organizations. The delegation is discussing Egypt’s economic reform program, anti-corruption measures, and the budgeting process....

EPW Week in Brief – August 15-27, 2019

Summary President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi participated in the recent G7 Summit in France, and members of Egypt’s House of Representatives praised the event as signifying Egypt’s economic and diplomatic prominence on the international stage. Notable Developments Representatives Praise Sisi's Participation...

EPW Week in Brief – July 31-August 14, 2019

Summary Following a car bomb explosion outside of the National Cancer Institute in Cairo on August 4 that killed 20 people, members of Egypt’s House of Representatives condemned terrorism in Egypt. One representative blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack,...

EPW Week in Brief – July 17-July 30, 2019

Summary House of Representatives Spokesman Salah Hassiballah held a press conference to discuss the fourth legislative session. He spoke about notable legislation approved during the past legislative session, parliamentary diplomatic efforts, and forecasted legislative endeavors in the upcoming session that...

EPW Week in Brief – July 10-July 16, 2019

Summary The House of Representatives approved the draft NGO Law on July 15, which will replace the 2017 NGO Law if ratified by President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi. Representatives were critical of the draft law being submitted so close to the...

EPW Week in Brief – June 27-July 9, 2019

Summary The cabinet referred a draft NGO law to the House, which would replace the 2017 NGO Law if approved.[1] The 2019 draft law covers funding issues with domestic and foreign civil society groups, eliminates prison sentences in exchange for harsher financial...

EPW Week in Brief – June 19-June 26, 2019

Summary News website Mada Masr, citing anonymous parliamentary sources, reported that the draft law to establish a Supreme Council for Judicial Entities was scrapped due to a disagreement between Speaker of the House Ali Abdel ‘Al and Justice Minister Muhammad...

EPW Week in Brief – June 12-June 18, 2019

Summary The Speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives, Ali Abdel ‘Al, traveled to China to meet with various officials in the National People’s Congress. During his meetings, Abdel ‘Al emphasized bilateral relations and discussed regional developments in the Middle East....

EPW Week in Brief – June 6-June 11, 2019

Summary The House of Representatives approved a series of amendments to laws governing several judicial entities. The legislation brings the laws in line with amendments to the Egyptian Constitution approved earlier this year. Among other changes, the amendments allow the...

EPW Week in Brief – May 30-June 5, 2019

Summary On Sunday, June 9, Egypt’s House of Representatives is expected to discuss amendments to the laws governing several judicial entities and the amendments to the Supreme Constitutional Court Law. These bills were approved by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on...